It appears that soul searching is doing actor Brad Pitt some good as the actor is coming to terms with some important realities in his life. One of the things the actor realized after his split from Angelina Jolie is that leaving Jennifer Aniston for his ex-wife was one of the biggest mistakes of his life.

Brad and Jennifer split in 2005 after the former fell for Angelina and later married her. However, following his 2016 split from Angelina, Brad left heavy drinking and sobered up. He is also reportedly seeking therapy and the soul searching has really helped him become an improved man. A source says that the actor is now “in touch with emotions and his true self like never before.”

“He has come to realise that leaving Jen for Angelina was one of the biggest mistakes of his life,” the source adds. “And while he’s not in love with Jen, he realises how much he does love her. Brad keeps telling friends that he’s seeing everything more clearly.”

However, it appears that this realization won’t do him much good as Jennifer is happily married to her Wanderlust co-star Justin Theroux for two years now. The source added that while Brad would “never dream of” ruining his ex’s new marriage, he “would take a second chance at love with Jen in a heartbeat.” If they can’t be romantic partners, though, the War Machine star wants Jen to be his partner in other pursuits, In Touch further reported.

“They worked well together” when they formed the production company Plan B in 2001, an insider close to Brad told In Touch. “He wants Jen involved again as he produces and develops more and more high-quality film and cable TV products.”

That kind of professional partnership could pay off for Jen, too, since the insider states she wants in on “prestige projects” under his production banner. “She’d be beyond thrilled to win an Academy Award for Best Actress — something that’s evaded both her and Angelina.”

“He still considers Jen the love of his life,” the source concluded.