E!: No really, Brad Pitt & Angelina’s divorce is ‘not moving forward right now’

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For the love of God. The current issue of Us Weekly has a cover story all about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and sources claim that their divorce is “stalled.” The idea is that because Brad has gotten sober and refocused on being a father, that perhaps Angelina is rethinking everything. Gossip Cop slammed the idea behind the Us Weekly story, noting that “The magazine repeatedly contends Jolie is having second thoughts, but never once says Pitt is also considering a reunion.” Gossip Cop’s unnamed sources (Pitt sources) claim that the divorce is still on, that he’s still pissed about Angelina’s “scorched earth approach” with the divorce and that she’s just throwing this story out there to take the heat off of the Vanity Fair debacle. Except now E! News is basically saying the same thing as Us Weekly?

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have pressed pause on their divorce proceedings. Nearly a year after the A-list actress and humanitarian filed for divorce from her husband of two years and partner of 12, a source tells E! News things have come to a stand still. “It’s true that the divorce is not moving forward right now. They are taking a breather and seeing what happens,” the insider explains.

Jolie recently moved her family into a $25 million Los Angeles home, an adjustment she described to Vanity Fair as a “big jump forward for us,” while Brad is now sober. It’s these shifts, we’re told, that has led the exes to reconsider. Our source says, “They don’t take divorce lightly and want to make sure they are doing the right thing.”

“A lot has changed since Angelina filed,” the source notes, adding that Pitt’s sobriety has “really changed” their relationship. A separate insider adds, “Brad has been working on self-improvement.”

So is an official reconciliation just over the horizon? Not necessarily, as the insider says Brad and Angelina’s future is “up in the air” for the time being. “Things can change quickly,” the source adds, “but they aren’t pursuing the divorce at this time.”

[From E! News]

Gossip Cop once again published an exclusive takedown, using “an impeccable insider” (aka Brad’s publicist or lawyer, I would assume), claiming that Brad and Angelina “aren’t reconsidering anything. At least he isn’t.” Still, the insider contends that the process has “slowed down.” The insider basically accuses Angelina of planting these stories to take the heat off the VF thing, which… I don’t know. I find it hard to believe that Jolie would call up Us Weekly and E! News – as opposed to People Mag? – to push these stories, especially when Brad’s team has been leaking sh-t to Page Six, E! News and Us Weekly for months?

The whole “Brad’s too mad to ever call off the divorce” narrative reminds me of this E! News story several months back, in which Brad-centric sources began insisting the very same thing, that Brad is “way too upset” with how Angelina handled everything to ever get back together. It’s a pretty classic pattern, as I noted at the time – the guy who got dumped wants to assume a position of wounded self-pity and act like the ex who dumped him is still obsessed with him. Angelina didn’t sound obsessed with him the VF interview. She sounded like she was still really pissed at him.

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  1. Grandjen says:

    Good gravy this is getting tedious

    • Snickers says:

      Whoever that is supposedly commenting on behalf of Brad, is making him seem like a weak and very rude angry douche.

      I agree both the stories and denials seem to have been done to strike when Angelina is at her most vulnerable after her spat with Vanity Fair/criticism re ‘the casting game,’ so that the Brad camp can join in the pile on.

      i guess they figure given the dark cloud that had people wondering about him, he’ll get more good will – more than he already does for being a guy, the golden boy who’s not currently with Jolie- if his camp pretends she’s using him and wants to get back but he’s rebuffing her or her schemes.

      It’s all coming from one place if I had to guess. Brad’s team figured this was a great time to give him some leverage and make him look better, the immediate denial of the getting back together let’s him say: ‘no way ladies of FF, I want nothing to do with her- she’s anistoned! ‘

      Whether you believe Angelina would do something like hop around to various crap rags and gossip blogs to say something that wasn’t true that would be immediately denied with an extra helping of kicks to her head, or not – whoever is saying they’re in Brad’s camp and piling on the mother of his kids, is gross.

      • noway says:

        Could be the divorce is just complicated 6 kids a lot of money and assets, even under the best of circumstances it could be difficult and time consuming. This could be the gossip world just speculating incorrectly. Honestly, I don’t see how this helps either one. If her team spread this she looks a bit wishy washy and crazy for going back or trying to change the story about her movie. If his team spread it he looks douchey too, especially if they are saying he’s angry at how she has portrayed him. From a publicist point of view don’t see the positives for either one.

    • cara says:

      It’s been almost a year, if the divorce was really going forward, it would have been finalized by now. Gossip Cop is nothing but BS lies, they contradict themselves all the time. GC is pure tabloid nonsense.

      I have believed for a while that Brad and Angie may be trying to work through what happened last summer. Both are going to therapy, the kids are in therapy, too. The best outcome would be for this family to reconcile. There are six children that deserve parents that are together and in love.

      • IsThisReal? says:

        Ummm…no.

        My marriage fell apart a year ago.
        We are both doing ok apart, but the divorce proceedings are only just beginning. And this is a FRIENDLY divorce.

        Getting all the paperwork, all the decisions, everything decided in ONE YEAR? With all those kids and assets? No way.

      • LT says:

        How do you figure that? Divorce takes time, sometimes AT LEAST a year (it depends on the state).

      • cara says:

        I’ve never been divorced, but since Brad and Aniston’s divorce took 6 months from filing to final, it seems a year is a bit excessive.

        I know, you probably do not want Brad and Angie to reconcile, many here do not. Just be honest, it’s not a crime to be for or against this couple getting back together.

      • Malak says:

        I would/can agree that the best outcome would be for the family to be together again. Hope there are still strong feelings there to make a reconciliation possible. They have never really offended each other. I’d say Angie has found out that it’s not easy to be a single mom, so if they still care for each other, and Brad has REALLY stopped drinking, why not appear together at the premiere of the movie about Cambodia next month! Financially it’s better to not split. Also, Brad has to decorate the new house!!!

  2. RBC says:

    I am more inclined to believe with having six children and how wealthy Brad and Angie are the delay in the divorce is due to child support/visitation and also division of assets. I just can’t see them getting back together.

