I've previously written at length (Oct 1, Sept. 28, Sept 26) about why I think Angelina's use of "family" in statements issued by her reps is significant. And now a "Pitt source" tells People he
"has been absolutely devastated and heartbroken by the events of the past several weeks, both in terms of how those events have been wrongfully portrayed and how they have threatened to jeopardize his family’s ability to heal and move forward.”
This is not a casual "quote"` given by a "friend", this reads like a carefully crafted statement.
In this statement not only did he refer to "his family," he also expressed his concern about seeing it "heal." In much the same way Angelina did.
I previously wrote:
Everyone on her side has said that the divorce filing was all about her childern. Her concern for her children has consistently been the sole explanation for her actions. Therefore it is curious that the carefully worded statements from her reps made a point to use "family" instead of just "children" -- as "family" also includes Brad: "This decision was made for the health of the family" and "Angelina will always do what's in the best interest of taking care of her family".
After they agreed to accept the DCFS' recommendations, a TMZ source said Angelina's "focus is to "heal" her family and her children."
TMZ put "heal" in quotes which I take to mean that her reps were particular about it.
What she means by"heal her children" is straightforward. Figuring out the meaning of "heal her family" is trickier owing to the fact that she filed for divorce.
It boils down to the parents and children overcoming their problems and coming back together to again form a single family unit. Anything else just wouldn't be a "healed family".
The DCFS' recommendation for the whole family to undergo counseling together may also be intended to help the family heal.
If they divorce, if they fail to heal, they would have a "broken family."
Recall that shortly after she filed for divorce, a relative said of Angelina, ""Her family is broken and she is in agony,"
I've written before that there is a reason for the choice of every word, and every piece of information they release plays a part in an overall strategy.
They now seem to be working together to send a consistent, unified message.
They want their family to heal.
They both want to see their family heal.
I've been asked what I think are the chances they'll reconcile. I hesitate to go out on a limb because I only know what I can glean from reports. What I can say is they appear to be giving very strong hints that they both want to move in that direction.
And perhaps that is why she is only looking to rent and not buy.