Have Brad & Angelina “contacted a divorce lawyer”?


This whole thing seems to have been started by Britain’s The News of the World, which has gotten some things right, but not so much on others. So, you know, it could be total bullsh-t, or it could be a big scoop. The News of the World is claiming that Brad and Angelina have split for good, that they’ve been in contact with a divorce lawyer to work out the child custody and financial arrangements, and that they will be announcing their split any day now. Here’s part of the report (full report is here):

HOLLYWOOD golden pair Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have seen DIVORCE lawyers and signed a £205 million split deal, we can reveal.

The world’s most famous couple legally agreed how to divide their fortune and who gets custody of their six kids. The megastars have agreed to equally divide their vast fortune – and to SHARE their six children.

Dynamite legal papers secretly signed by the couple this month detail how all their homes and assets will be carved up. The agreement gives them joint custody of the kids – but all six will actually live full-time with their mum.

Preparations for a split began in early December when “Brangelina” visited a top Los Angeles divorce firm to begin thrashing out the deal. An announcement of their separation is expected to be made soon – ending months of speculation that the five-year relationship is on the rocks.

A source told the News of the World: “The document was signed in early January. Both Brad and Angelina had signed it. The contract was like a tailor-made version of a pre-nuptial agreement except for an unmarried couple’s split. It seemed clear they want the world to know they’ll both play a part in the upbringing of the children. But Angelina will actually be the one who lives with them full-time.”

The divorce lawyer they consulted is based in Beverly Hills and has worked on a string of celeb divorces and splits. He is widely regarded as “the best in the business”.

Our source added: “There’s no date for when the contract would come into effect. But the paperwork is already organised for a break- up – and for it to be as unmessy for them as possible. It is clear it’s a case of when they break up rather than if.”

The troubled couple have not been photographed together in public in recent days. On Friday night, Brad, 46, was snapped backstage at the Hope For Haiti concert in Los Angeles without Angelina, 34. His ex-wife Jennifer Aniston was there – although not with him.

Her joint fortune with Brad of $322 million (£205 million) includes mansions in France, California and New Orleans. But rumours have been circulating for months that the couple’s relationship is doomed.

Last week they failed to show at the Golden Globe Awards even though Brad’s film Inglourious Basterds was up for a several gongs. Instead he went to watch the American football team New Orleans Saints, while Changeling star Angelina stayed in California. Also last week, Pitt bought the mansion next door to the family’s LA home for £800,000.

His pals Guy Ritchie and wife Madonna famously bought their next-door pad in London before their split so they could share living space with their kids but keep away from each another.

Earlier this month, Angelina was snapped looking tense with an unsmiling Brad in New York. And last month she said fidelity was over-rated – and if she or Brad had an affair it would not be a problem.

She told German magazine Das Neue: “Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other. I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It’s worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards.”

We asked Brad, Angelina and the legal firm for their comments but they did not respond.

[From News of the World]

Reasons this could be bullsh-t: they quote that dumb fake interview Angelina did not do with Das Neue, which does not do much for anyone’s credibility; even the American weeklies haven’t picked the report up, as of Sunday morning – People Magazine and Us Weekly don’t have anything, and they would report it if they could confirm it independently. Other reasons: the tabloids have had them splitting every week for five years, and isn’t everyone tired of this crap? Oh, and apparently Brangelina’s reps have denied it, according to Perez. (I know, I know.)

Reasons this might be true: many media outlets are picking this story up, even the more legitimate newspapers like The Telegraph; News of the World does get some stuff right; if Brad and Angelina do split, I would imagine they would come up with some custodial and financial arrangement just like this; Brad’s horrible goaty beard (which is a legitimate reason).

Brad and Angelina on August 10, 2009 in LA, in Cannes on May 20, 2009, at the Oscars on February 22, 2009, at the 2009 BAFTAs, and out in New York on January 6, 2010. Credit: Fame Pictures & WENN.

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  1. bite me says:

    well according to star they already broken up

  2. Toe says:

    I was waiting fo you to put this up. I hope, just like the Johnny Depp story, that this is false. The depp story was also all over the net.
    I’m waiting to see anything official about the Brange story now.

  3. Pont Neuf says:

    Isn’t this the same they say about every three weeks? “La Terrible Jolie secretly hates Brad, who is fed up of her manipulative succubus ways and longs for Virginal Jen, whom he is courting again”. Then, in a couple of weeks, we will have another “Saint Mary Magdalene Reincarnate and Brad Pitt love each other to bits and plan to have seventy children, and adopt another thousand”, followed by “Desperate Wicked Jen tries to get back at Angelina by sending Brad weepy messages, orchestrating a media campaign against her and dating every disease-ridden male slut in Hollywood!”.