  3. thisishisbananas AKA poorlittlerichgirl says:

    Over it. Next.

  4. Jegede says:

    Pitt.. sorry….Access Hollywood also called BS on the E news.

    This will maybe play put like the Garner/Affleck case, in that the divorce won’t be completed for maybe 2 years?

  5. A Croatian says:

    I am absolutely convinced Angelina called them up and pushed that narrative. #sorrynotsorry

    • Karen says:

      US Weekly is owed now by the same company as National Enquirer. Most of their old staff left. I doubt it’s a plant by anyone, just a made up story since the back -n- forth stalled and they wanted to put them on the cover.

    • Snickers says:

      I’m sure you’re not sorry – there are women who live to shiv her. Lol

      But again, saying shes behind it – that’s just not smart IMO.

      Diversion and pushing an untrue narrative will only work if there’s a coordination between the parties.

      When there is not – it will not benefit you at all.

      For example, if it gets you triple the hate among the usual suspects that already hate you (w/them flinging false accusations and immediate denials from an alleged Brad camp ‘source’) – that means it probably wasn’t you.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Also if she calls less reputable magazines it does not look as ovious she is behind it since People might like to mention the source in some way for example.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Sorry, not sorry. People talking about the film aren’t keeping up with gossip mags. Even if they were, going back with Brad wouldn’t make an adult with common sense change his/her views on a film and/or concerns surrounding it. That is like junior high level.

      I think the Brad-Aniston-Angie tabloid camps live in their own echo chamber in a bubble and believe the rest of the world cares what’s happening. Maybe it’s the lack of oxygen in the bubble causing brain cells to die off?

      I just lost 5 minutes reading ridiculous arguments back and forth. Pretty sure I lost some neurons too!

      • Luna says:

        +1,0000
        Do people really believe a fake gossip story about her wanting to get back with him will persuade others to see her film or change an opinion they already have? Be it negative or positive. Especially for people that don’t pay attention to celebrity gossip. Years ago, on CB I would read, “Brad and Angie took the kids to the park, they’re trying to their sell their movie”. Like no. Seeing a 6 year old walk with a stuffed animal isn’t going to make me dig in my wallet and pull out my hard earned money to see their mom’s movie. I’ll dig in my wallet if the movie looks good.

      • Nadia says:

        Well Luna this is about more than the film, this is about her reputation. The point is to change the discussion. Period.

      • cara says:

        @Luna: Who said it was HER wanting to get back together, she dumped his drunk ass, he’d have to prove himself before she’d ever take him back.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Someone from her side or trying to deflect is absolutely doing this and he is right to say Nope. How that makes him bad I don’t know since it is true he has no interest.

    • cara says:

      All the people who believe Angie is calling up tabloids need to see a psychiatrist…STAT.

      Just look at close-ups of Brad, that is a man who is not happy and suffering. His PR has stopped trying to make him into some young stud chasing any “loose” starlet he can find, that was completely embarrassing.

      Maybe Brad sobering up has made him grow up.

      • No name says:

        He’s not suffering but if that’s what you want to believe.

      • Carmen says:

        The guy is separated from his children and he’s not suffering? I sure hope that’s not true because if it was it would say a ton of things about him, like he didn’t love or care about them any more.

      • cara says:

        He looks as if he’s suffering, and all the PR in the world cannot change the look on his face. He’s not looked happy for over a year.

        Haters of Angie want Brad to be soooo very happy now that he destroyed his family. Who thinks that way, doubtful Brad thinks that way.

        He may have hurt his wife and children, but that does not mean he doesn’t love them, or want to heal himself and his family. Alcohol can make people do things they would never do if sober.
        If this family can be saved, and the parents and children come out stronger than ever, that would be the best scenario.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I would assume both are grieving the loss of the life they planned to spend together. That happens in a lot of divorces regardless of anything else.

      • Malak says:

        I think he is most definitely missing his family. He is missing life as it was – going home to the people he loves. I don’t know if you’re all married, but in my opinion, as much as you argue/quarrel/fight with you husband or partner, and especially if you have kids, you miss them when you’re away and you’re happy to go HOME.

        The question is, does she want him back. If rumors are true, she does. He tackled his addictions, and cleaned himself up! If he didn’t care, he could have gone on drinking. Remember he said that he doesn’t know how much time he has, and wants to spend it with the people he loves?

        Well, that’s my opinion, and I’m probably wrong. We’ll see!

      • pwal says:

        @Malak, at this point, I think the only people he loves is his kids. They were likely the true motivation for him getting his sh!t together, not getting back into Angelina’s good graces. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he arranged for details regarding his progress be relayed strictly to the court.

        He sees that the love is still there within his kids and it’s absolutely worth fighting for.

      • cara says:

        @Malak: I find it very entertaining to read all the excuses some women have for Brad and Angie NOT to get back together. All are very transparent.

    • Nadia says:

      I agree with sorrynot sorry. People magazine would make it as plain as day what’s going on. It’s too official. It’s clear from that statement she put out that she was really burned by the VF fall out. Then they had receipts and posted a transcript. Her and her team needed a plan to make the talk about something bigger.

  6. Adorable says:

    Still not buying it,Once she left him..She was Dunzo!

  7. Jamieee says:

    PEOPLE’s way too obvious. You can go to US Weekly and E! and so on and keep your hands clean in the eyes of most readers, but plant a story in PEOPLE and you leave really obvious fingerprints.

    It is serving to change the conversation.

    I think if the divorce is stalled it’s because the kids are struggling with the idea. They both always talked about how the kids were so obsessed with the idea of them getting married, so despite everything a divorce just a few years later must be tough. In most cases it’s better to make things clear and get it over with ASAP, but given the messy custody situation the kid’s therapists may have advised them to stay in a holding pattern for a while.

    I’d bet a lot of money they never get back together. Everything they’re putting out there screams that they’re still consumed by contempt for one another.

