Just a few years ago, Grant Kenny and Lisa Curry would have never posed for pictures together, however after the devastating loss of their daughter Jaimi last year, the exes have been brought back together.
And according to a source, they've never been closer.
"Lisa will always hold a special place in her heart for Grant," the source tells Woman's Day.
"They came together in happy times for their daughter Morgan's wedding in 2016, but now they're more united than ever after they lost Jaimi last year."
The insider adds, "It was a real turning point for both of them – since then there's been a special bond and that glint in the eye they once had for one another is back. It's all very innocent, but the admiration for each other is obvious."
With Lisa turning 59 in May and Grant 58 in June, the source says the stoic couple have both mellowed and can now see how much time was wasted harbouring resentment about their failed 23-year marriage.
"Despite splitting in 2009, they've never stopped caring for one another, and while things were strained for a while, they know that being united is a lot better for their children Morgan and Jett, rather than holding onto bitterness from past mistakes," says the insider.
"Through all their grief, they've found a new lease of life together."
While the tragic passing of Jaimi, who was just 33 when she died from a long-term illness in September last year, may have brought them back together, spending time with their two grandchildren – Flynn, three, and four-month-old Taj – has further strengthened their bond.
"Grant adores those babies," says the source. "It's like he is reliving those magical days with Lisa when they first started their own family."
As part of their new bond, Lisa is also said to be changing the notoriously private Grant's opinions on social media, with the Olympic swimmer opening up his mind to the world of Instagram.
"Grant really hates social media but over these past months, he's softened and let Lisa – who loves her Instagram – post images of them with the grandkids," says the insider.
"He is a very private man, and there was a time when he felt very uncomfortable with Lisa's frequent posting, however he has come around to it now."
While their family and close friends are said to be delighted by their renewed relationship, surprisingly no one is happier than Lisa's husband Mark Tabone.
The insider says the 54-year-old Elvis impersonator is thrilled to be "sharing the joy of new beginnings with their ever growing family".
"While it must be hard for him to see their bond, he's just genuinely happy to see Lisa find joy in her life again," says the source.
"He knows how important family is to her and would never stop her seeing Grant."
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