Brad Pitt isn’t letting his divorce hold him back.
The actor, 53, was snapped chatting on his phone while running errands in Santa Monica, California, on Wednesday, looking slim in a pair of black jeans with a matching jacket and scarf.
The outing comes as Pitt has slowly been stepping back into the spotlight since his split with Angelina Jolie.
Pitt was most recently spotted leaving Santa Monica’s Casa del Mar hotel on Jan. 18 after a private party. Earlier this month, the actor attended a charity benefit on Jan. 14 — less than a week after making a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes.
The actor has also appeared to be in better spirits since he and Jolie decided to work out their divorce privately.
“He seems to have a more positive outlook,” a Pitt source told PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “Things seem much better now.”
On Jan. 9, Pitt, 53, and Jolie, 41, released a joint statement saying they were working with a private judge to resolve their divorce and would “act as a united front” moving forward.
And thanks to the couple’s detente, Pitt “can spend more time with them,” said the source.