'It's a significant step' - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 'talking again'
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have taken a "significant step" and are talking to each other again, according to sources.
A source told E! News that the pair, who announced their separation in September of last year, recently re-opened direct communication with each other.
"They recently started talking again and it's a significant step. Up until now everything was through lawyers and assistants," the insider said.
"They did not speak at all after the plane incident and everything that went down in the press."
The decision to speak to each other directly came "at the recommendation of the children's therapists and their own," the insider said, and the pair "are focused on the kids and taking small steps to mend what has happened. Right now they are only speaking about the kids and their schedules, but it's a positive step."
"Brad hopes that they can be successful at co-parenting and get to a place where they can be friendly.
"They both have agreed to put the kids first."
The source said things have "calmed" between the actors, who were in a relationship for 12 years and have six children together.
"Things have calmed and settled between Brad and Angelina. It's not as tense as it had been.
"They are focused on the kids and working to do what's best for them."
Jolie filed for divorce last year, citing irreconcilable differences.
A statement obtained by People in January said that all court documents will remain confidential.
"The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.
"The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification."