Six months after their shocking split, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly on good terms — and they’re even said to be talking to each other directly again.
A source told E! News, "They recently started talking again and it's a significant step. Up until now everything was through lawyers and assistants. They did not speak at all after the plane incident and everything that went down in the press."
The two reportedly made the decision to speak directly at the advice of their therapists. The exes "are focused on the kids and taking small steps to mend what has happened. Right now they are only speaking about the kids and their schedules, but it's a positive step."
After months of their ugly custody battle playing out in the public, the two finally agreed to seal their divorce proceedings in January. A source told People magazine, "He’s much happier. He’s very relieved that things are not playing out in public anymore.”
Before they made their custody battle private, Brad and Angelina were slamming each other in court documents. “It was a rough time, but they were able to resolve it,” the insider went on. “This is a work in progress.”
They are moving a positive direction now that the former couple is said to be communicating directly. Last month, Angelina addressed the split for the first time and insisted that Brad was a good father. It appears that Brad feels the same way about her. The pal explained, "He’s always been extremely positive about how Angie’s a good mother, and the goal was to resolve everything for the kids and the whole family, and they’re working toward that.”
Speaking of the kids, Brad has reportedly been able to see them more lately. Another Pitt source revealed, "He is spending more time with the kids when they are in L.A. He has even spent some time with Maddox and Pax. Things are definitely calming down.”
Along with the spending precious time with the children, Brad is also sculpting. An insider recently told DailyMail.com, "He spends all night working on his art and listening to emotional songs. Everybody knows it's related to what's going on with him personally, but nobody says anything. He's a quiet guy, and very humble. He's learning at a fast pace.”
"Art is a way for him to concentrate on one thing, taking his mind off everything else. He'd rather do that and be constructive than go out partying,” the source said.