After being blindsided by divorce papers by Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt is determined to fix his relationship with his longtime pal George Clooney.
Sources reveal exclusively to Life & Style that the Hollywood actors were barely speaking six months ago, and it was all due to Angelina's jealousy of George's wife Amal, 39.
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"Angie couldn't stand being around Amal," an insider said, "not because Amal was unkind or rude, but solely because Angie was filled with envy."
The source continued, "Amal is educated, accomplished and well-respected in the political world, while Angelina knows people still think of her as an actress above everything else."
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Along with making negative comments about Amal, who is expecting twins with the Ocean's Eleven actor, Angelina also didn't allow Brad to attend George's 2014 wedding in Venice, despite filming their movie By the Sea just four hours away.
However, since their divorce was announced in September, Brad, 53, and George, 55, have become close again and bonded over fatherhood.
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"It took some time for George to forgive and accept Brad because he was really hurt," the insider explained. "But he understands what Brad was up against being married to Angie. She is tough."
Last month, Angelina, 41, had her first post-split interview while in Cambodia with kids Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10 and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, and Life & Style reported that Brad was furious with her "phony" performance.
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"He feels like the entire interview was Angie's attempt to change the narrative that she was to blame for their divorce," a source said. "Brad didn't think Angie was being genuine at all. The dramatic pauses, the tears — he told his friends that he thought she was acting."
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