Page Six: Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard had an affair & Angelina Jolie found out


Following the Brangelina Split Heard ‘Round the World, a lot of sites have some theories about the real reason for the divorce. The tabloids were trying to make Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt into a thing as soon as they started working together months ago. Brad and the family had decamped to England while Brad worked on Allied, and Brad and Marion were playing spies who fall in love. Angelina didn’t seem concerned about it, probably because there are a million stories about Brad having an affair every time he works with another woman. But maybe Angelina was concerned about Brad and Marion? Page Six says she was concerned enough to hire a private investigator.

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after learning he was cheating on her with his sexy co-star, a well-placed source told The Post on Tuesday.

“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,” the source said. Pitt, 52, had been rumored to have been cozying up to his “Allied’’ co-star Marion Cotillard, 40, for months during the pair’s filming of the WW II drama in London. The PI discovered that was Pitt cheating on his wife of two years with Cotillard — while also partying like a single guy on a mission, the source said.

“The atmosphere [off-set] was full of hard drugs and Russian hookers, and Angie was told Brad got caught up in it,” the source said. “He’s in the throes of some insane midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up.”

Jolie, 41, was sick and tired of sparring over their lifestyle, another source said. She has increasingly wanted to quit Hollywood in favor of devoting herself full-time to traveling the globe for her humanitarian work, while Pitt prefers Tinseltown and its parties, the source said. Jolie spoke before the United Nations in Manhattan just this past Friday to ask them to help millions of Syrian refugees.

“The older she gets, the more serious she becomes, and she is sick of the Hollywood thing,” the second source said. “He wants to make movies. She doesn’t. It’s a fundamental difference. It’s how you live your life.”

Making matters worse, Pitt is closer to Jolie’s famous actor dad, Jon Voight, than she is, the source said.

“Jon’s a Hollywood guy, and she’s been estranged. Brad hangs out with her father more than she does,” the source said.

Brangelina’s French chateau Miraval has been quietly on the market for a few months, and locals were told they were selling it because they are breaking up, a source told The Post.

[From Page Six]

An affair with a French actress? Drugs? Russian hookers? Partying like a single guy? Well… that’s interesting. My take is that if you believe Brad and Marion hooked up, you also have to believe that this wasn’t the first time Brad fooled around on Angelina. I mean, did he just wake up one day this spring and decide to fool around? Probably not, and there was a lot more (circumstantial) evidence that Brad fooled around in the past, before Marion. So… this is already getting messy.

I asked this on Twitter, and now I’ll leave this to you to ponder: who will Angelina date next? Considering her “anti-Hollywood” vibe, perhaps a politician, or someone well-connected in British politics. Ten bucks says she wants to move to England full-time now.

Update: TMZ has a new story where sources close to Jolie insist that there’s no third party involved in the split, unless you count Sweet Lady Booze and Mistress Marijuana.



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  1. moon says:

    ….Marion is pregnant

    • Lama Bean says:

      That would make my head explode.

    • Naya says:

      Is she really? Like confirmed pregnant or gossip speculation pregnant?

      • sunny says:

        I wonder if all this speculation will impact her long time relationship with Guillaume Canet? Jesus, if she is pregnant I can just see the headlines about her wondering “Who’s the father”

      • V4Real says:

        How you get em is how you lose em comes to mind.

        But AJ seems pissed so it’s definitely something going on unless we are being punked.

      • Minxx says:

        She definitely looks pregnant. Nothing confirmed but it’s obvious.

      • Lic says:

        So that he can get back with Diane Kruger? Ha! That would be a year! We would never recover!

      • Little Darling says:

        @V4Real so this probably isn’t appropriate, but when you said that, a voice in my mind said, “my mom always said, once a cheater always a cheater” in a specific woman’s voice. For the life of me I couldn’t remember who it was and I went to google it, then I remembered who said it.

        Rachel, on Friends, when Ross cheated on the break.

        And I’m so not a stans, but that’s super funny to me!

    • Georgia says:

      Yes!! But who’s the father!!!?!?!! #gossipChristmas

    • Shutterbug99 says:


    • mia girl says:

      If she really is pregnant, maybe Angelina just found out that the baby is/could be Pitt’s. Could explain why she seems so angry and not playing the “conscious uncoupling” route. (rightly so).

      • AnitaCocktail says:

        The plot thickens as her waist thickens.

      • Alicat1822 says:

        This seems like a very extreme place to go, with the sole custody/visitation only divorce filing….BUT, if she received confirmation that an off-screen relationship was occurring with MC, I can understand Angelina’s position entirely.

      • Goats on the Roof says:


        No, no, NO! Good God, there is no reason to publicly smear someone as a bad/abusive parent and a danger to his kids over cheating. IF that’s what happened and this is the road Angie decided to take, she is bottom-of-the-barrel scum.

      • Achoo says:

        More than just the usual going on here I think, she is very very careful what she says to the public. If Brad goes away quitely , so will the divorce but if he fights I bet she has some heavy ammunition.

      • Achoo says:

        sorry double post

    • Yolie C. says:

      Dang! This is getting messy! Really glad Kaiser wrote about this. I’m not too familiar with Page 6 but are they a reliable source??

    • CL says:

      NO! OMG, what a major scandal that would be!

    • Truthcomesout says:

      Diane Kruger must be laughing right now because she was married to Guillaume Canet for 6 years (!) until Marion came along but no one pas paying attention because Marion was winning that oscar in 2006 when she got together with him. I think Marion was having an affair with Johnny Depp on set of Public Enemies as well, i remember they were very sweet talking of each other …

      • Minxx says:

        Marion got together with Canet two years after the divorce from Diane Kruger. Or rather Canet noticed Marion when she was about to become a big star near the end of 2007 with La Vie en Rose and she could help his career in Hollywood. There is absolutely no overlap here.

      • Kylie says:

        Marion won her Oscar in 2008.

      • Maire3 says:

        Cotillard & Canet were romantic leads in the French film “Jeux d’enfants” (Love Me if You Dare), released back in 2003

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      God, I didn’t know what Allied was about until just now, but if its true then damn their relationship just went full circle. He meets and has an affair with Marion, another slightly younger brunette, on the set of a film where they play two assassins who fall in love, get married and then discover that one is a double agent that the other must eliminate.

    • enuff said says:

      Well…I think it’s really sad. Who knows how much he will get to see his kids with their travels. Together for more than a decade…married for 2…I was a little shocked…just a sad situation..

      • Andrea says:

        Wasn”t Marion rumoured to be seeing Fassbender as well!?!

      • Sarah says:

        I used to work in family law and I saw this timeline a lot. The couple is together and having kids but not married. This goes on for years and everything is fine or so it seems. Then the couple get married for whatever reason. A few years later, they break up. It almost seems like getting married is a harbinger of doom or a sign that one person in the non-married arrangement isn’t happy with the status quo and thinks marriage will fix it. It doesn’t fix it and they break up permanently a few years later.

    • Zuzus Girl says:

      I like the way everyone is throwing under the bus (“and she’s pregnant!!!”) before any facts come out. She does have a partner and son as well.

    • A says:

      Marion would not do that. It is out of character for her. Leave the woman alone.
      Brad was never the kind to settle down. It is over. Though break.

  2. Little Darling says:

    My bet is she will be single for a long time, devoting time to her kids and causes. She dropped Billy Bob like a hot potato when he didn’t gel with her parenting visions with Maddox, and went it alone until Brad. I think she’ll follow that trend.

    • Joanie says:

      She had affairs with women between Billy and Brad (she is very openly bisexual, and Jenny Shimizu was still sniffing around for about a year after Brad came onto the scene). I could see her discreetly going back to women for a while.

      • Vichy says:

        I can also see her dating women. It’s a toss up between that and some powerful establishment figure or humanitarian . She is not going to date actors imo. She’s seems less and less interested in Hollywood.

      • Chicagogurl says:

        I would totally ship Angelina and Sarah Paulson. Could Amber Heard bond with Angie over mutual disgust of Depp?

    • Anastasia says:

      Yeah, I don’t see her getting into another relationship for quite a while.

    • QueenB says:

      i would think so too. she does not have time to really vet a guy right now and make sure he doesnt have any skeletons and if they fit together. she is so in the public eye politcally that she cant just date someone for fun.

    • L says:

      She’ll become a nun.

      • Isan says:

        I told myself I wouldn’t comment on this story, but this is just too funny!

      • Linds says:

        Hopefully she just disappears…

      • angie says:

        Jennifer Aniston could not be reached for comment.

      • Justjj says:

        Jennifer Aniston is looking for the smallest bikini you can find in September right now. I loved the Brange. Dark times. La Jolie is too fabulous though. I would love her to be with a posh British diplomat, maybe older or oooooh younger??? She could maybe date the ladies too though, that would be good. Men can be so exhausting. I believe the weed and booze explanation? Who wants that? It’s very hard to be with someone who would rather use substances and tune out than spend time with you or the children. Maybe that’s the truth? Drugs and alcohol. Marion Cotrillard I’ve never liked honestly. She seems really fake, calculating, and self-absorbed in interviews and has always rubbed me the wrong way-plus Angelina is so much cooler. Ugh. Time for the leg to make its appearance.

      • Dinah says:

        She’ll become a nun or Mrs. James Franco. She won’t know the difference.

    • Jaxx says:

      This ought to put her long-term heroine abuse rumors to bed. If she is tossing substance abuse into the divorce proceedings then Brad will be looking at lots of urine tests prior to being alone with his kids. If she truly did drugs too, he would toss that right back in her lap. No way she would risk her humanitarian work if he could prove drug use on her too. Of course, no one who wants to believe terrible things about anybody stops just because there is proof.

      This is going to be an ongoing nightmare for months and we are going to learn way more about their private life than we ever wanted to know. I hate this for both of them, but the kids the most. Six little hearts are breaking tonight. I hope people remember that when tossing about juicy bits with glee.

    • Sarah says:

      I have a question about her drug past. She admits doing heroin – was she addicted? And if so, when did she get clean? Rehab?

      • Justjj says:

        I believe she was fairly young when she was chasing the ol dragon. As in, before her career really got off the ground in the era that Gia came out so what was that 1996ish? I think she started to get cleanish around 2000 and the Girl Interrupted break through and then remained so from there out. I don’t remember her openly discussing rehab but I do think something happened between the mid 90s and early 00s.

      • Artemis says:

        She actually admitted to using a lot of different drugs. Whatever you can imagine, she did it (by her own account). That, plus the self-harming and mental health issues, she was very unstable. But somehow she went cold turkey I suppose. She never talked about her process to sobriety, maintaining it and practicing self-love like RDJ has done. Maybe because she never got caught or because she didn’t do anything criminal. She just moved on from that extreme wild child phase.

        She also said that being happy was a ‘choice’ and that after hiring somebody to kill her, she went for a walk and saw a kimono, she then decided to either die or live life to the fullest and choose the latter. Honestly, it made me dislike her a bit because everything she did pre-Maddox seemed to just ‘happen’. She decided she wasn’t dysfunctional and that was the end of that chapter. Like it’s that easy. When she said that being happy was a choice, she implied that people being stuck in depression made a choice to stay stuck. I don’t know about her depression, but it’s so unlikely to just snap out of it just because you choose so. Depression chooses you, not the other way around. Adopting a child kind of forced her to clean up her act and doing humanitarianism gave her a purpose she truly believed in more like.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Wow. I knew about the drugs and self-harm, but not about her hiring someone to kill her.

      • Moon says:

        This is pure and absolute speculation on my part, but I’ve always felt like AJ used her humanitarian work as a life crutch to propel herself. Which is admirable and I think it’s great of her to dedicate so wholeheartedly to humanitarian issues, I just don’t think it comes from a 100% stable place.

      • emilybyrd says:

        What about the kimono? I didn’t understand that part.

      • Sarah says:

        Thanks. The new Daily Mail story alleges she was drinking a lot when filing in Cambodia, and that Brad is angry at her allegations and worried about the kids being in her care. What a mess. And it’s going to get uglier.

      • Artemis says:

        Sorry, I mixed up two different stories. The kimono story she told in 2001 about the start of her career. She felt lonely in New York and disillusioned about her career thus become depressed and suicidal. She was convinced she wanted to take her own life and left a note to the maid (she was in a hotel room). She wasn’t sure however and after wandering through the NY streets, saw a kimono and thought that if she wouldn’t be alive, she would not be able to wear it. When she returned to the room, she made up her mind to not only not take her own life but also live life to the fullest and hardest as possible because you can always die (not sure if she meant that suicide was an option or that death is inevitable anyway).

        The hitman story comes from her Gia-era so about 6 years later…the hitman gave her a month to think about it and after that month she found a reason to stay alive again and obviously didn’t go through with it. She thought being murdered would be easier on her family to deal with as suicide carries a lot of guilt and questions for the people who get left behind.

        Pretty obvious that she is a person that needs a solid reason and purpose to live life to the fullest. Everything before the UN was her thinking she was free and wild but she clearly had severe depressive bouts that were linked to her career status and overall life expectations. she admitted she didn’t know herself during her marriages and I think she needed to be loved because she didn’t love herself.

        She’s very ambitious too so at first her UN role was more idealistic as she was excited to find her real purpose in life but it’s her pure ambition that made her decisions more realistic hence why she’s into policies now and hobnobbing with top political figures. Above everything else, she is the type of woman who wants to be at the top. Nobody juggles that many things in their life to perfection when they want to have an easy unremarkable life. Money helps but it’s her drive that took her further to the top. That said, she seems prone to depression and when she lost control in her life (with her career and marriages) she tended to fall in and out of depression and made rash decisions (hence the ‘crazy’ label). Plus when she was taking risks with Unbroken and ITLOBAH she worried a lot. She was breaking down in the shower and she had doubts so when she loses control, she falls back into that ‘can I really do this?’. She had Brad then but I wonder how she thinks she can juggle the kids, her career and her risk-taking behaviour that gives her lots of stress.

  3. Mousyb says:

    As a certified brangeloonie im really saddened by this. But there goes the saying that youll lose them how you get them…

    Now im curious if and when the barbara walters or ann curry interview will be

    Also, why couldnt this news come out tonight – i have work to do!!!

    • Naya says:

      I was never a Brangeloon but an acrimonious divorce with kids involved always makes me sad. And you aint lying, what goes around comes around. If he legit cheated, I’ll weep for the kids but not her.

      • Becky says:

        Naya, me also. Not a massive fan but admire both of them, much more in the last 10 yrs or so, Brad for his film work and Angelina for her humanitarian work.

        I feel bad for their kids, it’s always sad to see a family breakdown.

      • V4Real says:

        But where are those die hard AJ fans to say this is all BS, and we are just haters, and Brad and AJ have the perfect marriage, many rumors of break-ups but they are still together. They are all missing in action right now.

        Oh, maybe they blame you know who for this.

        I do feel bad for the kids but I will not apologize for gloating. Some of her fans were a bit ridicules in their defense of Angie.

      • minime says:

        I like both of them (and pretty much admire all the humanitarian work from Angelina) but let me tell you:
        If he really cheated on her with Marion, who allegedly got together with her husband when he was still together with Diane Kruger, and if himself (Brad) in reality got together with Angelina when he was still married…pfff…that would be some bad karma going around.

        Anyway, it’s really sad for the kids and they always seemed to present a united front in there, so I hope they can work out this divorce in the best way.

    • Nancy says:

      Mousyb: When Miranda Lambert’s husband left her and went to Gwen, I said the same thing as I would love to say to Angelina……you lost him the same way you got him. So much for the bad fathering headline, she is a women scorned. Look out Brad, she’s going to destroy you, hope you had fun. And no I’m not taking delight in this……I came thisclose to divorce and it was the worse time of my life.

