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When two of the biggest stars in the world crossed paths in 2004, neither was looking for love. Angelina explained: “We were both living very full lives…. I think we were the last two people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn’t”

The sultry leading lady was “quite content to be a single mom” to her adopted son Maddox.


The heart throb was married to Hollywood golden girl Jennifer Aniston. To Angelina her work colleague appeared to be “with his best friend, someone he loves and respects”.

Despite this, the pair became close while filming, bonding over the dare devil stunts in the action thriller. “I think a few months in I realised, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work’,” recalled the brunette beauty.

It took until the end of the shoot for the duo to “realise (the chemistry) might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe,” said Angelina. “We both knew that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.” The two remained “very, very good friends”, Angelina says – until after Brad announced he was separating from Jennifer in January 2005.

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