Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston maintain a ‘deep friendship’

Brad Pitt says he still has 'deep friendship' with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston

Brad Pitt has revealed he still enjoys a ‘deep friendship’ with Jennifer Aniston- and handled their split the best way he knew how.

Hollywood’s once-golden couple, who were together for seven years and married for four and a half, split in 2005 just before Brad embarked on a relationship with Angelina Jolie.

‘Jen and I still maintain a deep friendship and have a lot of life together that isn’t erased in any way,’ the actor tells V magazine.

‘I don’t know how better to have handled [the split]. My view was, this was no one’s business in the end – at least in matters of the heart,’ he says. ‘The thing guiding me then was, you don’t know how many days you have, and you need life to be everything you need it to be.’

And the 43-year-old adds that he tried to sort out relationship problems with Jen before turning his attention to Angie.

‘The most important thing about that time was for Jen and me to figure out if – how do I put it? – if we didn’t want to go on without any outside influence. Is this where we got off? Have we taken this as far as we wanted to go?

‘Those questions had to be answered before an attraction to Angie could be answered.’

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