      • Stella says:

        So if/when Jen and Justin split up, I hope you will be saying the same thing to Jen, how you get them is how you lose them since Jen destroyed Heidi Bivens 14 year relationship with Justin. Just saying.

      • Lambda says:

        There’s zero indication that Angelina would use her children to punish Brad Pitt in a divorce battle. Zero. She hasn’t been spiteful with her other exes, on the contrary, she’s been friendly. She’s even allowed her loony father some contact with his grand kids.

        If cheating happened, I don’t buy it that that was the reason for this dramatic request of full physical custody.

        To Stella, can we drop these desiccated references to Jen and the other and the other one? Move on, it’s good for your skin.

      • Jeanette says:

        Not allowing him fair visitation and implying that he has issues, and letting that play out in the court of public opinion is pretty “punishy”.

        Besides Jennifer Aniston for the obvious reason, we have never heard anything bad about Brad even implied that would make him a bad dad. How many times in the past has has she said the exact opposite?

        Just because he is a shit mate, does not make him a shit Dad.

    • Sarah says:

      If cheating was involved, I go back to the old truth that if you date a cheater, he/she will eventually cheat on you. Not surprising.
      I don’t buy the Hollywood/non-Hollywood story – many couples have one spouse acting and the other not. I do think she just grew up and he didn’t. Plus, she seems so much more thoughtful and sensitive than he is. I hope their kids are protected from ugliness. They are the innocents here. And my guess – she doesn’t even date again. What does she need a man for?

      • Aussieboy says:

        @sarah just curious….have you been in a LTR? If so….How long? Have you seriously never cheated? I mean I’m sorry, regrettably most people do it (both genders) men more so….. It’s the human condition. Opportunity affords infidelity. I think a lot of people need to maybe have a cup of coffee and take off the rose colored Givenchy’s. Sorry. But a partner of yours has maybe done the same.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        Aussieboy, no most people do not cheat, I certainly never have. This kind of thing is how cheaters use as an excuse, well if everyone is cheating…

      • C-Shell says:

        @aussieboy…really? Have you been in a LTR? If so…how long? Personally, I experienced a fair amount of infidelity during my many single years, but in my 20+ years wth my late husband (where we both had ample opportunity to stray) neither of us was EVER tempted.

      • tw says:

        Aussieboy, how typical for an Aussie boy. Most people, however, do not cheat.

    • chaine says:

      Yup, “if they’ll do it with you, they’ll do it to you…”

    • MorningCoffee says:

      Exactly! Angelina suddenly turning herself into the wronged woman is a bit rich. If they do it with you, they’ll do it to you.

  4. Jade says:

    Angie is not letting this go lighly, she is already playing the game and dropping stories. This is going to be messy

    • zinjojo says:

      Yes. Look at the timing of her announcement — this wasn’t slid out on a Friday afternoon, it was released on a Tuesday morning. Full week of gossip churn. And she’s already dropping major bombs with the physical custody request along with the sources that are leaking to TMZ. As I said on the other thread, Laura Wasser repped Johnny Depp and they threw a lot of dirt.

      And I agree with Little Darling upstream, I think she’ll stay single or way under the radar with whomever she dates next.

      • jeanpierre says:

        And right after this CH blind item which works wonders apparently.

      • Naya says:

        Agreed. The timing has to be intentional considering she could have buried it over the Emmy Weekend. Its come when we are all talked out about who wore what, who was snubbed and who didnt deserve their award. Its like water just as the tap was starting go dry.

      • Em' says:

        Zinjojo : Exactly whats I was thinking. She waited for the Emmys to be over. She could have dropped it late friday afternoon or even yesterday when everybody was busy covering the Emmys.
        She has always been a genius PR strategist (take notice William, THIS is GAME son)
        I think Brad will have his a$s handed to him. And I don’t even believe he cheated.

      • Crox says:

        I think this piece of news would actually overshadow the Emmys.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        She is excelent with controlling media, I am sure she is able to the everyone behind her.

    • KB says:

      Yeah, it’s completely unlike their typical style. You’d expect them to come out with a joint announcement saying they will go on as friend and co-parent, but she came out swinging instead. That tells me she’s pissed and she means business.

      • Jeanette says:

        Maybe MC is really pregnant and thats why this is happening. It listed a separation date of this week, the 18th or 19th. I kind of think something MAJOR must have happened on the date.

      • tealily says:

        It certainly does seem pointed and spiteful!

      • Bridget says:

        Actually, it makes me think that its drugs and issues with the kids. Jolie doesn’t seem like she’d be nearly as pissed about another woman, but mess with her kids? Hellfire will rain down.

      • Sarah says:

        Bridget, maybe I’m totally reaching here, but I can see this reaction over the kids if he drove with any of them while impaired. That would get this kind of reaction from many Momma Bears.

      • TotallyOld says:

        LTTP – but I got to agree with Bridgett. Angie doesn’t strike me as the type to get bent out of shape over another woman, oh she would totally leave the cheater but I think something happened that involved the children too. She would go to every extreme (as most of us would) if you mess with her babies. If Brad cheated, so he’s done it before and she would have to have an inkling that he’s a serial cheater. So no don’t think it was just cheating but something eventful with the kids. Hope everyone is safe and will be in the future.

      • Carmen says:

        KB, good point. I believe Brad and Aniston came out with a joint announcement through their reps when they separated. I always thought if he and Angie ever broke up they would do the same. Now here is Angie launching a solo attack and Brad is complaining he was blindsided. I don’t get it. I can’t see her doing this unless he did something that drove her completely over the edge. And I’ve never seen Angie as the type to be threatened by another woman, so it has to be something he did to or with the kids.

        I just left a J-P fan site where you’d think they were holding a wake. I like both of them and are sorry they split up but jeez Louise, the bottom hasn’t dropped out of my life.

    • QueenB says:

      yep. people always said if Brad cheated on Angie he will find himself against the most media savvy woman in Hollywood.

      • Minxx says:

        Marion’s pregnancy was noticed on the 16-17th, when she appeared looking pregnant at the premiere of Dolan’s new movie in Paris. Her partner did not attend. At the same time magazine Closer published pap shots of her looking big with a big “pregnant” on the cover.
        I don’t believe it’s Brad’s btw. Not that she and her bfriend are in love, they’ve been on and off for a while but I doubt she’d do something so foolish.

    • Linds says:

      Angelina is no saint.. the woman is a 🐍 snake… the worst kind.

      • AgeofBellendia says:

        Linds – yes, correct! BY the way expect your comment to disappear soon – you can;t say stuff like that about Saint Ang on here (I’ve learned the hard way but I totally agree with you 100%)

    • AgeofBellendia says:

      She’s borrowing a page from the Swift Guide to Break-Ups.

    • Artemis says:

      She wanted a circus. It’s a taste of what’s to come if Pitt doesn’t comply with her demands. This will be very clean if he doesn’t put up a fight but I think he’s not going to let her ‘win’. Maybe he made a mistake, but I doubt he doesn’t love his kids enough to fight for custody and he’s got the money to go head-to-head with her. I predict a very messy divorce! Sad for the kids but they were never truly private so they continue with what they started.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        But he needs to win the media battle for his career, if abuse allegations stick they could he very damaging.

      • Artemis says:

        It will be drama because Brad is not going away without giving up a fight. You got two A listers fighting for their kids right now. It’s about to get really ugly. It didn’t have to be that way but Jolie started the battle and who knows how it’s going to end. Either way, sad for the kids that they have been consistently used to push an image and now they are used again. Damn cold.

    • anon says:

      haha let me call it now.. Brad is the naive one in this and Angelina is tha manipulative one. Brad may have cheated but she won’t want that one out in the press or people will say karma. so she will drag kids in the story. that way She gets to avoid karma talks and gets to ruin bradis reputation by saying he is not good to the kids. She will throw him under the bus. grab the popcorn.

  5. Georgia says:

    When is team Brad coming out to play?

    • mayamae says:

      I said this on the other thread, but if Brad doesn’t push back hard, I’m going to believe her accusations are true. No one lets themselves be accused of bad parenting unless it’s true.

    • TrueStory says:

      I think Brad is already playing, the narrative changed from bad father to cheater just that fast. Within hours…..Who do you think is leaking these cheating stories? He’s playing dirty with clean hands for right now.

      • mayamae says:


      • lucy2 says:

        I would hope that’s not the case – Marion will get thrown under the bus for no reason if the cheating story is a cover for something worse.

      • tealily says:

        Eh, I don’t really think that was Brad’s camp. I think the public is racing to make this a cheating scandal because it’s Brad and because we like juicy gossip. I’d like to think Brad’s people would make some sort of an actual statement. I have no idea what that statement will be, but I can’t wait to hear it.

      • Carmen says:

        Brad has already made a statement. “This is a very sad time in our lives and please give our children privacy, etc. etc.” The usual.

      • pinetree13 says:

        Wow interesting theory!

      • Naya says:

        I’ve just seen his statement. I dont think its the usual. The usual would reference her in some way, “continuing love and respect for each other” blah blah. It completely ignores her. Something about that first sentence implies he feels blindsided. And he focuses on pushing for the kids privacy which is something Angie has violated by telling us that its a parenting dispute and moving before they could agree on a civil strategy. He really comes off better than her.

        She is going to have a problem if he takes the high road but still fights for shared custody

  6. Susie says:

    And nobody is surprised!!

    • Bread and Circuses says:

      They’ve been together 12 years, sailed blissfully through a billion ‘scandals’ the tabloids simply made up, and had an army of happy kiddies together.

      I’m surprised.

      • Wilma says:

        Me too, they also weren’t acting as if relationships are easy (realistic), so I really thought that they were willing to work and compensate.
        #teamangie though

      • QQ says:

        But That being My Point Bread and Circus.. Then Is it a Fail? Is it not something that could have ran it’s course? I wish they’d Conscious Uncouple and Continue coparenting and stay quiet

      • tealily says:

        I agree with QQ. All the people commenting on how this is “karma” and what Jennifer Aniston’s reaction must be… they maintained a relationship successfully for over a decade. That’s hardly a failure of a marriage, even if it is ultimately ending in divorce. That’s still an eternity by Hollywood’s standards.

      • Bridget says:

        12 years and 6 kids. I’m not calling that a failure, either. And if this is really ending over drugs? That’s really, really sad to me, and it seems gross to think about another person celebrating the end of this. Icky.

      • MC2 says:

        I totally agree & life is not all or nothing. Regardless of what happens, they made a great family. I’m no loonie and I’m sad to see that go but it’s good that it happened.

      • Tate says:

        Yeah, I was surprised too. Not a fan but I thought they would stay together.

  7. Uhmm says:

    Not Brangelina!..they were suppose to be the “real ones” sticking together making there way threw Hollywood.. The way they talked about each other you would think they were soul mates for life..what’s going on in this world today😩.. Jennifer asniston fans don’t say I told you so yet it’s too soon!

    • Jess says:

      I’m not crazy about either Angelina or Anniston, but Jen has to feel pretty freaking good right now. I would, after the embarrassment of being cheated on so publicly I would be ecstatic, I know she played the victim card out to death but most likely she was cheated on and left for another woman. I’m sure it hurt.

      • Jeanette says:

        Well I hope sister girl has her popcorn popped cuz I feel like this is the beginning of the leaks, and its fixing to be a bumpy ride for the Pitts.

      • Nancy says:

        The Jennifer memes are hysterical. The media will be relentless for her opinion. They just don’t have a sensitivity chip, lol. Karma at its finest. Yes of course I feel bad for the kids, but would they be happier with miserable parents…..sad

      • mayamae says:

        I would like to think that Anniston isn’t reveling in this mess. I do think there’s a little satisfaction in the thought that the woman, who your husband left you for, is also being cheated on. There’s nothing that Jen will say that won’t be attacked by some, so I hope she refuses comment, or says something completely benign, like “my thoughts and prayers are with the family”.

        If the cheating is true, I would love to see a day in the future where Jen and Angie become pals, a la Debbie Reynolds and Elizabeth Taylor. They can comfort each other with – eh, we’re so much better off without that loser. Can you believe we fought over that?

      • perplexed says:

        The coverage at the time implied that Aniston didn’t want to have Pitt’s kids. Even if she’s gotten past the fact that she got cheated on, the actual coverage was unkind to her in terms of the kids angle. So if I were I’d probably be feeling a bit vindicated in that regard. Brad Pitt has always been like Teflon. Angelina’s side of her story could make him not so teflon-like anymore.

      • Stella says:

        I don’t think so. Because Brad didn’t cheat on Jen, Jen cheated on him with Matt LeBlanc. So Jen has no room since she did the dirty on Brad first. And don’t forget, she homewrecked Heidi Bivens which she took Justin from her, and him and Heidi were a couple for 14 years so I don’t think Jen would do that to another woman if she truly was cheated on, and she herself has repeatedly said there was no cheating, anyway. Funny how people choose not to believe her when it suits them. Just saying.

      • Stella says:

        Actually, perplexed, its strange you say that because it was always Jen that was teflon. She was always seen as the innocent butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth sweetheart, and she got passes for all the things she did, and Brad got the heat for nothing.

      • perplexed says:

        Imo, I think both Aniston and Jolie were vilified, and Brad Pitt came out smelling like roses in comparison while the two women took the heat (Aniston as the lady who didn’t want kids — Eva Longoria even famously wore the “I’ll have your kids, Brad” t-shirt — and Jolie as the temptress home-wrecker). Brad Pitt has always come out seeming as if nothing could touch him. That’s why I’m shocked by the parenting angle in this divorce — I would not have ever seen that coming with respect to someone like Brad Pitt who has always talked about wanting to have an entire football team of kids.

        Brad Pitt may have had some negative coverage as every person in the public eye faces at some point, but I don’t think the coverage of him was nearly as negative as what the two women faced. Every stereotype was hurled at those two while he came out relatively and comparatively unscathed.

      • Jess says:

        I’ve never heard the Matt LeBlanc rumor, interesting.

      • Naya says:

        I think Jen would definitely be entitled to a little schadenfreude. From the fact that this “greatest of love stories” wasnt really. And that either Brad cheated again or turns out he was unfit to have kids with in the first place. I would not begrudge her a cool refreshing mimosa.

      • V4Real says:

        Jen didn’t say that she knew for a fact that Brad didn’t cheat on her. She said I don’t think that he cheated. There’s a difference.

      • Va Va Kaboom says:

        @stella Wow, learning new things already. I’ve never heard any rumors of Jen cheating on Brad before your comment. I would add that having been cheated on so publicly didn’t curb Princess Diana from taking up with several married men afterwards. Its in the psyche of the woman herself whether or not she’ll avoid married men, not the fact she was cheated on.

  8. Lemon says:

    I hope she gets with that British politician she was working with a while back. He seemed mad into her. Maybe she’ll find her own Amal Clooney.

    As for Brad, idk. I think if he goes younger (like Depp) it’ll look bad for him. And doesn’t Marion have a boyfriend?

    • perplexed says:

      Marion has a husband. If she cheated with Brad Pitt, I figure the husband would be ticked. But no one seems to be mentioning his reaction.

      • Anastasia says:

        She’s actually not married. She calls him her boyfriend, and they have never married.

        Not that it changes anything, but still.

      • Nic919 says:

        Guillaume Canet is pretty well known in Europe and probably wouldn’t be quiet about Marion getting pregnant by someone else. She has a son with him and this would be a mess on her end too.
        I don’t buy that Marion would risk her family for a movie fling with Brad Pitt. Maybe he did party and cheat, but I doubt it was with her.

