Angelina Jolie ‘will never get married again,’ she felt Brad ‘pressured’ her into marrying

Actress Angelina Jolie wearing Atelier Versace with Cartier jewelry arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' held at the El Capitan Theatre on September 30, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Considering that Angelina Jolie is currently in her Maleficent: Mistress of Evil press tour, she has no issue with speaking on her own behalf. She’s already spoken about how there were times where she did not feel “safe,” and did not feel “free of harm.” Which I took to mean that Angelina is speaking in general terms about her last marriage, to Brad Pitt. The marriage that ended up with Angelina grabbing her children and ghosting Brad and never looking back. After that kind of experience – which still isn’t over, the divorce hasn’t been finalized – of course she’s probably done with marriage entirely.

Angelina Jolie has no plans to ever walk down the aisle again, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

The 44-year-old actress “will never get married again,” the source says, claiming she never wanted to tie the knot in the first place. “She felt that Brad pressured her.”

Jolie and Brad Pitt exchanged vows in France in 2014 after a decade together. The twosome, who share Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, called it quits two years later. While they have yet to finalize their divorce, they reached a custody agreement in November 2018. In April, they became legally single amid the ongoing divorce proceedings. According to the source, the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil star is enjoying being on her own.

[From Us Weekly]

Do you think Brad pressured her? The story at the time was that the KIDS pressured both of them, that as they got older, the Jolie-Pitt kids wanted them to get married. Maybe the kids thought that if they got married, their relationship would improve. But their relationship seemed to fall off the f–king cliff once they got married. My theory for years was that Brad actually wanted to marry Angelina back when she was pregnant with Shiloh and Angelina was like “nah, I don’t need that.” So Brad made up that story about how they wouldn’t marry until everyone could (meaning gay marriage). Anyway… will Angelina ever remarry? Fourth time’s the charm? Probably not. While I’m fine with Jolie being done with marriage, I hope she’s not done with romance. I would love for her to find love/joy/hot sex again.

And now I’m sad that this was the last wedding gown she’ll ever wear. It was so bad!

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  1. perplexed says:

    That cover photo on People….now looking at the cover, she really doesn’t look into it. I thought she looked “demure.” Now I realize she was wondering what she was doing!

    • Millenial says:

      I was just thinking that! Looking back on the photos…. it does not look like the “happiest day of her life,” for sure.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I remember when these pics were first published and I thought that same thing. she looked almost sad in most of the pics. beautiful, but fragile and sad.

      I always did love the dress, though, and how they incorporated the kids drawings on it.

      • Kate says:

        I did too! I got the sense it was a “yeh, guess we’re doing this” *shrugs* kind of event. Felt like the kids were overly emphasized in it with them drawing on her dress and veil. I mean that was sweet, but also just felt like she didn’t really care about it for herself and it was ONLY for the kids. And her non-ecstatic face.

    • Carmen says:

      The pictures said it all. Brad looked happy. The kids looked happy. The senior Pitts looked happy. Angie looked like she was being led out to execution.

    • JulieCarr says:

      The whole thing was really weird. The spread about it was so focused on the kids it was like they were trying to avoid even acknowledging themselves as a couple.

      They’d said for years and years that their kids were hassling them about marriage. I think their relationship had already gone to hell and the kids were getting upset, so they tried to make them happy by finally getting married. They certainly didn’t seem into it themselves.

      I got slammed left and right here at the time for saying it seemed like a really depressing wedding, but seriously, just look at the pictures.

  2. TheHeat says:

    I call b.s. on Brad pressuring her to get married. And I also don’t think that Angelina ever said that. If anything, based on B.P’s & A.J’s interviews around the time they married, it was the kids who did the pressuring.
    I don’t blame her for never wanting to marry again, though.

    • SaraR. says:

      It’s US Weekly. Enough said.

    • Kendra says:

      I also feel it was the kids. I mean look at the dress! Clearly there were exited for the event. I was happy too that my parents married when I was a kid, it makes you feel more secure. Although they just went to city hall no fun wedding planning for me lol.

    • minx says:

      Agree, I think she wanted to please the kids.

    • Yoyo says:

      As you know Angelina speaks for herself, I call BS on this story.
      She don’t need to use Brad to get attention, she never ran to the tabloids to get news out, why would she do it now.

