Where did it all go wrong? Brangelina went from being head over heals in love to potentially signing the divorce papers. The absolutely devastating and heart wrenching part about the couple’s split is, of course, that there are many children involved. Unfortunately, there are six children that will be deeply affected by this extremely high profile break up. Maddox (15), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), Pax (12), and Vivienne and Knox (8), are all members of the Jolie-Pitt clan. Take a journey through all of the ups and downs of their relationship.
“Brad And Angelina Said Handwritten Vows…”
Summer 2004, the glorious and magical year Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie started dating. Let’s go back and time and relive the love story of the most famous couple in Hollywood. Below is a picture from the couple’s romantic wedding day. Look how completely in enamored these two love birds are with each other. At this point, the couple already had a life and kids together. The wedding was another way to make it all official legally. Angelina Jolie wore minimal make up and appeared very natural, just the way Brad loves her.
A Close Call, 2006
Brad and Angelina went out on a date in 2006. While out, the couple almost ran into Jolie’s estranged father, Jon Voight. Jon Voight is a very talented American actor who one an Academy Award. Jon and his daughter Angelina were disconnected for years. After Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand passed away from cancer, Jolie and her dad had some sort of reconciliation. Angelina also has a brother, James Haven, that she is extremely close with.
The Premiere, 2005
The couple got to know each other while on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Chemistry was running high between the two, but there was one big problem. Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. Brad and Jen were married after dating for two years in an extravagant Malibu wedding. Brad and Jen had been married for a solid five years. After the divorce was finalized, there was a ton of speculation about the connection between the Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-stars. Soon after the premier, Brad and Jennifer filed for divorce and a new relationship arose.
The Cutest Parents
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie always tried to be normal parents and super involved in their children’s lives. In almost every picture, Brad and Angelina are photographed either with their children or doing something for their kids. They did normal parent activities like anyone else. For example, in the photo below, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can be seen shopping at Toys ‘R’ Us for Shiloh’s second birthday. Can you believe Shiloh is now ten years old! Even though this was eight years ago, it feels just like yesterday.
Happy Birthday, Shiloh!
Baby Shiloh’s birthday was celebrated on a fun boat ride with all of the kids. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie loved family trips and adventures. They were both way more into making memories with their kids rather than spending money on frivolous stuff. Shortly after the birthday, Jolie will announce that she is pregnant again. The Jolie Pitt bunch continued to grow and grow. Soon there would be six little Jolie Pitt’s running around.
Hot And Heavy, 2004
The chemistry was palpable on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Look and that intense body language between the two actors. Sometimes in Hollywood, actors can have amazing chemistry, but the connection is strictly for the screen. This was not the case with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The heat that was created between these two beautiful people extended far beyond a movie set. After filming, Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s lives and names became intertwined. Brangelina was finally born!
Unofficially Together, 2005
Before Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were officially together, they could be found in Kenya together. For a long time the couple did not want or need a label or legal document to be a huge part of each other’s lives. They were simply together and ignored every else’s opinions and judgements. They loved spending time with Maddox, Angelina Jolie’s adopted son. Brad Pitt adopted Maddox later on and officially became a father.
Starting A Family, 2006
Angelina Jolie adopted her first son, Maddox, from an orphanage in 2002 when he was just seven-months old. Maddox was living in an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia. After visiting Cambodia twice with her then husband, Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie decided to adopt Maddox. The adoption process was stopped for a period of time when the U.S. government put a ban on adoptions from Cambodia due to child trafficking issues. By 2006, she was pregnant with Brad Pitt’s baby, Shiloh. At this point, the relationship was out in the open.
Falling In Love, 2004
After the hot chemistry on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, people were linking up the two stars. It was impossible to ignore the chemistry between the two gorgeous actors. Later on, Angelina admitted that meeting on set was like meeting her partner and best friend for the first time. At the time she said, “It took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe.” Many fans found this comment disrespectful to Jennifer Anniston who was married to Brad Pitt at the time.