    Same old. Same OLD. As in, ancient. As in, exploited to the point of saturation. As in, find something new to talk about already or else, shut up.

    Get it over with already, for God’s sake.

    Also, if they are not really married, why would they want to contact divorce lawyers? As unmarried parents, don’t they have equal responsibilities regarding their children before the law, while being able to keep their personal patrimony separate from the relationship in the event of a break up?

  4. Cheyenne says:

    Oh boy, ain’t we got fun.

    News of the World is not exactly the most reliable news source — in fact, according to Gossipcop.com, they are notorious for fabricating bullshit wholesale. Also, every media outlet that hs reported on this has used NOTW as its sole source of information and is reporting it as a rumor, not as a fact. So far there has not been a single independent corroboration. As Kaiser pointed out, it’s very interesting who has not reported it. Nothing on People. Nothing on TMZ, which would be all over it they thought it was true. Nothing on Just Jared. Michael K is calling bullshit on dlisted, and he doesn’t even like the Jolie-Pitts.

    So: I’m waiting for confirmation.

    If the rumor is true, Brad’s and Angie’s reps will announce it, just as Brad’s and Aniston’s reps did as soon as they split.

    If it’s not true, they may issue a flat-out denial, but it’s more likely they may not. They have been the subject of a bajillion crazy rumors (Brad is not Shiloh’s father, Angie faked her pregnancy with the twins, the twins have different fathers), which they have never bothered to deny. They simply ignored the rumors. If this is the case this time, a lot of haters’ heads are going to explode with frustration going did-they-didn’t-they a hundred miles a second.

    So all you can do is wait for them to confirm it. If they don’t, then you have to start asking who benefits most from this rumor ever starting in the first place.

  5. Kevin says:

    If she leaves Brad, I see her running into the arms of a REAL man…..Rosie!

  6. neelyo says:


  7. tey says:

    i don’t like angelina jolie. she seems like a shrew and appears to be controlling.

    and bradley seems to be just plain dumb.

    if this is true, then i’m happy.

  8. bite me says:

    this time its for real since a divorce lawyer is involve, haha

  9. haribo says:

    tey: i’m with you 100% on this one.

    i can only shake my head over the whole brangelina thing. she really did find a victim, big time. that they have found so much adoration as couple just goes to show how powerful the media and marketing forces are.

  10. niamh (neev) says:

    they’re not even married.

  11. degree of sanity says:

    WTF? I don’t get it. They ARE NOT MARRIED! The only things they share are the children and a couple homes (or just the one in France – they rent several others). DIVORCE? What is this? I feel like I’m in the twilight zone or missed the wedding announcement.

  12. Anonymous says:

    This whole story is so full of BS that it makes me sick! There hasn´t been and won´t be an official announcement concerning this couple´s alleged break-up. News Of The World is one of the world´s biggest rags and their stories aren´t the most trustworthy. So far I haven´t seen any storis about this “break-up” in reliable magazines like People Magazine. I´m sure that this supercouple is letting this story live its own life for some time and don´t want to refute it because otherwise they would be refuting these outrageous LIES daily and they have better things in their lives to do than that. They have six children to raise and their jobs as actors and their good work as humanitarians!

  13. lis says:

    I don’t believe this story at all. but I hate that it is being reported a as fact. Time will tell. I hope the Brange is fine and I hope they will make a statement.

    Just waiting to see what happens. I also saw the Johnny Depp story so who knows what is happening..

    I think if it is true they will say so.. if not.. I still hope the will make a statement.

  14. rh says:

    This one I believe. I think in the coming weeks we will get an “official” announcement of their split.

  15. bite me says:

    actually they own all the homes in california and in louisiana… however the one in France they are renting that one

  16. Teri says:

    I can’t believe people believe all these rags week after week. I don’t wish any family to fall apart on some jen revenge bs. Jens pr people are just a bunch of desperate frauds like she is. The lonely, weak, abused, pathetic and desperate Jen pr games is up. Call this fraud out for what she is.

  17. Sheila Palmer says:

    you don’t have to be married… a lot of states are common law (and they do have property in California) and as long as you live together, share property and children, you still have to work things out legally… trust me … in know

  18. Cheyenne says:

    @rh: “Coming weeks”? When Pitt split from his wife their reps confirmed it immediately. Why wait for weeks to issue a confirmation this time if the rumor is true?

    Also, how in the world would NOTW find out about this when no other news source did? I doubt either Brad nor Angie nor anyone connected with them talked to anyone at NOTW.

