Much-talked about exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have created a “real bond” over time as for them, it seems things are going better after years of the split.

According to a source speaking to Us Weekly, “They’ve always cared about each other, and they think fondly of their time together. For Jen, seeing Brad is like seeing a dear old friend again. They have a real bond.”

The source further revealed the road wasn’t easy for the ‘Friends’ star as, before their split in 2005, Aniston thought of Pitt as her “soul mate” for the five years of their marriage.

But soon after their split, in 2014, the ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ co-stars Pitt and Angelina Jolie went public with their romance. The couple share five children namely, 18-year-old Maddox, 16-year-old Pax, 14-year-old Zahara, 13-year-old Shiloh and twins Knox and, 11-year-old twins Vivienne. The duo separated in 2016 and became legally single earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Aniston split from actor Justin Theroux in late 2017 after two years of marriage.

Pitt and Aniston are on much better terms these days as the ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ star attended her 50th birthday bash in February and another holiday party on December 14.

Recently, another source told the outlet that they both are “friends and connect occasionally.”