    • Snickers says:

      @jamiee

      Obviously it’s NOT changing the narrative. As people like you are piling on her more.

      It seems women just want to accuse her of deception and orchestrating with the tabloids that she ignores.

      It’s resentment of her character and physical beauty and maturity. For instance, it makes them feel better about themselves to think she’s not above them in the scheming and messing with trash rag dept.

      It’s why Handler beats her up.
      Handler is garbage. Says racist stuff. She hates that people think Angelina is a good person along with being beautiful. It’s a kind of sexual and character jealousy.

      Some women don’t go as far as Handler, but what drives them to lash out at her is the same impetus.

      • attackofthekb says:

        How juvenile. Just because someone dislikes AJ doesn’t make them jealous of her “beauty”. Are you kidding me? I am sick to death of people acting like a beautiful person can’t be unlikable because it’s all just jealousy.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Totally juvenile. I am far from jelly of her and I like my own looks so Nope. You convince no one with these unhinged diatribes.

      • Snickers says:

        @attackofthekb

        I’m sorry, didn’t mean to strike a nerve.

        Considering that she’s been the most admired and influential humanitarian for a decade in her industry, considering that when you do hear from her publicly she’s bringing awareness to things like refugees, war crimes, rape, genetic testing for women’s cancers, donating money to good causes and the less fortunate, building schools and clinics- and that the rest of the time you don’t see her or hear from her unless she’s promoting a film usually less than 1x a year — it’s really hard for me to understand how someone can harbor a strong dislike of her.

        Maybe you can explain it.

        I however dont think you can without invoking the triangle which will bring me back to my previous point which so upset you.

        As i mentioned, if i think of a famous person I loathe, and for good reason, someone I would be fine dissing in every thread- if I learned they had decided to do good in the world and help people and act maturely, that would take all the wind out of my angry sails and I’d shelve it.

        Haters of Angelina from the triangle era have never shelved it. They have a visceral dislike and they can’t tell you why without exposing themselves.

        It’s known as irrational hate and yes it 9x out of 10 starts off as envy based.

      • attackofthekb says:

        Snickers that was way too much to read and simply not worth my time. I dislike all three in the triangle personally. You don’t know me though so you shouldn’t assume things about me. You didn’t “strike a nerve” per se. I just think this is out of hand. You remind me of the idiots in junior high that would say “well she just doesn’t like me because I’m PRETTY!” as though that is the only reason someone can dislike someone else. I have my reasons for disliking JA, AJ, and BP. Anyhoo, relax, take a xanax, have a bath, but whatever you do chill out.

      • Kitten says:

        Or maybe some of us aren’t blinded by all-consuming fandom, thus we retain the ability to view Jolie objectively?

        It’s great to admire others but this level of obsession with a celebrity is simply not healthy.

      • No name says:

        I don’t like Jolie…never have, never will. I think she’s overrated as an actress, has a holier than thou attitude and basically think she’s just average…that being said…I don’t like Pitt, either lol. He’s just so…eh! But he does produce some amazing films and he can act, so you have that. I feel Jolie is seriously making some missteps here. Only her diehard stans can’t see it and if she doesn’t correct the course soon, her image is going to take a serious hit. I’m talking about her film…not the divorce before the fans come out with pitch forks. The “game” with the children? Seriously? Authenticity in having Khmer Rhouge soldiers…really? Someone who does humanitarian work didn’t realize this might pose a problem…oh she did…she had therapists on set…yeah. No. She still went ahead and made this movie because she’s AJ..because she wanted to tell this story. She wanted it to be real. Yeah, well…let’s recreate trauma and pain because I need to tell this story even though it didn’t happen to me…what’s wrong with that statement. When someone can justify it to me why AJ felt it was necessary maybe I will watch it.

      • English rose says:

        This minimally talented, bag of bones, brat has been shocked that her cruel games for a no doubt flop of a film have caused a backlash and is making this up. Brad is boring and not the sharpest knife in the box, but he’s not daft enough to back to that pretentious child catcher.

      • Carmen says:

        Precious little ray of sunshine, aren’t you, Rosie?

      • Carmen says:

        @magnoliarose: “jelly” of her? What is this, Romper Room?

      • Mermaid says:

        🙄🙄🙄🙄@snickers
        “Herscholt Oscar” I see you almondmilk or aka James Haven

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Carmen Why yes, it is. I’ll just hang out over here with my juice box and animal crackers. I guess you have a problem with Romper Rooms too.

      • cara says:

        @English rose: I will NEVER understand where some get that Angie is a “bag of bones”. That’s so far from the truth it’s laughable.

    • crazydaisy says:

      What fingerprints? I want to learn how to tell when a story was planted by someones team. Any tips?

      Also, does anyone know if these two had a prenup? Thanks!

  8. Maya says:

    The biggest turnoff is when someone plays the victim and whines all the time like Brad is doing right now.

    Brad – alcoholism is a disease and I am hoping you are getting better. But for once take a stand for the mother of your children or better yet, speak up for your children.

    Get your sourced to shut the hell up and move on. You were the reason the family split so it’s your responsibility to heal them as well.

    One day they will grow up and figure out how cowardly you behaved and they will lose whatever respect they had for you.

    • LadyT says:

      I honestly don’t know how your mind works. What kind of twisted logic makes you think Brad planted this story. His professional life is going well, his GQ article was well received and he’s been sober for months. It’s Jolie that’s stumbling and needs the boost. I don’t know if she planted this story or not, but it certainly wasn’t Pitt.

    • Erinn says:

      “speak up for your children”

      Their children have been badmouthed in the press for years- neither of them gives these comments the time of day. Instead both Ang and Brad have ignored the stupid comments and allowed them to slip away quickly. If they commented on most of the things that have been said over the years they’d just have drawn even more attention to it – a la Streisand Effect.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        What some people (ahem) want when they demand ad nauseum for Brad speak up is for him to do a weeping interview where he spills all the intimate details of their lives while simultaneously absolving AJ of all guilt for anything ever. These types are transparent AF

    • Snickers says:

      @Maya
      Thank you. This. All day. Spot on and kudos! He will live to regret his inaction and trifling behavior. On many levels he has to already know his children know him warts and all, it’s up to him to be a better stand-up man they can admire. Because behavior such as this from his camp (and in his sad wishy washy ‘my side of the street’ interviews where he fails to take full responsibility and act suitably remorseful about the incident) just is not cutting it. His kids will remember and not be proud.

