When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their separation last year, their fans were shocked and disappointed with the news. Many have forgotten the fact that 12 years ago, Pitt was also involved in a highly-sensationalized breakup 12 years ago when he decided to leave Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. The romance of Pitt and Jolie apparently began when they played the lead roles of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and their relationship got more serious -- to the point where he decided to break up with the "Friends" actress.

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Aniston received a lot of support back then, while Jolie and Pitt's relationship was given a lukewarm welcome by the public.

Of course, as the years passed, people learned to move on and accept the fact that Brad is not with Jen anymore and is living a happy married life with Angelina Jolie and their kids.

As of writing, it looks like the tables have turned against Pitt, who is now living alone, while Aniston is happily married to Justin Theroux. While Pitt and Jolie's divorce has reportedly been put on hold, it looks like the former is taking the opportunity to be a better man and make amends with his emotional baggage. According to Metro, Brad has recently apologized to Jen for leaving her for Angelina Jolie -- an apology that was due 12 years ago.

Turning over a new leaf, wants to be a changed man

According to Metro, the indefinite halt of Pitt and Jolie's divorce has been attributed to the former's conscious effort to change some of his ways, specifically his drinking habits. The "Maleficent" actress has acknowledged Pitt's efforts and is willing to sort things out before pushing forward with the divorce.

Currently, Brad and Angelina are living separately, with the kids in the custody of the latter. Apparently, Pitt has been using his alone time wisely, taking time to reflect on his life and his past wrongdoings, including his split with Jennifer Aniston in 2005.

During that time, fans were shocked to hear the news that Brad and Jen were no longer an item and were even more appalled when they discovered that a third party in the form of Angelina Jolie was the reason behind the breakup. As expected, Aniston was really crushed and broken during that time, but many of the fans have shown their support during the difficult time in her life.

Closure and forgiveness after 12 years

According to In Touch, Brad has been meaning to get in touch with Jen for quite some time, and it has finally happened. The conversation between the former lovers was considered to be the most intimate conversation they ever had and both parties were overcome with emotion.