    • TQB says:

      I agree and I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad reason to get married – provided the reason you weren’t already married wasn’t because you had doubts. At least she didn’t do it to try to “save” their relationship; her relationship with her children has always seemed to be the most important thing to her.

    • Kebbie says:

      Agreed. And I always assumed the kids may have encouraged it because they could sense the cracks in the relationship and being kids, maybe they thought marriage would fix it or make them more secure.

    • Oy vey says:

      I don’t want to marry again either. Why should I and why should she. I think this is BS also. If she did say it, why bring it up? It’s just weird. In other words, that shiz is OVAH. Let it go.

    • Carol says:

      Agreed.

    • wanton says:

      First time commenter, long time reader. While we certainly aren’t famous or even notable, this story from start to finish mirrors my relationship with my now ex-husband. I have never been a big believer in marriage, and we were 9 years in when he put on the pressure to get married. There were clear and damaging problems all along, which increased in the last 3 years of our relationship, particularly the year before we got married. He had an alcohol problem, was dishonest to a breathtaking degree, and I caught him sexting with many women (over 10). That’s just what I knew about. We got married, and during the whole ceremony I knew it was wrong but I felt, this was so important to HIM, maybe this is right despite my misgivings. In retrospect, a total case of gaslighting on his part. I finally threw him out, and we have two kids together, but the fights were vicious and intense and I knew a line had been crossed at one point, but I should have paid attention and respected the many signs that had already been there. But it’s easy to say as an observer than a player in the act, because while I was trying to hold this relationship together, it was clear as day that we were not compatible nor healthy nor was marriage going to change that, but I tried as I assume she tried too. Coming from the same sort of broken home, you really want to believe that this much emotional and time investment is worth saving. As I’ve followed this story and all that comes out, including Pitt’s attempt to dissemble and displace blame, it is so close to exactly how my ex is and was, I completely believe that she acquiesced to marriage despite the clear signs of problems because I did the same. Again, we aren’t the same, but this is a pattern that often happens to women, no matter how strong or independent they may seem. I am the higher earner, life-long feminist and activist, and that didn’t matter AT ALL in the matter of love, children, and marriage. So I can believe something like this was true of her thinking.

      • sue denim says:

        Just here to say thank you for sharing this, so glad you were able to get out and heal, wishing you continuing peace.

    • noway says:

      I agree! It just doesn’t sound like something she’s ever said before. Also, I don’t blame her for not wanting to marry again, if that is true. She’s been married 3 times with varying success for some time. It’s not for everyone, and it’s also partially a business arrangement and who wants to deal with that when you have her kind of assets. Now as far as love, I could see her having relationships, but I don’t really see her as a big romantic. I think she seems far more practical to me. Maybe she’ll find someone who meets some of her needs and is fun. That would be good. She can love them too, but it doesn’t have to be about that. Obviously, Angelina who is a bit of an enigma could be totally different than I pictured her too, but that’s kind of my image of her.

      One thing I totally agree it’s a shame that might be her last wedding dress. The veil was cute, but I just didn’t like it or the whole ensemble. Honestly, she does this a lot. She is in my opinion one of the most gorgeous women in the world, yet her style is so unflattering sometimes. Then other times it is drop dead gorgeous and amazing. She’s a hit or miss fashion girl to me.

  3. Aims says:

    Marriage isn’t for everyone. I agree, I’d love her to meet Her match and have a fulfilling romantic life. In the meantime really happy to see her kids thrive and all of them are doing their thing.

  4. Sierra says:

    They dress was gorgeous and suited her.

    I think the children pressured her and maybe Brad stood back and let them.

    He seems like a person who takes advantage of every situation so he might have don’t it in a subtle way.

    Either way, this woman and her children just glows with happiness these days so good for them. Any mother who fights the world for the children’s sake deserves to be happy.

    I hope she meets some special who will make her & her children happy.

    • minx says:

      I LOVED her wedding dress, she looked glorious.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I don’t care for satin myself, but the design of the dress looked good on her, and having the kids decorate it was probably very meaningful to both of them. So I give it a thumbs up.

  5. roseplot says:

    Us Weekly is the source for this story so that speaks for itself. I doubt she ever marries again but I’m sure she will find that special someone if she chooses to!

  6. smcollins says:

    After 3 failed marriages I’d be done with marriage too. Some people are happy to spend their life with someone without all the paperwork, definitely nothing wrong with that and I think that’s what she was willing to do with Brad. But I can believe Brad layed it on thick in regards to getting married. I mean he *did* propose and gave her a giant ring, so it stands to reason that he expected an actual marriage to follow. But I’m also in the camp that they married when they did as an attempt to save/retool their relationship.

