Jennifer Aniston reportedly turned down a dinner invitation from Brad Pitt when they were both in London recently.
The actor was in town to promote his new World War II movie Allied, his first major appearance since the news of his divorce from wife of two years Angelina Jolie broke. And just a mile away Jennifer was in the capital promoting her new movie Office Christmas Party at the BBC.
However, while Brad was reportedly keen to meet up with the former Friends star, according to Heat magazine happily married Jennifer was a little more reticent.
“He called her and they had a brief conversation. But Jen, who is married to actor Justin Theroux told Brad that, while she supported him in spirit, she didn’t have time to see him,” an insider told Heat.
It’s been a turbulent time for the 52-year-old actor, as Brad was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in an investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) over claims he abused son Maddox in an incident that occurred on a private jet.
While Jennifer was dragged into the crossfire of her former husband’s relationship fallout, after the 47-year-old began trending on Twitter after news of Brad and Angelina’s split went public.
Brad reportedly apologized to the Horrible Bosses star by email, but it appears that after realizing they were both in town he wanted to follow it up with a friendly meeting. The insider explains that Jen was unwilling to risk having dinner with her ex even though they were minutes away from each other in London.
“She is happily married and meeting Brad would be an insult to Justin. She knows what matters and it’s her marriage,” the source stated.
Brad filed for joint custody of his children after Angelina filed divorce papers in Los Angeles in September. While the actor is hoping to move forward peacefully, according to reports the father-of-six spent Thanksgiving weekend with a pal at private villa Amanyara, in Turks and Caicos, after Angelina didn’t invite him to spend time with their children.