I don’t remember grade 3 very well but that was the same year the whole shitshow with Jennifer Aniston, her then husband Brad Pitt, and his Mr & Mrs Smith co-star Angelina Jolie happened. That, I remember. It was the Hollywood scandal of the year! Mum’s year! The decade! You couldn’t escape it. Little eight-year-old me couldn’t outrun it and she didn’t know what the fuck was going on. But I do now, I think – probably not – but I remember enough to know that Pitt attending Aniston’s Christmas party is head-turning info.

RAPID FIRE RECAP: Aniston and Pitt were married in 2000 and were divorced in 2005. Mr & Mrs Smith filmed in 2004. Jolie announced she was pregnant with Pitt’s kid in 2006. Everyone blamed Jolie for the divorce, proceeded to forget about it when “Brangelina” became a thing, and then they married in 2014, and split in 2016. Meanwhile, Aniston announced her split from Justin Theroux in 2017 after three years of marriage.

Over the weekend, Aniston threw her annual tree trimming party. A source told PEOPLE – the very same publication that first broke the news that Jolie was pregnant – that a whole slew of her celebrity mates attended including Gwyneth Paltrow (also Brad’s ex from back in the day), Kate Hudson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Pitt. Sources have described the event as a “low-key, casual affair” and a “gathering of close friends”.

As an aside, Pitt actually went to Aniston’s 50th birthday party earlier this year.

According to the publication, the pair “have been in touch a few times since her birthday and are keeping it friendly.”

Another source told Entertainment Tonight that Pitt was the “second to last guest to leave” the Christmas party.

Maybe he needed to use the loo.

For what’s it worth, PEOPLE’s sources reckon a reunion is extremely unlikely. There’s just too much history and the two have become “totally different people”.

“They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together. It is such ancient history,” the source said.

Pitt himself laughed off the possibility when a pap literally asked him: “I gotta ask you, everyone wants to know, are you and Jen getting back?” 

The actor laughed and responded, “Oh, my God” before wishing the pap a good one.