The lives of celebrities are relatively easy to follow. We can read about them in gossip magazines, watch them in interviews, and Google the latest facts about their day-to-day lives. With that being said, sometimes it can feel like we’re personally vested in a celebrity couple’s relationship because we’ve seen it blossom from the early days and we follow it until, as it seems is commonly the case with celebrity marriages, it falls apart.
The relationship of Brad Pitt and Angelina or “Brangelina,” as they’ve affectionately been dubbed, has been well-documented since the beginning. Sadly, though, that relationship came to an end recently when Jolie filed for divorce. Learn more about the relationship these mega-stars had, from its beginning, all the way to its unfortunate end.
#18 The Beginning
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship started back in 2004 when they co-starred together in “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” There was only one complication: Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. With the beginning of Pitt and Jolie’s relationship came the end of Pitt and Aniston’s 5-year marriage.
Although together for a total of 12 years, Pitt and Jolie only got married in 2014. They had a lavish ceremony that they kept secret from the media until after the fact, and they only included their close family and friends. Despite the happiness they shared on their wedding day, they were only married a brief 2-years before troubles started to brew.
#16 Angelina’s Past
Angelina is known for having some demons in her past, and she has a very strong personality that some people find difficult to handle. Rumor has it that Brad has been having trouble dealing with her dark side and tendency to isolate herself in stressful times, and that’s caused his confidence in their marriage to wane.
#15 Loads of Children
As any married (or divorced) parent can attest to, children can add a lot of joy as well as a lot of stress to a marriage. Brad and Angelina don’t just have a kid or two, they have six kids together! Three of them are adopted and three of them are biological, but however you want to look at it, we can only imagine the extra load that’s put on their marriage over the years.
#14 Stressful Surgeries
Life throws all kinds of hurdles at people, and Angelina Jolie has had a few health scares in recent years. With the real fear of developing breast and ovarian cancer, she took precautionary methods and had extensive surgeries to help her keep the diseases at bay. Operations like that are bound to add a whole other level of stress to a relationship.
#13 Angelina Hired A Private Investigator
Apparently, Jolie started to seriously distrust Pitt in recent days. She even went so far to hire a private investigator to follow him around, something that everyone knows spells trouble. Her biggest suspicion was that Pitt was having an affair, a fact that she might have had confirmed as discussed in the next slide…
#12 Brad Had An Affair
As soon as news broke about Brangelina’s marital troubles, word trickled in that the private investigator Angelina hired found out that Brad was having an affair. With who, you ask? Only his co-star in the underway film “Allied,” Marion Cotillard. The actress subsequently came out and put an end to the reports, also releasing that she was actually pregnant with her husband’s child.
#11 Parenting Differences
With six children comes a lot of opportunities for differences regarding parenting techniques. Apparently, after the affair rumors were debunked, the next news to break was that the couple’s break-up was actually due to major parenting differences. This one seems more believable, and it was likely at least a factor in the relationships demise.
#10 Gwyneth Paltrow
According to the rumors, Brad Pitt dreams of Gwyneth Paltrow, or at least he did one night. Believe it or not, multiple news outlets reported that Brad said Paltrow’s name during his sleep one night, and apparently, Jolie was very upset by it. These same news outlets claim that this is actually the reason for the couple’s break-up. Reliable? Definitely not.
#9 Bro Time
What guy doesn’t need some good ‘ole “bro” time? Apparently, Brad Pitt is just like every other guy in that sense. One media outlet reported that the “final straw” for Brad and Angelina was when he chose his friends over the family. They continued that instead of spending the last few weeks of summer with his family, he went to Croatia with some of his friends. It’s unlikely that would cause a marriage to end on its own, but it could’ve contributed.
#8 Brad Has Smoking and Drinking Problems…
The media has gone back and forth between blaming Angelina and then Brad, and it seems Brad’s turn has come. It was reported by TMZ that some of the parenting issues the couple was experiencing were caused by Brad’s excessive smoking and drinking. If true, this could definitely be a factor in Brangelina’s relationship woes.
#7 …And Anger Problems
Every couple has their moments of anger, comments that shouldn’t be said, things that shouldn’t be done. Sometimes, that anger can cross the line. According to people close to Jolie, Brad had trouble controlling his temper and that was concerning to her, especially with regards to their children.
#6 Fellow Celebrities Shocked And Saddened
When you’re in the spotlight like Brad and Angelia have been over the course of their relationship, people pay attention when big news like a break-up comes out. A number of celebrities have spoken out and voiced their surprise and sadness over the news, including George Clooney, Justin Theroux, and even singer Adele among others.
#5 Angelina Jolie Is An Alien Reptoid
An online writer makes the case here that Angelina Jolie is actually an alien reptoid, which led to the couple’s break-up. Some of his reasons for suspecting this include Jolie’s past morbid fascination with blood and the fact that her children call her “Dragon Lady” behind the scenes. Seriously, the things some people come up with!
#4 Brad And Jen Back Together
It didn’t take long for the crazy rumors to start flying again, and of course, the inescapable one: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reconnected. Aniston has been unable to escape the Brangelina gossip loop since Pitt and her broke up over a decade ago, and multiple gossip columns reported that Brad and Jen’s relationship had turned friendly again.
#3 The Airplane Incident
One of the most factually supported reasons for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s break-up is the recent intense argument that Pitt had with their son Maddox. Apparently, cameras even caught Pitt screaming at Maddox on video. Originally, it was suspected that Pitt was physically violent towards one of the children, but the video supposedly clears him of that. He was still guilty of yelling intensely at Maddox, and that’s reportedly what led Jolie to take action.
#2 Filed For Divorce
Within a week from the airplane incident, Angelina filed for divorce. She’s suing for sole custody and is staying with all six of the children at a rented home in Malibu while Brad is staying in their compound in the Hollywood Hills. Brad has hired a noted divorce attorney, Lance Spiegel, to represent him in the proceedings.
#1 What’s Next?
There will surely be lots more news and suspected motives for the divorce of two of Hollywood’s biggest names, and the results of the divorce case will determine the custody rights for both Pitt and Jolie. Rumors will continue to spread, but eventually, the real truth will come out!
That’s the story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship from the beginning all the way to the sad ending.
The rumors would have us believe that Brad and Angelina are getting a divorce because of Brad’s smoking, drinking, and adultery problems as well as his prioritizing of friends over his family. Also, Jolie is an alien reptoid.
Clearly, many of the rumors aren’t true, but the truth is that unless the famous couple can overcome their many differences and reunite, it looks like one of the most iconic relationships in Hollywood will officially be over.