Should I reconnect with my EX

So I want to try and reconnect with my EX but I don't know if I should. Because the way we ended. I was with my new boyfriend and in the beginning I didn't get much affection from him so I started talking to my EX. He was dating a girl and asked me if I wanted to be friends with benefits and at first I said yes but I stopped because I knew that he would never love me and I found someone new. So me and my boyfriend have been together for 1 year and 6 months and I like to check up on my EX because I think of him as a friend or brother even though we ended on bad terms. So should I reconnect with him or not?