HOLLYWOOD—Donald Trump, the Emmys, the Elizabeth, New Jersey terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami–the Brangelina split has wiped them all off the front page. As everyone remembers, Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston until he hooked up with Angelina Jolie. Since then, an estimated 12.7 million tabloid covers have chronicled the supposed bad blood between Aniston and Jolie.
In court documents, Jolie listed their official date of separation as September 15, 2016, and cited “irreconcilable differences,” as the reason for the split. It’s as simple as this: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were our last great couple. We had Bogart and Bacall, Hepburn and Tracy, and Liz and Dick- Hollywood golden marriages made of fairytales, love, passion and lust.
Everyone knows, that whenever a marriage or relationship is over, unfortunately a third party is always involved. Perhaps Karma? Jolie is seeking physical custody of their children, offering Pitt visitation rights and joint legal custody. Pitt officially adopted three of Jolie’s children, while Jolie gave birth to three more children of their own over the course of their relationship, which started in 2004 on the set of the married-assassins action film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”
According to the New York Post, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after learning he was cheating on her with his sexy co-star, a source told The Post. Pitt, 52, had been rumored to have been cozying up to his “Allied,” co-star Marion Cotillard, 40, for months during the pair’s filming of the World War II drama in London. The private investigator discovered that Pitt was cheating on his wife of two years with Cotillard- while also partying like a single guy, the source said. However, a source close to Cotillard denied the Pitt affair rumors and insisted she is still with her long-term partner, French actor and director Guillaume Canet. The source could not confirm French reports that Cotillard is expecting with her second child with Canet.
Jolie, 41, was tired of sparring over their lifestyle, a source said. She has wanted to quit Hollywood in favor of devoting herself full-time to traveling the globe for her humanitarian work. The couple, who has been together since 2004, called it quits. They were secretly married in 2014 at their Chateau Miraval in France. They were wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. Prior to the nondenominational civil ceremony, the A-list celebrities obtained a marriage license from a local California judge, who also conducted the wedding ceremony in France.
The Jolie-Pitt children- Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne-participated in their parents wedding. Jolie is being repped by A-list divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, TMZ reports Jolie is asking for custody of the six children. The hysteria over Brangelina’s breakup is a reflection of our celebrity-obsessed culture. The split caused such a rumble on Tuesday, September 20, that an earthquake was reported in Los Angeles, where the couple has a home. The US Geological Survey reported a 3.0 magnitude earthquake just north of Gardena.
The quintessential golden couple, the Hollywood power pair has a combined estimated net worth of $400 million, which could lead to a feeding frenzy of legal battles in divorce court. Brad is worth a reported $240 million thanks to only-in-Hollywood salaries, such as his estimated $14 million payday for the film “World War Z.” Along with endorsement fees from Chanel and Cadillac, he is living well. Jolie, on the other hand is worth an estimated $160 million, which includes her reported $15 million salary from “Maleficent.”
Some Hollywood marriages have a very short life span. This one lasted two years. Unlike some other Hollywood marriages that lasted anywhere from 24 hours to months. Britney Spears and Jason Alexander, back in 2004, almost at the beginning of the downward spiral of Britney, she married Jason (a childhood friend from Louisiana). Their wedding took place at a 24-hour chapel with a drive-thru in Las Vegas. The bride wore her favorite ripped jeans, midriff-baring top and a baseball cap. Three days later and several hysterical break-downs, it was quickly dissolved with an annulment.
Who could forget the marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, it was 72 days of marriage before Kim pulled the plug, and the couple fought it out in court hashing out the details of the split.
Another short lived marriage was Jennifer Lopez to Cris Judd. J-Lo met dancer and choreographer when he appeared in the video for her 2000 hit, “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” and they married in September 2001. They divorced in June 2002. At 45, she is proving that age is just a number. Being divorced three times, she looks better than ever. She works hard on her body, exercise and diet, plus she’s a mom of twins. Her new video is super hot!
Rose’s Scoop: Bomb suspect Ahmad Rahami’s father once sued the city of Elizabeth, NJ, for alleged anti-Muslim bias. So many unanswered questions. What evil lurked in the mind of this 28-year-old, who injured 28 innocent people in NYC?