    • perplexed says:

      He sort of seems like the type who would be attracted to getting married. He seems slightly traditional in some ways. I don’t say that negatively or positively — just as more of an objective observation. I kind of feel like anyone who gets involved with him would sense that he’s kind of into marriage.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        I kind of see both of them like that though. Serial monogamists. Brad has been engaged to all of his public girlfriends e.g. Goop, Jennifer…. Angelina got married at what? 20 to JLM, then married BBT. So she’s never truly “just dated” someone for a super long time/had a long term relationship with no marriage, until Brad.

        I think Angelina is a lot more traditional than she appears.

    • lucy2 says:

      That’s my rule of thumb too – after 3 divorces, just stop getting married.

      When they claimed they got married for the kids, a lot of people saw that red flag. I agree they were probably having troubles and looking for a way to fix it and move forward.

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I believe this. And I believe maybe Brad was the one who got the kids on his side on the idea. I can totally see him emotionally manipulating Angelina into marriage via their kids.

    • Erinn says:

      I could also see the kids saying something like “why aren’t you and mom married” and Brad being like “Ask your mom – I’d love to be married” or whatever, and enjoying that the kids took up that battle for him. I don’t think it was necessarily nefarious – I think he was super into her, at least for a good chunk of the relationship. But I do tend to think there was some pressure – likely from Brad AND the kids. I doubt he’d dissuade them from pressing for it at all.

      It’s a sad situation.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        All of what you described is still a form of emotional manipulation. Emotional manipulation can still exist even without nefarious or ill intentions.

      • Erinn says:

        Sorry – I wasn’t meaning to sound like I was saying it wasn’t haha. I agree with you on this.

  8. JoJo says:

    USeless Weekly or Lies Weekly is the Source.

  9. Ladygyms says:

    I hope she finds what she is looking for and learn from her mistakes both made mistakes. They both need to heal and find suitable partners.

  10. FrauStef says:

    I believe that it was both the kids and Brad pressuring her to marry. After so many kids and 10 years together, why not? Plus I’m sure the kids really wanted it. I also believe her when she says she won’t marry again, she’s 44 years old and after 3 failed marriages, it makes sense.

    I was married once, also for 2 years, and I’ll never marry again. I’m 39. I was wife # 3 to my Police Brass ex husband who quickly married wife # 4 when we split up. He’s retired now and it affected him at work (most Vancouver brass are on wife # 1). Fourth time is the charm for some, I guess (though probably not him, knowing him as I do. I still wish him well…

  11. Cindy says:

    I thought her dress was cute considering it was a cermony for her family more than anything.

  12. perplexed says:

    She’s deeply loved all the men she was married to And yet none of the marriages worked out for her. So, yeah, I’d agree she probably shouldn’t marry again. In most cases, I generally assume the people never loved each other much to begin with. But she’s talked so passionately about all of her husbands, I think she shows that sometimes love isn’t enough.

    • Ok says:

      That’s just the kind of person she is. Not just with husbands but the way she talks about her kids and coworkers and so on. Vividly and really finds the best in them to focus on. Not a bad thing but some people just talk like that.

  13. jen d. says:

    I have no idea if it’s true or not, but I’m enjoying the slight change in narrative (versus – AJ doesn’t want to get divorced, she’s still not over Brad, etc, etc)

  14. Originaltessa says:

    Brad really let her down. He was supposed to be the one she finally settled down with, raised children with, and grew old with. He blew it up marvelously… Shame on him. When there are six children involved, you have to step up and be a grown up. Seems like he just became a mess instead.

    • Dulce says:

      100% Agree with everything you say!! Very intelligent comment!! 👍😜

    • Carmen says:

      He liked the idea of being Hollywood’s Best Dad. It was great for his image. But he seems to be a dilletante who loses attention quickly, and maybe being Hollywood’s Best Dad lost its shine when he realized it meant putting in the work of actually being a parent over the next two decades

  15. severine says:

    I’m not buying the pressure angle. Angelina was a financially secure actress with multiple interests who had adopted a child on her own and had already had two marriages under her belt when she met Brad. I’m not saying there was no pressure from the kids, but she went into the marriage with her eyes wide open. If we start making excuses for a woman of Jolie’s stature, what we are saying is that women can’t assert themselves and remain true to themselves. If she did not want to marry Brad she would not have done so.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      They both always said that the kids asked them about it, and why weren’t they married etc because of their friends. From what I remember, they were fairly noncommital about it (answering it) and then said that they felt it was something that would be good for their family. I’m gonna go with “ditch effort to save/help relationship”….