      • perplexed says:

        My bad — headlines led me to believe they were married. It seems they may not be.

        Why is no one talking about his reaction if an affair did take place.

    • Sixer says:

      William Hague has been married for about twenty years (and is also plagued by closeting rumours). So I think he is a no go!

      If he were to divorce and she were to marry him though, she would have a title. Cos he’s in the House of Lords now. She would be Lady Hague!

      • LAK says:

        I forgot about the gay rumours. Talk about ineffectual coverup!!

        #pippatips: if you don’t want to stoke (gay) affair rumours, don’t take a hotel room with your PA.

      • Amelia says:

        I have such a soft spot for Hague, he’s always struck me as a reasonable sort.

      • Sixer says:

        Teehee. Also Liam Fox, don’t forget! What’s the saying? Labour scandals are about money; Tory scandals are about sex. Although, Keith Vaz….

      • QueenB says:

        lol as if she would get with him anyway. that would look like the nerdy bald mans dream but is not the reality.

      • Amelia says:

        What about one of the acting Foxes?
        I’m sure there’s a spare one floating about somewhere, the size of that family.

      • Spidey says:

        @ Sixer, is there any scandal that wouldn’t apply to Vaz?

      • Spidey says:

        @ Amelia – Laurence is free after his divorce from Billy Piper

      • LAK says:

        Keith Vaz is in a category all his own because his scandals are money AND sex!!!

      • Sixer says:

        David Miliband is also married (but we’re just messing about so we can pretend he isn’t) and he keeps noising on about coming back to the UK. That’s a combo I can see. And at least he is vaguely good looking.

        Keith Vaz is indeed in a category all of his own. Even his VOICE is sleazy!

      • Supes says:

        OMG, the thought of Angelina marrying William Hague is too funny for words. I mean, just imagine!

    • LAK says:

      If you are talking about William Hague, he is married.

    • Amelia says:

      William Hague?
      Much as I love their cute little working dynamic, he’s been married since 1997. Not that that’s ever stopped anyone, but I doubt that’ll be on the cards.
      Maybe another Yorkshireman, though. They’re a hardy bunch up t’north.

    • Pepper says:

      William Hague? He’s been married for almost two decades…

    • isabelle says:

      Probably a better match for her, someone really into philanthropy.

    • EM says:

      The only option for Brad is to go younger. The man has the intellect of a gnat.

  9. Chaucer says:

    Ugh. I love Marion Cotillard! Horrible for Ang and the kids if it’s true, but I can’t hate the pairing of Brad and Marion, just in a different situation. 🙊

    Torches and pitchforks this way!

    • mellie says:

      I like her too…I’ll be so disappointed. I don’t know why we women do this to each other. Geez.

    • Nancy says:

      I think if true, an affair with Marion would be more difficult than if he was with a siren like she was when he left Jennifer for her. Marion is 40 years old and attractive but hardly a bombshell. It feels more like he liked her for her as opposed to a short lived sexual affair. Who knows the truth, there will be so many stories out there.

      • perplexed says:

        I think Marion is as pretty as Angelina Jolie, just in a different way.

      • Wilma says:

        Marion Cotillard is beautiful, but I’m not sure if she’s intelligent. The interviews that were reported on here made her seem pretty dumb.

      • Nancy says:

        perplexed…..I agree that Marion is pretty. But try to remember what Angie looked like in 2004 when she was the other women. A little bit different than now. @Wilma….dumb enough to be part of a divorce rumor. I never heard of her till now. Pitt’s camp is on overtime duty to spin this from bad dad to just a cad.

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, I get that Angelina is some kind of bombshell. But some of that also comes down to how she styles herself (i.e long flowing hair, heavy eye-makeup, slit dresses, walking a certain way).

        I think Marion Cotillard is pretty in the way Keira Knightley is. I wouldn’t say Keira Knightley is less beautiful than Jolie, just different (softer maybe? and more understated in terms of styling chosen?).

        It’s unclear to me if Brad Pitt even has a type. All of the women he’s dated are physically different from each other. From Robin Givens to Juliette Lewis to Gwyneth Paltrow, the only commonality I can see between them is that they’re …thin?

      • V4Real says:

        Marion can’t hold a candle to AJ when it comes to looks. I don’t find Marion that attractive.

      • Tara says:

        Maybe Marion can’t hold a candle to the Jolie that Pitt first fell for, but she sure can now. Just being honest.

      • Alicat1822 says:

        I wonder if Angelina was not “finished” having biological children with Brad, but was forced to stop having children because of her health issues. He’s always said that he wants a full soccer team…that would be 11. That would be a massive Jackhole move on Brad’s part. Marion still appears to be with her partner….
        This is sad. Taylorgate, I enjoyed, but this divorce drama, although juicy, makes me feel remorseful feelings for these people I don’t even know. Ahhhh!!!!

      • Nancy says:

        Thank you Tara, you’re the only one who got my point.

      • V4Real says:

        @Tara. No she still can’t. I think AJ is still very beautiful and I don’t find Marion attractive. She’s average looking. Just being honest right back.

    • lucy2 says:

      I like her too (and think she is so beautiful), so I am hoping this isn’t true. But if it is, of course the woman will get blamed. AGAIN.

      I don’t think it is true though, or the reasons for the split wouldn’t have been the kids and parenting. I would hate to think of AJ using the kids instead of just stating irreconcilable differences / infidelity. The kid stuff has opened up SOOOOO much speculation, and they deserve privacy.

      • Alicat1822 says:

        They deserve privacy, but both of them are savvy and seasoned in this game…they know they won’t get it.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Okay, so Pitt is going to have another film with rumors of infidelity. There there are stories that Marion is expecting child #2. So we have a film that the studio wants to promote for awards seasons and one of their stars has another film plaged with rumors. From a gossip standpoint, we will love it but the studio has to be upset at this. This cannot equal box office or critical success. This is messy. AJ threw the first pitch, and she is pissed.

    • tracking says:

      Don’t think the studio will be upset, free publicity is gold. Now *everyone* will be curious about this film just like they were about MMS.

    • LAK says:

      MMS benefited from the gossip. As did TWILIGHT and countless other films where the leads’ private affairs become public knowledge.

    • KB says:

      It worked okay for Mr. And Mrs. Smith

    • Squiggisbig says:

      I actually don’t think the infidelity rumors around this will be a big deal when you have Birth of a Nation dealing with a star/director/co-writers with rape accusations. Or Manchester by the Sea whose star had sexual harassment litigation. Cheating seems like child’s play.

    • Va Va Kaboom says:

      You guys realize what the plot of Allied is? I ask because I didn’t until this afternoon. Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard play two assassins who fall in love, get married and then discover that one is a double agent that the other must eliminate…. So yeah if the rumor persists it will translate into box office sales purely on the sideshow aspect of the whole thing.

  11. Kitten says:

    Yep. Infidelity. Once a cheater always a cheater.

    • Gena says:

      You lose ’em the same way you get them. :/

      • Kitten says:

        It’s sad because I want to believe that men like that can change, but I’ve yet to see it. I always really liked Brad too and was willing to believe that he cheated on Aniston once the marriage was DOA (not that that would excuse it, just makes it slightly easier to understand) but at the end of the day, men like this create a pattern of behavior and find a way to justify it. Gross.

        Team Angie & Kids,

      • Joanie says:

        @Gena, THIS x1,000,000.

      • isabelle says:

        …but you alwyas think he is really in love wth me, he doesn’t love his wife, Its really not cheating, he is in a bad marriage…..and then boom he does it to you cause no he really is a serial cheater.

      • Stella says:

        So that was true then whn Jen cheated on Brad with Matt LeBlanc….she lost Brad that way. Also she will lose Justin, she she took him from Heidi Bivens who he was with for 14 years. Just saying.

      • Kitten says:

        Stella..I know this is a hard time for you. Believe me, I like Brad too but the dude’s a cheater and no amount of Aniston-based derailment will change this fact.

      • Stella says:

        Kitten, Brad has never been a cheater and that his peers in the industry have all said the same is the ultimate proof.

      • Nancy says:

        I’m with you on this one Kitten. Why Jennifer bash. She’s taken her hits over and over on a five year marriage that ended over a decade ago. Women love to hate women. It’s Brad that cheated with Angelina whether Stella wants to believe it or not and because his friends say otherwise doesn’t make it ultimate proof that he didn’t! There’s a lot going on here and sadly there will be daily threads for the next God knows how long. They aren’t the first couple to divorce, nor will they be the last.

      • V4Real says:

        Oh Stella I admire your commitment to Brad.

      • kibbles says:

        Most guys who cheats will always cheat (or want to cheat). He will always have a taste for it and the excitement that comes with it. I will give a younger guy (under 25) more leeway to have fun and explore his options, but older men who still cheat have no excuses other than that they enjoy it and do not care about hurting his long-term girlfriend or spouse. There are guys who are always looking for something better or a reason to split once things become mundane in a relationship.

      • tmc says:

        seriously V4Real.
        Not sure if this is true or not… or someone else piling on (Lainey has some interesting insight on Angelina game here) but AJ is coming out hard no matter what (and now denying it was due to this via * sources *).

        Why could she not just say irreconcilable differences vs. bringing children into the press play?

        Anyway, I dont think the Matt LeBlanc/JA rumor is true. Not sure about JT.

    • Onerous says:

      Thank you. I used to date a guy who was just a serial cheater (unbeknownst to me at the time). He’s now married and I constantly wonder about that – like, I’m sure he’s still cheating – I don’t know if that’s a button that can be just turned off.

    • Seriously. Could happen fast or happen slowly but I’ve yet to see it NOT happen.

    • detritus says:

      A man marrying his mistress creates a job vacancy…

      I always want to believe a cheater can change, but someone who serially cheats? Who makes a relationship from an affair? I haven’t seen it. I guess except maybe Jess Seinfeld.

      • mayamae says:

        Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward, Tom Hanks/Rita Wilson. I’m sure there’s more, but these were off the top of my head.

        Oops! Just saw this mentioned downthread already.

      • Kitten says:

        They didn’t cheat…that we know of. Doesn’t mean they never cheated though.

        I’m just feeling cynical as hell right now so pardon the negative slant.

      • tealily says:

        Are Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz still together?

      • V4Real says:

        Also it was rumored that hanks had an affair with some young actress, Jennifer somebody.

        Also just because they have never been caught doesn’t mean they never cheated. There are plenty of men and women who cheat but haven’t been caught.

      • Naya says:

        The Hanks and the Newmans did cheat. Both Tom and Paul discussed it in at least one interview each, at some point. Iirc, both did so in their long form Playboy interviews, you can check if their archives are still up.

        The difference is that Newmans and Hanks didnt try to erase what they had done. They didnt gaslight the wronged party by publicly denying the obvious. Or claiming their spouse was boring or leaking her aversion to having kids. They suffered guilt. That type of self awareness and remorse goes a long way to securing a marriage. There was none of that with the Jolie Pitts. Recipe for insecurity, jealousy and more cheating.

      • stinky says:

        Eddie & MeAnne

      • tealily says:

        But did they cheat once they got together with the spouses we know of as their great loves? Maybe they did and we just don’t know.

      • detritus says:

        I forgot Meghan mullally and Ron Swanson, I mean Nick Offerman, the Obamas, Bassett and Vance. Trying for the less cynical.

    • Bridget says:

      I’m actually a little surprsied that folks are getting so caught up on the Marion angle and not the drugs and Russian hookers angle. If i thought my partner was in that deep I’d hire a PI too – a fling with a co-star is small potatoes compared to what’s being alleged.

      • Louisa says:

        I’m with you. Fling or even a full blown affair wouldn’t cause her to keep him away from the kids. Partying with drugs and hookers would.

      • detritus says:

        I wouldn’t rule it out, but I’m not set on it happening either. History repeats in my experience though.

        I think drugs and partying are likely too. Anger issues I find less likely, but that’s based on nothing and wouldn’t be surprised if I had to reevaluate.

  12. Tifygodess24 says:

    “How you get them is how you lose them.”
    All I have to say this story sounds super fimiliar to when Brad and Jen broke up. Back then It’s was oh Brad wants to get more involved in humanitarian work, he’s not shallow like Jen, he doesn’t want to sit around and drink and smoke weed, he wants to do more than just party in Hollywood blah blah. Literally the same story just a different day. Kind of funny. And no I’m not a fan of any of them. I’m just calling it like it is. Sounds like a page out of a PR book. I hope for the kids this doesn’t play out dirty. Brad and Angie seem like great parents hopefully a divorce doesn’t impact that. They were a cute family. Sad when anyone breaks up.

    • Naya says:

      They seemed like great parents but one of them is clearly not. Either Brad is an unfit parent who shouldnt be around his kids OR Angie is committing parental alienation out of spite. One of them is a terrible parent..

      • Tifygodess24 says:

        @naya oh I agree completely. I used the word seem on purpose. They seem like good parents BUT many times the way something may seem is usually not the reality. Honestly I think they both have their messed up ways and that will most likely come out.

      • Naya says:

        Sorry I didnt catch that. And yeah, we are about to learn things we will wish we could unlearn.

    • Diana B says:

      I was thinking about it too. How the loonies always blamed JA for the cheating because apparently her shallow lifestyle was killing his desire for life. How the tables turn…

      • V4Real says:

        I’m actually shocked that the loonies have been so quiet.

      • Naya says:

        One or two finally showed up down thread. They are indignant over all the talk about karma. Its going to be fun to watch how they split and whether they turn on each other. Who will root for Brad and who is team Jolie.

    • Kristen820 says:

      @Tifygodess24 Thank you for confirming what my own recollections were. I was wondering if I made that up in my head because no one else was mentioning it! lol

  13. Cerys says:

    If the story of Brad cheating on Angelina is true, what did she expect? When a man marries his bit on the side, it creates a vacancy. Karma strikes again.

  14. Kri says:

    Oh here go hell come.

  15. Harla Jodet says:

    I don’t know why she would be surprised if Brad cheated, as the saying goes “if they’ll do it for you, they’ll do it to you”.

    • Stella says:

      Same goes for Jen and Justin and what they did to Heidi Bivens.

      • Purple Nymphe says:

        @ Stella…

        Heidi is this you? You keep insisting to us all that Justin cheated on you with Jen. I’m sure Justin ended the relationship with you, albeit suddenly, and probably radically hence your bitterness still. Just cos he didn’t give an official statement on your break up before getting with Jennifer doesn’t mean he cheated. We’ll never know, so please, for you own sake, let it go, move on, Justin will not come back to you even if they split. Jen is a single girl @ heart and should anything happen (which I hope it doesn’t), she’ll be least bothered about it than you.

        Now, back to Ange & Brad. I’ve never looked at either with rose tinted glasses. I know from experience that a person can be a saint on the outside but still do the most horrific things that no one can imagine until their true colours are forced out.

        I’m not surprised to hear of cheatation because to be honest, most pictures I see of them, I see two tired & bored people who are together, love each other but not in love with each other.

        I don’t know if Brad even knows what he wants in a partner and if his commitment fizzles out once the love tingles fade. I’ve only known him since JA so to me, he has never really been in a *real* relationship. With JA there was so much media, more for her than him (I didn’t know him at all before then) and maybe this intimidated & suffocated him? With AJ, there was a surge of over sexualized &humanitarian excitement that almost made her seem unreal. And over time, as the years rolled by, the responsibilities piled on, he realised that beneath those pouty lips, doe eyes, milky skin and huge mammaries, she was just a normal woman. People forget that a beautiful man/woman is just a normal person to their partner after a while.

