Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split in 2016 but their divorce has dragged for four years – and they have only seen each other a handful of times since their bitter break-up.
The pair got together in 2005 and became parents to six children – three biological and three adopted – before they finally tied the knot in 2014.
However, less than two years later Hollywood’s most famous coupling crumbled, and Angelina filed for divorce in September 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.
After the split, the mud-slinging began and the former super-couple seemed unable to even be in the same room as each other.
Angelina, 45, claimed the final straw for her came during a trip on a private jet in 2016 – alleging Brad, 56, got into a row with eldest son Maddox.
The pair’s relationship crumbled and a rift grew between them
She claimed he’d been intoxicated and was physically and verbally abusive.
Brad was eventually cleared after an investigation by children’s services, but the rift between the exes was widening.
The pair’s relationship grew so toxic over the next two years that a judge overseeing their case ordered Angelina to mend fences with Brad so he could see their children.
A source told the website: “Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house.
“It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children. Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.
“They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts.”
“Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work and Brad was relieved and very ready for the offer.
“Brad has been dedicated to making peace throughout the process and now it finally seems like they are at a point where they can create a calmer situation for the kids.”
Brad was eventually granted visitation rights to allow him to see the kids, but two years after their secret meeting they are no closer to finalising the divorce.
They are believed to have seen each other once again in January 2019 – when they were spotted at an office in Beverly Hills together.
The former couple were reportedly brought together in a bid to thrash out the details of their divorce.
Later in the year, a judge declared them both legally single, but the messy divorce proceedings continued.
In March 2020, the warring exes met again as two of their daughters suffered health problems.
Shiloh, 13, underwent hip surgery, while Zahara, 15, under went surgery, and the strife is believed to have brought Angelina and Brad back together for another secret meeting.
Fast forward three months, and it looked like the former couple met up once again in June.
Brad was pictured speeding away from Angelina’s house on a motorcycle and reports suggested they’d had a tense two-hour meeting in a bid to move their divorce forward.
However, by August the case still is yet to be settled.
They are believed to be continuing to finalize arrangements over finances, custody and child support.