Written by Zoë Holloway, September 26, 2016

As Angelina Jolie prepares to begin divorce proceedings against estranged husband Brad Pitt, the 41-year-old actress has sought comfort from a friend who just went through a bitter divorce himself, Johnny Depp.

The pair struck up a friendship while filming 2010’s The Tourist, and Angelina has since hired Laura Wasser – the same lawyer who represented Johnny throughout his ugly divorce from  Amber Heard, 30.

CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 09:  Actress Amber Heard and actor Johnny Depp attend Art of Elysium's 9th annual Heaven Gala at 3LABS on January 9, 2016 in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Speaking with The Sun, an insider confirmed the friends had supported one another during their respective divorces, noting that while Johnny had nothing to do with the Brangelina split, ‘The two of them have stayed in touch ever since [filming The Tourist], and spoke regularly during the storm that surrounded Johnny’s break-up with Amber’.

‘They have been speaking about the situation, and Angelina hired Johnny’s lawyer to represent her based on the advice that he has given her,’ adds the source.

Angelina filed for divorce from Brad, 52, last week after more than a decade together.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's "Maleficent" are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital held at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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