      To @LadyT – again try not to live too much in an alternate reality. Brad still doesn’t have custody, and his interviews and sad Dad single tear rolls down one cheek cheesey photos were ridiculed by everyone.

      Jolie takes risks and doesn’t take the easy road to reward, yes she’s dealt with unfair attacks and criticism as a beautiful unique woman (who gets ish done) for much of her life, but that’s what makes her a leader with Brad following behind, being influenced by and emulating her.

      Their industry knows it, which is why she gets the accolades from them. Maybe Brad can get clean/sober, get an acting Oscar and the Herscholt humanitarian Oscar by the time he hits 65 – he certainly won’t do it having his camp kick Angelina Jolie in the mouth. That only wins him brownie points with the FF and hater crowd, not decent people.

      • Erinn says:

        “he fails to take full responsibility and act suitably remorseful about the incident”

        followed by:

        “his interviews and sad Dad single tear rolls down one cheek cheesey photos were ridiculed by everyone”

        So what is suitable for you? You said when he acted sad about the events that it was ridiculed by everyone – and that implies that it did nothing to impress you. But in the same post you’re saying he hasn’t acted suitably remorseful. Does he literally need to put out a statement saying “I am human garbage – always have been, always will be. it’s impossible that we were ever really in love because I am the worlds worst husband and parent despite having been with the goddess for 10 years before she chose to marry me. I never deserved the wonderful, perfect human being that is Angelina. She emits sunshine and rainbows, and has single-handedly saved the whole world. I was never worthy of breathing the same air as she did”.

        I find it so confusing. People complain when he continues their usual non-commenting behavior that worked for them for over a decade. People complain when he dares give a comment. People complain that he’s not remorseful. People complain that he’s weak/pathetic/sad when he shows any emotion. I think that at the end of the day, neither of them can win. And at the end of the day- IDGAF about him commenting. He’s responsible to make it right with himself, his kids, and his soon to be ex-wife – he does not need to do ANY of it publicly, nor should he. It should be something worked out between the family and professionals.

        And to say his kids will remember and not be proud is somewhat ridiculous. If his kids were raised with empathy and an understanding that all humans make mistakes – and they go through therapy to deal with the things that happened – they should be able to look back and see that their father had a substance problem, and assuming he gets that under control hopefully it’ll be a brief period of their life that gets worked out. Plenty of people have fallings out with their parents – and sometimes reconcile later in life. Not always – but it’s definitely not unheard of. And if everyone involved is seeking therapy then there is no reason to think that this is the only side of their father that will be remembered.

      • Snickers says:

        Sorry @Erinn

        Maybe you’re confused, scroll back. I responded to a poster who once again was acting gleeful over what they like to claim about Angelina’s situation (you know, their usual: that everyone hates her, she’s a woman, she’s 40, her career is over, so of course she conspires with tabloids now while Brad’s career is gold and his interview was highly praised by everyone)- the latter is not true, people did make fun of his ‘sad dad’ (a term not coined by me) cheesey fetal ball pictorial.

        As to your second point: NO. A tear in an eye in an abstract cheesey pictorial is not Brad taking responsibility for his alcohol/substance abuse issues, hurting his family and traumatizing them.

    • OOOH says:

      This comment section has gotten so dang serious cyber emotions flying all over the place. I cannot believe some people are so staunchly invested in attacking people who have opinions that differ from that. Is it really that serious? Neither Brad nor Angelina cares in any minute way about any one of you attacking people on their behalf. Allow people to give their own opinion of what they think of the story without contesting and nitpicking every word they write.

      @Snickers and @Maya, I have to say that the tone in your comments is sometimes vicious. You don’t need to be upset with people who aren’t as die-hard Angelina fans as yourselves. Just breathe and let it go. I had to laugh at LAK’s post where she specifically tells you (Maya) not to reply to her, but then I realised she is speaking from experiencing your behaviour pattern when it comes to AJ.

      Girls, we all come here to escape the harsh realities of life. Stop attacking. Again, Angelina couldn’t give 2 coin tosses about you, you do not come remotely close to anything and anyone she cares about. She has herself, her children and her soon to be or maybe not ex, and whether she still loves or wants him you can never know. SMH at all these people with their “bye brad” comments. It looks stupid and immature. You don’t know her mind anymore than she knows when you last had your last smear test done.

      Still, I’m sure that the over zealous on both ends of the line will attack this comment. I know you just can’t help yourselves.

    • Mermaid says:

      I’m sure Brad will read this statement and surely do what you tell him to.

    • Holly says:

      Angie – anorexia is a disease and I hope you will be better. But for a moment stand for your children and seek help – also for your mental/drugs problems.

      Get your sourced to close the hell and go further. They were the reason why the family is divided, so it is your responsibility to heal them too.
      Finally, stop abusing your children for ordered papstrolls and stop spreading your lies on the web. Your children are old enough to read all this on the Internet and you are hurting them very much. Do not be so selfish and give the kids time with their father.
      One day they will grow up and find out how cowardly you have behaved and they will lose what respect they have for you.

  9. swak says:

    Unless one of the two want to get this divorce over quickly, I don’t think it is going that slowly. When I divorced it took a good 9 months from the first filing to the final divorce and mine was a simple divorce – children all adults and no assets to divide. So, no don’t believe this.

    • astrid says:

      Mine took 2 years and we weren’t nearly celebrity status

    • cara says:

      Brad’s divorce from Aniston was filed in March and finalized in August.
      (The divorce was legalized in August, the papers were signed in October)

      • Felicia says:

        They likely had a pre-nup. And there were no children involved, which complicates things if the two parents don’t agree on custody, visitation etc. And he and Aniston seemed to have kept their investments fairly separate, with the exception of the house they had bought together and renovated. And their mutual net worths were pretty equal.