      ….Angelina is the one who decided when they got married–she said that she called Brad up and said “let’s do it today” I think 2 years after he proposed…..they were married via the judge that is handling their divorce, before the wedding in France.

      Anyway, this story is dumb, but I find it interesting that it’s the complete opposite from the usual ANGELINA IS EVIL AND BRAD RUNS CRYING FROM THE ROOM! storyboard they go with. Usually the focus of this story would’ve been “BRAD DIDN’T WANT TO MARRY ANGELINA, BUT SHE MADE HIM BUY HER A BLOOD DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING, SO HE CAN BECOME MR. ANGELINA JOLIE—WILL BRAD ESCAPE WITH THE WHITE BLONDE BIO KIDS AND RUN BACK TO HIS TRUE LOVE JENNIFER?

    • perplexed says:

      I tend to agree, especially since she had been married twice previously. She wasn’t a naive person when she married him.

  16. KKC says:

    Rom Coms have done a fairly good job of making marriages basically seem like the equivalent of getting a brain injury in terms of miraculously fixing all the emotional problems you or your partner might have.

    Getting an expensive piece of jewelry and having a Princess day isn’t going to erase all the other issues. It’s something I have to remind myself sometimes when I get too googly eyed about plannjng a wedding vs thinking about a lifelong partnership.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      It’ssad because their wedding seemed very authentic. It wasn’t a big thing, really. Besides Angelina’s dress…..which I believe was designed by Versace. But I remember E News running all of these ridic rumors about what happened during it e.g. Shiloh wore a bridesmaid dress, they hired some expensive caterer to make a wedding feast and a stunning cake, etc…..when really all the kids chose their outfits, Pax made the cake, Brad had a stone engraved for Marcheline at the little chapel on Mirval, etc.

  17. Steph says:

    You know how people do band aid babies? Have a baby to improve the relationship. I think some people to band aid marriages. This and Miley’s were probably one.

  18. KMAC says:

    I know my thoughts are not popular but once again, I have very little empathy for her or her situation with Brad. I think we are forgetting how they met, she had the same situation with Billy Bob Thorton. The men are as much to blame for wrecking their homes as she is and now she wants to feign Brad “pressured” her into marriage. Nah, ain’t buying it. Do not forget who she is because she has not changed and neither has Brad Pitt. They are who they are. I would have prefer she not say one word (same goes for him). This is their bed they made together without a second thought for anyone they were hurting. And I will say this again, I do feel badly for the kids. Can you imagine reading this as one of their children (even if it is not true, which it very well may not be)? Oof, what a sucker punch, the kids all thinking it was the happiest day of their lives. But really, who knows what goes on behind closed doors.

    • August Robinson says:

      Agreed. The ones who are or will suffer are those children.

    • Sierra says:

      I hope you say the same thing about Jennifer Aniston and Laura Dern. They aren’t angels either…

      • Starkiller says:

        What the hale does Laura Dern have to do with any of these people?

      • Sierra says:

        Umm she mentioned Billy Bob above hence the Laura Dern connection 😏

      • olive says:

        @Starkiller laura dern was engaged to billy bob before he left her to take up with angelina after they met on set.

      • Oracle says:

        Nice try @olive but a) Billy Bob said he and ex gf Laura Dern had been broken up and hadn’t even been living together, Laura’s own Dad confirmed. Also, Angelina gave many interviews at the time, which included a timeline of how they met and how they got together, and NO – they did not ‘take up,’ after meeting each other on set. They went a full a year before they got together.

        i believe Angelina over most people, because I think she’s a pretty honest person. I definitely believe her over Dern, Billy Bob’s ex, who cheated with Billy while he was MARRIED to Pietra Thornton, and then cheated with Ben Harper while he was married, and got knocked up at the same time as Ben’s wife.

        Maybe stop siding with Dern, since you’re so anti-adulterer and she’s the REAL one.

    • Ok says:

      Highly doubt the kids read about their parents online.

    • Genessee says:

      I completely agree KMAC.