    This whole thing is smelling riper by the minute.

  19. Michelle says:

    Cue the impending Brangeloonie meltdown.

  20. Johanna says:

    How can this make anyone happy or not happy for that matter? You don’t even know them personally so just take a step back & take a breather.
    The media has not allowed “Brangelina” & Jen Aniston to get over what happened every two weeks they’re breaking up according to magazines & this has been going for over 5 years! & there’s so much pressure that I dont think it would surprise anyone if they really did split. I couldn’t imagine being constantly reminded of how one of my relationships didn’t work out & people were always rooting for my relationship to fail. But of course, people will say that they knew it wouldn’t last but how can a relationship that is constantly being scrutinized work out? And poor Angie she definitely has not been the same since the death of her mother and Jen is always portrayed as a desperate woman when I think that’s hardly the case & Brad is just… there. They always make Jen & Angie as the bitches. You either love them all the way or hate them all the way but they never portray Brad as a bad guy which is bull.

  21. la chica says:

    their rep says it’s not true.

    the Brange are straight-forward. if they’re breaking up i can’t see why they won’t admit it.

    i wonder if they themselves are behind some of the breakup stories? is Brad trying to get an Oscar for Inglorious Basterds? or is Salt about to be released? just asking.

  22. crash2GO2 says:


  23. Maleficent says:

    @La Chica- Everything I have read says their reps are not commenting. Do you have a link.

    Also, The Today Show is running with the story, so something must be up.

    Also, links people have been posting for denial of the split are all from 2008.

  24. bite me says:

    well according to people magazine, family sources says its not true

  25. Cheyenne says:

    People just denied it:

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Split Rumors Not True, Say Sources

    Sunday January 24, 2010 12:15 PM EST

    While reports are swirling that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are headed for a split, multiple sources close to the family tell PEOPLE that the rumors are false.

    “Everything is fine” with the couple, who are parents to six kids, a source says.

    The reports of a pending split were first reported in a British tabloid.

    More to come…


  26. Sarcasma says:

    @ Johanna – I feel you.

    Why the heck isnt Brat the bad guy?

    Why the double standard??

  27. lisa says:

    The Newswire Add PEOPLE News

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Split Rumors Not True, Say Sources
    Originally posted 01/24/2010 12:15PM
    While reports are swirling that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are headed for a split, multiple sources close to the family tell PEOPLE that the rumors are false.

    “Everything is fine” with the couple, who are parents to six kids, a source says.

    The reports of a pending split were first reported in a British tabloid.

    More to come…

  28. andrea says:

    when BP and JA split, it was hardly confirmed immediately – it was the same deal – weeks/months of rumors/speculation/denials and then the announcement. and i don’t consider these two “straightforward” at all – i think they work the media and their “brand” as much, if not more so, than all the others. altho, they don’t pimp the kids nearly as much as tom and katie.

    agreed re: double standard. BP got off scott free when his behavior was less than virtuous.

    they’re not legally married, but they have children together, which creates custodial and financial support obligations, so a divorce/family lawyer would be entirely appropriate.

  29. Popcorny says:

    Ahhh. Finally. A feel good story.
    Am I a bastard or what!
    Nah, especially considering how this relationship came about in the first place.
    Of course there’ll be denials and whatnot, they didn’t want this leaking at this time (and you know the face-saving is Angie’s dept.).
    After a sad weekend, starting with the departure of Conan (A REAL STORY), this is cheery news … -and my dog in the race here is that people who cheat (be it relationships or otherwise) should always land square on their face(s) for all to see.
    But don’t worry, with all the drugs and Botox, Angie’s face won’t feel a thing.

  30. e-non says:

    or perhaps it’s as simple as them putting down in writing the custody/financial arrangements should anything happen to either of them; esp considering their very high profile and their advocacy that takes them to dicey places.

  31. wow says:

    How could they get a “divorce” when they are not even married in the first place?

  32. Mairead says:

    If the News of the Screws told me the Earth revolved around the Sun, I’d be sceptical and double-check. Even The blinkn’ Sun newspaper is marginally more reliable than it!

    One of the reasons Piers Morgan got booted off was for running with a false story of British soliders abusing prisoners in Iraq. And personally I don’t think the regime has changed there that much since.

    To be blunt, people only buy the NoTW for one thing, or rather, two things on Page 3 🙄

  33. snowball says:

    For those who don’t understand the divorce lawyer thing – in my own experience, divorce lawyers also handle palimony cases, which is what this would be considered. Deciding the details of custody of the kids and visitation, it makes perfect sense.

