Shoulder to lean on: Jennifer Aniston 'kept in touch' with ex Brad Pitt during her split from Justin Theroux according to Nancy O'Dell; (pictured January)

Jennifer Aniston spoke with ex Brad Pitt during split

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She was first married to Brad Pitt before finally getting together with her current ex, Justin Theroux.

And it turns out Jennifer Aniston kept in touch with Brad near the end of her marriage to Justin, according to the Mirror. 

Entertainment Tonight presenter Nancy O’Dell told the website: ‘They have each other’s numbers and communicate from time to time. Jen and Brad have remained friendly.’  

Shoulder to lean on: Jennifer Aniston 'kept in touch' with ex Brad Pitt during her split from Justin Theroux according to Nancy O'Dell; (pictured January)

Shoulder to lean on: Jennifer Aniston 'kept in touch' with ex Brad Pitt during her split from Justin Theroux according to Nancy O'Dell; (pictured January)

Shoulder to lean on: Jennifer Aniston ‘kept in touch’ with ex Brad Pitt during her split from Justin Theroux according to Nancy O’Dell; (pictured January)

On Thursday the couple confirmed they separated after seven-and-a-half years together, Nancy stated Jennifer and Brad – who were married from 2000 to 2005 – is ‘friendly’ with Brad, according to Mirror.

Nancy stated.that the Friends actress, 49, and the World War Z star, 54, were ‘absolutely not together’ while she was with Justin, 46.

However, she added: ‘You cannot predict the future.’

A source for Mirror stated: ‘Jen and Brad have remained close since their 2005 split, but she has leaned on him more over the past 15 months.’

Keeping in touch: Nancy stated Jennifer and Brad - who were married from 2000 to 2005 - remained 'friendly' as her marriage to Justin ended 

Keeping in touch: Nancy stated Jennifer and Brad - who were married from 2000 to 2005 - remained 'friendly' as her marriage to Justin ended 

Keeping in touch: Nancy stated Jennifer and Brad – who were married from 2000 to 2005 – remained ‘friendly’ as her marriage to Justin ended 

Better days: Jen and Brad ended their marriage after five years in 2005; (pictured 2004)

Better days: Jen and Brad ended their marriage after five years in 2005; (pictured 2004)

Better days: Jen and Brad ended their marriage after five years in 2005; (pictured 2004)

However, Jennifer’s publicist stated claims that Brad was the actress’s ‘shoulder to cry on was ‘another fabrication’.

Brad married Angelina Jolie, 42, after his split from Jennifer, but he is now in the middle of a divorce from the Maleficent actress. 

The have six kids together: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 11, and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Maddox, Zahara and Pax were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, respectively.

The remaining three are their biological children.

‘Brad has been working on getting his life and mindset back on track. His drive is to wrap up his divorce, set up family arrangements then perhaps think about romance. 

Second marriage: Brad married Angelina Jolie, 42, after his split from Jennifer, but he is now in the middle of a divorce from the Maleficent actress; (pictured 2015)

Second marriage: Brad married Angelina Jolie, 42, after his split from Jennifer, but he is now in the middle of a divorce from the Maleficent actress; (pictured 2015)

Second marriage: Brad married Angelina Jolie, 42, after his split from Jennifer, but he is now in the middle of a divorce from the Maleficent actress; (pictured 2015)

‘Jen and he had an amazing friendship before their love blossomed and he has always known she has a huge heart,’ an LA source for Mirror added.

‘After everything he put her through, she forgave him and he is overwhelmed by that. This is a long way from a reunion… Never say never,’ the insider explained.

Meanwhile, a source told E!: ‘Jen is doing OK. She has her group of friends that are her family, and they have rallied around her. 

Moving on: The couple confirmed on Thursday they separated at the end of last year after two-and-a-half years of marriage (pictured together in August 2015)

Moving on: The couple confirmed on Thursday they separated at the end of last year after two-and-a-half years of marriage (pictured together in August 2015)

Moving on: The couple confirmed on Thursday they separated at the end of last year after two-and-a-half years of marriage (pictured together in August 2015)

‘It’s always sad and heartbreaking to have to move on, but she has a lot of love in her life. She will take this and learn from it and have new perspective going forward.’ 

The couple announced their split in a joint statement. It read: ‘In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.’ 

‘Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.’ 

Announcement: 'We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,' read the announcement; (pictured together in January 2015)

Announcement: 'We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,' read the announcement; (pictured together in January 2015)

Announcement: ‘We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship,’ read the announcement; (pictured together in January 2015)

– Daily Mail

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