        With regards cheating, I can easily belief at one point or other they have both done it. I personally feel she is ready to check out, has had ample time to collect hard evidence against him and is ready to play her vindictive cards. I don’t believe she is a saint, she has never come across as such to me, I just never saw that in her. Before I get jumped, it doesn’t mean I dislike her, I’m indifferent.

        I have no opinion on Brad, I have only ever seen fight club which I barely remember and that film where GOOP had her head chopped off – can’t remember either.

        As for Jen (I had to go there). I’m sexist in saying I liked her thinner, blonder, less botoxy and more engaging with the public, venturing in several roles not just drama comedy.

        That said, its the twins I feel most concerned for. Not sure why.

  16. artpunk44 says:

    I cannot believe this. They were supposed to be the ones that lasted! When I read the headliner, I had to do a triple take.
    Just wow.

    • saltandpepper says:

      I can’t believe it… Really liked them as a couple, thought they’d make it work, but they haven’t ‘been on the same page’ in a very long time. Sorry to hear about this, but I think the marriage probably went down the tubes a long time ago. She’s similar to Angelina in that she’s different, beautiful, seductive and intelligent, but must have found him fresh and irresistible, especially sexually, which is hard (no pun intended) for a man to resist. Think the sexual ship sailed long ago and that he and Angie both wanted out – there are reasons spouses cheat, not that it makes it right, but something is wrong when someone strays. This is his MO and she waited in the wings for it to happen. Still sad, especially when there are (so many) children. And yes, if he could do it with her, he could do it to her. Sigh. Bye Brangelina.

  17. SilverUnicorn says:

    Colin Farrell. Just saying…..

    • Kri says:

      For Brad or Angie?

      • Naya says:

        Cant it be both?

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        Well, following what he said himself, for Angie. It’s Farrell’s brother who is gay (and married).

        I always found strange that Colin had publicly stated (in an interview) that Angelina was the one who got away. I think they went in two different directions from Alexander’s times and it would be unlikely they would reunite now, but… never say never.

  18. Jegede says:

    Taylor Swift, your move!

  19. trickgirl says:

    Are you listening Leann Rimes?

  20. PunkyMomma says:

    I make no claim as to the nature of their relationship. Red flags went up for me when he had all that cosmetic work done – I’d always thought he had the kind of looks that would age well — like Redford.

    JMHO, I think she’ll solo – her children seem to be the focus of her life, as they should be . . . .

  21. N says:

    Relationships that begin with someone cheating always end. You can’t build your happiness on someone else’s pain. This was inevitable, just like Affleck and Garner and Johnny and Amber. Karma. She don’t play.

    • tracking says:

      I know people like to believe this, but what about Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, Rita and Tom etc.?

      • Jegede says:


        Excellent points.

        Add Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

        Many relationships, even the lionised ones, have very messy starts.

      • perplexed says:

        I wonder if there has been cheating in those other marriages that started out from infidelity, but the couples choose to work it out.

        If Brad or Angelina cheated, I figured they were one of those couples that would try to work it out. That’s why I’m shocked by a divorce filling.

      • Naya says:

        I believe both those couples publicly acknowledged their messy beginnings. I think if a couple can acknowledge their mistake and even emotionally suffer for it, they are less likely to walk down Cheaters Alley again and they have less trust issues in the marriage.

        I think its the ones who go with “the marriage was over anyway” that are doomed to repeat the same mistakes.

      • Kitten says:

        But….we don’t know for sure that these guys never cheated? How would we know for sure?????

        It’s possible there was one isolated incident (or more) and they both publicly put it behind them.

      • Colette says:

        Tom Hanks admitted to cheating on his wife with Rita.

      • Jusayin says:

        Have you all read how Sting and Trudie Styler got together? I’m surprised karma hasn’t come for them.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker from L.A. Law

        Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys

    • Supes says:

      Yeah, karma ain’t real. Some people are capable of change, if they mature and start having empathy for other people. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s possible.

  22. hey-ya says:

    …10 bucks she gets with a billionaire…anything Gwynnie & Lindsey can do….

    • Onerous says:

      I have 100 that says she stays unattached for a good long while. She seems to ultimately enjoy her work and her children. I have big doubts she’ll be dating anytime soon.

      • LM says:

        I hope this is the case. Personally, I feel relationships can be exhausting and after my divorce, I’ve enjoyed the solo life and focusing on what I love. At some point I’m sure I’ll fall in love again. AJ has so much going on and so many causes, her life seems full, why run off and get involved with someone else.

      • TrueStory says:

        1000 says she used to being A+ list, I think the next partner has been scouted and it will be MAJOR

      • Purple Nymphe says:

        @ Onerous…

        You don’t think that his focus will be his kids too? Not sure why people always assume that the woman/mother has full unquestionable right to the kids. He is their father too y’know, and whatever happens, I hope he gets 50% custody. I’m not buying this woman scorned approach that is being lobbied just cos she does humanitarian work. Its so dismissive to him as a father.

        As for dating, I do believe she will date once all this is sorted. Kids do not/cannot fill that void no matter how much you love them & they you. Companionship is not to be underestimated. Yes she will carry on working but I don’t see how it affects her going back on the dating scene. If anything, dating will come easy. What I don’t envision coming easy is someone who will commit to a woman with 6 kids.

    • Naya says:

      20 she goes with a British politician or public figure. Whats Jack Straw up to these days?

      • SilverUnicorn says:

        After Brexit? All British politicians are tainted or either disgraced, if you win your 20 bucks that also means she’s seriously drunk or she’s the one who’s high

  23. Mia4S says:

    Lainey has photos of Marion from a few days ago with her husband (boyfriend?) and their 5 year old son. Family outing. If this is true, then her partner was likely blindsided. Disgusted by both her and Pitt if true.

  24. Ashley says:

    Lainey is saying cheating was the issue. And in the followup TMZ pro-Angie plug it stresses no third party was involved. So i’m curious what Brad’s is going to leak from his camp. I feel like Angie wanted all eyes on this because she didn’t try to bury it on Friday or the during Emmy weekend. I can’t wait to see all the subsequent reporting on this!

    • QueenB says:

      acutally right now Lainey is saying that her sources back then when the rumour first started said there was no infidelity.
      “My sources at the time waved away any questions about Marion and infidelity on Brad’s part. So, for what it’s worth, if my report in June is worth any weight, cheating is not the story here. “

  25. TrueStory says:

    Best PR move they could ever make. EVERYONE is talking about them, thinking about them and waiting to see what they will do next.

    I think it died a long time ago… cutting the cord was timed for greatest effect. NOW was the time.

    General PC sadness for the children and divorce aside. I think it’s brilliant!

    If Cotillard is pregnant by Brad ….even juicier story. Who knows the real truth? But what’s being shown to the public is NO accident. This is HOLLYWOOD people.

  26. MaryJo says:

    Marion seems very happy with Guillaume and their son. I call b*s* on this one.

  27. OSTONE says:

    I am still in shock. Battle of the A listers, Brad Pitt is coming to play too I feel, he is just waiting.

    • TrueStory says:

      He’s already playing …Jolie wanted to appear NOT cheated on. That lasted all of 2 hours? Literally. Pitts playing the media. …just hasn’t made any statements

  28. Lemon says:

    I am now firmly pushing for Prince Harry! I think that would be an Amazing couple and they both are really similar (wild child past with humanitarian work).

  29. Just here says:

    Angie for president! I’d take her over my current choices, lol.

    I wanted them to last too. But I think AJ is too good for Hollywood hard partying lifestyle.

  30. Jayna says:

    Brad is no Tinseltown partier. Come on. Russian hookers? Lol. Affair with the luminous Marion if their marriage was shaky? Yes. I believe that.

  31. Jenni says:

    Karma is a b!@#h. I’m loving every moment of this mess. Christmas in september. LOL.

    • isabelle says:

      Brad is the serial cheater, not Angie. So if karma was real, he would be on the receiving end. Sexist when its the woman that is the only one that should receive karma.

      • mayamae says:

        I believe Angie cheated on her first husband with Jenny.

      • Naya says:

        Angie hooked up with Billy Bob right from under Laura Derns nose and was really obnoxious about that relationship too. She is no angel.

      • Colette says:

        And Laura Dern slept with married Billie Bob and married Ben Harper.So I guess Laura is the devil incarnate.

      • isabelle says:

        Not saying she is an angel but the woman that is cheated on often get accused of deserving it because…… what ever she has done wrong in the past. Never blaming the man but alwyas blaming the woman no matter how it goes down. Men can be currently cheating and the woman will get blamed for what she done in the past even if she isn’t committing any form cheating.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Dern’s father said Laura Dern admitted lying about the timeline. She and BBT were already over by the time JA and BBT started.

        Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan getting together while Donovan was engaged to Sandra Bullock is another story.

      • Naya says:

        I am a karma egalitarian. I pray all the mentioned cheaters have their moment in the hot seat. Today karma has rang for Angelina Jolie, let her learn a few truths about this world.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        This. It doesn’t seem like there’s proof that Brad didn’t end things with Jennifer before getting with Angelina (if they were already separated but it was just a matter of the divorce not being official legally, I still see that as ending the relationship), so it’s hard to judge whether or not these two even did anything wrong by getting together. I’ve always seen some people insisting that they cheated to get together and other people pointing to evidence that this isn’t true. But even the people who are insisting that they did cheat are more focused on expressing their glee over this being the woman getting what she deserves for something they think she did over a decade ago than they are with shaming the man they suspect of being a serial cheater both then and now. Throughout the whole relationship it’s been like that. The woman has gotten-and is still getting- more criticism for being suspected of having been a mistress several years ago than the man gets for suspected past and present actions. I’m against cheating for both sexes, but I also think that 12 years is just a teensy bit long for people who weren’t involved to still be carrying animosity over a rumored affair…..especially since it’s not one of those situations where people have grounds to say ‘yeah, we know the celebrity’s wrongdoing took place many years ago, but by the way they’re acting today they’re showing themselves to still definitely be the same selfish, entitled asshole now and not contributing anything good to anyone but themselves. We know they haven’t changed.” (There are several popular examples like that in Hollywood where a person did something wrong years ago but still haven’t seemed to better themselves as people at all and get their acts together.)

    • Stella says:

      Strange how Anistonloons are so filled with hate and self-righteousness they enjoy a marriage breaking up that has 6 children. What I will really enjoy, is seeing Justin and Jen splitting up, because Aniston is a serial homewrecker and what she and Justin did to Heidi Bivens, Justin’s partner of 14 years, was evil. Karma is a bitch, how you get them is how you lose them, etc, so Jen must be worried! Especially since not only did she steal Justin from poor Heidi, she also cheated on Brad with Matt LeBlanc. So Jen did far worse, so her karma hit will be epic and very painful. 😀

      • Kitten says:

        It must be a lonely and tedious job just repeating the same stuff about Aniston over and over on a thread that has nothing to do with her.

      • Beckysuz says:

        Stella, girl…have a glass of wine or something. Relax. You’re getting a wee bit crazed about people you don’t even know. You’ve commented like six times so far about the exact same thing.

      • Tulip Garden says:

        I admire your kindness and dedication in response to all the attempts to derail the subject of this explosion/implosion. Truly. I just shake my head ’cause it is so obvious, tired, and sad.

      • elle says:

        Sorry, I can’t believe ANYBODY cheated with Matt LeBlanc. Talk about a ladyboner killer.

    • Patty says:

      Yeah, LOL. How funny that the parents of six children are splitting for what may be a serious issue. Funniest thing ever, not.

      I don’t get this whole Karma thing. Karma for what exactly? By all accounts Brad and Angie may have fallen in love while filming, Brad ended his existing relationship before starting on with Angie.

      People can do that you know.

      • Fallon says:

        Not to Jennifer Aniston, they can’t!

        I fully agree with you. JA is no karma angel, either… irony, thy name is Heidi.

  32. Vichy says:

    Marion is married or lives with her baby daddy. It’s weird how none of the reports mentions this.

  33. Anon says:

    If he will cheat with you, he will cheat on you. Angelina knew what she was getting, I think she thought she was different. I once had a boyfriend admit to me he had cheated on every girlfriend he ever had. We were discussing marriage when I ended it and he proclaimed “But I would NEVER cheat on you, you’re different.” Sure enough, a week later he was on a weekend getaway with another girl. I feel for the kids, but can we stop treating Angie like a martyr for blessed union?

  34. Betti says:

    Well if the cheating was true what goes around comes around Angelina – remember he was married when you got with him. Once a cheater always a cheater! If i recall correctly didn’t he allegedly cheat on Goop with Aniston????

    As for the substance abuse in the home issues – he’s a well known pot head and has been for years. I suspect she either caught him smoking it in front of the kids or one of them picked up a spliff.

    This is going to make the Depp/Heard divorce look like a walk in the park.

    • Jayna says:

      No, Goopy cheated on him. He didnt have a jump-off. He was set up with Aniston., both single.

    • Sigh... says:

      I thought Goop admitted she was the “architect” their breakup. Said he was too good, she was too young, “made a mess” of the relationship, and he is “The one that got away.”

      Pitt & Aniston were set up by friends years later. Actual friends, not the show, incidentally.

      • Betti says:

        Ah right – apologies. Got my timelines mixed up.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        My 90s self would just DIE if Brad & Goop got back together. They were so SO hot together.

      • Camille says:

        Actually Pitt and Aniston were set up by their agents/PR.

      • SusanneToo says:

        I thought their managers or PRs set them up. Whatever, water under the bridge.

      • Sigh... says:

        Yeah, it was a PR set up. I meant to put quotes around friends = “friends.”

        I was at Oprah’s 1st interview of him in Chicago (after a free viewing of “Meet Joe Black”) and I remembered this exchange:
        Oprah: Favorite TV show?
        Pitt: Friends.
        Us (audience): “Aawwws” and giggles.
        Oprah: How did you meet Jen?
        Pitt: Friends.

        But yeah, “friends” as in Steven Hague et all.

  35. Kikileith says:

    Amber Heard for Angie?!

  36. Diana B says:

    But are we to assume Angelina would be that petty to imply he’s a bad parent just cuz she’s hurt he cheated? I’m not sure I belive that.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t believe that either. It brings the kids right into the middle of it and opens the door to so much crazy speculation. I’m not the biggest Angelina fan in the world, but I don’t think she’d do that.

      • Diana B says:

        Me either. She seems to adore her children; I don’t think she would purposedly put them in the middle of this mess.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t believe it either. I cannot imagine any version of Angie that is this vindictive.

      • Diana B says:

        Exactly Kitten. I’m no fan nor a brangeloonie but Angelina doesn’t strike me as being this nasty. The cheating may have very well happened but I don’t think that’s the reason she’s filling for divorce.

      • detritus says:

        I want to see the divorce docs. The Sheen and Richards docs were illuminating.
        None have leaked so far though

        There has to be more than one incident of ‘bad parenting’ . I thought to request sole custody there had to be danger to the children in some form? I may be mixing it up with visitation rights though.

      • Little Darling says:

        Agreed, that’s ever been her MO.

    • G says:

      People do and want to think the worst about her. Many people had their opinions colored by how Brangie got together.
      I mean i have never cared about Brad but I have always liked her. This doesn’t change my opinion of her but none of us actualy know her.