      I loved Angie and Brad. I was devastated when they split up and hated to see how nasty it got. But I don’t suffer from selective amnesia. They BOTH did not start off their relationship “the right way.” Which, IMHO, is why it ended so badly in the end.

      Karma. On both of them.

      • Oracle says:

        Oh really @Genessee? If you believe in karma — what was Aniston’s then? Since you believe she got screwed the worst and was in the most pain?? She must have done some really awful ish?

        By the way, refresher: No one cheated. They all said it, all 3 — and Aniston’s friends even said she wasn’t cheated on.

        So what do you have now? How do Brad and Angelina get bad karma for ish that didn’t happen?

        Maybe stop with the superstition and tired haterade, and read up on substance abuse, alcoholism and what it can do to families. It’s pretty darn irresponsible for you to tell children and families they deserve what happens to them because they’re ‘bad.’

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      Never moving past the sexual sin/ romantic betrayal of a woman one doesn’t know (even when it happened over a decade ago) and using it as a reason for why she stays unworthy of any kind of empathy is very popular, actually.

      • Oracle says:

        Truer words. It’s unreal the bs Angelina has taken for all these years. Once again, like with the plane incident, Brad could clear ish up once and for all at any point in the 15 yrs and yet he didn’t. He let her get clawed and scratched and kicked in the teeth, because she was ‘strong,’ and could take it. He’s no Prince Harry.

    • Oracle says:

      See these are the women I was referring to. They’ve been making Angelina pay for fictional tabloid transgressions and they don’t plan on stopping – they don”t care if it’s a fabrication fueled by a decade and change of tabloid vitriol.

      You blame Angelina because she was next. Period. It’s straight up envy and misogyny, and we need to call it out.

      Because when 3 of 3 people involved in a triangle say there was no infidelity or cheating and the one who you relate to and cape for the most, says she was upset because she thought her ex didn’t give sufficient time to ‘mourn the marriage,’ then that puts you on blast as being biased against Angelina. How you gonna be more upset at Angelina over a made up allegation than Jennifer Aniston? She said Brad didn’t cheat, her friends say Brad didn’t cheat and that he was “honest with her,” and you still are more angry at Angie than anyone.

      Ditto Billy Bob and Laura Dern. Billy Bob, said they were not boyfriend and gf any longer and that he had moved out. Laura Dern’s own Dad said she wasn’t telling the truth. I think I believe them, over the woman who went on to sleep with married with children Ben Harper, then get knocked up and be pregnant at the same time Ben’s wife was.

      ….it’s hypocritical and transparent AF, but you do you. Meow.

      • Girl on fire says:

        You believe what you want and we will believe what we want! Its a free world sweetie have a nice day

  19. Adorable says:

    I 1000% Believe this,I think that in the beginning of them getting together they both weren’t for Marriage,but some time in early 2012 Brads language started to change.He Was open to the idea of marriage & as we now know he designed they’re engagement ring around than.I think the idea was to “sell it”to the kids,& ofcourse Angelina did it for them more than she loved Brad.Jmo.

  20. Lena says:

    I think this is totally made up. I reject that she had her “sources” talk to US Weekly about anything. About whether she’ll get married again I think applies to everyone which is never say never. Nobody can tell what the future holds. But I thought her wedding to Brad was a mistake from the beginning. Band aid wedding. Only the kids seemed into it at all. Why they sold those wedding pictures to People is beyond me.

  21. DS9 says:

    I find it easy to believe that Angie felt pressure from Brad to marry and I’m not sure why others don’t.

    Brad has been out here blathering to all who will listen about toxic masculinity, midwest values and expectation, this marlboro man mythology. Really wanting to marry the woman he shares six children with fits into that narrative.

    Maybe he felt like that’s what their lives were missing and maybe Angie felt like she should go thorough with it to help since she viewed herself as committed either way.

    But it obviously didn’t go that way and then he couldn’t figure out why he still felt whatever way he was feeling and drank more.

    Or maybe none of that is true. But it fits for me.

    • Oracle says:

      Hi @DS9

      It fits for me too. Good post.

      I have an answer to your question ‘why others,’ say it may not have gone down that way.

