After 12 years of being Brangelina, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have decided to call it quits. The actress filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Tuesday after 12 years together and two years of marriage. While Angelina has cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, her rep said she is doing this to maintain the “health of the family”.
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Jolie, 41, was reportedly upset with the way Pitt was parenting the children. According to a TMZ report, she was ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’ as well as his ‘anger problem’. She has asked for physical custody of their six children.
There are also unsubstantiated reports Jolie had learnt that Pitt was allegedly having an affair with actress Marion Cotillard. The 52-year-old actor has been shooting World War II drama Allied with Cotillard in London. The rumours about their affair started soon after.
According to reports, Angelina hired a private investigator who confirmed that Brad was indeed having an affair and was partying “like a single guy” on the sets. “She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw,” a source told Page 6.
Angelina, meanwhile, insisted through her reps that no third person was involved. But for those in the know, the divorce has not come as a surprise, the signs and speculation were all there. From trouble during shooting of their film, By The Sea, ironically dealing with the death of a marriage, to reports of fights and infidelity were all there. A lot was said about Angelina’s drastic weight loss too.
This is the third divorce for Jolie who was earlier married to actors Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. It is the second divorce for 52-year-old Pitt who left wife Jennifer Aniston for Pitt after they did Mr. and Mrs. Smith together.
According to reports, Angelina wants to focus on her kids and humanitarian work and has come a long way from her wild child past. Brad, on the other hand, is all about the Hollywood lifestyle and wants to lea an adventurous life.