      • Keaton says:

        ITA @G. And count me as someone that has always liked AJ and was never particularly interested in Brad. But yeah I don’t know her personally :/

  37. Minxx says:

    Marion IS pregnant. About 4 months. She looks pregnant – check out her latest premiere – photos on getty.
    But I doubt this is Brad’s baby . I almost wish it was though! Marion’s totally manipulated by her partner and the father of her son, Canet and always comes back to him. He has a couple of movies coming up, one of which they play themselves (!) and he desperately needs a hit right now. Probably got her pregnant just to increase the interest in his project. They’ve been on and off for a while and he constantly cheats on her too.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      I thought he got with Marion while he is was still married to Diane Kruger, but yeah he cheats.

      • Minxx says:

        No, he got interested in Marion when she was getting Oscar buzz for La Vie en Rose in 2007- before that he didn’t care one bit even though they were friends and costars. He split with Diane much earlier.

    • ds says:

      Really? Why would a woman like her allow herself that. If that’s true it’s sad. I like her a lot and I always thought she looked great with her Rust and Bone partner Matthias Schoenaearts. He’s hot 😉

  38. Frosty says:

    The rollout isn’t even a day old and it’s already turning spectacularly nasty. It’s like she’s daring Brad to go against her.
    There were rumors about him with Lupita, I wouldn’t mind them together. And Ange with…I dunno. Someone smart, erudite, cosmopolitan…

    • Betti says:

      Its been confirmed by TMZ – they have a copy of her divorce papers – and its NOT about cheating. Its about his drug/alcohol abuses and temper – it specifically mentions behaviour toward the children. This maybe an attempt by her to get him into rehab – a divorce that publicly shames his behaviour.

      • isabelle says:

        OMG, please don’t let this be another Depp divorce.

      • mayamae says:

        I said the same on another thread. I’m going with the divorce filing is Angie’s tough love. I also wonder if the wedding was an attempt to heal a troubled relationship. Sort of like how many people “renew” their marriage vows when they’re struggling, or have a bandaid baby.

      • Frosty says:

        @Betti – I didn’t say it was about cheating. As to what’s in the divorce papers, we’ll see how it plays out.

        It’s interesting she’s felt the need to make specific allegations and then — and remember, Angie famously doesn’t use p.r. people — leak it to the press the same day it is announced. She’s angry, very angry. It may not be “about” cheating, but so far I don’t see it being “about” political aspirations, selling property, etc. as Lainey claims either. I don’t think the requirement Angie pay British taxes necessarily requires her to unload the France property.

      • Naya says:

        @mayamae They said that they married because the children asked for it. I wondered at the time why kids that young would care that their “happy” parents arent married. I think the kids were responding to instability in the relationship. They needed to know that one blow out fight wouldnt end their family. Kids only seek reassurance like that because they have witnessed walk outs.

      • Colette says:

        Are you kidding? My God children have been begging their parents to get married for years,since they were about 7 and 8 years old because their friends’ parents are all legally married.The older Jolie Pitt kids were teens and pre teens when they got married.

    • detritus says:

      Elon Musk?
      Ben Affleck (lol)
      Amber Heard?
      St Vincent?
      Kate McKinnon?
      Colin Farrell?

  39. Adorable says:

    I don’t think Cheating was a factor in this..plain & simple Brad did something and Angie’s reacting….on a vain note Angelina has been looking amazing lately..hopefully she’ll take proper care of herself & it’s just sad for the 6 kids…

  40. Jayna says:

    William Hague sees his opening and dumps his wife.

  41. Tris says:

    Joli-ddles!!! Tom’s single, Angie’s single, she longs for all things British, he…drinks tea?

    • isabelle says:

      Would love to see her with a philanthropist that isn’t an actor or in Hollywood. Someone that encourages her even more to release her soul for nonprofit work.

      • Kitten says:

        Me too and please no Tiddleston. Sorry but she is way WAY too hot for him and nowhere near as thirsty.

        Mostly, I hope she takes as much time as she needs to regroup and center herself for her kids, because this will undoubtedly be a terrible patch for their family.

    • Camille says:

      I couldn’t think of anyone worse for her than Jiminy Cricket.

      I think she’ll be single for a long time and then maybe end up with some philanthropist type.

      If BP really did cheat on her with MC, then I have to throw him on the pile with Johnny Depp etc ☹️😒.

    • Tara says:

      I think Tom would make an adorable Mr Ange.

    • Naya says:

      Well judging from Taylor, he likes a girl on the rebound so maybe if you cross your fingers really tight….

  42. isabelle says:

    Most celebs shouldn’t marry period. Especially if there are serial cheaters, just accept you are cheater and stop breaking up a marriage you should have never probably entered. Where there is opportunity with beautiful people there is always constant temptation.

  43. Adorable says:

    Also to add…I like them both..but Angelina to me seems too much of a woman for Brad…yea I said it sorry..I just see Brad as still a pretty boy who’s still into “The superficial”..Whereas to me it SEEMS Angelina has substance & wants to grow etc…just my opinion…& yea I agree Angelina won’t be seen dating in a while I suspect

    • Carmen says:

      Totally agree with this. I think Angie outgrew Brad. He’s a nice guy but not as bright as she is and I think she was getting bored with him. She’s tired of the whole Hollywood scene and wants to concentrate on projects that are important to her, and he’s still wants to spend his time hanging out on the set just having fun. I get the feeling he’s a going through a delayed midlife crisis, and Angie doesn’t have the time or the patience to deal with it.

  44. tracking says:

    Pitt has now given a short statement, which doesn’t engage with any of the allegations.

  45. mayamae says:

    I’m still withholding judgment on the cheating theory. It’s far too cliché. Cheating on your wife (again), with your co-star (again), in a role in which you’re in love with your rival spy (again). If the rumor is false, I feel for Marion. If the rumor is true – These two are 40 and 52, and if she’s pregnant, they are two complete idiots. And if she didn’t cheat, but is pregnant, she can look forward to a lifetime of paternity speculation. Just ask Natalie. I think paternity speculation, when the mother has stated the name of the father, is my least favorite type of gossip.

    The comments are interesting. Someone questioned in the other thread who the public will side with. If Brad cheated, and if he skates while Angie is demonized for driving Brad into another woman’s arms with her irrational behavior, and controlling ways …….. I just may have to scream. After all, Angie’s fans – to this day – blame Anniston for refusing to give Brad the army of children he was promised. I really wonder how they will handle when their girl is the woman scorned.

    I also question that a PI was involved. I can’t imagine somebody had the story of a lifetime – Brad cheats again and breaks up Hollywood’s perfect couple – and didn’t sell the story. He could have named his price – he would have proof and possibly pictures. I also don’t see Angie risking her image by hiring a third party. But I do see Angie being angrier about the lie, than the affair itself. If there was an affair.

  46. Aren says:

    That’s going to be the end of Marion, Brad might recover, but nobody’s going to want to work with her, she’s going to be blamed for destroying a family, when in reality it’s Brad’s fault.
    I’m sure the kids will be fine, Angelina seems like a very dedicated mother who has tried hard to give them a stable household despite all the traveling, fame, and gossip.
    Speaking of which, I seriously, seriously hope this is the end of Aniston’s Professional Victim career. That woman didn’t deserve 20 years of publicity and magazine covers for a failed marriage.

  47. What was that says:

    Well she used to live in a beautiful country house not far from London..just down the motorway/freeway so I hope she returns to a similar arrangement…she seems happy with Maddox there..and can work when she wants …
    I don’t think she will want to look up the Doolittles…but there are always spare aristo’s around to entertain her!
    I remember before her the story was Brad always on the couch smoking weed when With Jennifer..we may need Maury to sort this one out!!!

  48. Sigh... says:

    What. An. Unholy. Mess.

    So IF cheating (& pregnancy is true) TWO whole families with innocent children are imploding because of pure selfishness on the “adults” end. What a sh!tty shame…

    BUT IF NOT TRUE, how unfair, hurtful, and stressful for the Colliard/Canet family to be DRAGGED into this during what *should* be a hopeful and exciting time with a baby and several movies coming out.

    Either way, poor babies/kiddies…

  49. Tara says:

    I dunno, it kinda sounds to me like Jolie does not want it out there that he cheated. Like she’d rather people believe he’s an unfit parent than that he cheated on her. I think this is all kind of strange. If I had to put money down I’d bet he cheated, but I also don’t believe it was the first time. So what was different about this time? Either it’s love, or Jolie is just tired of a lifestyle that included an open marriage (come on, she’s alluded to it) and wants to move on. Which is totally fine and understandable. But if it’s the case it’s not cool to slime him as a bad father.

    • Minxx says:

      I agree. I think there was an affair but Jolie would rather die than be cheated on so she alleged drug abuse and all kinds of horrible things to deprive Pitt of his kids. I seriously doubt he’s the one with drug issues. Weed, maybe, but not serious alcohol and hookers. That’s just over the top, revenge. She’s out there to destroy him and I think that’s because he DID fall for Marion.

    • Kitten says:

      This is my take as well.

      • Minxx says:

        She’s trying to take his kids from him and this convinces me it’s pure revenge. I’m actually surprised how nasty the allegations are simply because Brad is a very mellow guy, probably even too permissive around the kids. Drugs? Alcohol? Anger issues? I just don’t see it, he looks too good lately for drugs or alcohol to be involved. She wants to make him pay. Big time.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah I said above that I can’t imagine Angie being this vindictive over something as simple as different parenting styles or a few tokes of weed around the kids. I don’t know…so many questions.

        I have ALWAYS gotten the vibe that Brad is a mellow, gentle guy. Then again, I always thought that Jonny Depp was a good dude. Maybe a bit eccentric and slightly tempestuous, but never did I think he was capable of violence. The only thing I know when it comes to Hollywood smoke and mirrors is that I know nothing lol. Truth is often stranger than fiction in La-La Land.

      • Artemis says:

        Unlike with Depp, we never got to see or hear bad things. He never stumbled out of bars or clubs or slurred his speeches. By all accounts of ex-lovers, colleagues and Jolie herself, he was (is?) a gentle man who cares a lot. There was evidence that Depp is a rage monster, not in the least because he confessed to being one. When Pitt was down in the dumps (during Aniston marriage), he smoked even more weed, he’s not a person that turns on other people in an aggressive way. Aniston didn’t want a divorce, nothing indicated he can be volatile. God knows what he has done now, this is truly a shocker.

        Jolie is not a stupid woman, something must have given her faith to start a family with a co-star in less than a year and then add another 4 kids in the next 4 years of them being a couple.

        Him being a pothead is nothing new. His out-of-control behaviour must be a very recent thing and it has always been said that Jolie is not the type of woman to stay in a bad relationship. I think Matt Damon said that about her. Not too long ago they were cuddling and now she’s teaming up with Wasser (again) and leaking to the gutter media outlet that is TMZ? What gives? Like TMZ is so anti-woman and trashy in all of its reporting about any topic! Jolie can’t even be bothered with People and US Magazine anymore if she has exclusive news but now she runs to TMZ to smear the father of her kids? Yikes, I’m sure she loves her kids to pieces but this is such a low thing to do and I don’t think I believe she is not being vindictive at the moment.
        There are much better ways to leak news. TMZ is the WORST. But I suppose for this Jolie does not need the NYT, this is a Hollywood divorce so TMZ is perfect.

        Sigh…This is why Jolie will always be a famous star before anything else. If she wants to be remembered as a political figure, she cannot use Hollywood tactics for her personal life.

      • C'est la Vie says:

        There are quite a few good points here – the main one being Tara’s, that in a divorce what’s best for the children should be considered. From what I’ve read so far, of course it’s mostly gossip, but after learning that Wasser is her attorney and she’s leaking to TMZ and Page Six, this is so ugly already and is going to get even uglier. Didn’t we just do this? With a crazy Johnny Depp? I guess it’s not a total surprise, except this involves a woman dedicated to humanitarian causes. I would expect her to use a better playbook than this. I know damn well better than to judge this one (children involved), so there’s not really anything else I can say about it right now…

      • C'est la Vie says:

        I’m just throwing this underneath my earlier post because Pitt’s statement, that I just saw, made to People – was a smart, better move made purely about the children. Even if it was crafted, he does seem like a very caring parent and he released it to a source the couple has gone to often. He and his side are putting it out there that they want the children protected, particularly from scrutiny.

        Wasser and TMZ scream scrutiny. Not protection or privacy for the children. So I don’t quite understand what she’s doing. I remember reading something Jolie said long ago to People about taking every drug that was out there. So I can’t even imagine where all of this is going. Drug use? Cheating? Protecting her children? It’s already getting confusing.

    • Colette says:

      I disagree I don’t think cheating would be a deal breaker.

    • Sigh... says:

      If this is (more) about marital betrayal, than substance abuse and/or mistreatment of children, it’s DESPICABLE to make the kids weapons of choice, just because marrying/being the “cool wife (a variant of cool girl, cool mom, etc)” has blown up in your face(s). As the 1st ex-Mrs. Pitt has so eloquently stated, “Not cool.” Not cool, at all.

    • Iknowwhatboyslile says:

      It also could be both. If there is substance abuse, it could result in boozing, cheating, and acting irresponsibly around the kids. Both reasons aren’t mutually exclusive. Maybe the issues with the kids was the final straw. But, Ice Queen is not playing around. Garner – take notes. THIS IS HOW YOU HANDLE A CHEATER. I am looking forward to the messiness, but I’m super sad for those kids. There was something endearingly functional about their chaotic lives. I hope they pull out of this as sane as possible.

      • Sarah says:

        I think it’s possible it’s cheating, coupled with too much weed and alcohol. Maybe driving with the kids while impaired? That would cause her to say the things she said. At least I would.

      • Naya says:

        I think Angie should be taking notes from Jen. Once you have kids, you lose the right to do certain things. No matter how badly he has hurt you, you have an obligation to salvage a relationship with him. Your official statements at least should be in sync. Official statements live forever, dont put anything that could hurt your kids or their relationship with their dad, now or in the future. Et cetera.

  50. Sam H x says:

    I’m so shocked about this split and there are jokes on social media in good jest which have made me chuckle.

    You know what is quite sickening is when adults all over social media are taking great pleasure at a split because of JA and karma etc. Aniston did shack up with her current husband initially whilst he was with his previous girlfriend. I think they are even in that field.

    There are six small children in the middle of this who are going to need time to register the news of their parents splitting up and their parents to transition them through the divorce. Their kids love both parents no doubt. But a family breaking up is really sad especially when there are kids involved.

    Even though I think this will get messy especially now that power house lawyer Laura Wasser is involved and Angie must be mega p*ssed off that she wants custody of their kids. He gets only visitation. Even though there are other reports saying she has asked for joint legal custody.

    • Maya says:

      Agree 200 percent – it’s sickening how people are rejoicing over the fact that a family of 8 is splitting up. Just read above and you can see them here as well.

      These people go on and on about karma – well they better be prepared because their karma will get them as well.

      • Sam H x says:

        Indeed Maya. Those kids are going to be heartbroken and really upset over this news. Of course, they will have loved ones who will love them, look after them and protect them whilst they go through a very public family split.

        What is there to rejoice about? I really do shake my head at the comments on social media sometimes.

        I think the cheating rumours are too obvious and dangerous to put out there IF they are inaccurate. It will jeopardise Marion’s career, hurt her family and create undue stress especially if she is pregnant again. She has a little boy who is going to be in the middle of this sh*tstorm too.

        Brad needs to fix up if he wants to save his family. Whatever happens for the sake of those kids I hope it isn’t a messy/ugly divorce.

    • Carmen says:

      Some very ugly reactions are coming out of the woodwork. I just went verbally postal on someone I had always liked and respected after she told she is celebrating the J-P breakup. I was like, how in hell can you celebrate the destruction of a family with six children? Any respect I ever had for her is down the drain.

