One of the most persistent tabloid stories of the past 14 years is the notion that Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, once called Hollywood’s “Golden Couple” are getting back together. The pair divorced in 2005 and have both gone on to get married, and divorced, from other partners in the time since then. In spite of the fact that so much time has passed, their fans and the paparazzi have convinced themselves
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s history
In the late 90s, Brad Pitt was Hollywood’s hottest leading man. His roles in films like Interview with the Vampire, Seven, and Meet Joe Black had earned critical praise, and people began to see him as much more than just a pretty face. Jennifer Aniston was one of the most popular television actresses in the world due to the astounding success of her show Friends.
When they met and started dating in 1998, the whole world sat up and took notice. They seemed too perfect to even exist, the ideal combination of looks and talent. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston tied the knot in 2000 and were married for four years before things started unraveling in a big way. Rumors of Brad Pitt having an affair with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie started making the rounds, and as it turned out, the rumors were true.
Pitt and Aniston divorced in 2005, and Pitt went on to have a family with Angelina Jolie. Aniston, for her part, dated several high-profile entertainers, including John Mayer and Bradley Cooper, before marrying actor Justin Theroux in 2015.
Do they spend time together now?
Recently, both Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston underwent breakdowns in their relationships. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split in 2016, and are still in the throes of a bitter custody battle. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux split in late 2018, after three years of marriage, due to reported “lifestyle differences.” In the light of their new circumstances, the exes do seem to have reconnected.
Brad Pitt was spotted attending Jennifer Aniston’s star-studded 50th birthday bash in February, which really kickstarted the reconciliation rumors. Since then, tabloids have reported all kinds of stories, including that their mutual friend George Clooney was trying to organize double dates between Pitt, Aniston, and his wife, Amal Clooney. While Pitt and Aniston have definitely reconnected to a certain degree, there is no proof at all that they are dating, or they are spending time alone as a couple.
Aniston is reportedly loving single life and doesn’t really want to date anyone right now. As for Brad Pitt, while rumors persist he is dating Charlize Theron, there is no concrete evidence that he is dating anyone. He is likely spending most of his time with his children and trying to finalize the custody battle that he is currently embroiled in.
Why do fans want them together?
The lack of hard evidence won’t keep fans from speculating. Ever since the dissolution of their marriage in 2005, the idea that Pitt and Aniston will end up together has plagued both of them, with new stories weekly about how they are discussing babies, an engagement, or a whirlwind wedding ceremony. There’s likely not even a good reason for why certain fans seem to want them back together – beyond the superficial fact that they did look so happy together during their marriage. No matter how their story ends, all that their fans can really hope for is that they are happy- whether that means they end up together or apart.