Playing Home, July 2005
Early on into the relationship, the couple was super committed. Brad immediately jumped into life with Angelina Jolie. Not only was he connected closely with her, he also quickly developed a relationship with her children. He slowly became a father figure and then ultimately a real father legally. Son of Angelia Jolie, Maddox, was only three years old at the time the couple got together. Brad seamlessly slipped into the family man role. Get ready for what happens next with these two.
First Trip, 2006
After the Brangelina pregnancy hit news stands, the couple could be found everywhere together. Here is a picture of the two lovebirds on vacation in Vietnam in 2006. At this point in the relationship, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were the proud parents of Maddox and Zahara. Six month old Zahara was adopted with Brad and Angelina by her side from an orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 6, 2005. Zahara’s birth mother later came forward and said she thought Zahara was “very fortunate” to have been adopted by Jolie and Pitt.
Already A Family, November 2006
On a trip to Mumbai, India the couple can be seen becoming a family. Pitt was quick to join Jolie, but once he did the family became one. After Pitt decided to adopt Jolie’s children, Jolie petitioned to legally change all of her kids last names to Jolie-Pitt. This signified the birth of the Jolie-Pitt family. The family finally became official and her kids were also his kids. Shortly after, Pitt adopted Maddox and Zahara. The couple loved to travel with the family. They traveled all over the world. They loved adventure and they also loved to get away from the chaotic media frenzy.
Changing the World Together, 2006
Both Brad and Angelina are very involved in helping the world. Here, Brad is supporting Angelina at the World Economic Forum held by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in Switzerland. Jolie was extremely committed to helping the humanitarian crisis. She first noticed the crisis in Cambodia while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. In this photo, we can see Angie’s baby bump as she was expecting her first child with Brad, a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel. Shiloh was born on May 27, 2006.
Couldn’t Get Enough, 2007
The love birds couldn’t keep their hands off of each other at the Golden Globe Awards in 2007. PDA alert! In March 2007, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt adopted again. They adopted their son Pax Thien from Vietnam. At three years old, he was adopted from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Jolie had to adopt pax as a single parent because of Vietnam’s policy to not allow unmarried couples to adopt. Pitt also adopted Pax shortly after.
Dining In Prague, 2007
At this point the couple has four beautiful children together. They are in love and enjoy traveling and adventure. They have super busy lives and are loving every second of it together. They love to travel all over the world. A romantic dinner in Prague is the perfect way to step out of the chaos of their lives and enjoy a quieter dinner just the two of them. Sometimes they still need alone time and they make it a priority to cut out the time for each other.
Ocean’s Thirteen Premiere, 2007
The couple was super supportive of each other. Here, Angelina is accompanying Brad to the premiere of his movie, Ocean’s Thirteen. Look at how incredibly happy the couple looks together. They could always make each other laugh. Angelina Jolie said that even though they have crazy lives, many kids and sometimes things don’t go as planned, they can always laugh together at what ever is happening. Being able to laugh with each other is what kept them so close and compatible.
The Brangelina bunch was just beginning to blossom. Look at how much fun this family is having! This photo was taken shortly after the adoption of Zahara. The family truly enjoys time together. Brad and Angelina drop everything to make sure their kids come first. Family was the couple’s number one priority. They are both warm and loving parents. They deeply adore each of their children no matter what. Amongst the many commitments each of the parents have, family remained the most important.
In Love, 2008
Four years after they starting dating and still madly in love in 2008, the couple clearly continues to be in their honeymoon phase. They lean on each other. They laugh together. They whisper softly into the other’s ear. They are a team and share their experience of the world side by side. The couple’s body language says it all. After a year together, their love has gone way beyond the skin deep chemistry we observed in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. At this point in 2008, they have a family together and truly know and understand each other causing the love to go much deeper.
Pregnant With Twins, 2008
At the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, the couple announced that they are expecting twins! The twins, Knox and Vivienne, were born in July 2008 in Nice, France. The couple preferred to deliver the babies in France because they knew there would be less of a media frenzy. Of course, everyone wanted the photos of the new babies. The photo rights of the twins were sold to People magazine for $14 million! All proceeds from the photos were donated to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Newborn Twins, 2008
The dynamic duo added the twins to their growing family. It wasn’t long before the Jolie-Pitt clan resembled the Brady Bunch. Brad and Angelina were super happy and both made exceptional parents. The proceeds from the photos were donated to the Jolie-Pitt foundation. The foundation was established in 2006 to help with the humanitarian crisis around the world. Angelina and Brad donated a million dollars to Doctors Without Borders and Global Action for Children to launch the Jolie-Pitt foundation. The couple is well known for being incredibly charitable.
