The couple's biographer Ian Halperin told The Mail on Sunday of the meeting at a friend's home in Hollywood: "Brad took the first step forward, then they collapsed into each other's arms.
"There were a lot of tears, nothing was left on the table. They had it out, right there and then in this very modest house.
Ian explained: "Angie was very, very angry about the incident on the private plane between Brad and Maddox, she threw everything she had at him
"It was toxic. I've spoken to many people around them, friends and family, and no one could see how they could possibly recover.