      It’s simple, the Brangelina triangle tabloid and hater narrative that has savaged Angelina for almost 15yrs demanded that Angelina never be anything other than a predator, the one in pursuit of Brad. The one who knew he was married to girl next door Rachel Green and lured him away with a beautiful face, magic vag & voodoo. On female first that narrative lives to this day, that Angelina was the one crazy for Brad, chasing him into the ground and impregnating herself. For Brad, they love to insist, she was just his brood mare, a means to an end, the end being getting kids. As if, the then iconic ‘Brad Pitt,’ couldn’t have done that easily enough with half the populace.

      That’s why we got Chelsea Handler’s years long, ‘Angelina is an untrustworthy demon who hates women,’ Tour which ran for 6-7yrs after she signed with Jen Aniston’s publicist, and became new fast friends.

      So even today, when people state the obvious, that it was Brad Pitt who wore Angelina down re marriage, after he had similarly wore her down when in first pursuit of her – there will be those haters and tabloids that push back at the notion of Brad as pursuer, even though we had his Director Innaritu (Babel, circa 2006) basically tell the world Brad was lovesick and couldn’t stay away from Angelina. Even though we had Brad chasing Angelina around the world to Africa, and England, etc.

      For haters, especially those who stan for Aniston, Brad’s leaving Jen is made that much worse, when Angelina is the passive innocent one who never stepped out of line, didn’t cheat and basically had Brad wear her down after he and Aniston officially separated. They can’t have THAT be the way the story goes.

      By the way, Meghan Markle hasn’t even begun to experience the levels of vitriol Angelina did/still does sometimes from tabloids and still vicious haters – but good on Harry being a strong supportive real partner and putting his foot down and speaking out.

      Angelina never had that. I used to think she was the one telling Brad don’t address this or that, it’s not worthy of a response. She may have done that, but he didn’t have to listen. When his own ‘friends,’ like Melissa Etheridge are going on TV and kicking Angelina in the teeth about of all things her SURGERY that SAVED HER LIFE, and he can’t say JACK-ish about it??!! Well then in my eyes that makes him TRIFLING & WEAK AF.

      Don’t even get me started w/him making such a transparent weak azz photo-op play showing up to Aniston’s 50th b-day party. It was like he was scrambling for the lost popularity from her mini-van base, essentially saying, ‘I’m back from the clutches of the evil sorceress, please love me again ladies.’ UGH.

      • KKC says:

        Bravo. Seriously wish I could insert the applause oscar gif. Incredibly well written.

      • sue denim says:

        this is really interesting, and well written. I think too that she has a kind of authentic feminine power that really scares a certain type of person, male and female, because she doesn’t hew to the patriarchal tropes of male dominance. I said below that I think from the start she flipped the power dynamic — that Brad had to earn his way into the family she’d already created w Maddox. And I think that, and her talents, made him crazy. He tried to rise to her level but we now see w his Orleans project etc that there’s not really much substance there, so instead of growing, he turned on her.

        I think this may be at the heart of metoo as well, that weak men turn on women when women make them feel somehow less than, simply by being their finest selves. I think authentic feminine power has always scared that type of person, related maybe too to the power to have children. And this story is sort of archetypal in that…and this is really one of the big battles of our times. I’ll still never get over the Kavanaugh hearings actually, that was the turning point for me.

    • OriginalCarol says:

      Totally agree with you @ Oracle. Awesome post. I look at the real men like Prince Harry and Marion Cotillard’s partner Canet and feel so bad for Jolie having Pitt as a husband. He’s not only supportive of her but even threw her under the bus to save his own skin. What a coward!

  22. kerwood says:

    I don’t think she would have looked so miserable if the kids had been the ones pressuring her to marry. She would do anything for her children and she would have managed a smile; she’s an Academy Award winning actress after all. I think Brad is the one who wanted to get married, probably to appease his MAGA-family, that never really cared for Angelina anyway. He might have dragged the kids into his plan, but I think it was Brad.

    • Hmmm says:

      Yes. I remember early on when angie said she didn’t need or want marriage and that children were a bigger commitment to her- she later came out and said they were getting letters from Christians telling them that they were living in sin. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      Also remember a time that his Christian Obama hating mom gifted Angelina a BIBLE. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 I don’t know how she stuck it out with that family for so long but then again she deal with her crazy Christian Obama hating daddy so…

  23. Hmmm says:

    I’ve always thought that he was the one that wanted it. From the beginning Angelina said she didn’t need marriage and that it was just a piece of paper. Deadbeat kept going on about how the kids were asking about marriage and wanted him to buy mommy a ring… later AJ was asked and she said the kids do not know what marriage is and just wanted cake.