    That said, I agree this whole thing sounds fishy. We wait and see, just like the other few dozen times they reportedly broke up.

  34. ol cranky says:

    I can’t wait for the reports that Angelina left Brad for Jen Aniston. Jengelina will be raising all six children and the gerbils of doom in a trailer park near Springfield, MO so Brad’s parents can visit often.

  35. Cheyenne says:

    So much for CNN as a “reliable” news source. They reported Johnny Depp was killed in a car crash on the basis of an unsubstantiated Twitter rumor. Another web site said Depp was found dead in his house in Paris. And HuffPo said the whole thing is a hoax.

    Believe whatever you want. These media outlets have gone batshit crazy.

  36. Deja says:

    They never were married -_-

  37. San says:

    their rep says it’s not true.

    the Brange are straight-forward. if they’re breaking up i can’t see why they won’t admit it.

    i wonder if they themselves are behind some of the breakup stories? is Brad trying to get an Oscar for Inglorious Basterds? or is Salt about to be released? just asking.

    If so why do you fall for it every time?
    You could ignore the leaks.

  38. PDawg says:

    Brad fell apart and became majorly unattractive when these two got together. Here’s hoping he can get back to pretty Brad if this story is true.

  39. Cheyenne says:

    For Johnny Depp fans, from Gossipcop.com:

    Johnny Depp is not dead

    Despite another disgusting (and recycled) death hoax to which we’d rather not link, the actor is alive and well.

    … Johnny Depp is alive.

    He was not in a fatal car crash, as hoaxers borrowing a faked CNN story from 2004 would have you believe.

    As we write, “RIP Johnny Depp” is trending on Twitter. As incredibly vital as tools like Twitter are in connecting people when needed (like when real catastrophe struck in Haiti), they can also be disturbingly efficient vehicles for misinformation when it comes to hoaxes like this.


  40. wow says:

    @ Snowball – thanks for explaining the divorce lawyer thing.

    Even if they go their own ways, I find it incredulous that some people think Jenn would take him back. Brad Pitt is no prize, so I guess I am puzzled as to why some would feel she’d even want him back. She’d still have to deal with crazy Angie due to tthe kids, plus Brad’s an a$$ – so there’s not too many cookies to beplaced in his colum of “goodness” tally.

    I totally agree with those who mentioned the double standard. The women are portrayed as fighting over him and he comes out smelling like a spring meadow when he’s really a douche. Never understood that, and don’t want too.

  41. Seer says:

    I think this is one of the few legitimate couple on Hollywood. Even his relationship with Aniston seemed completely staged, compared to his relationship with Jolie.

  42. crash2GO2 says:

    I predict it’s true. They didn’t show at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Brad’s costars fell into an awkward silence when asked where Brad was. Reps are declining to comment. They’ve been looking miserable together for MONTHS.

  43. bite me says:

    Fox news is owned by murdoch, who also owns news of the world… think about it crash

  44. Cheyenne says:

    Crash2GO2: Reps are declining to comment.

    Um… no. Reps have commented to Gossipcop, Just Jared and People that the story is bullshit.




    Sorry to bust your bubble.

  45. crash2GO2 says:

    Well bite me, time will tell won’t it? Certainly for the sake of the children I hope it’s not true.

  46. Camille says:

    Preparing for the haters heads to explode from utter joy….

  47. Catherine says:

    Why does Angelina have to be the shrew in all of this? Maybe he is a total jackass.

  48. Popcorny says:

    Two of the above links merely cite “sources” and the other says ” a rep.” -which doesn’t mean their official representitives (it doesn’t even say who’s “rep.”).
    The more time that goes by without an official denial, the more it looks bad (that it is, indeed, true).
    But, then again, even if it’s true, an official denial should be expected.

  49. crash2GO2 says:

    Well Cheyenne, if you would actually READ your own links, you’ll see that their rep actually seems to have only confirmed that with JustJared. The rest just say ‘a source close to the family’.

    Your feverish mania seems to have gotten the best of your common sense yet again.

  50. kim says:

    Billy Bush ON AH said its not true and Roger Friedman formerly of Fox who can’t stand Angie debunks it too. ET,E and US weekly havent even mentioned on their sites. Extra,Gossipcop, Ny Daily news says not true. Msnbc and cbs news retracted the story. Today show got the story from MSnbc. OT I can’t believe CNN would report Depp was dead w/ no confirmation. There is a thin line between the tabs and reputable media

  51. Nadia says:

    What Johanna said.

