Ever since Brad Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston and embarked on a relationship with Angelina Jolie, the world seems to have held its breath for that relationship to fail. So far the world is still doing that.
You have to dig a little deeper to find out what Jennifer Aniston thinks of Brad Pitt and their divorce. But in September 2005 a Vanity Fair article was published highlighting a few things that Jennifer thought when the divorce was done and dusted.
Did she expect it to happen? No. Did she know that Brad was attracted to Angelina? Yes. He confessed as much to her. Did she think he cheated on her? She chose to believe Brad, who denied that he did. Did it hurt her to see Angelina and Brad together only a few months after she filed for divorce? Absolutely.
And the prospect that Angelina might even be pregnant already? That one was too painful for Jennifer to discuss at the time. As it happened, Shiloh was born in May 2006.
But Jennifer never understood why everyone decided to pit her and Angie and Brad against each other. An estimated 99% of articles written about those three and their feud can be considered made up.
In 2005 Jennifer and Brad weren’t talking, but in 2015 they certainly are. And they apparently wish each other only the best.
But it would appear they are well above the gossip columns that keep digging up any nasty little rumour concerning Brad and Angie, who are constantly breaking up or are, after their marriage, on the verge of a divorce.
And it’s not as if Jennifer doesn’t have to endure rumours and speculations. She and now-husband Justin Theroux have been through the wringer in gossip rags as well, often concerning her childlessness.
It’s a fact that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been together for more than 10 years now. And whilst he left Jennifer and soon after was with Angelina, other factors played a role in his first divorce as well.
Angelina had ceased to be Hollywood’ bad child by the time she got together with Brad. She had adopted son Maddox and became a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. She has since adopted two more children from different nationalities (with Brad) and they also had three biological children together.
It is possible for people to reinvent themselves.
And since getting together Brad and Angie have been one of the most stable couples in Hollywood. Sure, they have problems like any couple does. Both have admitted to that fact. More candidly recently Angelina spoke of their struggles whilst filming By the Sea together.
But they’ve managed to work through their struggles and with their new movie premiering, the two have given a number of interviews and made a few appearances together, which showed them as nothing but a couple very much in love.
What keeps everyone guessing and half-believing those rumours is the fact that the two are not all that accessible. Nobody gets to see them privately. And whilst the globetrotting couple and their six children are often photographed together or apart, usually each with a number of their children with them, they don’t engage with those taking the photographs and appear mostly aloof.
Angelina and Brad are open when they sit down for interviews. They don’t discuss their relationship very much, but they will talk about the things they care about.
Their relationship cannot be easy. Both work a lot, acting in, directing, producing movies, and both have their humanitarian causes to attend to. It’s a small miracle that they are still together after ten years, but that doesn’t mean they are on the brink of divorce.
Some of the rumours surrounding them may be true. Brad might well have concerns for her health and that she’s a little thinner than anyone would like her to be. And he had reason to be concerned, after all, she did have to have a mastectomy and had her ovaries removed as well. Family history.
Yet, Angelina is not painfully thin and whilst Brad most certainly wants her to take care of herself, would he really issue an ultimatum or else divorce?
At the end of the day none of us are partial to the intricacies and intimacies of their relationship. They’ve made it this far and through some great as well as scary times. It seems quite obvious that they adore each other and with their six children holding them together, a divorce is not likely anytime soon. If no one else, the children will see to it.