        The bone of contention here is likely the kids and custody. Pitt certainly has his fair share of flaws, but he’d have had to be a complete POS to accept the custody arrangement she was asking for. And even if he was a complete POS (which he might be) who would be perfectly ok with what she was asking for, the fact that it was made public didn’t give him much choice.

  10. LadyT says:

    Yesterday I completely gave Jolie the benefit of the doubt. I assumed the tabloids had made this silly get-back- together story up out of thin air. I still think the story is nonsense but today I’m not so sure there’s not a link here to Jolie trying to change the narrative after her self-inflicted VF fiasco.

  11. Toniko says:

    Geez, when did Brad Pitt became such a wuss and a coward? Or he was always like that?

    • tracking says:

      Is that a trick question?

    • Carmen says:

      He was like that when he split from Aniston. Basically he blamed Aniston for the separation because he wanted a family and she didn’t, or so he claimed, and when the tabloids piled on Jolie calling her a home wrecker, he just sat back and let Jolie take all the heat. I lost a ton of respect for him behind that.

      • Snickers says:

        @Carmen

        Having been following the triangle from day one, i do have to say that Pitt repeatedly tried to correct the record that they were over because she didn’t want kids. He denied the tabloid narrative about that on numerous occasions.

        Again, Brad’s nice guy pacifist nature was fine with Aniston spinning the poor pitiful me narrative. Because he felt guilty making a bee-line for ‘the most beautiful woman in the world. He was aware of Aniston’s low self esteem about her looks, and her own self image issues.

        At the same time though he had fallen in love with Angelina.

        What’s a Golden boy to do?

        He tried his best to low key and not discuss his relationship with Angelina for a full year (even as they moved in together and he followed her around the world and was there for Zahara’s adoption) he wanted to remain friends with Aniston, and wanted to try and do what she wanted for her image’s sake and career.

        Unfortunately that involved letting Aniston’s camp paint Angelina as a homewrecker, distrustful to shore up her own base of support.

        I always thought Brad could have easily ended that game by discussing their two separations, and the fact that Aniston was well aware how he felt about Angelina but that Angelina had no idea.

      • Jessica says:

        Angelina is a homewrecker but so is Brad; because of patriarchal society he wasn’t labeled one. They both ruined his marriage to Jennifer. He nor she can ever get away from that.

      • Greta says:

        Jessica, so Aniston didn’t have a part in ruining her own marriage? I mean, it takes two to make a marriage, and two to break it. The two IN the marriage. Aniston is just as responsible for ruining her own marriage (children issue) as Pitt is. I don’t see how any of this is Jolie’s fault. They didn’t have an affair, Pitt chased her halfway around the world, his words, after he split from Aniston. If you want to claim it is Jolie’s fault that Pitt fell in love with her, that is ridiculous. What did she do; cast a spell on him? Do people really believe that’s possible? Fact is, Jolie is not a homewrecker as she had nothing to do with their marriage or marriage breakup. Aniston is equally at fault as Pitt. Aniston ruined her own marriage, and Pitt ruined his own marriage. Aniston is a homewrecker and Pitt is a homewrecker. No one else.

      • Snickers says:

        @Jessica, i think Angelina and Brad have gotten away from it in all the ways that *matter*

        Have they not gotten away from it with some women who continue to be bitter on behalf of Aniston? No, and I’ve always maintained everyone will be in assisted living and still arguing about the triangle.

        But that doesn’t matter in the big scheme of things. Brad and Angelina have had much personal and professional success and accomplished much in and out of their industry.

        Aniston not to the same extent but she’s done fine with her low brow ensemble comedies and her drug store lotion contracts.

        The main point is that all three parties say no one cheated. There was no infidelity. So no one is a homewrecker. You claiming outrage on behalf of one of them makes no sense, and seems just a futile tool with which you use to continue to hate.

      • India Andrews says:

        @ Carmen. Plus 1. I lost a lot of respect for Brad when he let Agelina and Jennifer take the heat for the breakup too. He just sat back quietly trying to look cool.

      • Cindy says:

        @Greta Great point! It DOES take two to wreck a marriage. Two. Brad and Angelina both wrecked their own marriage too. Angelina is just as much at fault for the breakdown of her marriage to Brad as he is.

    • Snickers says:

      I like Brad. I think when he’s not inebriated or high, he’s probably one of the nicest people in Hollywood, who wants to do his part in making the world a better place ala Angelina….

      But if I have to be honest, there have been a handful of times where I’ve felt he could have shown he had more cajones and shut down some of the nonsense that dogged them as a couple, and in particular post 2008, that increasingly demonized only Angelina and slurred their family. It was my feeling these attacks came directly from his ex’s PR and camp.

      At the time I would initially share my disappointment at his inaction, i convinced myself that Angelina was putting her foot down and preventing a more full throated response from him.

      But now, it’s clear to me he’s just weak. I think drinking and playing WW2 military generals let’s him play the part, but ultimately he’s a pacifist. Lol

      • LaBlah says:

        You like him when he’s not high because then he’s one of the nicest people in Hollywood?

        Puhlease. You don’t know him. You don’t know if he’s nice or nasty when high. You don’t know what he’s like when he’s straight. You don’t know how he compares to other people in Hollywood. You don’t know any of those people.

        Why are you so invested, to the point that you speak as if you know them, people you’ve never met and who don’t give a good god damn about your existence?

  12. Deee says:

    Angelina was over Brad years ago. Bye Brad!!

    • LadyT says:

      Well she did marry him 3ish years ago after 10 years together so that’s an odd assumption. But we can agree it’s over now anyway. Jolie sounded like she was still simmering mad in the VF article and I’m guessing all bridges were burned from Pitt’s point of view about last December.

