We hope you're sitting down, folks.
We hope you aren't about to take a sip of any beverage.
We hope you're prepared for a lot of pain due to the velocity with which your jaw is about to hit the floor.
For what reason are we trying to assure the well-being and safety of our audience?
Because we're about to drop a bombshell on each and every one of you -- and we want to make sure you're prepared.
Yes? You are? Okay, here we go...
BRAD PITT MAY GET BACK TOGETHER WITH JENNIFER ANISTON!
We know, we know: You've heard this rumor for years, if not decades. Nary a week passes by where some supermarket tabloid doesn't scream the possibility from its cover.
We've read these headlines, too... but here's the thing:
Pitt himself has now confirmed the chatter.
Kind of. Sort of.
Not exactly, we suppose, but it's far more fun to pretend otherwise.
The actor was caught by paparazzi (in a video shared by Entertainment Tonight) as he walked to his car in Los Angeles this past Friday and asked a very simple and leading question.
The shutterbug told Pitt that â€œeveryone wants to know" if he is getting back with Aniston, his ex-wife who he left way back in the day for Angelina Jolie?
â€œOh my god,â€� Pitt replied with a chuckle before getting into his car and telling the man: â€œAlright, have a good one.â€�
See what we mean, though?!?
Pitt could easily have just said no. It would have taken him less time to do so.
Instead, he offered up a response that he must have known would lead to stories such as this one.
Back in February, Pitt attended Anistonâ€™s 50th birthday party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in L.A.
Naturally, this also prompted a great deal of speculation across the Internet, as fans have wanted to see Pitt and Aniston back together since they got divorced.
But he went and married Angelina Jolie and she went and married Justin Theroux and those dreams appeared to have been crushed.
HOWEVER... both are now single!
It's fate, right?
This is what so many celebrity gossip followers are hoping at least.
The superstars, of course, were married from 2000 to 2005 and have managed to maintain a cordial relationship in the face of their public break-up.
Will they ever get back together for real? LOL, of course not!
But tell that to the dreamers out there.
â€œFor well over a decade now they have lived totally separate lives and so not surprisingly, they have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together,â€� a People Magazine source one said, concluding:
â€œTheyâ€™ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together. It is such ancient history.