It started off on a sour note, and apparently it’s going to end on one, too.
TMZ reported Tuesday morning that Angelina filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday citing irreconcilable differences. The report said that there was no third party involved, and that the issue stemmed from a difference in parenting.
A short while later, TMZ updated their story to say, “Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem” … felt it became dangerous for the children.”
A third update countered reports of Pitt having stepped out on Angelina with actress Marion Cotillard, saying “[they’re] told squarely… no third person is involved.”
So, does that mean that he did step out on the marriage, but that that ultimately wasn’t the reason for the split? We don’t know.
What I do know is that I’m not that shocked.
These days, it’s rare for a Hollywood couple to make it, not the other way around. With all of the pressures Brad and Angelina have faced throughout their relationship — the unsavory betrayal of Jennifer Aniston, media attention, numerous career paths, six kids, working on-set together as well as apart — it’s almost surprising they made it this far.
That said, the kids. The kids, right? The fact that they had such a big family, and so quickly, seemed to say they were in it for the long haul.
Looking into this breakup today led me to an article in People magazine from May 2013 in which Brad discussed his past drug use and feelings of finding himself “adrift” earlier in life. He said Angelina and the kids basically saved him from going down a much darker path.
With the reports of alcohol and drug abuse, anger issues and possible infidelity, it seems maybe they weren’t able to save him after all.
Brad Pitt is rich. He is famous. He is good looking. Not only is his wife also gorgeous but she’s basically saving the world. They have six beautiful children.
How could he not be happy?
If the reports are to be believed, either that’s not his idea of happiness, or Pitt simply doesn’t want to be happy, and nobody can save you from that.0