    • Nadia says:

      Yeah I believe Angelina is over Brad. I think she’s planting this story, but not to get back with him, to take the attention off the Vanity Far controversy, she probably sees Brad as a pathetic drunk by now.

  13. CoCo says:

    At this point I just want them to divorce and go away. They’re both immature, self-absorbed narcissists, who don’t seem to care for the consequences their actions may have on their kids.

  14. Sophie says:

    Brad has been spineless all throughout their relationship. Jolie has taken relentless character assassinations from the tabloid press & media & public, all for being in a relationship with him. A real man would stand up for the woman he’s supposed to love? Not once did he put a stop to the attacks on her. As for fatherhood? He loved saying his family was most important? But his actions were very different, one film after another, his constant side projects, even last father’s day he spent watching racing cars at le mans while Angelina spent time doing things with the kids in NYC. His GQ interview he says the same… “family first” is his only focus. What does he do? Signs up for two films back to back to act in, & 5/6 films to produce. So where does parenting the kids fit in? He should be thanking Angelina for raising their children & making sure they are alright, while he spends all his time improving himself & his life & his career. Because pitt has been all through so much & all of it because of Angelina?

  15. Fa says:

    Amazing how GC said sources from Brad and next said we reach Brad & Angelina representatives no answer from their representatives. What that telling they got nothing.

  16. Greta says:

    I guess only time will tell.

  17. B says:

    All this back and forth is like Ben and Jen all over again.

  18. Noelle says:

    From Kaiser and a lot of the comments it seems gossipcop is very reliable. Is this the case?

    If so, are Brad’s sources his publicist or lawyer.

    • kay says:

      if gossipcop reached out to both their reps and received no response, i would have to say their reliability is based on…what? not verification from either or their actual representatives. so we are going by sources. how reliable is that? anon sources can say whatever they want with impunity. how convenient for gossip, yes. and for us gossip hounds, yes. but does that equal reliability? not to my reasoning.

  19. Paige says:

    “Angelina didn’t sound obsessed with him the VF interview. She sounded like she was still really pissed at him”
    BINGO! She doesn’t want him back and it’s ridiculous to believe she’s still groveling for him. Her actions say otherwise. I do believe they have feelings for each other because they had a long life together but that’s only nature. Getting back together? Hell no.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Yes but now she has been fighting the (totally deserved) fallout from that VF interview and needed to change the conversation.

      • Fa says:

        That was last week and no one is talking about it since.

      • Paige says:

        No. I think the last thing she wants is people believing she wants him back and their kids to believe she wants to rekindle their relationship. She’s over it.

        I think it’s funny people give so much credit to publications like US magazine or Gossip Cop.

        People or ET. Maybe. Us magazine is National Enquirer 2.0.

        Gossip cop denies ever single thing. I know this is silly but if a celebrity broke a fingernail Gossip Cop would post an article claiming he or she didn’t break it. An impeccable source confirms, “He or she didn’t break a fingernail. Our sources told us”.

    • WTW says:

      Yes, but she likely made those comments to VF article a couple of months ago. Magazines work a few months ahead of time.

      • Luna says:

        The interview took place in June. I don’t believe she’s changed her mind about him as a partner. I’m going to go with what others are saying. Kids and money are involved and it takes time. Tabloids took this as a chance to get a headline because things are taking longer than they assumed. They didn’t factor in the kids and money. I read this story yesterday and thought about the tabloids I read as a teen. In Touch, Star, etc. would claim an engaged couple were splitting because they weren’t getting married quick enough for them. Or they were splitting because they didn’t want to talk about their marriage. Brad and Angie haven’t had any recent divorce updates, so here comes the stories about them getting back together. Same pattern, same logic. Rinse and repeat. US chose the same 2009 Cannes photo. I guess that’s they only photo they’ve got.

  20. Talie says:

    I’d like to believe that they might want to give it a shot for the sake of their children. It’s not like they just have 1…they have 6.

    • jc126 says:

      I think if any couple can work things out, that is great. With a lot of caveats of course – as long as no one is or was abused, there’s not an imbalance of power/roles, etc, neither party is being degraded or is making compromises that compromise themselves, etc. Certain things shouldn’t be forgiven in my opinion.

      • magnoliarose says:

        It can but both people have to learn some home truths about themselves and their perceptions. My example My husband is an Alpha male so in his mind he was taking care of me and protecting me but for me, it felt like control and domineering behavior. He can get jealous, for me it felt like crazy male testosterone nonsense but I learned he has real fears based on something traumatic that happened. He is still possessive to a degree and working on it, but he’s never been abusive or over the top. But even a whiff of it make my stubborn side even more so. I can be distant but to me, I was just in my own mind because as the youngest child by several years I played alone a lot.
        If love is dead and buried then forget it but if not and both want to work hard then it is possible.
        For these two I say No.

    • Nadia says:

      I don’t believe in staying together just for the kids. Those make the most miserable marriages. Stay together because the two of you really want to.

  21. Shirleygail says:

    If the love of my life had chosen to get sober, I’d have taken him back in a flash. I still miss him. But he chose the bottle. He did not prioritize family over ‘friends’. Now, so much time has passed, the alcohol has ravaged his body and brain. I still see him occasionally in the neighbourhood. It makes me sad for what might have been…..

  22. pleaceicu says:

    Aren’t they worth like $250 million between the two of them? And acquired numerous real estate properties around the world and other money making ventures while together? Plus custody and child support for 6 kids?

    I would imagine the valuation of those properties and holdings would take considerable amounts of time, especially considering who is representing each of them. Neither attorney is going to just take at face value the other side’s valuation of a particular property or business. A six month slow down in the process doesn’t seem that unusual considering this is very likely a rather complex divorce and custody arrangement to navigate.

