London, Feb 1 (IANS) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie surprised all and sundry when the two came together at the Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles.
They were rumoured to have consulted lawyers over custody of their six children and dividing their about $330 million fortune.
Dailymail.co.uk reports that they declined to pose together on the red carpet at the star-studded bash Sunday, but the couple were 'extremely affectionate' as they mingled with their peers.
Pitt had been invited to the ceremony to present his "Inglourious Basterds" director Quentin Tarantino with a plaque for being nominated for the Outstanding Directional Achievement in Feature Film, which was won by Kathryn Bigelow.
Jolie wasn't expected to join Pitt, but perhaps recent speculation about their relationship prompted her to attend the event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.
The 34-year-old actress looked stunning in a green asymmetrical Elie Saab gown and Stuart Weitzman heels as she kept close quarters with Pitt.
After months of sporting a scraggly beard, Pitt had finally trimmed his beard into a neat goatee and looked dapper in a black suit.
An onlooker at the Awards said the couple were incredibly affectionate throughout the four-hour event.
"They looked very giggly. They look like they are having a fun time. It's definitely a date," the guest told People magazine.
Neither star attended the recent Golden Globes. Reports last week claimed the couple had met with lawyers to arrange their affairs in preparation for a possible split.
The stars have three adopted children together - Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, and Zahara, 5 - as well as three biological kids - Shiloh, 3, and one-and-half-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.