I really hate writing anything about Brad and Angelina splitting up. Mostly because I’m pretty sure that all the rumors are false, so I consider reading anything about a potential split a complete waste of time. Also because I’m pretty sure that this couple is going to stay together forever just to spite me. But this recent headline has made me pause and wonder, is it really true this time?
The rumors going around the mill this time say that Brangelina have filed separation papers. Why does a couple that’s never married need separation papers? Well, there’s still the sticky situation of all those children they had to have right away. Apparently, the papers were needed to determine where the children would go and who would be taking care of them. And guess who they’re going to live with? Mother Angelina of course. I found the story of the split at Bump Shack,
“After months of rumors it’s official, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have filed for a legal separation according to News Of The World. They weren’t married but needed to file the paperwork so they could decide custody among their six children.
Rumors of their demise grew stronger over the past two weeks when the couple didn’t show for the Golden Globe Awards and when Jolie didn’t join Pitt at the Hope for Haiti telethon.
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”.
The couple will share joint custody of all six children: Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Knox, Vivienne.
Pitt and Jolie had been shacking up since early 2005. It is the second high profile for Pitt. Jolie became even more notorious for wrecking Pitt’s first marriage to Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.
It is the third pseudo-divorce for Jolie as she was previously married to Johnny Lee Miller and then Billy Bob Thornton.”
‘Jolie became even more notorious’ after she became a homewrecker. No kidding! Did anyone even care about Angelina before the Aniston haters came onboard and decided to defend Angie’s every rotten move? I realize she was famous in her own right before then but I really think that Jolie blowing that marriage apart was one of the best publicity stunts she ever pulled. But, don’t get excited just yet. People is claiming that the stories aren’t true. According to sources that are pro-Brangelina, everything is just fine and this is one rumor in a string of many. From People,
“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.
Another source says the split reports, which were first published in a British tabloid, are “totally false.”
In recent weeks, it’s been business as usual for the busy couple – movie shoots, family outings, charity work – and several observers say they saw nothing amiss.
On Jan. 2, Pitt, 46, and Jolie, 34, shared a romantic dinner for two at the French restaurant Le Perigord. “You could tell they wanted to spend time alone and didn’t want to be bothered by anybody else,” says a source. “It was wonderful to see a couple so much in love.”
The story in People also goes on to talk about how Brad and Angelina have been spending a lot of time apart lately because of their work schedules. But really, how many things must you miss simply because you’re working? Even when you’re a hot shot movie star. They both missed the Golden Globes, then Angie missed the SAG awards, where Brad’s Inglorious Bastards picked up an award for Best Ensemble Cast. And none of that is even to mention the alone time they each had with their children recently, Brad with the boys and Angie with the girls. That’s a lot of alone time for two people who are supposed to be more in love than anybody else ever was. And I seem to remember times when Brad and Angie were working like crazy people and still managed to attend award shows and show up in places together.
Then there’s the fact that both stories come from anonymous ‘sources.’ Usually I use that as my #1 rule of ruling anything out. But when both sides come from anonymous tips, it can get tricky. I’m going with they are separating on this one. I’ve never before heard of any official papers being filed, and it’s odd to me that the most photographed couple in the world can’t seem to get together to support each other. So yeah, they’re done. But maybe it’s just wishful thinking on my part.