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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are ‘in a better place’ after ‘a lot of family therapy’

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s icy relationship has started to thaw.

The exes, who endured a shock split in 2016 and an ugly guardianship struggle in the years since, are now better in co-parenting than ever, according to PEOPLE on Wednesday.

“It took a long time, with a lot of family therapy, to get to this point,” the source of the magazine said.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's icy relationship has started to thaw. Jolie seen here in October 2019

Brad Pitt seen here at the 2020 Academy Awards in February

Brad Pitt seen here at the 2020 Academy Awards in February

Former profession: Brad Pitt [R, in February 2020] and Angelina Jolie’s [L, in 2019] the icy relationship has started to thaw

Part of the reason for the therapy is to help figure out how Pitt, 56, “could be a dad again.”

Making things easier is the fact that the couple’s kids, Maddox, 18, Pax, 16 and Knox, 11, and daughters Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14 and Vivienne, 11 ‘are no longer dealing with divorce issues from Angie’ . the source continued.

And since Brad and Angelina live close together in Los Angeles, “the younger kids go back and forth between their homes.”

Last month, Brad was photographed in an exclusive DailyMail.com as he left Angelina’s Los Feliz mansion, an early sign that their comparison was improving.

Better all the time: The exes, who endured a shock split and an ugly custody battle in subsequent years in 2016, are now better in co-parenting than ever, according to PEOPLE on Wednesday. Seen here with kids [L-R] Pax, Maddox, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox in 2014

Better all the time: The exes, who endured a shock split and an ugly custody battle in subsequent years in 2016, are now better in co-parenting than ever, according to PEOPLE on Wednesday. Seen here with children [L-R] Pax, Maddox, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox in 2014

Better all the time: The exes, who endured a shock split and an ugly custody battle in subsequent years in 2016, are now better in co-parenting than ever, according to PEOPLE on Wednesday. Seen here with children [L-R] Pax, Maddox, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox in 2014

Although they met in 2005, they waited until 2014 to get married, only for Angelina to file for divorce in September 2016.

Since then, they’ve fought legally over custody and finance, with Angelina reportedly demanding more money than Brad wanted to give.

Housing facilities also became a sticking point, as Brad reportedly kept Angelina from moving out of the country with their children.

“I’d like to live abroad and do that as soon as my kids are eighteen,” she told Harper’s Bazaar for their December / January issue late last year. “Right now, I have to live where their father wants to live.”

Dark Days: “It has taken a long time, with a lot of family therapy, to get to this point,” the source of the magazine said. Seen here in 2015

Brad has confessed to being an alcoholic before Angelina left him, but he has been sober ever since, and last year a judge gave him more time with the kids.

The rogue star brought Vivienne and Knox in Nice, less than 200 km from her and Brad’s Chateau Miraval in the South of France.

Angelina and Brad went to Namibia for the birth of Shiloh and ordered the government to ban flying the area they were in.

An official at the Washington embassy in Namibia was then bragging: “The government has decided to issue journalists with visas to go to Namibia and cover Angelina and Brad if they have permission from the parties.”

Do it for the kids: Brad confessed to being an alcoholic before Angelina left him, but since then he's sobered up and last year a judge gave him more time with the kids. Seen here with Pax, Shiloh and Maddox in 2014

Do it for the kids: Brad confessed to being an alcoholic before Angelina left him, but since then he's sobered up and last year a judge gave him more time with the kids. Seen here with Pax, Shiloh and Maddox in 2014

Do it for the kids: Brad confessed to being an alcoholic before Angelina left him, but since then he’s sobered up and last year a judge gave him more time with the kids. Seen here with Pax, Shiloh and Maddox in 2014

By the beginning of this year’s blockages of this year’s coronavirus, Angelina donated $ 1 million to No Kid Hungry, an organization to feed underprivileged children and their families.

She has worked extensively with the United Nations and contributed to a Time essay published in March plugging the new UNESCO Global Education Coalition, which had begun to enable distance learning when schools around the world were closed .

Angelina served various purposes around the world and was granted special envoy status by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 2012.

Ground zero: Pitt and Jolie met and fell in love with the set of their 2005 movie Mr and Mrs Smith [pictured]

Ground zero: Pitt and Jolie met and fell in love with the set of their 2005 film Mr and Mrs Smith [pictured]

Ground zero: Pitt and Jolie met and fell in love with the set of their 2005 movie Mr and Mrs Smith [pictured]

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