More About Brad
Brad Pitt (Full name: William Bradly Pitt) is an American actor and film producer who was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma and raised in Springfield, Missouri. He earned his degree in journalism at the University of Missouri in 1982 but ended up moving to Los Angeles where he took acting lessons.
Brad soon became the darling of Hollywood, often hailed as one of the most influential actors of his generation. But as far as relationships go, Brad first got married to actress Jennifer Aniston in 1998; the two were wed in a private wedding ceremony in Malibu on July 29, 2000.
More About Angelina
Angelina Jolie hails from Los Angeles, California. She made her screen debut in Lookin’ to Get Out (1982) alongside her father, actor Jon Voight. After working on low-budget films, she made her first big break with a Golden Globe Award performance as Cornelia in TNT’s Geroge Wallace (1997) at the age of 22.
Other notable performances include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Changeling (2008), and Maleficent (2014).
Jolie is also an active humanitarian, whose efforts have been acknowledged by the Academy and the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. She promotes conservation, education, and women's rights.
Let The Flames Begin
How Did They Meet?
January 2004: It all started with your not-so-typical espionage movie. The filming for Mr & Mrs Smith was set to begin, and Brad and Angelina were cast to play the leading roles.
Angelina shares to Vogue: "Because of the film we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things... I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work."
Why Was It Controversial?
January 2005: At this point, it isn’t hard to tell that Brad and Angelina had tons of chemistry. Soon enough, they’ll become the talk of the town. “We just became kind of a pair,” Angelina shares.
The two deny rumours surrounding the controversy, and Pitt shut down speculations that he was cheating on Aniston with his co-star. By this time, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston have been married for 5 years since 2000, and following his flirtations with Angelina, Brad and Jen officially split for good.
"This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration." The two confirm their separation in a joint statement to the public.
When Did Brangelina Get Together?
It's a little bit hazy as to when Brangelina officially became a couple, but there had been many reports of Brad and Angelina trotting the globe together, so the original hook-up could’ve happened at any point during this time.
April 2005: SPOTTED: just months after the divorce announcement, Brad and Angelina take a vacation in Kenya with Jolie's son. Maddox Chivan, who was adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia on March 10, 2002.
July 2005: Brad and Angelina keep their distance during promotional appearances for Mr & Mrs Smith, but the rumours don’t stop coming. To add fuel to the ever-growing flames, the two did a photoshoot with W magazine entitled Domestic Bliss. The shoot featured the two playing house and even had little Brangelina kids playing around a plastic pool.
Brad is then spotted accompanying Angelina in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where the latter adopts her second kid on July 6, 2005. Welcome to the Jolie family, Zahara Marley!
Meanwhile, Brad and Jen’s divorce would be legally recognised a few months after October 2005. Looks like Team Brangelina prevails!
November 2005: Jolie heads to Pakistan. As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and active humanitarian, she participates in earthquake relief efforts.
“It is unbelievable. For 20 minutes flying, we just saw one house after another broken. There is nothing standing.”
Angelia was talking about the October 8 earthquake that devastated the city of Balakot. Tagging along with her venture was, you guessed it, Brad Pitt.
December 2005: Brad Pitt adopts Maddox and Zahara. From now own, they’re Maddox and Zahara Jolie-Pitt.
January 2006: People is the first to confirm that Angelina is pregnant and the couple would be expecting a baby the summer of 2006.
May 2006: Shiloh Nouvel is born in Namibia on the 27th of May 2006! Shiloh is Angelina and Brad’s first biological child.
March 2007: The couple welcomes another youngster to the crew on the 15th of March: 4-year-old Pax Thien, born in Vietnam on November 29, 2003.
Only a year after, twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline were born on July 2008. The twins are the couple’s second and third biological children, sharing a birthday on July 12th.
Angelina can be quite the romantic! She mentions in an interview that she looks forward to showing her kids Mr & Mrs Smith “where their parents fell in love.” Brad mirrors Angelina statement in a separate interview, saying that Mr & Mrs Smith is his favourite project because “I fell in love.” How sweet!
At this point, Pitt’s manager Cynthia Pett-Dante confirms Brad and Angelina’s engagement.
“Yes, it’s confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time,” Cynthia Pett-Dante tells People.
When Did Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Get Married?
Here comes the bride! Brad and Angelina’s secret wedding ceremony is held on August 23, 2014, in Château Miraval in the south of France. Brad and Angelina are officially married. Finally!
Brad Pitt and his wife, Angelina, produce and star By The Sea. It's the first movie they've done together since Mr & Mrs Smith.
The End Of An Era
Why Did They Divorce?
Hollywood’s golden couple untied the knot on September 2016. Angelina files for divorce from Brad following an incident at a private plane. It concerns how Brad treated Maddox, and it involves the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services and the FBI. Angelina has made claims against Brad’s parenting and filed the divorce under irreconcilable differences.
The battle for custody is on. Pitt sought joint physical custody, but Angelina’s opposition is strong: no to joint physical custody, yes joint legal custody.
The divorce is driven by the “well-being of our kids” says Angelina to People and “the health of the family" according to Angelina’s entertainment attorney Robert Offer.
By November 2018, Brad and Angelina have come to a temporary custody agreement which allows Pitt visitation rights.
Legally Single, But Not Divorced
E! News recently confirmed that their judge issued a bifurcated judgment, allowing the divorcees to continue being legally single before finalising a divorce settlement and permanent custody agreement.
What Happened After The Divorce?
And with that, the rest is history. The two have finally gone their separate ways, while still sorting out matters related to the divorce like visitation schedules for their kids.
Brad now spends his time making matcha in his old Craftsman in the Hollywood Hills. He’s lived there since 1994. Brad Pitt sits down with Michael Paterniti from GQ to talk about divorce, quitting drinking, and becoming a better man.
“There have been other properties in other places...but this has always been his kids' childhood home,” GQ writes. “And even though they're not here now, he's decided it's important that he is."
“For me, this period has been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street,” confesses Brad. He now does away with alcohol and sticks to Cranberry juice and fizzy water. He also ran his pot-smoking habits to the ground, simply because he doesn’t “want to live that way anymore.”
On the other side of things, we see Angelina out and about in Paris spending time with her beloved godmother and English actress Jacqueline Bisset. They were seen with big smiles, ultra-luxe accessories, and matching cream outfits. Paparazzi snapped some photos while they were shopping in Paris.
What Is Their Relationship Now?
It’s not looking good for Brad and Angelina since the vicious ongoing battle for custody. It has left things difficult for both the couple and the kids.
However, things are starting to get a little more exciting for Team Jen fans out there. Brad and Jen are officially back! Reports have claimed that they reconnected in Rome thanks to an old-time friend George Clooney.