Brad Pitt Reportedly Wants to 'Mend Fences' With Angelina Jolie for the Best Reason

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Looks like someone is waving the white flag. Brad Pitt reportedly wants repair things with Angelina Jolie as the pair's decision to consciously uncouple (if you want to call it that) hasn't exactly been a walk in the park ... like, at all.

  • Brad Pitt is reportedly trying to "mend fences" with Angelina after a judge ordered her to "help repair" her kids' relationship with their dad.

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    "He spent over a year learning to live a healthier lifestyle and he feels better than ever," an insider exclusively told Entertainment Tonight about Brad Pitt's road to redemption. "He is more than ready to take on a much larger role in his children's lives and that is finally happening. He missed being with them on a daily basis and this last Father’s Day with them was incredibly meaningful."

    According to the source, Brad feels "incredibly relieved" to spend time with his children -- Pax, 14; daughter Zahara, 13; Shiloh, 12; and twins Knox and Vivenne, 9. (The Blast notes the courts allowed Maddox to decide for himself if he wants to spend time with Brad as he's older.)
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  • And this celeb dad is working to make up for the "lost moments" with his children.

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    "The judge's ruling to allow him to finally be with his kids for an extended time, without Angelina's involvement, has changed Brad’s life," the source continued.

    "He is incredibly busy with each of them and he wouldn't change that for anything. He has planned to take his kids to do a little sightseeing, visit museums and to enjoy England’s summer weather.

    .... [He and Angelina] still don't get along at all, and in fact, they can barely be in the same room. Brad doesn't want to rock the boat [by dating]. He wants to try to co-parent and the last thing he needs right now is to start another war because things seem smoother than they've ever been."

  • "The kids are his first priority at the moment," the insider revealed to Entertainment Tonight.

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    Given all the reports about Angelina and Brad's heated custody battle, it's not hard at all to imagine this celeb single dad putting his children first.

  • And that includes choosing "fatherhood over dating."

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    "Brad was taking time to date, when he had the time. He also enjoyed quietly dating," the insider added. "But now all he wants to do is focus on family. He has taken a step away from dating because of the importance of his children and also to help mend fences with Angelina."

    So yeah, it looks like Brad Pitt won't be the most eligible bachelor this year.
  • We're crossing our fingers this family can heal.

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    This seems like a step in the right direction.

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