  51. original kay says:

    I don’t buy that he cheated. I know, I might have to eat my words, with a side of “I toast you so” but until then, I’m gonna wait and see.

  52. anonymous says:

    please don’t drag marion into this.

    • Carmen says:

      She’s already been dragged into it. The question for her now is how she’s going to deal with it. This could get very ugly very fast, especially if she is pregnant and there’s the slightest chance it could be Pitt’s. She can kiss her career goodbye in that case.

  53. Ravensdaughter says:

    HOLY S–T! She’s filing for divorce.
    I naively thought that neither Brad Pitt (nor Angelina, who is too busy for affairs anyway) would stray from their marriage because their family was too important to them. Good grief, look at the medical procedures that Angie went through to assure that she would be around for her children.
    Brad has always seemed to be the more self absorbed of the two. This proves it.
    This is incredibly sad. I can’t imagine what that family is going through.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      I actually buy the pot, alcohol and anger issues explanation more. I think Angelina might look the other way with cheating, but would definitely NOT if Brad is being a bad parent.

      • Carmen says:

        Co-sign. Brad’s is an overgrown teenager who never grew up. I think Angie got sick and tired of having to look after seven children instead of six.

      • Minxx says:

        I think everyone assumes that and she knows it makes her look good as a parent. But I will never believe Brad was a bad parent or drugged out or drunk around the kids. And I’m not even a Brad fan 🙂 . She also knows it makes her look like a good mum. I’m convinced it’s all about cheating, nothing else. OR she knew he was going to leave her, so she struck him first.

      • Artemis says:

        I can believe PItt has issues but I also can believe that maybe he wanted to leave first. I mean, if he was abusing substances, it might be an indicator he’s not happy at the moment. In all her previous divorces and relationships, she pretty much controlled the narrative. She allegedly dated Hutton and got a tattoo of him (but then said it was for her brother) but he dumped her and it’s the only relationship where details are vague as hell. All her other ones, it’s her that has spoken out about them.

        I can believe that he was an overgrown teenager simply because he went from a boring lifestyle to an exciting one. He left his wife for a wild fun-loving passionate woman and changed his lifestyle according to hers so she was the one with the most power. They have such differing personalities too, he’s more laid-back and charming while she is/was wild and controlling. He also said once he felt guilty because Jolie kept going after the kids were in bed whereas he was lying in the couch feeling guilty. Jolie never stops whereas he might enjoy life more and takes it easy. His ambitions are quiet (his producing work) but hers are at the top of the political ladder. She’s also much younger but has dealt with going through early menopause and he is older and is fighting it too.

        So many different reasons for this split…

      • Carmen says:

        @Artemis: as I said elsewhere, I think she just outgrew him. Or they grew apart. It happens all the time. One thing that has always struck me is that, if you have watched them in separate interviews, she comes across as being much more intelligent than he is. I think lately she’s gotten bored with him and he’s taken refuge in pot, booze and maybe an occasional roll in the hay on the movie set.

        I hope Angie gave the kids a heads-up before she announced she filed for divorce. It’s bad enough Brad was blindsided without the kids being blindsided too.

        I wonder how Bill and Jane Pitt found out? They must be going through hell.

  54. MSat says:

    It wouldn’t be the first time this exact scenario has happened. Look at Rachel Weiz and Daniel Craig, or those two actors from “Gotham” (can’t remember their names). They were both involved with other people when they started fooling around and got pregnant. It happens!

    That said, I really don’t think that is what prompted the divorce. I do believe it’s a parenting issue of some kind. I think the kids are really the only thing Angie cares about — probably even more than her relationship to Brad. She said several times that the only reason she married Brad in the first place was because the kids kept bugging her about it. That whole wedding, from her perspective, was a love letter to their children. I don’t think she’d go for full physical custody over an affair, but if Brad was doing something that she thought was bad for the kids? The gloves are off.

    Question is, what could it be?

    • Guesto says:

      YES! MSat. I also feel the kids always came before Brad. Not that she didn’t love him, just that he was never necessarily the centre of her world in the way her kids were and are.

      • Sarah says:

        I think this is true for most good mothers. I have loved my husband for almost 30 years but if he endangered my kids, he would have been gone in a NY minute.

  55. Tessa says:

    I blame hormones. They call menopause ‘lifting the veil’ because all of a sudden the estrogen goes and you realise you married a dick.
    Didn’t Angie get a hysterectomy? Perhaps she just tired of Brad being a 50 year old frat boy

    • L says:

      Hysterectomy is when they remove the uterus. She had her ovaries removed, an oophrectomy, which sends you into surgical menopause. But they place you on hormone replacement therapy. That said, it can take a while to figure out what works. As someone who struggled with endometriosis and had all but one ovary removed last year, I can tell you, hormones can wreck havoc on your life and relationships. But if you’re with a supportive partner, i think you can work through that. Especially because it’s usually driven by a larger medical issue.

      • Minxx says:

        I know that very well. Had both my ovaries taken out due to endo. It threw me instantly into menopause and I can’t take hormones due to blood clotting disorder. I felt for Angie that she had to go through it so young. But I”m sure it wrecked her life, both physically and emotionally.

      • L says:

        Awwww, met an endo sister in this gossip mix! Hope you’re feeling better!

      • Taxi says:

        AJ’a mastectomies were prophylactic but with Brca, she might not be eligible for HRT. Women who’ve had estrogen receptor positive breast cancer don’t get it as it stimulates tumor regrowth.

    • Minxx says:

      L – yes, thanks darling, I’m feeling much better. Hope your endo is under control and that one ovary is not giving up just yet 🙂 .

  56. Ayra. says:

    from a gossip standpoint, the fallout is going to be amazing and last a few months at least, though people are going to be talking about it for years “World’s celebrity power Couple ends in 2016”
    from a “home broken up because of cheating” standpoint, those poor kids, having to adjust to something like this is never easy.

  57. jlee says:

    I think Brad has a substance abuse problem. He could be sloppy in private and she just hit her limit. It happens….even to rich, beautiful people.

    • Angel says:

      Right there with you.

      • Minxx says:

        I don’t see it, he seems healthy and mellow. I kind of feel it’s Angie who has those problems so she’s accusing him before he accuses her. Their marriage must have been on the rocks for a while and she knew what was coming. This is a preemptive strike on her part, IMO.

      • tealily says:

        I have nothing to back my feelings up, but I’m thinking the same as Minxx. He seems like a guy who mostly takes care of himself, and she doesn’t really.

      • Tate says:

        I have a feeling there is substance abuse on both sides. She got ahead of the game and accused him first.

      • Colette says:

        Quintin Tarrantino talked about Brad’s drinking and weed use so it’s not out of the realm of possibility to think after dealing with Angie’s health issues,the kids ,etc he could have an issue.

  58. LolaBones says:

    So this is how Anistons fans felt like.

    This will be messy and will probably be dragged out as long if not much longer than Aniston/Pitt/Jolie drama.

  59. joannie says:

    So after six kids she’s decided Pitt doesn’t parent properly? Somebody’s rampaging ego is out of control!!!

  60. Paige says:

    I think the cheating story is BS. Of course people will run with a cheating story because it will get more headline. However no factored in how disrespectful it is to Marion’s family and the Jolie Pitt children.. I would hate being dragged into a nasty rumor if I were Marion. The Private Eye story sounds like even more BS. I do believe the issue with the kids. They were together nearly 12 years. It’s very sad but I say they had a good run.

  61. Snowflake says:

    Omg, i just saw this! Nooooooooooooo

  62. Amanda DG says:

    So how do their parenting styles differ? And she didn’t know this years ago? I don’t believe that excuse for one second.

    Brad cheating, I do believe.

    • tracking says:

      A source close to her is talking to People and US, saying there was an incident “that affected the whole family.” I do think something happened, such as a drunken rage…

      • minx says:

        Well, that sounds ominous.
        I believe if AJ somehow thought the kids were in danger or exposed to upsetting behavior that she would file immediately and not look back.

      • Minxx says:

        Angie is using People and US.. well, she’s in control of her image for sure. I would not want to be Brad at this point. She’s out for revenge and I don’t believe for a second that he did something so horrible in a drunken rage. He’s no Johnny Depp.

      • Kitten says:

        Wow really? This is going to get juicy…

      • tracking says:

        Check out the “She decided to divorce one week ago” US article. It is a very specific comment. As someone else said, if he doesn’t deny it, I will believe this is true (I’m inclined to). There is another article about constant fighting and near-breakups due to parenting differences.

      • Alicat1822 says:

        It is VERY sudden. Irreconcilable difs. usually build up over a period of time. They both seemed like very dedicated parents who put their children first. Obviously, stuff happens…Angelina suffered many health issues (masectomy, hysterectomy, menapause) throughout the past years, but Brad appeared to support her entirely. A slow progression of a breakdown in a marriage is not surprising. What is surprising is Angelina asking for sole custody and only visitation for Brad. Something happened. She is going to need to back up her request with proof as to why the father should not be allowed any percentage of shared physical custody.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        I saw pictures recently (this week) of Angie and several of the kids and a nanny in Scotland. Shiloh was pictured sucking her thumb and carrying a blankie. Made me wonder what was wrong. Shiloh is kind of old for that sort of thing.

      • Amanda DG says:

        Interesting! This is bound to get messy.

    • Colette says:

      Sharing weed with your teenage son?

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      People do change, and that can affect how they treat their children. I saw this happen with my own kids’ dad… and not for the better. I’m thankful that they were old enough when the ish started going down that they could see that it was on him, and not anything they were doing/not doing. Still wasn’t an easy time, though…

  63. Colette says:

    I don’t believe this has anything to do with cheating.I definitely believe it has something to do with the kids.

  64. minx says:

    I just have a hard time believing an affair would break them up. They’ve both been around the block. IMO it seems more like substance problems or some kind of gross misbehavior involving the children…like driving while drunk or high.

    • cuntyfair says:

      I think you’re on to something. I agree, Angelina would not divorce Brad over getting some on the side. They probably have open relationship / agreement to be discreet (enough). But if he drove drunk or seriously stoned with the kids? Or put their lives in danger (picture some random near-accident) because he was high? I have no doubt she would divorce him so quick. According to the TMZ divorce report, she wants full physical custody, granting him only visitation, not joint-physical custody.

      I think this is Angie’s don’t eff with me, tough love, no more chances when it comes to our kids.

    • Sarah says:

      I said the same thing above. Driving while impaired with one or more of the kids? Momma Bear would stop at nothing to protect them. And if so, good for her. She’s a strong woman.

  65. Veronica says:

    I admit my first thought was – he cheated. I mean, my general experience is that if somebody turns to a vice during hardship, they’re bound to repeat the behavior. I admit this breakup took me a little by surprise – they waited awhile to get married, and they kept that shit locked tight if anything serious was going down last year.

    • tealily says:

      That’s the craziest part, isn’t it? I figured once they got married, they were solid. They were together SO LONG beforehand.

  66. crazydaisy says:

    I thought they had kind of an “open marriage” setup so the concept of “cheating” doesn’t really fit. Who knows? I’ve loved Angie since pre-Billy Bob, but I never liked her with Brad. During her years with him she’s gotten so dry and bony…let’s hope she gets some juice back now, and may destiny’s good fortune bless all the kids. xx

    • Squiggisbig says:

      Every woman Brad dates seemed to go from normal thin to anorexic.

    • almondmilk says:


      Again with the open relationship nonsense.

      Very passive aggressive (see my previous post).

      No evidence or interviews exist that describe their relationship as “open.” A rare tabloid story is the closest you might get. In fact, based on their own personal history, interviews and outlooks about committment I would say they are the exact opposite. They’ve said so.

      So the question remains why would a few people in the public domain insist or want to maintain that their relationship was “open?”

      As suggested before, it’s a passive aggressive diss. It renders what they had moot. It’s something done by resentful types who’ve never been pleased about their relationship, and want to *other* it, now….in effect saying ‘no it wasn’t a great love story it was a fraud…and no they didn’t have it all, they had something else that we girls wouldn’t want anyway, so NAH! ‘

      It’s the ultimate mean girl slam. Lol

      It’s a cruel taunt in the best of circumstances and when a relationship is dissolving, it’s even worse.

      • Naya says:

        Open relationships are a bad thing now? Not all girls care about sexual exclusivity, you know.

        I oppose the open relationship theory for a different reason. One of the most steady and constant rumor has always been that Angie is controlling and possessive. I dont think for a moment she could handle an open relationship with him.

      • Aang says:

        Kind of provincial to call open relationships “moot”. Love and sex are not Siamese twins.

      • crazydaisy says:

        @almondmilk Sorry to offend you (if I did) but I’m not being passive aggressive. I just always thought (by my own intuition, no insider info) that these two had a special understanding about monogamy, love, exclusivity, where they wanted to draw their lines. Maybe they were strictly monogamous, maybe they agreed on a gray area, but either way, it’s not an insult to anyone. Consenting adults get to make up their own minds about how to conduct their marriage, and their careers. Beautiful actors who make films where they kiss/pet/simulate sex with other beautiful actors are kind of in a special situation. It’s natural (maybe even expected) for them to form real attractions to each other – that’s what “on-screen chemistry” is: having the hots for someone, on film. Part acting, part biology. No diss. CHEATING, on the other hand, is f*ed up. Cheating means hiding and LYING, the opposite of being OPEN, honest and transparent.

    • aurelia says:

      Open marriage yes, but getting your side piece pregnant is not part of the deal. Remember this might not even be the first chick brad has impregnated. There was mega rumours about an young african, gorgeous actress at cannes about 3 or 4 years ago. I think the cheating is a 2ndary concern AJ needs for extra leverage. Its the drugs that she couldn’t tolerate. She has been clean for years. Its brad who will be getting sloppy, and around the 2 older boys too.

      • applapoom says:

        Jerry Hall tolerated Mick cheating but once he impregnated that bikini model that was it, wasn’t it?

  67. Kacy says:

    Who is Angelina Dating next: Nicolas Berggruen

  68. Squiggisbig says:

    If Brad did cheat with Marion I still believe Angelina would deny that as the reason for the split because it would mean that Brad cheated on her with his co-star in a spy movie…which is a little familiar.

  69. spittair says:

    And that’s why I put NO ONE on a pedestal. Sad, and I hope things work out peacefully for the sake of the kids.

    • Christin says:

      Same thoughts here. Some relationships that seem ‘perfect’ to outsiders are cracked beneath the surface. Especially in Hollyweird.

  70. Jayna says:

    So no cheating. Pot, alcohol, anger. Angie is playing public relations. She’s leaking this stuff to let the world know she isn’t the problem, but it’s never fair to the children to let this stuff out there.

    Two teenage boys can push you to your limits. But being high or drunk while dealing with them doesn’t help.

  71. Irene says:

    Two things will either happen:

    1. The divorce goes through; or
    2. The divorce is withdrawn

    This is a message from Angelina to Brad. I don’t believe if it was a normal divorce she would be requesting sole custody. No, it would be joint custody.

    Something happened last week with Brad and the kids that made her extremely worried. It could be possible that Brad is in denial and this is Angelina’s way of getting him to realise that he needs help. The family have been through a lot these last few years what with Angelina’s cancer issues. Don’t forget she stated that Brad was her strength during that time and she clearly loves him but her cancer changed her priorities.

    Angelina may feel that life is too short. She has survived cancer and wants to make the most of her time on this earth. That means focusing on her children and charity work. Maybe Brad feels neglected but that is no excuse IF the stories are true. They need to find a common ground. Both do a lot of charity work. Both love acting to a certain extent and both have enough money not to need to work.