  52. hmm says:

    Every time I hear someone referred to as a loonie, I have to laugh. If you read the comments from some of the haters, the bile and vitriol spewed is incredibly irrational and yet they refer to other people as crazy. Dlisted had hundreds of comments salivating about a break up reported by a notoriously unreliable source, but they’re the sane ones. yeah right.

  53. kiki says:

    Camille, I think people who feel happiness for the misery of others have to be completely miserable themselves. No wonder they are on the internet all the time. Who else could stand them?

  54. SageAdvice says:

    The CNN story about Johnny Depp was a hoax-CNN didn’t put it up, someone created a fake website that looked like a CNN page and actually put a link in where you could go to the CNN homepage if you clicked on their banner. If you click on anything else, it takes you to an Angelfire website.

    CNN is definitely a reliable source of information and now that they are reporting that the rumors aren’t true, they go back to being a reliable source, right Cheyenne?

    Anyway, contacting a divorce lawyer makes perfect sense in their case because of the children and property they own. Coming up with a contract to figure out how to divide assets and custody falls under the purview of a divorce/family lawyer even if the couple is not married.

    Anywho, I don’t think they are breaking up, it’s just a PR ploy to get some attention before the Oscars. I just wanted to set some stuff straight.

  55. lightbulb says:

    I have never bought any of the previous stories about the couple splitting but I think this one is the real deal, legal papers go through many sets of hands and eyes before they are filed, someone who had seen them probably rang the News of the World and made a deal, they pay big $$$ for reliable information, they may even have copies of the paper work to back it up just in case of legal problems later.

    Angie has a manager who doesn’t speak no mater what (no PR reps either) if it was from a genuine rep it would be from Brads side, nothing solid just a source denies. How many times have Hollywood couples denied a split that was leaked only to confirm it a few weeks later.

    The News of the World jumped their official statement that’s all, which may mean they will just wait a bit longer to confirm, but my gut feeling is its a done deal this time around.

  56. Popcorny says:

    The only bummer in all this, for me, is all the time and efforts I invested in fastidiously caring for (and managing) my Brangelina Voodoo-dolls -just what will I do now with all the extra free time and energy?
    First thing is to cross off the trip to Walmart for a refund. Second will be to finally open my curtains and raise the shades after 5 years. Third will be to petition the courts to lift my restrictions of the restraining orders considering they (all) specified “Brangelina” -in couple format. Then pause to wonder if I really need to belong to so many Aniston societies and clubs anymore (the monthly dues were really cutting into my unemployment checks anyway). Donate to Goodwill all my anti-Brangelina t-shirts, mugs, posters (even the velvet ones) and unused rolls of Brangelina toilet paper and eBay off my custom anti-Brangelina bidet and urinal set (or just modify the latter to to a Kardashian unit).
    Then, finally, I will run endlessly through a meadow of wildflowers and tall grass until someone calls the cops and I’m booked on a variety of petty charges. I’ve already stuck the bail money in my sock (so I can get back on the internet all the time!), so don’t worry about me.

    *pops a cork*

  57. Cheyenne says:

    Sagie, after this debacle, I wouldn’t trust CNN or msnbc around a glass corner. Funny that now the story has been debunked they and everyone else who reported it are backpedaling as fast as they can.

    Oh, and TMZ did their own checking and said the story was bullshit.

    Anybody remember a couple of years ago when the media launched a relentless divorce attack agains JLo and her husband? Rumors every other day. Which, BTW, neither of them bothered to deny. As far as I know, they are still happily married.

  58. PJ says:

    When there have been split rumors in the past, Brad & Ange have responded by going out together and acting all lovey-dovey for the paps. So we’ll see what happens this time.

    They do seem to be doing things separately lately: he went to the Saints game and participated in the Haiti fund-raising, and they didn’t show for the Golden Globes and SAGs.

  59. Munkey says:

    Sage: Excellent post.

  60. Mairead says:

    Cheyenne, X17 posted the screencap of the Depp mock CNN report and it had an article timedate of January 18th 2004. It looks like it really was a hoax by a third party (just like all those hoaxes on Snopes which count CNN as a source), not poor reporting by them as you’re assuming.

  61. Essie says:

    lightbulb, it’s true that most papers in a legal firm go through many, many hands before it is filed. However, if the client is “special” (as in world famous) and wants things to stay as secret as possible then the ONLY people who will touch said papers would be the personal attorney of those clients, along with his confidential secretary. She would do all the typing; all documents would be in a locked cabinet; copies are made on a copier that only that secretary uses; and a confidential secretary does not tell tales. People can go to jail for leaking confidential information (see: the Farrah Fawcett hospital documents that were leaked. At least two are in jail for leaking info to ragmags). It’s not worth the money to do something like that.