Always There, January 2009
Look how Brad looks at his life partner, Angelina. He is madly in love with her and taken by her beauty at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Both actors were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards. Angelina was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Changeling and Brad was nominated for Best Actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Both had brilliant performances in each of their respective roles and they both fully supported each other throughout the evening.
Intimate Awards Show Moment, 2009
This classic moment of the couple in love was taken at the 81st Academy Awards show. All night the couple was glued to each other and held hands the entire night. Again, Brad Pitt was nominated for his role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Unfortunately, Brad did not go home with the trophy that night in 2009. However, he did say he was simply honored for even being in that category with so many actors he has looked up to his entire life.
Child Abuse Rumors
Brad has always been an amazing father to all of his children. Look at how Brad enjoys quality silly time with his son. These two are happy to be together and living the like at the Super Bowl. Not many kids get to have Brad Pitt as their dad. Sadly, after the news came out about the couple’s split, Brad’s parenting was called into question. Fortunately, shortly after that news came out that the couple would most likely have joint custody.
When Brad was asked how the couple finds time to be intimate, he responded, “It’s called a hotel!” The couple found alone time, despite having many kids running around and lots of projects going on. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie always made a great effort to keep their relationship healthy and intimate. They nurtured their connection whenever they could. The two lovebirds spent quality time together and prioritized their connection and commitment to each other.
A Great Team
The couple seemed absolutely perfect. Now we know, no one and no relationship is perfect. Even though they were madly in love, every relationship takes great effort and work. We are not sure where or how things went wrong. How did a couple who seemed to truly prioritize each other and keep family number one let their relationship disintegrate to what it is today. We guess nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors.
Dinner Date, 2009
By 2009 in Beverly Hills, the couple was still madly in love. They were a team in parenting and a team in life. At this point, Brad and Angelina had six children together, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, and the twins Vivienne and Knox, are all members of the Jolie-Pitt clan. Even though all of the Jolie Pitt children shared the two parent’s last names, Brad and Angelina still had not made their relationship official legally. The family was a modern day Brady Bunch.
Angelina & Knox Bonding, 2010
Angelina and Brad both have special relationships with each of their children. Here, Angelina is bonding with her son, Knox. Even when Angelina Jolie does not wear an ounce of makeup, she looks completely beautiful, flawless and natural. Angelina is very comfortable and in her element being a mother. The twins were born on July 12, 2008. They both look exactly like their older sibling, Shiloh. Apparently Vivienne is a “girly girl” and Knox is a “tough little dude.”
Super Bowl, 2010
Negative rumors about the couple were everywhere but despite it all, the couple was still madly in love at the Super Bowl in February 2010. Brad and Angelina attended the super bowl with their son Maddox. The lovebirds and their son cheered on the New Orleans Saints. Brad and Angelina have always held a special place for New Orleans after they provided a lot of support following Hurricane Katrina. The couple already has six kids at the time and were making the best out of life.
Trip To Tokyo, 2011
In 2011, the adventurous globe-trotting couple took the Brangelina clan to Tokyo. When the Pitt-Jolie family arrived in Haneda airport in Tokyo, the stars were greeted by 500 fans. That had to be super overwhelming for the children. Luckily, everyone held hands and stuck together during the loud and large welcome. While in Tokyo, Pitt promoted his film Moneyball. Brad was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Moneyball. The film was well received but Brad lost.
Birthday Present, 2012
In 2012, for Brad’s 48th birthday, Angelina bought her boyfriend a waterfall. A real waterfall and the property around it were purchased for Brad’s Birthday. After Brad recovered from the shock of receiving his elaborate birthday present, he decided he wanted to build a house over the waterfalls. He wanted the house to look similar to his favorite architect’s style. He loves the work of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Obviously, Brangelina likes to do things big – big family, big house, big waterfall!
