Brad Pitt has reportedly been trying to call ex-wife Jennifer Aniston to help her deal with her father’s apparent heart attack.

Life & Style Weekly reported last week that John Aniston suffered a heart attack on 18 August and when Brad heard the news, he tried to call Jennifer to offer his support.

However, Jennifer changed all her phone numbers earlier this year and Brad couldn’t get through.

A “friend” has revealed: “Brad had to settle for telling Jen’s manager that he hoped everything would turn out OK.”

“He was really relieved to hear that John is going to recover. But this man was his father-in-law for five years, and Brad couldn’t do anything to help - because Jen obviously didn’t want him to. The whole experience underlined the fact that he’s not a part of the family anymore.”