    His pals Guy Ritchie and wife Madonna famously bought their next-door pad in London before their split so they could share living space with their kids but keep away from each another.

    I don’t know what Guy and Madonna did but I know that Brad Pitt has purchased three or four houses in his Los Feliz neighborhood. Apparently he buys every house he can buy and is building some sort of “compound” there. The most recent house was purchased from an old man’s estate.

  62. Essie says:

    Another thing . . . the “family” source that People quotes is Doug Pitt, according to something I read years ago. Doug does it with Brad’s permission.

  63. Cheyenne says:

    Mairead, I wasn’t talking about not trusting CNN after the Depp hoax, I was referring to them jumping on the Jolie-Pitt breakup rumor without any confirmation — especially considering the source of the rumor. That, to me at least, is poor reporting.

    A good many websites (tmz.com, people.com, eonline.com) etc. did not post the original rumor from NOTW because they, like you, already knew NOTW has a noxious reputation for slander and libel, and thus were spared having to backtrack all over themselves.

    That hoax perpetrated by whoever re Johnny Depp was just plain mean.

    BTW, check out NOTW on Wikipedia. Eeewww!!!

  64. Maritza says:

    Brad and Angelina should sue the tabloids so they will stop publishing all those false stories about them. The tabloids would think twice before printing something that weren’t true.

  65. crash2GO2 says:

    @Popcorny: ROTFL!!!

  66. Anastasia says:

    Uh, they’re not married, so why would they need a divorce lawyer? Even if you are common law married (and they haven’t lived in one state long enough to BE common law in any of the states that recognize it) then you STILL wouldn’t need a divorce lawyer. You aren’t legally married, anyway! You might need some mediation, you would need to go to family court about the kids and custody and visitation, but you wouldn’t need a divorce lawyer. Does News of the World not realize they aren’t married?

  67. Kylie says:

    Read the headline and you can tell its BS. They are not even married… How can it be a DIVORCE??

    Why can’t people just accept they are together FFS? They have a family together. Leave them alone!!!

    Every week its the same lies. It gets sooo boring to read. bah!!

  68. crash2GO2 says:

    It’s happening. They didn’t intend for it for it to be out yet, but it’s out. Sorry Chey Chey.

  69. princess pea says:

    Oh, I just knew someone would take the fact that Jen and Brad were both in Hope for Haiti Now and run with it. Way to go, NOTW. Tres original.

  70. Solveig says:

    The web is hysterical. Loads of news websites (the reliable ones) are reporting that they’re splitting. If this time it’s not true, well, Brangelina’s PR machine has done a good job.
    Kudos for them.
    And just for the record I’m not hoping that they split, at least for the sake of children (although two yelling parents are worst than two separated parents), but I can’t really stand this ridiculous circus of fans and haters that talk like they know them personally, and enough of creepy loonies who know what brangelina and children did, are doing, usually do- thought, usually think, are thinking.

  71. Birdie says:

    Update: Brad & Angelina contacted and apparently hired a PR spokesperson to start denying the chaotic soap opera serialized each week in the tabloids regarding them and a certain famous divorcee. I guess the InTouch/Star/Life&Style reporters finally crossed the line, and we can deduce that line is between the black rubber sheets, the sex toys and the dialect coach.

    I’m glad to see they’re doing their part to end unemployment in America. So charitable those two, so charitable.

  72. Ursula says:

    Ha ha ha, this is hilarious, Chey chey is going crazy. But Cheyenne, I thought you knew what is in their home so you don’t need denials from people.com.

    This week is gonna be interesting.

  73. javelin says:

    Hollywood is all about reading the beards… do the Brangeloonies have any conceivable mythology to explain the ode to Renee Zellweger on Brad’s face? Maybe flossy goat beards are a delicacy in some cultures? I’ve said it before– kudos to Brad for providing visual clues to his progressive slide into shame and remorse. He’s such a human’s human.

  74. Cheyenne says:

    According to you, Crashie, “it’s been happening” for the past five years. I think what Kiki said upthread applies to you. Sorry if the champagne turned into vinegar but you should have waiting for confirmation before you got the party started.

  75. Bek says:

    LOL @ popcorny!

  76. irishserra says:

    If this is true, I feel bad for those children. Brad seems to have bonded with Maddox quite well and it will be sad to be away from the only father he’s known. Of course, I feel bad for the other children, too.

    Splitting up is always hard on everyone, celebrity or not.

  77. P says:

    It was about damn time!

