After breaking off their engagement to the "Bullet Train" star in 1996, the 50-year-old actress and the two of them rekindled their romance a few years later. Her husband Brad Falchuk has since agreed to their continued closeness.
"When we first broke up, we weren't friends for a time, and then we sort of made our way back, maybe about 18 or 19 years ago, something like that," she revealed in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight." After that, she continued, "We just kind of stayed in touch over the years."
My husband is probably the most confident and least judgmental man in our relationship, so I think he absolutely respects [the friendship]," she continued.
The creator of Goop stated that her husband, whom she wed in 2018, agrees with her notion of a "deliberate uncoupling."
"I really do believe that if you've invested in someone - and of course there are exceptions - to amputate that relationship [shows that] maybe you're not then fully letting the full lesson reveal itself and the healing happen," she said. "Whether you're uncoupling with a coworker, a spouse, or a boyfriend.
"So even though it can be uncomfortable at times, I think it's nice to work through it and rediscover the value that person added to your life," says the author.
She lauded her "great chemistry" with Falchuk and called her ex-husband Pitt "an amazing person."
She said, "I love him. He is an excellent person, a fantastic businessman, and such a creative and decent person. I adore him so much. I adore them.