After a painful split
from John Mayer
, Jennifer Aniston
turned to an ex for comfort and advice. So who received Jen's emotional late-night call - Vince Vaughn? Paul Sculfor? Neither, it was her ex-husband, Brad Pitt
has learned that in an emotional late-night phone call, Jen poured out her heart to Brad, looking for consolation and advice. And he was there for her.
The long-distance heart-to-heart actually began when Jen - desperate for a sympathetic ear - called her former mother-in-law, Jane Pitt, on Aug. 13 at Chteau Miraval, where she's staying with Brad, Angelina Jolie
and their brood, Star
reports in our Sept. 1 issue.
'Jen still calls Jane all the time, and she really needed someone to talk to,' an insider says. 'And she started telling Jane about her split with John.'
When Brad walked into the room as Jane was consoling Jen, she simply handed the phone to him.
'At first, he didn't know what to say,' says the insider. 'But he listened very intently and tried to comfort her. He was very patient and attentive.' What did Brad say?