  78. haribo says:

    popcorny, you’re so funny! 🙂

  79. Beachbum says:

    Where there is Smoke, there is Fire. I believe they are done. I just think that someone leaked it to the press. JMO

  80. ogechi says:

    Whatever that has a beginning must have an end especially a union that was built on an awkward and obscure foundation. That will be interesting to see!!!. I was confident that their affair wldnt last based on its foundation. I do not know how long dt may happen but I know it will be the most scandalous breakups ever. Meanwhile, when it happens, I pray that all these beautiful kids wldnt suffer the mistakes of their parents. Every man/woman has his/her own partner. You are happier when you find yours instead of grabbing another’s.

    These goes along way to say ‘whatever that goes round, comes around’.

  81. I hope this isn’t true at all. They are a wonderful couple and they must try to work it out. It is not impossible to make a marriage work..; after all they are two wonderful people. But if this is true, then I’ll just have to believe that it isn’t because I am a big fan :>

  82. Jazz says:

    I’m surprised other media outlets are picking this up, there’s Brangelina breakup stories every week – what’s so different about this one? I never believe anything until it’s confirmed by a spokesperson. And even then it’s probably still sketchy!

    lol @popcorny!

  83. Hannah says:

    They’re married???

  84. Lenore says:

    Amazing how many news outlets are now reporting the split as a done deal.

    Personally, irrespective of anyone’s feelings about the people involved, I don’t get how anyone can wish for, or be happy about, the possibility of a family breaking up. Pitt and Jolie have six children, and there are still people crowing over the idea that the couple may split? With all the confusion, sadness and heartache that would involve for the family?

    People are sick.

  85. Ursula says:

    My theory is that they leaked this story to NOTW to test the waters. Just checking the public reaction to their split. And trying to soften the blow to their fans who have invested so much emotion in the Brand. Something tells me that if they were to just announce the split suddenly, some of these people would implode.

  86. Beth says:

    Do people save their comments an repost them everytime there’s a breakup rumor? I know I’ve seen many of the comments before. The haters are laughable. They call Brad/Angelina fans psycho but they are the ones who have been hoping and praying they break up and Brad goes back to Jennifer for five years. I wonder what they do to themselves everytime they learn the rumors are false.

  87. bite me says:

    of course ursula and then brad will take his three blond and blueeyes babies back to jen, and then the five of them will live happily ever after

  88. Cheyenne says:

    LOL @ bite me. Ursula’s celebration turned into a primal scream when she found out the rumors weren’t true.

    I feel sorry for anybody who wants a family of six children under the age of nine to break up. What their own lives must be like I can’t begin to imagine and don’t even want to.

    There are some sorry, sick people out there.

  89. The Damn Nation says:

    The News of the World are generally pretty accurate in their stories, since they’ve had their fingers burned by lawsuits a couple of times in the past – they stood by the Madonna/Guy Ritchie split story when denials were being issued left, right and centre, and they also covered the David Beckham/Rebecca Loos affair. Just because they’re not married, there’s still a lot of assets to divide should they split – why not make everything neat and legal beforehand.
    P.S. Mairead – Piers Morgan was fired by the Mirror, and The News of the World is essentially the Sunday edition of The Sun, so they’re just as accurate as one another!

  90. Ursula says:

    Chey Chey, I am OK thank you. I am just enjoying the ride. Wouldn’t be the first time a couple has denied a split only to announce it a week or month later. Brad and Jen any one? Brad must be getting used to this kind of thing.

    If you hope to make us feel guilty with the kids’ talk, you are talking to the wrong people. Those kids will survive. In fact they are better off with their grand parents – the Pitts- than two narcissistic self-centered people who use them for self promotion.

    In any case, any one with sense could see that this relationship was doomed from the start, for them to bring in so many little children was very selfish and irresponsible.

    How much do you want to bet that Brange will split?

    @Bite me: I do not believe the twins belong to Brad and that is one thing we will find out after the split. They may be Angie’s. Viv especially, not sure about Knox BUT they are not Brad’s.

  91. Rose says:

    “@Bite me: I do not believe the twins belong to Brad and that is one thing we will find out after the split. They may be Angie’s. Viv especially, not sure about Knox BUT they are not Brad’s.”

