COLD-HEARTED Angelina Jolie not only punted Brad Pitt to the curb — she’s NOW found comfort in the arms of one of his biggest rivals — Johnny Depp!
In the ultimate kick to Brad’s 32-inch-by-32-inch pants, Johnny has been such a constant fixture at his family’s Malibu home, Brad’s kids are now calling the just-divorced bad boy, “Papa Johnny!”
“Brad will go berserk when he finds out that Angie’s replaced him with Johnny!” tattled an insider.
But the Depp/Jolie alliance should come as no surprise — because the dynamite duo steamed up the set of the 2010 thriller “The Tourist,” playing a pair of lusty lovers.
In fact, in June 2012 when Johnny and French stunner Vanessa Paradis announced their split after 14 years, it was rumored that he’d hopped in the sack with Angie!
Oscar winner Angie, 41, and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, 53, have stayed in touch, and spoke regularly during Johnny’s nasty divorce from Amber Heard, said an insider.
“Angelina even hired Johnny’s lawyer to represent her in her divorce from Brad based on the advice that he’s given her,” added the insider.
But pals of the “Maleficent” star are shocked that she’d seek support in a man who seems to be everything Brad was accused of — and more!
Brad’s supposedly “anonymous” child abuse allegations against Brad were dismissed after exhaustive interviews between social workers and all six of the couple’s children.
But tatted-up Johnny was never formally cleared of Amber’s allegations of “emotional, verbal and physical abuse!”
Angie Falls Into Johnny's Arms
Despite that, Angie welcomed Johnny’s calls when he reached out after her split from Brad, sources said.
“Long phone calls turned into coffee meetings, which gave way to romantic dinners,” spilled an insider.
Johnny has been making regular under-the-radar visits to Angie’s ultra-private Hidden Hills, Calif., compound, and insiders said they’re doing more than just consoling each other!
“The chemistry between Angie and Johnny is off the charts,” blabbed one source.
In fact, the “Alice in Wonderland” star has become such a fixture that “he’s a bigger part of her kids’ lives than Brad is,” an insider said.
“They call him ‘Papa Johnny,’ and Johnny seems to be thriving in the presence of the young ones.”
Now the children will be seeing even MORE of Johnny!
“Angie is so comfortable with the current arrangement that she even invited Johnny to move in some of his clothes and other stuff. She’s even set him up in one of the bedrooms!” our spy reported.
If he does, insiders say that Brad will be furious and confirm his suspicions that there was an undeniable attraction between Angie and Johnny for years.
“Angie can be very strategic,” said an insider.
“She knows Brad’s gonna blow — because she’s writing a script she wants Johnny to star in. And it’s about a violent love triangle!”