    I’ve always thought that was funny. even back then she knew her kids better than he did.

    Also when she described their official marriage she described it as something boring and not romantic or important at all. His assistant called her into his office and said it was time to get married. Angelina stayed seated while the judge married them 🤷🏽‍♀️

    Then the one in France was all designed by and for the kids lolol

  24. Kikis says:

    They were not looking good by that time…I think it is the best thing they are not together anymore with the way they were becoming …. What they should have done is breaking up not getting married.. But brad makes the same mistakes over and over he will wait to the exausting end. It was kind of obvious to everyone they will come to end even though it was still shocking it actially did.

  25. Fluffy Princess says:

    I can’t wait until she finds a new boyfriend for some hot, sexy times. She deserves it.

  26. sue denim says:

    I always felt like she flipped the power dynamic in a really interesting way early on, like rather than being the one who needed to marry because she had Maddox at the time, like needing the validation of a husband or the social standing or security or whatever, all the things that can make a woman feel one-down in a relationship re marriage, she was like, no, Brad had to earn his way into what was already her family. I’ve wondered if that’s part of what happened in the end, that Brad resented both her and Maddox, because he didn’t have full power over them. Not sure I said that as well as I want to, but I can say I learned a lot from her at the time.

    • KKC says:

      I have a strong suspicion that is exactly what occurred. And even worse, that Brad might have finally “let it loose” once they were legally married in terms of trying to be a vigilant partner.

      I have friends whose (previous) husbands basically treated the wedding like the last time they had to “try” with their partners, and all their effort and communication could now go elsewhere because they “locked” that woman in. I can very easily see a scenario where Brad’s been wearing her down for years to try to get that legal ceremony because he’s sick of “working so hard” in the relationship.

      Lol men are gross.

      • sue denim says:

        Yes, I thought the same thing about him wanting to lock in the marriage. The way he’s holding her head to kiss her seems controlling to me, and she looks tense. Good for her for getting out…and for just continuing to rise…

  27. skeptical says:

    She seems to have studied the Jen Garner School of PR quite closely.

    • Hmm says:

      It’s funny to me that people have an issue when Angelina tells her truth but praise her ex for admitting to being an alcoholic and going on a nonstop pity me tour for his dad disastra movie where he talks trash about his own dad to get sympathy points.

      Get ready because Angelina is now speaking out about how she felt insignificant in her own marriage. Small, beaten down and depressed. Her deadbeat ex has had multiple pity parties with GQ magazine and other publications but y’all are gonna attack her for finally speaking her truth.

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • OriginalCarol says:

        Yup. Get ready. She gave an interview to a French magazine, Madame Figaro, in part of the promotions for the perfume. She’s ready for a new life with her kids without the abusive partner. A new transition where she’s free to do what she wants and not feeling hurt or harmed in any way.

        Here is part of the translation:

        Do you think you have a destiny?
        I do not really know, but since I have children, the only thing that concerns me is to show them the example, to be honest, to have a sincere voice and to guide them in the same way. , a path where it is important to show kindness to others, to know how to look at them with accuracy, not to hurt them. And to understand that we have one life and that it is important to fulfill it as efficiently as possible. To answer your question, I do not know what my destiny is, but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a homecoming, a return to myself. Because I was a little lost …

        That is to say?
        I think it happened at the end of my relationship with Brad, and then at the beginning of our separation. It was a complicated moment, when I did not recognize myself anymore where I had become … how to say … smaller, as insignificant, even if it was not necessarily obvious. I felt a deep and real sadness, I was hurt. On the other hand, it was interesting to reconnect with this humility and even the insignificance I felt. Finally, here is perhaps what is human … In addition to all that, I had some health concerns. All these things settle in you and remind you of how lucky you are to be alive. This is yet another lesson to pass on to my children: the idea of renewal, and above all, a possible return to the joy of living. I have to rediscover the joy …”

      • :-) says:

        @originalcarol
        Thanks for the translation! It does lend creedence to the gist of the Us article (although they probably fabricated it as an extension of what was in the Figaro article – their “source”).

    • skeptical says:

      Attack her?

      Maybe I’m not interested in the minutia of celeb child rearing and marital insights from whomever? How is that attacking her as a person? What a bizarre way to promote your projects like a children’s movie and perfume endorsements.