  92. bite me says:

    ok Ursula, am done

  93. Anonymous says:

    For a very good reason I don´t believe a word of this story. First of all News Of The World is known for its inaccuracy and is untrustworthy. Secondly it´s worst kind of tabloid there is in this world. It can easily be compared with National Enquirer, In Touch, Life & Style and many other rags. Thirdly this story has been recycled for five long years now so it´s lost its credibility. And every time this same story has surfaced Brad and Angie have stayed mum about it. That shows real integrity on their part. They´re sooo above this BS that they don´t have to refute or admit anything to those rags. They don´t bother to lower themselves into the rags´ level. And that´s why I respect them so much. But I´m also pretty certain that one of these days they will get enough of these FALSE stories and will finally sue those rags. Enough is enough. Go and get those rags, Brad and Angie! You deserve to be compensated for all those ridiculous and outrageous LIES that these so-called magazines have been publishing for years now! Put them out of business once and for all! I stopped reading those rags years ago.

  94. Me says:

    I agree they’re testing the waters and lessening the blow for the delusional Brangeloonies.

    And Brad and JA were broken up long before the split was announced, denying it up until the last minute. I bet Brad and Angelina have been done for quite awhile.

    I think it’s interesting that Brad avoided being pictured with Jennifer at the Hope for Haiti event- like he knows they split announcement is coming and doesn’t want to add speculation.

  95. Kim says:

    Brad ‘s segment was pretaped he wasn’t at the actual taping of the telethon. That’s why the word LIVE wasn’t present on his segment but on others. Many celebs pretaped their segment. There were pics of Rob Pattison leaving a studio after pretaping his segment

  96. ic says:

    ha-ha I’m enjoying the “hater’s” rejoicing about a non-breakup. WHATEVEr – dear haterade believe what you like but sit down while you wait – you might get tired. BTW, Cheyenne you should really try to stop defending them to ignorant people – don’t crush their hopes and dreams of JPs breaking up. It’s too funny to see them creaming themselves with glee. I don’t need confirmation to know that Brad and Angie will go the distance – just by their actions alone.

  97. memnoch666 says:

    Beard is for a movie people. Yes it sucks but its for a part, a role, you know, the thing he does, act! God, get over it. Angie’s not the controlling one in the relationship, everyone knows its Brad who calls the shots. People just like to trash Angie but Brad is the total control freak! And the twins look like the 2 of them so ya’ll are insane!!!

  98. marie-paule says:

    Finally! All I can say is “those poor kiddies”. Jen is crazy if she even considers taking him back. He deserves everything he is getting for doing it all so back handled and then having 3 more kids with her. And what about the 3 kids who call him Daddy that were adopted. What a mess.

  99. SageAdvice says:

    If they do break up, their children will be perfectly fine, or as fine as the children of two narcissists can be.

    No one is “rooting for a family to break up”, people are just speculating on whether or not this story is true.

    And for the people who can’t read: Divorce lawyers don’t only do divorces. They do any kind of family law. “Divorce lawyer” is kind of a misnomer. All divorce lawyers are family lawyers, they might just specialize in divorce but are perfectly capable of handling a separation of assets and child custody.

  100. Mairead says:

    @ The Damn Nation, thanks for the correction.

    @SageAdvice, oooooh I wish I could agree that there is noone “rooting for them to break up”. The more rabid of the Antilinas/JenHens might have left the site here, but if you pop over to Female First, I’ll wager there are plenty of nasty, hateful and downright racist cretins over there who are practically orgasming all over the shop at the news. Unless it’s changed recently, i read the posts there once or twice – terrifying. These people are let loose in society and allowed to breed!

  101. SageAdvice says:

    People always say crazy stuff when they are online. Especially on gossip sites. Any site that accepts racist/cruel/unnecessarily disgusting comments is a site not worth reading in my opinion.

    There is a whole lot of ugly in this world and really, if you are reading and taking that kind of crazy seriously, then you shouldn’t even be reading it. I don’t read certain sites anymore due to the types of people who comment (including the Superficial, take a look at their comments section on any news about a black person-it’s a KKK rally).

    EDIT: I took a glance over at Female First-there are plenty of Loonies there too so apparently it’s full of obsessives on either side.

  102. Munkey says:

    “Unless it’s changed recently, i read the posts there once or twice – terrifying. These people are let loose in society and allowed to breed!”

    Mairead: I have the same reaction whenever I visit that ridiculous Just Jared site. Plenty of crazies on both sides of the fence, for sure.

  103. Sophia says:

    Narcissist/borderline couples such as Jolie and Pitt seldom have stable relationships, and they may claim life-long love, have six kids and then, suddenly, move on to new supplies… I’ve always been waiting for their break-up, they seem very unhealthy (despite their constant efforts to pump up a larger than life, saintlike image)

  104. ic says:

    wow Sophia – since when have you been treating Brad and Angelina? Do tell? what other diagnosis can you attribute to them. Ha-ha.

  105. bp should hire blago to make excuses for them