  23. Adorable says:

    It’s Absolutely laughable that some are are insinuating that Jolie is nothing without Pitt(Above post)..Honey bun she was already an Oscar winner,sag winner & 3time Golden globe winner!..That’s what made them exciting,is that they were seen as equals in Hollywood..Both will be fine without each other Though Jolie is more interesting to watch as she leads a more intresting life…She’s also a huge international star despite having been in a movie in ages(2014)..Jolie is & will always be “interesting”as she’s different from the current crop of Hollywood actress,so those hoping for her “downfall”thanks to that VF article …Keep dreaming

  24. Mermaid says:

    I just have to say the condescending tone expressed by some people towards others who are expressing a differing opinion is disappointing. People are entitled to their opinions, and the snark isn’t helping the message.

    • kay says:

      yeah, i am still scratching my head over a poster directly commenting on another poster and then telling said poster to not bother responding to them. whoa, what? so one is free to comment at will, and directly about the other person no less, but then actually feels that it is ok to tell the other that now they’ve said THEIR piece, shit is shut down.
      i really truly don’t get the thinking that goes on in here sometimes.

      • Greta says:

        Agreed. The bullying snark on here, especially of supporters, is terrible. I rarely post on here and I think that is because I see all the sly snarky attacks on Maya and those who have the same opinions of her. There are a group of Aniston fans, or at the very least – non-fans of Jolie – and they attack anyone who even attempts a defence of Jolie. They paint themselves as ‘neutral’ but for some reason, they always seem to ONLY go for the jugular of Jolie defenders. Never Aniston or for Pitt fans for that matter. A person cannot have a favourable opinion of Jolie without the sneering and snarking about their fandom status.

      • V4Real says:

        @Greta You are so wrong. The snark is coming from people like Maya. If anyone says one bad word about AJ they jump all over them and accuse them of being an Aniston fan like you just did. You just proved my point by do8ng that. These are the same people that used to adore Brad right along with AJ and tried to shut down anyone who mumbled a bad word about him, now their tune has changed.

        Because someone don’t praise everything AJ does, they are labeled, jealous, haters or Aniston fans. I like AJ, I’m just not a fanactic. She has faults but on this site you’re blasted if you dare to point them out. Even when AJ is wrong like recently they are blinded by their obsession over her.

      • Erica_V says:

        Because that particular commentor is well known on these Brad/AJ/Jenn posts and writes pro-AJ novels in reply. The second commentor was just letting others know not to waste their time trying to argue with the original poster and said “don’t @ me back” to the original commentor to save themselves from getting a 6 page reply.

      • Luna says:

        @V4Real. You’re partially right. There are fanatic fans that support Angelina and jump on anyone that doesn’t agree with them. But there are posters like Honey, Tangerine, and a few others I can think of that post snarky comments about fans every chance they get. They obsess over responding to their comments even when they weren’t talking to them. Instead of talking to them they talk about them. I’ve read the comment section in every Angelina article for the past week. I’ve been reading comments on CB for a long time and the snark comes from both sides.

      • Carmen says:

        V4Real so what? If someone posts a comment on here, anyone can respond to it. No one has a right to make like a hit-run artist by posting a comment and then tell a particular person “Don’t respond to me”. That’s just plain rude. If you don’t want someone to reply your comment, then don’t post the comment.

      • Kitten says:

        To echo what Erica and v4Real said, I suspect that LAK just didn’t want to get sucked in to a pointless back-and-forth with Maya and I honestly don’t blame her.

        Sometimes it’s just not worth it to engage.

      • Carmen says:

        Then she could simply have made her comment without any reference to Maya at all. She wasn’t even responding to Maya’s comment; she was sideswiping Maya by talking about her to someone else, and then tossed out an aside “Maya: don’t respond to me.” It was totally inappropriate and unnecessary, not to mention rude.

      • kay says:

        kitten that would be fine enough IF she hadn’t specifically spoke of maya, using maya’s name. SHE engaged MAYA. and then tried to shut down the possibility, endlessly written or not, of a response. how convenient that she is free to engage but no to maya.
        do you not see what i am saying here?
        i get the frustration can get high, trying to get disparate points of view across. i get that one can get tired of trying. but to actually do it like that is literally hypocritical.
        if maya had’ve posted that in reverse i would be saying the same thing.
        remove the person and look at the situation for what it is and tell me that you still think that is ok? honestly, kitten, not being all up in your face or confrontational. i am literally asking.

    • Carmen says:

      @Mermaid: It certainly isn’t, which is why I seldom post on this forum any more. The snarking, and especially targeting specific people to snark at, is getting out of hand.

  25. Lola says:

    I am a divorce judge.

    I literally just came out of court from divorcing a couple whose case had been pending since 2009. No kids no real complicated assets to speak of. It just stalled.

    Hesitate to read into it anymore than that

  26. PMNichols says:

    Great career move for her. VF article f**ked her……And heeeere come the comments……

    • truth hurts says:

      no one is interested in arguing about VF.

    • truth hurts says:

      You wanting to stir. VF didn’t do anything but bring attention to the movie and give nut jobs the opportunity to strike at her…again. Because guess who benefitted from all the attention. People yapping and commenting about something she refuted. She still has her job. money, and will continue on. TRuth is becoming second nature and that is insane. Propping someone up while tongue lashing the other isn’t going to change the facts
      .the real true facts not opinions. Angelina has been the subject of people for well over a decade and here we are again. What does thar mean? Advantage Jolie. TFF will be hers and you all will be right in here talking again about her. Sept 15 you will be talking about her? It’s so interesting yet funny how fickle people are. She owns you people. You all speak about her life as if you live with her and she is somewhere living her life not thinking about you all.

  27. Whatnow says:

    The question I have is I read repeatedly the comment that the staff has left because of the buyout and that’s star and us and Enquirer are the same company.

    Where did those reporters go?

  28. Medos says:

    How many marriage reconciliations ever truly work out?! All it’s doing is slowing down the inevitable. Celebrities have even less of a chance to succeed at reconciliation. I believe they’re done. This is just tabloid fantasy or one side guilting the other into calling off the divorce. Once those papers are filed, a certain bridge is burned and there is no going back.