    There is a 99% chance the divorce goes through BUT that 1% chance is down to Brad. If he wants to save his family and grow up and realise what he is going to lose then he has to get help. He has to show Angelina that he is the man she loves and was there for her in her time of need. He has to show that she can trust him with the children, that he can be a father as well as a husband.

    We all make mistakes. We all screw up in life. 12 years is a long time to be in a relationship and if it has mainly been happy, you fight until the end. That is what Brad has to do.

    Yes Angelina pulled the trigger. Yes she is pissed. But as we have seen many, many times before it does not mean it will happen.

    Over to you Brad. The next move you make will determine whether you are still married or not.

    Please choose wisely!

    Brad can only do this if he admits to what is going on with his life and seeks help and change.

    • crazydaisy says:

      Hope springs eternal!

      • Irene says:

        Agree but when you have hope no matter how small, it’s something.

        I honestly don’t know why I am so invested in this but I am making the most of it as come tomorrow I will move on.

    • Frosty says:

      She didn’t actually have cancer though. She had the genetic markers and took drastic steps to lower her chances of getting it.

      It’s sad, I liked them individually and together. The way it’s being rolled out though, it’s drama queen-y. And looking back from today’s vantage point, literally every year they’ve been together has had some big event as is the filing of divorce papers. So in retrospect maybe this latest turn shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

    • Minxx says:

      Angelina didn’t survive cancer, she never had it.

    • B n A fn says:

      Brad can fight to keep his family intact or he can go back to Jen and smoke weed all day like they used to do. It was well known that when Brad was with Jennifer they were together they were two pot heads. I hope all Jen fans realized when they are calling for karma Jen did took Justin from Heidi B who he was with for 14 years. So karma maybe coming her way too.

      • Naya says:

        Absolutely. Karma for everyone. Today just happens to be your girls turn. And better a stoner than whatever Angie is claiming he turned into.

    • Snowflake says:

      But….. That’s saying he did something wrong. That’s buying all the rumors. I think it was a more gradual growing apart. You never see Brad drunk or obvs high, if he partakes, he’s very in control of it. I don’t buy the hookers, cheating or hard drugs. That’s some story by the tabloids feeding into Angelina’s saintly image. I don’t believe the stories. I think they just grew apart. I find it hard to believe Brad suddenly got wild after over a decade together.

  72. Linds says:

    omg… Karma is served 😂😂😂😂😂😂 No one should be surprised about this… absolutely no one.

  73. Ruth says:

    Jolie has Wasser.If she is gonna handle it like she did with Depp then Brad is in trouble.She’s the top of her game.

  74. tealily says:

    I’m so woefully behind on all these comments, I don’t know how I’ll ever catch up.

  75. Bxhal says:

    So.many.comments. to scroll past lol.
    I think Angie will date a woman. She will probably keep it lowkey and when it’s over she will reveal via a media interview how stable and supportive and nonjudgemental it felt. I hope she finds happiness. I like her a lot. As a mum mostly. Im sure she has her personal demons but no one is perfect and she does a lot of charity work with her celebrity status which i think is more than can be said of most celebs. I feel that Brad hasnt been cheating. I think he cheated this once and it may have been because he felt free and accepted whilst away from her for awhile? He is human and theyve been through so much , most of which is really serious stuff like medical issues and kids in teenage hood and juggling careers, that they simply forgot to have fun? Or it was too much of a strain? So the moment he got a break with this other woman, it reminded him of his younger days and Angies carefree days? Brad is a Sagittarian. We grow old philosophizing and loving the arts even more, is it any wonder he prefers Hollywood to politics? I think the midlife crisis just hit him and at a point when he is an aging star, it felt nice to be wanted. Wish they would try again. Also, you shldnt force a sadge into complying with you. They are free spirits. Sigh. Wouldve been nice to see them last forever.

  76. alexsco23 says:

    Rumors about Cotillard are fake according to a source close to Jolie and Pitt and i really hope Cotillard will file a defamation suit against all these papers who are trying to destroy Cotillard’s career and reputation, that’s truly disgusting

    • tracking says:

      But the People statement does not deny an affair, which is interesting, simply says Cotillard is not the reason for the split.

  77. Mirage says:

    I’ve been through the French gossip magazines: Paris Match, Closer, Gala, Public, none of them suggest that Marion Cotillard’s baby could be Brad Pitt’s.
    They don’t even mention this alleged affair!
    Strange I find…

  78. Nikki says:

    Y’know, with stressors like her double mastectomy and hysterectomy, their 6 kids, long separations, a midlife crisis, and occupational temptation, neither of them had to be a bad guy for the marriage to fail. I think Brad cheated, because as another posted, their usual style would be an articulate joint announcement. I wonder if Brad will regret the heck out of this in later years; I’ll bet yes..

    • B n A fn says:

      Wi don’t believe he cheated. I believe he smoked in front of the children and Angie has told him several times to get his s$$@ together. I believed she found out he gave one of the boys some week and to. Angie that was the last straw. Brad did say she was very decisive so she made up her mind and filed for the divorce. I read over at laney that she is still in love with him. So it’s must be something about the kids that’s why she is asking for full custody and he to have visitation. She does not trust him to have them on his own, jmo.

  79. Jayna says:

    He will go into rehab. She will call off the divorce. But the veil has been lifted .

    • Irene says:

      I agree. Filing divorce and leaking all the stories is a message.

      • Jayna says:

        Actually, kicking him out of the house and filing for divorce is a message to your spouse.

        Leaking all this stuff about pot, alcohol, and anger is selfish, because the children should come first, not sticking it to him publicly for your own reasons, image and anger. He is their father.

      • Naya says:

        I agree with Jayna, whether its true or not, dropping that trail of breadcrumbs in her statement and everything else from her team is thoughtless. She did it because she wanted to appear blameless but she forgets how making that part public harms her kids. Its selfish.

    • tealily says:

      This would not surprise me.

      • B n A fn says:

        @Jayna: Maybe she tried to keep it private but Brad would not help himself, so she filed to wake him up, let’s hope so, I’m a big fan of both.

    • Shutterbug99 says:

      I dunno. I think when Angie is done, she is done. The parenting line is a pretty big statement to make if she’s planning on doing an about-turn later on.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah I really don’t think she’d make this huge public to-do about her personal life if she hadn’t reached her breaking point. I have a feeling there’s been trouble for a while now and she finally had it.

      • Shutterbug99 says:

        Same. I think trouble has been brewing for a while. I also think that whatever happened to push Angie over the edge was something big. She doesn’t strike me as the type to get rattled easily.

  80. Ivy says:

    I don’t buy the cheating story. Not with Marion Cotillard. As much as I dislike her, she had an horrible experience with her ex, I don’t see her jeopardize her family for anybody.
    I do believe Brad Pitt is an addict (alcohol and weed), but that’s hardly news? I don’t get why Angelina would suddenly realize what everybody with a pair of eyes has figured out years ago?

  81. Minxx says:

    Look what Lainey is saying here:

    “Angelina Jolie cares about public image. She has redefined and curated her public image better than almost anyone else. Angelina Jolie, known for so many years as the most desirable woman, the most beautiful woman, the most intriguing woman, does not want to become the “jilted” woman. That is not going to be the version of the situation she would be leaking.”

    That’s exactly what I’ve been saying. Angelina will not allow anyone to think she is the woman scorned. So instead she decides to hit Brad where it hurts: his kids. That he is an unfit father. I think it’s going to backfire. Brad as an uncaring dad or drunken dad who abuses kids? I just don’t see it. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    • mary says:

      Google richard Bohringer, he said brad loves whisky a lot

    • minx says:

      Oh, I can believe Brad likes to drink and smoke pot. Absolutely. Not saying he doesn’t love his kids, because I’m sure he does. But his judgment could have been impaired from time to time.

    • Adorable says:

      Yea I don’t buy that..if anything it would be in Angelina’s favor to be looked as the woman who had a double mas….,six kids cheated on by her husband…I do believe like some said that something happened involving the kids!..Angelina to me seems like the strong type until something happens to her kids & then it’s “over”…& judging by Brads statement as well…The kids here are the main issue

    • Naya says:

      You are spot on. She cant afford for another cheating story to play out publicly especially with her as the dupe. It resurrects the Jen drama and she would get no sympathy. But even worse, she couldnt play up the fascinating vampy image she cultivated. She would just be the fool who didnt realise that her day was coming.

      It is entirely possible that they have long standing parenting differences that she is exploiting them for her own ends and Marions pregnancy is the real problem.

    • detritus says:

      I see this too.
      Plus she is going to be hell bent on refuting the ‘lose em how you got em’ trope. Its so cliche. It’s even worse than the nanny because it’s how THEY met.

      I hope and do not hope it is only about the parenting though, or at least mostly. Hope because it’s awful to slander a parent like that if its true. I hope it’s not true because kids don’t deserve crappy parents. Situation is juicy, but those poor kids

  82. Bridget says:

    I think it’s interesting that everyone is getting caught up on the Marion angle, when to me the partying with hard drugs and hookers sounds way more upsetting. It’s not a flashy name, but as a parent and partner that would be way more alarming. And the “how you get them is how you lose them” comments are just icky. It sounds like we’re talking about someone who has descended into a really serious substance abuse problem, not the neighbor around the corner caught with his pants down.

    • Jayna says:

      Because I don’t believe the “hard drugs” and “Russian hookers” angle.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t really either for some reason.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Not for a second. Brad has been open about liking weed for twenty years, so no surprise there, but I REALLY doubt he became a rage-monster slave to hard drugs who put his kids at risk. I’m going to need to see some receipts.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        Brad doesn’t look bloated and horrible like Johnny Depp does….He hasn’t been photo’d falling down drunk or slurring his words….

      • Snowflake says:

        I don’t either.

  83. perplexed says:

    Brad Pitt went out of his way to deny an affair with Jolie. I don’t see why he’d go out of his way to admit an affair with Cotillard, even if cheating is seen as less worse than being a bad parent.

    So much confusion.

    • almondmilk says:


      Uh…pretty sure “Brad denied an affair with Jolie,” because Brad didn’t have an affair with Jolie.

      That’s the same reason Angelina Jolie denied an affair, and the same reason Aniston and her friends believed there was never an affair either.

      That’s 3 of 3 people including the bitter ex (and friends) saying it didn’t happen.

      Really people, what will it take?

      • Kate says:

        An affair is about more than sex. I’d believe they didn’t have sex until he seperated from Aniston, but given the speed at which they started a life together, they had clearly started a relationship and talked about what the future might look like prior to that, which most people would consider cheating, and cheating in a worse way than a one night stand.

        They’ve admitted they fell in love filming their movie, and immediately after he left Aniston he was playing family man with Angelina, Maddox and then Zahara. Apart from anything else, suddenly being in a very full-on brand new relationship would have caused some issues for Angelina when adopting Zahara, so they must have had enough history there to push past the red flags that would raise.

    • B n A fn says:

      @Almond milk: Courtney cox did say there was no physical affair with Jolie. CC says Brad became infatuated with Angelina and he told Jennifer about his feelings, He fought it for a time, then he separated but they did not have a physical affair. That’s what Courtney Cox says in that Vanity Fair interview,

  84. The Original G says:

    Well, something definitive happened. They split last Thursday and she filed yesterday. And, she filed for divorce, not just separation. With all their successful business interests I’m sure they have a clean pre-nup as well.

    Re-hab in 3..2..

  85. AgeofBellendia says:

    The only one I feel sorry for Marion. Leave her out of it!

  86. Shutterbug99 says:

    Meanwhile, Jon Voight has started talking, so once he knows all the details, the rest of the world will too!

  87. Shelley says:

    KARMAAAAA! You lose ’em how you get ’em.
    On a side note, Brad could have cheated with someone better than Marion. That is a definite downgrade.

  88. The Original G says:

    Personally, I believe the reason on the divorce petition. I just don’t think of Angelina as a liar.

    Hope this family sorts it out.

    • Camille says:

      +1. Me too. But this is Brangelina so of course people are going to believe ‘gossip’ instead of what is right in front of them. It’s shades of Amber Heard vs Johnny Depp and Denise Richards vs Charlie Sheen all over again :(.

  89. Lotta says:

    I think Brad was probably partying around, drinking, and smoking weed, and having some sort of modige crisis. He and Marion had a fling just for the fun of it and then she got accidentely pregnant, and of course that was it as having a family is so sacred to Angelina.

    Angelina, on the other hand, changed too. She cooled down and stopped being the “dangerous and mysterious” woman she once was. Her priorities changed and she got tired and didn’t care about Hollywood as much, and she wanted to work more on her U.N work and the refugee crisis. And she is not interested in partying anymore, she is done with that part of her life and totally into her family and kids.

    Brad is probably sitting in a corner with a beer sobbing his eyes out for real this time.

  90. Anye says:

    Even you Brangelina fans…….is anyone REALLY surprised by this? They looked cool together, raised and had lovely kids……but both had tremendous egos. People like that never get along. I wouldn’t be surprised if Brad thought of divorce first but Angie beat him too it! Who wants to bet she’ll go back to dating women after this?

    • Colette says:

      Go back to dating women after 20 years of not dating women.

      • Peggy says:

        And you think she’s really changed in 20 years in spite of her “causes”–OK!

      • almondmilk says:

        No @peggy, Collette is wondering why that’s your go-to (dating women) when Angelina wasn’t even dating women in the few years and months before Brad – she married men, was dating men, was making out with her ex hub Johnny during the filming of Mr and Mrs at one point (Google it)…so I think she’s just wondering why people are leap frogging back in time to 19YO early 20s Angie and hoping she starts dating gals. I mean that’s cool if you want a shot or if it’s your wishful thinking… Just say so.

        I vote Amber Heard. Hahaha what a knockout couple.

        Jokes aside. I think rehab may be in the offing for Brad…and who knows they may pull a Hallie and Olivier and call the whole thing off.

      • detritus says:

        Wish fulfillment 😉

    • tealily says:

      I’m not *surprised* surprised… it’s more like, why now? So I guess I am surprised. I wouldn’t have thought they’d last this long, but then they got married.

      • Tate says:

        Yeah, it struck me as weird that they were together for years, finally get married and 2 years later are now divorcing.

  91. Yolie C. says:

    Lord they’re already battling it out through TMZ. I’ve read so many different statements now from “sources” close to each of them. It’s sad that two people who were seemingly in love are already resorting to fighting it out in the press.

  92. Debutante says:

    Let’s be real. Angelina doesn’t exactly seem like the “fun” type. She isn’t the same person as when they first met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
    Remember when they were having so much “fun ” in their room and were so loud, management had to check on them because of the screaming ?
    Now she is a mother several times over, is totally involved in her humanitarian causes, hates Hollywood.
    It could get a little boring being married to a saint all the time, is all I’m saying.
    Plus, in the inimitable words of Chris Rock:

    “A man is only as faithful as his options.”
    Brad has a lot of options .

  93. Luca76 says:

    Ugh of course this would happen on a day that I have limited internets. I saw this a couple of hours ago. So devastating. But as a diehard brangeloonie I knew that one day this would happen and have been holding my breath in dread. For years. Such perfection cannot last. I always believed they had an open relationship and I don’t think she’d leave over cheating. I’m guessing he was partaking in something around the older kids. I think they’ll end up in a sort of Taylor/Burton reconcil/friendship in the future.

  94. Georgia says:

    ….those Russians are always messing things ups. First the Ukraine and now brangelina.

