Last week, several media outlets reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had put their divorce on hold.
Many went so far as to suggest the iconic former couple was considering a reconciliation.
But now, our hopes have been dashed, just like Brad’s hopes at the end of Seven, when he found out Gwyneth Paltrow had been beheaded and he didn’t get to see it happen.
(Disclaimer: We kid. We have no desire to see Gwyneth Paltrow beheaded, and we’re sure Brad doesn’t either.)
(Also, apologies for the spoiler, but c’mon, Seven came out forever ago,)
Anyway, TMZ is reporting today that while the divorce may be taking longer than originally planned, Brad and Angie have no intention of attempting to save their marriage.
Though her own comments indicate that Jolie regrets portraying Pitt as an outright villain in the weeks following their separation, she has no interest in giving him a second chance.
Pitt is reportedly just as happy to let the relationship die, as he feels he was slandered when Jolie made him out to be an abusive father.
The divorce was triggered by a confrontation between Pitt and son Maddox that took place aboard a private jet last September.
Details have been hard to come by, but an investigation cleared Pitt of child abuse charges.
We may never find out exactly what happened on that tarmac in Minnesota.
But whatever took place, it was ugly enough that it led Brad to seriously reevaluate his life and his parenting skills.
After years of heavy drinking and recreational drug use, Pitt got sober and rededicated himself to being the best possible father to his six children.
The change was significant that Jolie recognized it, and stopped trying to strip him of his custody and visitation rights.
So it sounds like against all odds, Brad and Angie have reached an amicable co-parenting arrangement and are ironing out the terms of a relatively civil divorce.
Perhaps a reconciliation was a bit too much to expect.
Like when you turn on the TV and hope that the climactic scene in Seven will randomly be on cable.
We kid Gwyneth because we love her.