We’ve seen Hollywood divorces getting messy, dirty, and out of hands, but no one thought ‘Brangelina’ would make it to this list! In fact, the couple’s separation is one of the most toxic and expensive ones to date. Five years after they filed, the split story continues.
They Met During The Filming Of Mr. And Mrs. Smith
Brad and Jolie met first on the sets of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004. The couple’s real-life roles took the attention of the audience, as much as the casting itself. Brad was married to the pretty Jennifer Aniston then, and together they formed an adorable celebrity couple of their generation. The wealthy stars’ lavish wedding was estimated to have cost around $1 million and was attended by some of the most reputed names, including the FRIENDS cast – Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt Leblanc. Their love story made headlines almost every other day, and why should it not. After all, he was the most coveted star in Hollywood and Rachel Green’s hair made everyone swoon!
They Knew It From The Beginning
Brad and Jen had made a pact through mutual understanding. Since they weren’t too sure about whether they would stay with each other or not through the rest of their lives, they decided on going along till they can. Now, if time would let them manage to grow old with each other, it would have been a fateful thing. Sounds fair, and it is owing to this understanding that the friendship is intact. They still have a good laugh regardless of these complications. The couple believed that such an approach would keep the relationship pure and interesting.
Angelina Was Divorced Twice Before Her Marriage With Brad
Twice divorced before marrying Brad, Angelina then surfaced in his life with her wild image. Initially, she was hitched to British star, Jonny Lee Miller, and then Billy Bob Thornton. With the latter, she had adopted Maddox in March 2002, from Cambodia. A lot of speculations kept doing the rounds if Jolie should be blamed for Jen and Brad’s divorce (after 7 years of marital bliss). It was the paparazzi that whipped up quite a frenzied Team Jen and Team Angelina rivalry, which took a rather weird turn with time. Angelina was sadly pitched as the mistress, while she denied it completely. According to her, she couldn’t stand cheating on someone married for she underwent the trauma of seeing her mother face a similar plight.
They Made It Official In 2006
In 2006, Angelina announced that she was pregnant with Brad’s first child which also marked the public acknowledgment of their relationship. It was then that the rainbow family started. Brad became the adoptive dad of Maddox and also Jolie’s second child, Zahara. Daughter Shiloh Nouvel was born that year, and in springtime, the couple also adopted 3-year-old Pax Thien from a Vietnam-based orphanage. A decade later, the couple finally walked the aisle in a plush ceremony held at one of their wineries in France, Chateau Miraval.
It Ended A Decade Later
But who knew the beginning was the step towards an end. A couple of years later, their marriage was over. Angelina filed for divorce in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Investigations on Brad were in full swing after he was accused of child abuse in the family’s private jet. A source even added that a parent-child argument occurred between the two and it simply escalated with time. Later on, Pitt was cleared of all the allegations. The actor chose to remain silent, but never shied away from accepting his addiction to drinking. He accepted how his boozing created significant issues in his life.
Brad Failed To Provide Adequate Support
The split, brought through by legal proceedings in California, started soon after 2017 when Angelina spoke about the divorce for the first time. Going by court documents, Brad failed to offer meaningful support to Jolie financially. He loaned her $8 million, in addition to $1.3 million for the bills. Angelina offered complete access of her kids to Brad, but it was only in 2020 that the couple was given joint custody over their kids in a tentative ruling.
Almost 5 years later, after spending $1 million on this high-end affair, the settlements are still not over. While Angelina is presently based in LA, Brad is still linked to his ex-wife Jen. As always, the media has been speculating that the divorce proceedings could continue for another 5 to 6 years and would even rack in few more millions. But then, don’t they deserve to live a life of peace? Sure, they do.