Brad Pitt’s ‘grand gesture’ to Jennifer Aniston that ‘finally won her trust back’

When Brad Pitt walked out on his marriage to Jennifer Aniston before shacking up with Angelina Jolie in 2005, Jen's heart was smashed into a thousand peices.

Especially when it emerged that Angelina was pregnant with their first child, daughter Shiloh, now 13, before the ink was even dry on the divorce papers.

But amid rumours they're back together, during awards season Brad, 56, and Jennifer, 51, made it clear that whatever happened in the past is in the past, packing on the PDA on the SAG's red carpet where Brad gushed about his 'good friend' Jen.

And according to pals, the pair have 'realised what's important in life' and 'trust each other'.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston put on a cosy display at the SAG Awards in January
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Their road to recovery is said to have started when Brad apparently reached out to Jen following his 2016 divorce from Angelina and took the bold move of 'apologising' for his part in the split.

"Brad is in such a different place than he was when they were together. Brad is truly an introspective guy who has worked hard on himself," an insider told Entertainment Tonight.

"He has apologized to her for many things he felt were his issues in their relationship. He truly takes ownership for his mistakes and that has changed their relationship with each other today. They both have moved on.

"Right now they just love and adore each other and have been much closer friends since their divorces. Brad has grown so much in his life since he and Jen broke up."

Brad and Jen ended their five-year marriage in 2005
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However, his words apparently weren’t easy for Jen to hear.

After all, in 2005 when a Vanity Fair interviewer asked her about Angelina’s then-rumoured pregnancy, she cried silently for several minutes and was unable to answer.

“I have to think there’s some reason I have called this into my life,” she said of their separation. “I have to believe that – otherwise it’s just cruel.”

She also shared her hurt over a W magazine shoot Brad and Angelina, 44, did titled Domestic Bliss which showed them as husband and wife surrounded by an army of mini-Brads just months after his split.

"Is it odd timing? Yeah. But it's not my life," she said at the time. "He makes his choices. He can do – whatever. We're divorced, and you can see why.

Angelina fell pregnant before Brad and Jen's divorce had been finalised
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"Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face. But I know Brad. Brad would say, 'That's art!'… There's a sensitivity chip that’s missing."

Brad also took the rare step of issuing a public statement in 2011 after appearing to brand his marriage to Jen 'boring' in an interview with Parade magazine.

"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony," he said.

"I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn't living an interesting life myself.

"I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."

Jen opened up about her heartbreak in a rare interview
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He later apologised, insisting he was to blame for his own boredom and hailing his ex 'an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman'.

He explained: "The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself – and that, I am responsible for."

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So when the 12 Monkeys actor reportedly met with Jen to apologise for everything that had gone before, a source told InTouch magazine it brought back a lot of old hurt.

“Jen was overcome with emotion. All the hurt feelings and resentment she’d suppressed for years came flooding to the surface, and she broke down in tears," claimed the insider.

“He apologized to Jen for being an absentee husband. He also made amends for leaving her Angelina,” the source added.

How Harry Styles is spending his days in isolation after getting stranded in Los Angeles

Harry Styles has opened up about how he's spending his days in isolation after getting stranded in Los Angeles due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The former One Direction star, 26, had been working in America and was due to fly home two weeks ago.

But when US President Donald Trump put a stop to flights to and from Europe, Harry was left stranded in the States.

Harry, who has just released his new solo album Fine Line, was supposed to be heading out on tour soon and should be in rehearsals right now.

Speaking to Dermot O'Leary on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show, where the X Factor presenter was sitting in for Zoe Ball, Harry said he was lucky to be in isolation with some of his friends.

He said: "I think this is my day 17.

Harry is stranded in LA
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"I was supposed to be home a couple weeks ago but obviously the flying had gotten a bit strange so I'm in LA at the moment."

He added: "I mean, I've worked here a lot so I have friends here and stuff and I'm lucky enough to be quarantining with a couple of friends, we all sort of started at the same time with each other."

Harry said he was lucky to be someone who could work from home, and told Dermot he was trying his best to keep to a strict daily routine.

He told Dermot: "To be someone who can work from home is helpful but it's a very strange sort of time because we're not coming out of it yet and not yet in a place where we can go, 'Wow wasn't that crazy?'

He is in isolation with some friends
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He was due to go on tour in two weeks
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"We're still going through it so I'm feeling a bit anxious."

Harry walked Dermot through his daily routine, telling him he gets up at the same time and exercises before writing and recording.

He added: "Then I do some reading or something then go for a walk and we all eat together and everyone is kind of working from home, so everyone has time to themselves and we'll come together in the evening.

"I think it's kind of like when I'm touring and I'm in different places every day I do the exact same thing every day and I have a pretty strict routine so I'm trying to lean into that part of it rather than feeling kind of locked inside."

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Harry said he was due to start touring in two weeks, and that right now he should be in production rehearsals.

He said: "It's disappointing because we were getting ready and excited but in the grand scheme of things it's not important."

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Judge Rinder’s granddad dies of coronavirus aged 92 after TV grandson’s ‘appalling’ symptoms

Judge Robert Rinder has confirmed his elderly granddad has died of coronavirus at the age of 92.

The TV star, who appeared in Strictly Come Dancing, paid tribute to his late granddad, who survived through the Second World War.

Robert revealed his grandfather died two nights ago after contracting COVID-19, which so far has killed 2,921 people in the UK.

Rob himself caught the highly infectious disease last month and described the symptoms as "appalling" when he returned to This Morning after self-isolating.

Judge Robert Rinder revealed his granddad is one of the COVID-19 victims
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"To cheer the morning up, I'm just through the other side of it. It's been 20 days. And I feel well now," he told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield last week.

When asked if he thinks he had COVID-19, he replied: "I think I did but because front-line NHS staff can’t get tests I refused to pay for one. But I’m sure I'm fine."

The TV judge then described some of the hideous symptoms he had been suffering from in the last few weeks.

"Terrible temperature, appalling cough and lying with my feet on the ground," said Judge Rinder.

He added: "My head on the bed, in a coma watching the Kardashians. So I must have been really ill."

Giggling Phillip joked: "Must have been bad!"

Judge Rinder also thanked Phillip and Holly for getting him through his illness.

He said: "As I was unwell I used to turn you on. You're like Prozac in business form."

Viwers have been sending their condolences to Rob after he broke the sad news of his grandfather's passing this morning.

One tweeted him to say: "Thinking of you Judge Rinder on losing what sounded like a fab grandad loved the way he looked at things what good news have you got love it positive."

Radio presenter Alice Arnold wrote: "Rob..we carry with us those who have gone by living by their values. You spoke so beautifully about your grandfather. You are an absolute credit to him x."

And another viewer told him: "Not a fan of your TV show, but your comment just now on #GMTV@thismorning was very sincere and from the heart. I'm sorry about your loss and stay safe."

More to follow.