The world shared Jennifer Aniston's heartbreak when Brad Pitt decided he didn't want to be part of Hollywood's golden couple anymore and instead defected into the arms of Angelina Jolie.
But with his Jolie-Pitt marriage now in tatters after Angelina filed for divorce, taking their six kids with her, Brad's reportedly been doing some long, hard thinking.
And that's led him to reach out and say sorry to Jen, 48, for the way he behaved, reports In Touch magazine.
"He's been determined to apologise for everything he put her through, and that's exactly what he did," a source tells the magazine.
"It was the most intimate conversation Brad and Jen have ever had."
However, his words apparently weren't easy for Jen to hear. In the run-up to their split, Celebrity biographer Ian Halperin claimed in his book, Brangelina Exposed, that Jen suffered two miscarriages, one in 2003, and the other in 2004.
And in 2005 when a Vanity Fair interviewer asked her about Angelina's then-rumoured pregnancy with her's and Brad's first born, Shiloh, she cried silently for several minutes and was unable to answer.
"I have to think there's some reason I have called this into my life," she said of their separation. "I have to believe that-otherwise it's just cruel."
So when Brad, 52, reportedly made his apologies, the source says it brought back a lot of that old hurt.
"Jen was overcome with emotion. All the hurt feelings and resentment she'd suppressed for years came flooding to the surface, and she broke down in tears."
It wasn't just the Angelina situation that he apparently wanted to make amends for.
Brad, who previously admitted to Parade magazine that he spent the nineties "sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out," is also said to have admitted that perhaps he wasn't always the best partner.
"He apologized to Jen for being an absentee husband, for being stoned and bored much of the time. He also made amends for leaving her Angelina," the source added.
Now married to Justin Theroux, according to the report Jen accepted Brad's apology, although she "still resents Angelina."