Staying Close, Peace Gala 2012
At the Peace Gala in 2012, the couple still seemed stable and together. Sadly, things did not stay that way. The Peace Gala was held in Berlin, Germany. Angelina Jolie was honored with an award. The organization honors cinema that is made for peace and is against human rights abuses, and war and genocide. The actress was honored for her film In The Land of Blood and Honey. She stood up at the gala, accepted the award, and made a short speech. Afterwards, she returned to her table and snuggled up to her man.
Boat Trip, 2012
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally got engaged in 2012. Brangelina loved adventure and traveling. Wouldn’t we all love to vacation Brangelina style? The two traveled the world together alone and with their children. Here they are at the Galapagos Islands in 2012. The couple arrived in style on a private jet and then took a luxurious yacht to their destination. The whole family enjoyed the beach vacation together. The family snorkelled, took boat rides, and had fun on the beach.
No Tension Here, 2012
Even at the 2012 SAG Awards, Brad and Angelina seemed super cozy and head over heals in love. Everyone was waiting to see when the couple would officially get married. Angelina received her SAG card from a production when she was young. Brad received his SAG card from a Pringles commercial. Brad Pitt was nominated at the 2012 SAG Awards for his staring role in Moneyball. While at the SAG awards the two were interviewed about when they would tie the knot.
Jolie’s mother and grandmother died of ovarian cancer, and after Jolie discovered she had the BRCA gene, she decided to opt for a double mastectomy. Brad supported her through the whole thing. Jolie wrote a New York Times op-ed about why she decided to undergo a preventable double mastectomy after she found out her risk of developing breast cancer was 87%. Even though Angie underwent hormone replacement therapy after the surgery, she still developed premature menopause. Devastatingly, her aunt, who had the same BRCA1 defect, died from breast cancer three months after Jolie’s double mastectomy.
The Interview, 2013
In 2013, Angie had a double mastectomy after finding out she had a 87% chance of developing breast cancer. In 2015, her and Brad did an interview spreading awareness about how they made the decision. Many public figures praised Angelina Jolie for her decision, including Sheryl Crow who said, “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story”. Jolie was 37 at the time of the interview. Jolie wrote, “Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.”
Family Bonding Time
Angelina got along very well with Brad’s mother. Brad’s mom often helped out with caring for the kids. Here Jolie is photographed hanging out with her soon to be mother-in-law and her two twins, Vivienne and Knox. Brad’s mother, Jane worked as a family counselor for many years. Brad’s father was a trucking company owner. Brad has two other siblings, Doug, and Julie. Doug owns a computer shop and Julie is a housewife. Brad loved growing up with siblings and that is why he wanted a family of his own.
World War Z Premier, 2013
In 2013, the couple attended the World War Z premier with 2 of their children. The couple posed together on the red carpet at the Empire Cinema in London, England. The premier was after Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. It was her second time coming out in public after the intensive surgery. Shockingly, Pitt’s film was heavily criticised after it was reported in Vanity Fair that the film spent more than $200 million to make. The film would have needed to make more than $400 million at the box office.
Ice Skating, 2013
The couple, still very much in love, was photographed in Queensland, Australia ice skating and holding hands lovingly. Angelina was accompanying Brad to a premier of a movie. The couples children joined them for the ice skating outing. During this time Angelina had recently undergone a double mastectomy. After Angelina went public with her decision, many women became educated about the BRCA gene. Time magazine called this phenomenon “The Angelina Effect.” Jolie’s message informed the people who were most at-risk.
Before the wedding, Brangelina always talked about how excited they were for their kids to enjoy the wedding. The wedding took place after Angie’s surgery. Angelina credited her fiance for providing so much support through the whole process. She reported, “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition.” She explained that Pitt was with her “for every minute of the surgeries.” She even pointed out, “We managed to find moments to laugh together.”
Angelina wore a beautiful dress with an added extra special touch, her children’s drawings. Her dress was filled with dozens of drawings that her children had created. Brad and Angelina made their relationship official in 2014 with a private ceremony. They tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Château Miraval, the family’s estate in Correns, France. The couple made it known that their main priority on their wedding day was to be relaxed and laugh a lot. Most importantly, Brad and Angelina were overjoyed to share the special day with their children.
