Also to be sidelined is Jolie's 'British coven': Baroness Arminka Helic and Chloe Dalton, who both worked for ex-Tory leader William Hague and who became close to Jolie through her UN philanthropic work.
'They are strong, powerful women who exercised undue influence on her,' a friend of Pitt said.
She has worked hard on herself since the plane incident, and so has Brad.
They are still in love with each other.'Indeed, the couple have even joked they are 'consciously re-coupling', a tongue-in-cheek reference to Gwyneth Paltrow's famous and much ridiculed comment when she and Coldplay singer Chris Martin split in 2014 that they were 'consciously uncoupling'. They both had heavy work schedules and they were constantly travelling around as a family. They both view divorce as not the worst thing that can happen. Now they realise what a mistake that was.'Both sides have insisted on certain conditions for the relationship to be given a second chance.
'She's calm, less prone to erratic behaviour, and open to making the relationship with Brad her priority. She wants her children to have the stability she never had.'The pair, who own other homes in France, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, New Orleans and New York, also realise the value of 'brand Brangelina' – conservatively valued at more than £100 million, according to Forbes magazine.'They have always lived the high life and their earning potential as a couple far exceeds their potential as individuals,' adds Halperin.
'Money isn't high on the list of priorities for either of them, but avoiding a nasty fight over money is an added bonus.
Their conclusion was that, like a latter-day Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, they still loved each other and wanted to try again.