  28. FredsMother says:

    I so wanted her to settle down with William Hague. But I am delusional when it comes to celebrity love affairs. Is Hague married?

  29. Deedee says:

    I think her dress is gorgeous and I love how she has the kids draw on the veil.

  30. Ad says:

    I think it’s difficult to find her match. Mr Next has to share the same values like her. If this article is true I find it difficult to understand why she couldn’t explained to Brad her feelings about marriage & could have done the same to their kids. I am baffled!

  31. Annalise says:

    I’m a huge Angelina fan, and am 100% team Angelina as far as her and Brad’s divorce, but I don’t believe for a SECOND that Brad “pressured” her to get married. What I believe (and have believed ever since she and Brad tied the knot) is that she got married as a way to further promote Unbroken, that not-so-coincidentally came out RIGHT after her wedding. She seemed VERY determined that the movie be successful and that everyone in it be recognized. She probably knew that a good majority of her audience might be older people (maybe even people who remember WWII) who might not approve of her unmarried-with-children status. And my impression was that she was not going to let ANYTHING compromise the movie’s success. In fact, and I hope this isn’t true, I remember reading that Angelina was SO sure of the movie’s success, that she was said to be highly disappointed when it wasn’t nominated for any Oscars. Again, I really hope this is false because it makes her look unbelievably arrogant. And I say this as the wannabe-captain of team Angelina.

    • DS9 says:

      She made a movie about a war survivor, and a survivor of the one war middle American white people orgasm over.

      That shit practically sells itself, so much so that Mel Gibson did one as an attempt to rehab his drunken, shady, abusive ass.

      If Jolie was going to marry to sell a movie, she would have done it for the Bosnia movie.

  32. Minxx says:

    As to Brad pressuring her, I doubt it. I don’t recall Angelina ever overthinking marriage.. her first 2 weddings were whirlwind affairs. Some of us are old enough to remember 😂

  33. L4frimaire says:

    Can’t believe she’s only 44. Sometimes think she’s a grand dame, Betty Davis style , because she’s so larger than life, but then realize she’s younger than the Jennifers: Aniston and J-Lo. Hope she finds someone extraordinary on her terms, and want to see more of her in films.

  34. Truth hurts says:

    Could it be that one if not both though they were losing each other. They did that movie, got binding tats, and got married to save something they felt was slipping away. Of course they didn’t want to lose a family. It was/would be detrimental. They had kids a lot of them and knew what the media would say if they split.
    Angie speaks now about people not wanting different people together and being who you are. People were pulling at them for 14 years. Hoping and praying they split. They couldn’t stand it. I think that caused s lot of tension there. That’s what made them bond in the early years.i never seen anything like it except for Prince Harry and Megan.
    But I agree with the poster who said Pitt never defended his wife publicly. Never made her feel supported all for his image sake. She felt that! Do uI think she wanted to marry a man like that? His drinking escalated because of this too.

    • Yikes says:

      “and got married to save something they felt was slipping away”
      - Drew Pinsky said they were constantly doing things to meld themselves together, while he was predicting their split and obviously before they actually did split.

      • Oracle says:

        Pinsky was vile about them, especially Angelina. He got reamed up and down and sideways, accordingly for it too and had to apologize – so I have no idea why anyone would invoke him.

        He was so incredibly judgmental and hateful about people he didn’t know and had never met in his LIFE, and for what?? It was so bizarre. This is a guy who’s had patients die outright in his so-called clinics, and he’s on TV attacking a then-very happy in love couple and family??. He went all in on Angelina, and it was just vicious. Said she was a heroin addict and heroin addict don’t just stop and never relapse. It was just NASTY. He subsequently went on TV and apologized for his bullsplit, he was halfway crying too. It was WEIRD.

        I always thought someone put him up to it, like a certain PR flunkie/agency who hates Angelina.

        Also, and lastly – Pinsky’s “predicting,” in year 2, that a couple will imminently break up, and they subsequently go on for another decade and change — doesn’t exactly make him the amazing Kreskin. Especially when about HALF of ALL unions go bust. Get a grip.

  35. jade says:

    common guys its Lies weekly, they continue to print anything about Brad and Angie because of their movies coming out. First, Brad dating the so called spiritual healer and now Angie about their marriage.

    What could be true is that having so many kids may have pressured them to get married, or maybe because the kids were growing and just wanted to legitimize their union.