Everyone and their mother was shocked by the recent Angelina and Brad Pitt divorce announcement. Many saw them as the perfect couple, after 12 years together and 6 children between them, it was nothing short of shocking to hear of their divorce after only 2 years of marriage. Some on the other hand would claim that the end of their marriage was not truly that shocking, in fact they would say it was to be expected.
Following the 2004 movie, Mr and Mrs Smith, Pitt and Jolie announced that they had fallen in love with each other whilst Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. In January 2005, Aniston and Pitt separated and Aniston filed for divorce in March. Only a few months after the split, in June, Pitt and Jolie were featured in an extensive spread in W magazine, where they were depicted as a couple. This of course caused controversy as the pictures had been taken in March, barely 2 months after Pitt’s separation from Aniston. This coupled with Brad’s filing for legal parenthood of Angelina’s children was deemed by many as a slap in Jennifer Aniston‘s face.
Whilst it is true that they may have genuinely fallen in love and were meant for each other, the start of their relationship was undeniably a little tactless. The fact that the relationship was not only started through infidelity but also broad-casted and publicized in such a grand way caused many to speculate that it could not end well. The phrase ‘You lose them how you get them’ could be applied to Brangelina if the alleged rumors regarding Brad Pitt and his french co-star, Marion Cotillard are true.