  29. Ana says:

    It’s a convenient “story” to promote Angelina’s new movie, send the VF article to oblivion and do a bit of image cleaning for both of them. Like someone above said, it’s probably stalled because that’s how the process works, and one or both PR teams are taking a little advantage of it.

  30. Anne says:

    I think they should stay together! they have 6 kids! let them grow up with both parents and then they can move on..it wasn’t the childrens idea to have all these kids….they need both parents its their responsibility to raise them until they are gone…then go live a great life! but divorce is awful … i know.

  31. kittycat101 says:

    Run as far as you can Brad. Shut up Angie

  32. Candies says:

    I hope they won’t be a bore like jg and ba …
    Going back or divorced, they need not to drag this way too long otherwise their will be many of these kind of news until he finally shows up him with some blond and her with the wealthy man or boy toy and still that wont bring no end…lol
    The what went down and finger point stage should be over not?

  33. Ain'tNoTelling says:

    Personally, I’ve heard that this is actually true. I have no clue how this made it to the press, but word on the street is that they are “talking”.

    • sage says:

      they have been talking since they agreed to “act as a united front” in January…but that doesn’t mean they are reconciling.
      Brad is in pre-production for his next movie. He’s going to be away from his kids for a couple months working long hours on set. He doesn’t have time to focus on his divorce issues. So I do believe the divorce is paused.

  34. Pauline says:

    Dont believe the getting back together rumours, both have moved on with their lives. The only thing they have in common is their kids.

  35. Julia says:

    It’s funny how this gossip came about, that they were getting back together. Brad seems to be in a better place without Angelina. Perhaps their relationship just didn’t work for the two of them. Ultimately they wanted different things and grew apart.

    • Snickers says:

      @julia

      That’s an odd way to look at them. Brad appears to have been a serious alcoholic beset with substance abuse issues which imploded his family and sent everyone into therapy due to the trauma- perhaps he’s currently “in a better place,” because he’s been dry and sober and getting treatment courtesy Angelina and the steps she took to heal her family, not because he’s “without Angelina.”

      Sheesh.

      Ultimately, they didn’t just grow apart- Angelina fled with the kids because he was wildin out, drunk on a plane and traumatizing his kids…allegedly. That’s not growing apart. That’s not a mutual split. That’s one parent realizing the other may never seek help without being forced to.

      • d says:

        “Ultimately, they didn’t just grow apart- Angelina fled with the kids because he was wildin out, drunk on a plane and traumatizing his kids…allegedly. That’s not growing apart. That’s not a mutual split. That’s one parent realizing the other may never seek help without being forced to.” – I am coming around to this way of thinking, esp. since Pitt’s admissions in his article. I wonder if the Golden Globes applause for him was more for someone who finally got his act together and for someone who was finally getting help, rather than for him “getting away from Jolie”. Maybe all those Hollywood people saw and heard things much worse than the general public will ever know. Jolie has her faults, but Pitt has his own too, and it’s not simply a matter of being married to the wrong person. Both of them looked worse for wear after getting together, so something’s been wrong for a long time.

    • meme says:

      You call whining, teary eyes while giving self healing testimonials and losing 50 lbs doing better?

      • d says:

        Well, it’s Hollywood, so it’s all relative, so who knows. I’m not really a fan of either at this point; just trying to figure out what’s really going on amidst all the spin. There’s how people look and then there’s personality… both of them are questionable people.

    • magnoliarose says:

      What is that reason and reality you speak of? Julia what you wrote is true. The story has been they have been on the rocks for some time before the end. Anyone who thinks one incident true or false breaks up a family must never have been in a relationship or married. That is an immature way to look at life.

  36. truth hurts says:

    Angie out with Viv. She is giving you all the middle finger while smiling. Hahaaha

  37. Truth says:

    I was really curious about how some people would respond to me…The Cambodian genocide is a taboo for all the communists (or so called ex-Communists) around the world, they don’t speak about this real HORROR, so, as I suspected, there will be a lot to read in the months to come…

  38. Jess says:

    This seems odd coming out one week after Angelina’s interview and backlash. Im sure it just takes time for two multimillionaires with 6 kids to divorce, a lot of decisions to make. I don’t see them getting back together.

  39. Jill says:

    Why would she take back a child abusing alkie?! She has said repeatedly that he violently abused their child on that plane and made their lives a living hell. They are traumatized for life, there is no way she is going back into that situation. Good for her, the woman is a saint putting up with him as long as she did.

  40. Laura says:

    Hopefully they can put their differences aside for the sake of the children. We don’t know what goes on in these people’s lives. Angelina needs to fire her PR team, they are not doing her any favours by portraying her in such a bad light and constantly throwing shade at Brad Pitt in her interviews, subtle shade but shade it is. It makes her look really bad. He was never charged, end of story.

  41. Cee says:

    Wow everybody has an opinion. Mine is that they will continue with the divorce over time. It will speed up as soon as one or the find someone. I suspect it will be Brad. He seems to have found and embraced a new lifestyle that doesn’t include 6 kids. I think his drinking and midlife crisis was too much for Angelina. Especially since she had health issues of her own. I hope I am wrong and they make it but I am doubtful.

  42. Truth says:

    Btw, I’m with you, Lissane. Maybe someone will dare to say that…

  43. Truth says:

    So, you are here defending a journalist, friend with communist people around the world (e.g. Federico Rampini), who, I have no doubt, is more interested about distracting you from the orror of the communist ideology pictured in the movie that to tell the real truth about the audition process…in that article the villain is, or better, must appear to be, Jolie, not the communist ideology behind that orror…Wake up, people!!

  44. LaBlah says:

    Truth if you think the Khmer Rogue were actually practising Communism then you know SFA about either the Khmer Rogue OR communism.

    At least I think that’s the point I’m responding to your post and it’s disjointed Alex Jones style ranting was almost unreadable. Not to mention full of ‘orror’

  45. Cindy says:

    Yeah, I think she’s trying to take the attention off the movie’s casting process.

  46. cara says:

    @Zara: Please tell me you are not so delusional as to believe the paps are not stalking her24/7.