Body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass analyzed Aniston and Pitt’s interactions for Page Six, telling us it appears clear to her that their love “never died” because of the affection they demonstrated.
“It’s completely mutual and that’s what’s so beautiful about it,” Glass said in a phone interview on Tuesday. “They’re completely connected.”
When Aniston, 50, and Pitt, 56, first saw each other backstage, Glass said their eye contact was like “two magnets reaching towards each other.”
She added, “They were exactly in sync in one another’s eyes, and that’s huge.”
The former couple shared a hug and Aniston’s hand can be seen lingering on her ex-husband’s torso. Pitt can also be seen holding on to her hand.
“She wanted to have that touch — that communication with him, that physical touch towards him — and he’s touching her,” Glass said in her analysis. “It was reciprocal.”
Glass, who has authored 18 books including “The Body Language Advantage,” said the exes’ dynamic shows they could be open to the idea of rekindling a romance because of their level of comfort.
“There was a lot of familiarity,” she said. “They were not awkward with one another. They were very connected with one another. It wasn’t a situation where she looked away or pulled away.”
But another moment that captured Pitt’s affection toward his ex was when the “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” star watched Aniston accept the award for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series for “The Morning Show.”
“You could tell he was proud of her,” Glass said, pointing out that she saw Pitt swallowed, which could signify that he was “excited” since that is a typical reaction of the autonomic nervous system, she explained.
Glass said she has compared photos of when Aniston was married to her most recent ex, Justin Theroux, and when Pitt was married to Angelina Jolie, and she doesn’t think the actors appeared as happy as they do now.
“When you looked at Brad for the past 10 years, you’ve never seen a happy Brad,” Glass said, opining that Pitt often looked “sloppy, disheveled, unhappy and tense” when he was with Jolie.
“Jennifer’s the same way,” she added. “Even though she was married, you never saw her really come alive. This is the first time you see the both of them come alive in 10 years.”
Aniston and Pitt were married from 2000 to 2005, but remained friendly afterward despite rumors that Pitt cheated on Aniston with Jolie, 44, while filming “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Pitt attended Aniston’s 50th birthday party last year.
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 and got married in 2014. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, and they share six children.