Even though Brad and Angelina have been through so much including cancer, parenting, and lots of rumours in the media, we thought the couple could overcome anything. After the wedding, the couple seemed to be more in love than ever. In March 2015, Jolie had another health scare and had to get her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed after tests showed that she may have some early indications of cancer. Again, Brad was by her side every step of the way.
The Questions Began, November 2014
Reports starting coming in that Brad and Angelina were staying in different homes. Signs of trouble cropped up while they were staying in Sydney in 2014. In an interview with The Telegraph, Brad opened up about what life looked like in the Jolie-Pitt household. He said, “[There’s] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing; a lot of teeth-brushing and spilling.” He reported that the huge house is filled with chaos, “but so much fun.”
They Thought They Could Figure Things Out
In an interview with The Telegraph, Brad shared that he and Angelina had intended to have more kids. He stated, “Angie and I were aiming for a dozen, but we crapped out after six.” How did the relationship go from being so filled with love and to now on being on brinks of divorce and in a custody battle? Some things started to go wrong. We all had hope, but things sadly escalated. The couple carried a lot of pressure and responsibility – balancing the kids, houses, and careers can start to get in the way of the relationship.
They Found A Way Out, 2015
Brad and Angelina worked things out and decided to work on a movie together. In 2015, they decided to release the film By the Sea. The movie was about a couple in a very dysfunctional relationship and about the disintegration of their marriage. Interestingly, Brad and Angelina said that they could not have worked on a film like that if the character’s relationship was anything close to their own real relationship. They came across as the most stable couple, but reports of drama continued to rise.
We all can see how they look each other in the eyes with so much love and respect. They respected each other as partners and friends. They saw each other as teammates, Most importantly they viewed each other as lovers and life partners. Throughout the relationship, they showed each other so much affection and love. The intense eye contact and body language continues to reveal how the couple felt about each other, even through all of the ups and downs. These two had been through a lot, but they continue to nurture the relationship.
Trip To Nice, June 2015
As rich and famous as the Jolie-Pitts are, they could still be found boarding a full plane on the way to Paris like any other person who travels. Seems pretty normal for one of the most famous couples in Hollywood. The couple is obviously super low-key. They flew economy to France! All eight members of the Jolie Pitt clan boarded the packed place. Twins Knox and Vivienne even held hands while walking through the terminal. The twins are already six years old! Where did the time go?
‘By The Sea’ Premiere, 2015
The couple attended the premiere of their film, By the Sea. They were both interviewed saying that they could only do a film playing the roles of a couple with an unhealthy relationship because in real life they were super stable. What changed from then to now? How did they go from rock solid to divorce paper ready? Angelina reported to The Telegraph, “Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film.”
Getting Comfy, 2015
Some reports stated that on and off the set, this couple was super comfortable together made each laugh constantly. Other reports said that Angelina Jolie put Brad through hell while filming By the Sea. Angelina reported, “It strengthens a relationship if you can pass those big fights and those big things where you really come head-to-head.” Sometimes it was not easy being on. Angie also said, “Making the movie, we knew we were beating each other up. We knew we were giving each other tough days. But we agreed to see how far we could push each other.”
Working Together, 2015
Brangelina worked on two films together, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and By the Sea in 2015. After the release of By the Sea, Angelina shared, “We may have been having big fights on the set during the day, but at night we were tag-teaming on the bedtime story. As much as we can argue and fight – and we all have our challenges – at the end I say, ‘My job is to love him’ .” Despite some harsh days on set, it seemed that the couple continued to nourish their relationship.
Standing By Her Side, 2015
The couple finished By the Sea, and even though it was not well received, Brangelina seemed to live life normally. Brad always stood by Angelina through everything. This photo was taken at their daughter’s soccer game in L.A. days before Angelina’s many surgeries. They loved the day-to-day activities together. They were best friends and enjoyed every second of sharing their lives together. They especially loved activities that involved their six children. They were always supportive parents and celebrated each of their kids.
