After the most tumultuous year of his life, Brad Pitt has made the bombshell decision to quit Hollywood and move back home with his mum and dad.
In this world exclusive, New Idea can reveal the 54-year-old actor is looking to buy a home across the road from his elderly parents and next door to his brother Doug in his home town of Springfield, Missouri.
His decision to move comes after his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, 42, closed the door on any immediate plans for a reconciliation, leaving Brad devastated.
Now, his mum, Jane, has convinced Brad to move back home so she can help mend his broken heart, convincing the actor that it's the only way he can move forward.
'It's been a year since the split and while Brad's done so much for himself with therapy and alcohol rehabilitation, he's still struggling with the divorce,' says a source. 'He feels like he's stuck in limbo and hasn't moved forward in recent months. He's thinking that Hollywood isn't the best place for him right now.'
The new four-bedroom luxury home Brad is believed to be buying is situated in a private, heavily-guarded and grated community built by Brad's dad.
'Bill works in construction and bought a huge plot of land over two square miles [five square kilometres], built houses on it, and names the enclosed estate Timberbrook,' the source tells New Idea. 'He wanted it to be secure and special for all his children - Brad, brother Dough and sister Julie - plus their wives and offspring.'
Friends say while there have long been rumours of tension between Ange and Brad's family, they say the Pitts have worked hard to keep thigns civil throughout the divorce.
'Brad's mum, Jane, has been in contact with Ange since the split and talks regularly to their grandchildren - she really wants to keep the line of communication open,' reveals the source.
Realtor Rhonda Burke says the $857,000 home that Brad is planning to buy is one of the best in the state of Missouri.
'The house is wonderful. It's a custom-built home, it's very unique, the materials came from all over the country,' she reveals.
For the full story see this weeks issue of New Idea.