  95. Allykitten says:

    Substance abuse, one of the causes? Didn’t Brad say something like life with Jen was so boring that he smoked pot and sat around the house most of the day? Why was he smoking or doing whatever around Angie? Too much excitement? Since he’s been with her and had all those kids he does looked like he’s aged 20 or so years. As a matter of fact….didn’t he do pot while dating Gwenyth Paltrow too??? Are all the women in his life to blame for his lack of stability and his habit of being unfaithful?

    • pwal says:

      Stress, maybe? Given her recent health scares, maybe that pushed him to abuse a substance. Which is not to say that it’s Angelina’s fault.

  96. alexsco23 says:

    poor Cotillard, guilty until proven innocent, what a sad society we live in

  97. Seraphina says:

    Holy mother of WOWs. I don’t know what to believe. I was team Jen but came around to Anjie. Wow. Only those two know the whole truth. We can only piece together what we are fed. So, that said, this will be a shitstorm.

  98. Lily says:

    I don’t get this ” you lose him the same way you got him” karma nonsense at all. You cannot steal people. If Brad did cheat, well the blame is on him, not on Angie : she didn’t put a knife on his throat, did she ? She did not “steal” Brad. And Jennifer did not “steal” Justin.

    As for Marion, Guillaume and her got together at the end of 2007, a year and a half after his divorce from Diane. He even had a couple of relationships between Diane and Marion.

    • Allykitten says:

      “Lily says:
      September 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm
      I don’t get this ” you lose him the same way you got him” karma nonsense at all. You cannot steal people. If Brad did cheat, well the blame is on him, not on Angie : she didn’t put a knife on his throat, did she ? She did not “steal” Brad. And Jennifer did not “steal” Justin”

      Well let’s put it this way………don’t expect a cheater to change just for little ol’ you!

    • anna says:

      I know, it really is ridiculous when I hear that that BS. It soooo has a misogynistic slant – woman-on-woman misogyny.

      And if that logic is indeed true, then if a woman has never committed infidelity before, and their partner has never committed infidelity before…and you just simply fell in love.

      That means, if you do lose them, it’ll be not because of infidelity or cheating…but because they fell in love with somebody else and out of love with you. Cause you lose them how you got em, right?

      That statement, lose him how you get him, seems really perpetuated by women with chips on their shoulders that are pissed from being cheated on and all their hate/blame is directed at The Other Woman, hoping for ‘karma’ all the while not placing equal blame on their partner for cheating. It’s like an echochamber of scorned women spouting that nonsense. It’s transparent, AND sexist.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        “That statement, lose him how you get him, seems really perpetuated by women with chips on their shoulders that are pissed from being cheated on and all their hate/blame is directed at The Other Woman, hoping for ‘karma’ all the while not placing equal blame on their partner for cheating, It’s like an echo chamber of scorned women spouting that nonsense. It’s transparent, AND sexist.” -THIS. +1000. But let me hurry up and put my #NotABrangeloonie disclaimer in, because people making the point you just made will probably automatically be suspected of being stans.

    • Tate says:

      I generally do not like people who cheat and find their happiness on the back of another’s anguish. That goes for Brad and Angelina in reference to Aniston and Aniston in reference to her hubby’s ex. Cheaters suck in my book.

  99. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Angelina has been all about fighting for women’s rights in the most horrible situations, particularly refugee camps where girls, women, etc get trafficked, raped, married off to some old dude … thus, if as reports suggest, Brad was hanging out with the rougher element of the film crew, doing drugs and sh*gging vulnerable women, then impregnating Marion is the least of his worries … and, heck, I can see that would p*ss Angelina off if she was trying to be a humanitarian and make the world a better place.

    • matchstick says:

      I think thats why Jolie filed on Monday…..

      The trailer came out today and that might be the best revenge.

  100. Kate says:

    I am placing bets on Angelina never remarrying

    • minx says:

      Yes, I think she’s done with marriage.
      I think the only reason she married Brad was to please their kids.

  101. Otaku Fairy says:

    I didn’t expect them to last forever since they were a Hollywood couple, but I thought the marriage would last at least 6 years, maybe more. Not sure yet if I believe the rumor about the Marion Cotillard hook-up. We all know he ended up with a famous actress he worked with after having been with another famous actress- that’s how the whole over-a-decade-long Brad/Angie/Jen tabloid circus started in the first place. So now Brad is always going to be linked to famous actresses he works with. Earlier this year there was a rumor that he hooked up with Selena Gomez (just because she had a cameo in something he worked in and they were seen talking together at some awards show at the time) and that Angelina was super jealous. I do believe that substance abuse might have something to do with his though.

  102. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Perhaps Angelina didn’t like Brad’s Russian prostitutes and thinks that she could get together with a similarly bisexual and similarly principled individual … with a life peerage which would make her Lady Hague.

  103. Angry alchoholic? He’s looked bloated now and again.

  104. Deeana says:

    Look at the words that have been made public: “drugs” “alcohol” “anger” “parenting style” “protect her children”.

    I can envision an incident in which Brad was in charge of the kids while Angelina was away and had way too much too drink, became angry and frustrated with something to do with one of the children (I’d vote for the 14 year old) and hauled off and smacked the kid.

    If, as reported, the marriage had already been going downhill since shortly after they married two years ago this type of an incident could well be “the straw that broke the camel’s back”.

    I hope this is not what happened. If it did, Brad must feel just awful. But these kind of things CAN and DO happen when kids get to the smart-mouthed teenage years. Obviously there is more of a likelihood of a parent losing control when the parent has been drinking.

    For most of us who have been through divorce there was a period of dissatisfaction in the marriage prior to the decision being made. Sometimes it can take quite a while to make up one’s mind what to do. And then some incident happens and – THAT’S IT. Decision made.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree, Deanna. Teen years can be very tough as a parent. My father lost it a few times with my brothers. Not his finest hour. Also, I remember Ben Affleck talking about writing and directing movies, especially if also acting. He said it is all-consuming for years, writing it, pre-production, filming it, post-production, everything on your shoulders. That one day he looked at Matt off doing a movie and just being the actor and was envious. I imagine Angie’s new career as a director these last few years and very involved in her humanitarian projects and Brad’s career not only still going strong acting, but now producing movies commercially and on HBO, etc, plus six kids, puts a lot of strain on a marriage. You can be supportive, but it doesn’t mean your relationship as a couple doesn’t suffer.

      I hate how Brad is being turned into some villain, drunk, anger problems, pothead, bad dad. I’m not really a fan of his, but this pile on seems bizarre to me. I think he has always seemed like a standup guy. Maybe these last couple of years have been rough for them and personally.

      I expect this to be clamped down on quickly and nothing more leaked except made-up gossip rag material with sources, and that includes People and US Weekly. We’ll never know the full story. Now, if there is an affair, that will become evident. But the rest? Nah. We won’t know.

      • Carmen says:

        Well, maybe it’s Brad’s turn to feel the heat. When he dumped Aniston, the tabloids turned her into a pathetic loser, Angie was demonized as a trashy home wrecker (when she wasn’t being called a whore and worse), and Brad walked scot free of all the damage. He should have gotten the worst of it. He was the one who disrespected his marriage vows.

    • EM says:

      I don’t buy what you envision. Why? It’s a hypothetical. But more to the point, they have nannies and bodyguards.

  105. elle says:

    Last year (or perhaps the year before?), Brad looked like hammered hell… just completely worn out. Ange was directing that horrible prisoner of war movie, and there were pictures of her with the male lead wherein she looked happier than she’s looked since before she became St. Angie. I smelled trouble then, so this is not a surprise.

    Well, the surprise is the spin to make Brad the villain. But my guess is there’s been unhappiness for quite some time.

  106. tw says:

    Did we ever find out what caused the demise of his relationship with GOOP? And oh how she must disapprove of Angie’s tactics.

    • Jayna says:

      GOOPY cheated on him. She said in an interview not too long away that back then Brad was too good for .

    • Andrea says:

      Good question!!!

      • Andrea says:

        Who did goop cheat on Brad with???

      • Artemis says:

        Ben Affleck, Viggo Mortensen, John Hannah, there is more than one name floating about in the gossip sphere but she just finished Sliding Doors so John Hannah would be a good guess.

        And she was still devastated by it 5 years later and said that Pitt was ‘too good for her’. Pretty much admitted he’s the one that got away. So definitely not a split because he was volatile or horrible in any way, she didn’t appreciate him and disrespected him greatly.

  107. jana says:

    Angelina just learned a tough life lesson: If they’ll do it with you, they’ll do it to you. Or, karma is a bitch. Take your pick.

  108. Molly says:

    I have, like many of us, followed this from the get go. I remember reading the Vanity Fair interview with Pitt, while married to JA, saying he didn’t believe in soul mates. That to me spelled doom for their marriage. I’ve never understood the adulation or fascination with these two. I also don’t think time has been kind to him. My goodness with six kids– this is going to be unpleasant. But I couldn’t help but think that Aniston is somewhere snickering about all of this. What I really hope is that they could all disappear from the radar. Will be interesting to see where their careers will go. I wish them all well.

    • Colette says:

      If you have been following them than you would know Brad Pitt called Angelina Jolie his soul mate in August 2009, in Parade Magazine.If Jennifer is snickering about six kids having to endure their parents divorce than thank God she never had kids.

  109. Louise177 says:

    The good thing about the divorce is seeing Jenfans losing their sh!t. If her fans are any indication Jennifer’s house is ground zero. Surprised Chealse Handler has released a statement yet. It’s so funny/sad that 40+ year old women being so ecstatic about people they never met. It’s been 12 years and people are talking karma? That’s some slow karma considering they have 6 kids and successful careers. Besides if there is karma the Jenfans need to pray for Jennifer. She broke up Justin’s long term relationship.

  110. India Andrews says:

    What goes around comes around. There was a lot of smoke around Brad and Angie on the set of Mr. Mrs. Smith having an affair. Now it is Angie’s turn to be the jilted wife.

    My other observation is how much nastier Angelina is now that she is in Aniston’s place as the wife. Aniston didn’t hire a PI to stalk Brad on the set and wasn’t so specific out of the gate about Brad’s shortcomings. At one point after Brad amd Angelina posed as a married couple for a magazine spread, Aniston said Brad was missing a sensitivity chip but that was it. In contrast, Angie hired a PI to catch him cheating and has made some serious charges about his performance as a father and husband.

    My final observation is Brad is getting his comeuppance. Fooled around once and the other woman helped him pull ahead and survive by tarring his ex wife as someone who denied him babies. This time…Brad is going to find out how Aniston felt having Angie as an adversary. He will wish he was facing Aniston again and may rue the day he met Angie.

  111. Keaton says:

    I actually have a similar spec to @Deanne. I think Brad has been drinking alot and perhaps he’s been frustrated and unhappy for whatever reason. One of the older boys pushed him to his limit one day and Brad hit him. I don’t think that necessarily makes Brad a monster. There’s nothing I’ve ever heard that suggests he’s a violent man by nature. But people can make mistakes, big ones, due to alcohol. If this happened I bet Brad feels like crap now.

    I can also see Angelina being completely unforgiving of a man in that scenario. I can imagine them having very different views when it comes to physical punishment (Perhaps Brad’s more traditional conservative upbringing included spanking but she disagrees with it. Who knows) That may be an ongoing disagreement they’ve had and now seeing Brad mete it out in anger under the influence of alcohol or perhaps drugs? Yeah I can see her reacting EXACTLY this way. But like I said I don’t think that necessarily makes him the worst person in world. It’s funny to me how it’s easier for people to see Angelina as a petty vindictive bitch willing to hurt her kids to protect her own ego than to see Brad as someone as flawed and effed up as the rest of us.

    • Keaton says:

      Also, if Marion is innocent I feel horrible for her.

    • Artemis says:

      Not hard to see her as petty and vindictive when she could have filed without making such a circus out of it. Like, not only are they leaking details to make people guess what went wrong, they’re also doing it via TMZ which is gutter press. Jolie and Pitt never gave TMZ the time of day but now that heads need to roll, suddenly they are good enough for Jolie and her team. Yuck.

  112. Tartine says:

    AU BORD DE MER (2015) “un film de Angelina Jolie” will now have even more heart-searing and tragic resonance!

  113. lilacflowers says:


  114. Vox says:

    ‘you lose him the way you got him’ doesn’t even make sense. I got my boyfriend by being friends with him so… I’ll lose him by being friends with him? Huh?

    I very much doubt this is about cheating. Both of them have always been so devoted to the kids and it’s hard to see either one being petty about that issue, whether they’ve cheated in the past or not. Either it’s a wakeup call (unlikely) or something serious happened.

  115. Truth says:

    Brad and Angelina splitting up, suddenly does not validate false claims of an affair ( which were denied) over ten years ago. People need to stop treating those misquotes ( that were discredited by Brad) as a confession especially since both Brad and Angelina maintained in print & person, that they DID not have an adulterous affair. Brad has been cheated on many times. Aniston managed to cover up every scandal of hers. Even Matt’s father and kissing pictures while leaks from Heidi’s camp did nothing to sway people from Aniston’s fake saint victim image.

    Brad Pitt is not a cheater, liar, abuser, or drug addict. He smokes weed and does drink but so does Jolie. He doesn’t have a serious problem and does not pose a risk to the children. People are now treating Brad like he is Johnny, Ben, or Charlie when he has displayed NO serious indications like they did. Angelina learned from Aniston that it pays to throw Brad under the bus because people will resort to false feminist spin about it. It is horrifying that an argument from a week ago has exploded into Brad’s reputation being tarnished yet again while Angelina gets to benefit from it.

  116. Carmen says:

    If someone were to falsely accuse me of having an affair with another woman’s husband, I would sue the socks off them. Has Cotillard filed suit against the Post or anyone else who said she’s been having an affair with Brad Pitt? If not, I wonder why not…

  117. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    Has anyone noticed that Marcheline Bertrand Angelina’s mother looked A LOT like Marion?

    • als says:

      You’re right.
      I think all three of them (Marcheline, Angelina, Marion) have similar eyes, meaning the kind of eyes that convey lots and lots of emotion. And maybe the similarity comes from here.
      When I see Marion on screen I feel like her eyes hypnotize me. It’s the same feeling I get from Angelina. But I also think that behind the eyes, they have basic different personalities.

  118. EM says:

    The affair angle is ironic and contradictory, considering Brad and her had an affair on set too.

  119. als says:

    Well, Angelina’s reason for divorce is going to create hell for Brad, Marion and their movie, regardless whether there was an affair or not. It has already spread a cloud of suspicion all around and there is nothing worse than uncertainty, especially when it concerns people with children, involved in committed relationships.

    Angelina just called Brad a bad parent. If there was an affair and she is mad about that, what is Brad to do? Come out and say ‘no, I am just a cheater, not a bad parent’? And if he does come forward, he would need Marion’s approval as well.

    Because Brad cannot come out and say he cheated, I imagine his sources are going to push this info hard (which is still a weird situation, pushing to get your image out as a cheater, not a bad parent). But still, Angelina pretty much tied his hands.

  120. Achoo says:

    The Russian hookers was the thing that got my attention, hard drugs and Russian hookers= Russian Mafia and Brad is not the sharpest tool in the shed , and the article specifically states he was caught up in it. My intuition says that was the final straw for Angie.

  121. Patty says:

    You know I love celebrity gossip as much as the next person but some people need to get a life. Carrying on about JA still after all of these years! Just stop. Jolie and Pitt were together far longer than Aniston / Pitt and they had six kids.

    Drop it already. The demise of the Pitt / Jolie marriage has nothing to do with any of their previous marriages or how they got together.

    Some people just want a reason to be gleeful I suppose. This isn’t about Karma (and these threads prove most people have a serious misunderstanding about the true principles of karma); relationships end everyday, it’s called life.