Brad and Angie always kept their priorities straight. Throughout the relationship, family remained the top priority. No matter how busy they were, the kids came first. After eight years living in their house in New Orleans, the couple decided to leave the home in the French Quarter. The house was listed for $6.5 million. After it failed to sell, the house price dropped $1 million. The house was put on the market in May of 2015. Even through the move, Angie and Brad seemed to stay together.
She Made Him Proud
Brad and Angelina talked so highly of each other. Through every project, the couple stood by each other’s side showing full support. Here is a photo of the couple with their two beautiful twins, Knox and Vivienne. Vivienne and Knox are now eight years old! Where did the time go and what happened to our favorite Hollywood couple? They seemed so happy and so committed to working on their relationship together. Did something specific happen that caused the break? Or were there major flaws in the relationship that developed over a long period of time?
Angelina is a super dedicated mother and Brad always knew that and loved that about his wife. Angelina Jolie wears so many hats. The drop-dead gorgeous human has served as a screenwriter, director, and producer. The actress and humanitarian worker is a free spirit. Above everything else, Angelina Jolie is a mother. She adores her children. She plays on the beach with four of her six children in a photoshoot for Vogue Magazine. The family has traveled together to Asia, Africa, and Europe.
Thailand Holiday, January 2016
Even when on vacation in Thailand in 2016, the couple was still trying to make the relationship work. While on the trip, it was reported that Pax hurt himself while jet skiing. The couple always put their kids first above everything else. Jolie has said, “these are their most important years.” All six children were in attendance on the family vacation. They kept very busy on the family vacation. The Brangelina bunch could be found jet-skiing, swimming in the ocean and mini golfing.
Putting Rumors To Rest, 2016
While on the vacation in Thailand, Jolie took some much deserved time to pamper herself. She spent time in a Hindu Temple and also visited a resort spa. The couple spent a lot of time together enjoying each other’s company. They also devoted a lot of time to each of their children. Divorce rumors continued to roll in, but Brad and Angelina tried to remain strong and show affection. Look at how Brad Pitt is holding Angelina Jolie in his arms.
It Went Wrong
We still do not know why Angelina filed for divorce from Brad. Sadly, the rumors became true and negative comments about Brad’s parenting began to spread. Some have reported that Brad has been losing weight amidst the stress of the situation. Angelina has been demanding sole custody of their six children. If Brad did not have sole custody of the children, he would only be allowed therapeutic supervised visits. Brad is terrified of having his precious children taken away.
After Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne, begged their parents to go to Disneyland, Brad and Angelina planned a family trip. Brad and Angelina love to travel during the holiday season. Angelina has said, ”I love to travel in the holidays, because I feel like I’d rather give the kids the gift of a new country than a box of presents. But I still give them some presents!” Fighting continued on the trip to Disneyland. Unfortunately, things got worse for Brangelina.
Their Last Meeting
Some rumors suggested that Brad was struggling with alcohol and drug use. Angelina reported “irreconcilable differences” on the official divorce document. On September 19, 2016, Jolie filed for divorce. Jolie hired professional celebrity divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser to represent her. Laura Wasser represented Jolie in her previous divorce from Billy Bob Thornton. The famous celebrity lawyer also represented Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard. Jolie is not messing around with this split after hiring the brilliant Laura Wasser.
Divorce and Custody Battles
After 12 years together, the couple decided to split. Jolie filed for divorce on September 19, 2016. Now that the divorce has been announced, Angelina requested sole custody of the six Jolie-Pitt children. Shortly after it was reported that Brad and Angelina would have joint custody. Obviously the biggest victims in this whole split are the children. Brad Pitt attended his first public appearance since Angelina filed for divorce. He showed up on the red carpet for his upcoming film, Allied. More news will continue to unfold as the divorce gets finalized.
Angelina Speaks Out
On her recent trip to Cambodia, Angelina began to choke up when questioned in an interview about her failed marriage to Brad. Notably, this was the first time speaking about the split and it clearly wasn’t easy for her. She spoke through tears, saying that despite the split being extremely tough her and Brad would always be family. Angelina also said that she hoped the split would make her stronger. After the interview Jolie and her Cambodian son, Maddox, continued on a tour of the country.