Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston may not have taken home any awards last night, but if there was an Oscar for 'Most Hotly Anticipated Meeting' the pair would have won hands down.
Much was made of the fact that Brad Pitt's leading ladies past and present would potentially cross paths in public for the first time at Sunday's glittering ceremony.
Jennifer and boyfriend John Mayer skipped the rep carpet, but the actress presented two awards, while Angelina and her ex-husband – who were up for an award each - sat just yards away in the front row.
Millions of viewers watched nervously as the former Friends star powered through a comedy routine with co-presenter Jack Black, as Hollywood's number one power couple looking on.
And as Jennifer's routine had the crowd in stitches, cameras flashed to Angelina and Brad who were seen sitting back and smiling.
"Jennifer bravely opted to present the awards despite much being made of the her feud with Angelina," says our insider.
"The TV cameras showed a clip of Jolie laughing along with Jennifer and Jack's sketch about animated films."
Jennifer was on stage for more than five minutes and she must have felt like the eyes of the world were on her and her ex-husband's new lover.
"The cameras then flashed again to Brad and Angelina and he looked slightly uncomfortable," says our source.
"He was stroking his face and smiling with the rest of the crowd."
Angelina famously met Brad - who was then still married to Jennifer - while working on the movie Mr and Mrs Smith.
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