American actor and film producer Brad Pitt, 54, is making a comeback. As has been reported earlier, after Angelina Jolie, 43, filed for divorce in September 2016, the two years since had been "a living hell" for Brad.
But now, a source close to the Hollywood star has said that Brad "feels like his life is finally thriving again without Angelina". After dealing with the fall of their two-year marriage, on top of nearly 12 years together, Brad feels "healthier, stronger and happier than he has in years".
"It has taken him months and months to recover from his life with Angelina and in some ways he feels permanently changed by her, like he will never be the same." But with their romantic history behind them, and the silence surrounding their custody battle, Brad can now focus on what he’s truly "passionate" about.
Brad has been filming Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming movie, "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood", since this summer. Outfitted in '60s garb for his throwback role, Brad’s retro wardrobe helps feed the image that he’s back to his old days. And his buff arms and tight T-shirts certainly help, too! "His career is on track, where he wants it, and he feels free to pick and choose his projects without running everything through Angelina first, which is freeing for him," the source added. There also is some hope for an end to their custody battle.
"His relationship with his kids has been getting better too, he gets to see them more often lately and he feels like things are finally good again," according to the source. The former couple share six children: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
And there’s another aspect in the actor’s life that may change soon. He is ready for a new love. "Brad is excited about being single and looking for an amazing woman who is sexy, smart, funny and driven," the source said. "He knows he will never find anyone like Angelina and that is OK with him. He is not trying to replace Angie, but instead excited to fall in love with someone completely different and new."
The Angelina drama aside, he also admitted he "was boozing too much" in a 2017 interview with GQ.
Meanwhile, it appears that Angelina hasn’t been doing as stellar. Her life feels "empty" without Brad in it, a source close to the "Maleficent" actress said. And, reportedly, she isn’t nearly as enthusiastic about dating.