Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt broke hearts of the world over when Jolie filed for divorce on Sept 19, 2016. The couple has been together for 12 years, though married for two, and share six children. They were the most beautiful pairing on the planet. But there was something really wrong when Jolie hired the celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent her. Although there were many speculations in the market, here are top reasons behind Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up-
They Mixed Business With Pleasure
“A lot of friends of ours asked us a few times if we were sure we wanted to be together and work together,” Jolie said. She later said, “It was our way of testing ourselves. We knew that if we could get through this, we’d come out even stronger and happier. And we did. We’ve always liked putting ourselves through challenges, even though it was maybe a little more dangerous for us as a couple…I don’t think we want to go through it again, though.”
They Were Built On A Faulty Foundation
This is one of the reasons for Brad and Angelina split. Any relationship that starts with either partner cheating on the other is bound to have trust issues at some point, right? In December 2004, Pitt vacationed with Aniston and one month later they announced their separation. In April 2005, Pitt and Jolie were photographed together vacationing with Jolie’s son, Maddox and the rest is history.
She Has A History of Unconventional Relationships And Cheating
When Jolie was married to Jonny Lee Miller, she cheated on him regularly with model Jenny Shimizu. She went on to have a relationship with Shimizu, even when they were both dating other people. She later hooked up with her second husband Billy Bob Thornton when he was with actress Laura Dern. She also got very close to her half-brother, James Haven and described doing drugs and cutting with former lovers. The stability and normalcy of a normal marriage may have simply gotten stale for her and played a vital role in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up.
His Relationship With Her Father
Jolie has never really been close to her father – Jon Voight, because he cheated on her mother. Ironical, huh? Brad hangs out with her father more than she does. Chances are she’s not happy that her dad talked to Radar Online the day of the divorce announcement. “I don’t know much about it other than it must be serious,” Voight said. “I just got the news and I’m concerned. The priority is always the children. I know she’s always concerned about them.” Voight also ran his mouth to Inside Edition, telling the show, “It is very sad. I don’t know what it is. Say a little prayer.”
Their Lifestyles Are Very Different
Another solid reason behind Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up is their lifestyles. Jolie and Pitt have really different priorities. Jolie is said to be looking for a fulfillment outside of Tinsel town and in humanitarian efforts, while Pitt loves being the Hollywood’s golden boy. “The older she gets, the more serious she becomes, and she is sick of the Hollywood thing,” a source claimed.
They Disagreed On How To Raise Their Kids
Sources claimed that the driving force behind Jolie’s divorce filing was Pitt’s parenting. She was extremely upset with his methods. Her decision to file was based solely on his interaction with the children. She requested sole physical custody of the kids granting Pitt visitation rights. It played a huge role in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up.
Their Work Has Suffered
Jolie has not won any Oscars or Golden Globes for acting or directing since she and Pitt got together. She also was subject to criticism from renowned producer Scott Rudin in the Sony email hacking scandal of 2014. Pitt has yet to win an Oscar for directing or acting. Even when Jolie and Pitt star in or produce Oscar-baiting movies, they still get overlooked.
Their Schedules Are Hectic
People reports that they were both busy with pre- and post-productions of their movies. Between films, jet-setting around the world, and taking care of six kids, no wonder the spark started to sputter. People noted that the couple spent a good portion of time apart, which may have played a huge role in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up.
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Brad’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston says that this is all Karma. What do you have to say about it? What according to you is the real reason behind Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split up? Let us know in the comments below.