While close friends felt the couple could never repair the damage from the fall out of that incident, time apart has reportedly helped put things in perspective for them.
Ian said, “Angie was very, very angry about the incident on the private plane between Brad and Maddox, she threw everything she had at him.”
“It was toxic. I’ve spoken to many people around them, friends and family, and no one could see how they could possibly recover.”
“But both of them realise they are happier together than apart. Once they cleared the air between them, things started to improve.”
Indeed, the biographer claims Pitt and Jolie see themselves as the new Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, who had a famously volatile relationship and married and divorced twice.
Ian said, “Today, they are both feeling very positive. Angelina sees them as very much the new Burton and Taylor.”
“They can’t live together but they can’t live apart. She has worked hard on herself since the plane incident, and so has Brad. They are still in love with each other.”
However, the news doesn’t mean they are calling off their divorce, with the biographer insisting the couple think it will give them a fresh start, and reset things back to a time when they were happiest.
He said, “They both view divorce as not the worst thing that can happen.”
“It’s only a piece of paper and they feel once the divorce is done, they have a clean sheet and can start their lives anew.”
The news comes as Jolie admitted she doesn’t like being single.
She told the Telegraph newspaper: “I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted.
“There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”
“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days.”
“Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year.”
This article was originally published on The Sun and was republished here with permission.a