Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston had an emotional second after they reunited backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The actors fortunately greeted one another after they each gained SAG Awards of their respective classes at the awards present on Sunday.
The reunion got here after Aniston, 50, gained the SAG Award for excellent efficiency by a feminine actor in a drama sequence for The Morning Show — which Pitt, 56, made certain to look at whereas he was backstage.
The two stars had been married for 5 years earlier than their divorce in 2005. While they’ve lengthy been cordial, they’ve been extra public about their friendship in the final 12 months.
Aniston likes to maintain her private life non-public however opened up about her earlier relationships in the January 2019 difficulty of Elle.
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“My marriages, they’ve been very successful, in personal opinion,” Aniston stated, referring to her marriages to Pitt and Justin Theroux. “And when they came to an end, it was a choice that was made because we chose to be happy, and sometimes happiness doesn’t exist within that arrangement anymore.”
“Sure, there were bumps, and not every moment felt fantastic, obviously, but at the end of it, this is our one life and I would not stay in a situation out of fear. Fear of being alone. Fear of not being able to survive. To stay in a marriage based on fear feels like you’re doing your one life a disservice,” she added. “When the work has been put in and it doesn’t seem that there’s an option of it working, that’s okay. That’s not a failure. We have these clichés around all of this that need to be reworked and retooled, you know? Because it’s very narrow-minded thinking.”
Pitt went on to wed actress Angelina Jolie. The two, who share six youngsters, cut up in September 2016 after two years of marriage and 12 years collectively.
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In February 2019, the Friends actress celebrated her 50th birthday with a star-studded bash at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood.
Among her company was Pitt, who additionally despatched her a gift earlier than the celebration.
A supply advised PEOPLE at the time, “Her friends were happy to see Brad at the party. Whatever caused their divorce is long in the past,” whereas a second supply stated, “Brad and Jen have a very civil relationship.”
A third supply advised PEOPLE, “Most birthday party guests sent gifts to Jen’s house. Brad did too. Her friends are all very generous and creative, and she seemed very excited by all the gifts.”
The two additionally noticed one another over the holidays. Pitt helped Aniston rejoice by attending her annual tree trimming celebration final month.
“The annual tree-trimming party is always Jen’s favorite to host,” a supply beforehand advised PEOPLE of the star-studded fete. “She loves Christmas. As usual, a large group of friends attended.”
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That giant group included Pitt, the supply stated, including, “They have been in touch a few times since her birthday and are keeping it friendly.”
Earlier this month, Pitt stated he anticipated to run into Aniston whereas at the Golden Globe Awards.
“I’ll run into Jen, she’s a good friend. Yeah,” Pitt advised Entertainment Tonight on the Golden Globes purple carpet. Pitt went on to win finest supporting actor in a movement image at the annual Hollywood Foreign Press occasion, and Aniston was nominated for her function in The Morning Show.
Pitt then joked to the outlet, “The second most necessary reunion of her 12 months? I perceive. That was a play on Friends. They had been saying that.”