Angelina Jolie Thought Doing a Movie With Brad Pitt Would Save Their Marriage
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Angelina Jolie Thought Doing a Movie With Brad Pitt Would Save Their Marriage


Some couples have a baby to save their marriage — famous couples make a movie together.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt worked in tandem on their 2015 film, By the Sea, which Angie is now confessing she felt was just what they needed to salvage their relationship.

But clearly that didn't work out too well for them, did it?

Angelina and Brad first met on the set of their 2005 steamy action film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

It makes sense, then, that she felt like doing another film project with her husband a decade later would potentially bring them back to how things were, right?

"We had met working together and we worked together well...I wanted us to do some serious work together...I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate," the mom of six told The Hollywood Reporter 's podcast of the film she directed and wrote, and in which she and Brad co-starred.

"In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn't because of the film."


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Considering the topic of the feature is marital strife, we can't say we're too shocked it didn't exactly help matters...

She continued, "It was something that we were dealing... things happen for different reasons, and things... why did I write that exact piece? Why did we feel that way when we made it? I'm not sure."

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The triple threat also confessed that overall, the ten or so years after she and Brad first went public with their relationship were emotionally draining in more ways than one.

"Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother," she added. "I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and have that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through.

"A piece of art can be something that's healing or something that's difficult. I don't know. I'm glad we did that film because we did explore something together," she added of Brad, whom she was with for 12 years before the split.

"Whatever it was maybe it didn't solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other."

And though Brangelina's business relationship is certainly over for good, what has no end in sight is their divorce settlement.

The Oscar-winning actress is apparently holding off on settling until she is granted more custody of the couple's six kids; Maddox, 16, Pax, 12, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and 9-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne.

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However, despite rumors that Jennifer Aniston's ex was battling an alcohol addiction and even mistreated their oldest son ahead of their separation, none of this has been confirmed, and the couple formerly known as Brangelina is remaining civil for the sake of the kids.

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