AceShowbiz - Brad Pitt reportedly still has Jennifer Aniston in his mind while he's rumored to be dating Alia Shawkat. Rumor has it the 55-year-old actor is trying to win back his former first wife by repurchasing his old Hollywood Hills home.
The "Ad Astra" star lived in the Spanish-style Los Angeles home during the 1990s and during his early courtship days with Jen. The former couple began dating in 1998 and continued to live in the house after they got married in 2000. Now, the property is up for sale and he is said considering to buy back the home in the hopes it may bring back their memories together.
A source allegedly close to Brad tells New Idea, "As soon as the house went on the market back in May, Brad knew that buying it back would prove to Jen just how serious he is about building a future with her."
"They put their heart and soul into renovating the place and turning it into their dream home while they were married and Brad knows just how devastated Jen was to have to give up the house she always referred to as 'their happy place', which they made together," the source continues.
Brad reportedly "immediately got in touch with the realtor and went to view it with a pal" and even talked to the owner, Jonathan Brooks, who "secretly hoped Brad would buy it back off him knowing how special the home was to him and Jen."
While Brad is urged by his accountant to hold off putting an offer amid ongoing settlement negotiations with Angelina Jolie, he's reportedly eager to seal the deal and snap up the property. "All Brad wants is to be back in their home with Jen and start where they left off - making all the memories in the home they always dreamed they would make together and showing it to his kids too," so the source claims.
The source adds, "He's praying this gesture will be the icing on the cake for Jen and she'll put all her insecurities aside and see how desperate Brad is to put things right and make this fresh start together."
In the meantime, Brad has once again been spotted hanging out together with Alia Shawkat. The two were seen attending Kanye West's "Nebuchadnezzar" opera show on Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
However, a source close to Brad stresses that the Oscar-nominated actor and the "Arrested Development" alum "are just friends - absolutely nothing romantic is going on." Another source tells PEOPLE he "was with a group of people, including Alia" at the concert. "They were all in a VIP box. Brad was friendly with Alia, but it didn't look romantic at all," the source adds.