Everything We Know About Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce (UPDATE)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s reported divorce has only been in the news cycle for a hot minute, but there are already lots of rumors to go around.
It’s so dramatic, one half of the couple has been hit with accusations of cheating, hard boozing, drug use, and child abuse.
Get all the latest details below on Brangelina’s shocking breakup.
UPDATE (9/22/2016 at 11:30 a.m. ET):
An LAPD has contradicted earlier reports of an open investigation involving Brad Pitt.
"We don’t have anything on Brad Pitt right now. We have confirmed with the detectives, and according to our detectives there are no active investigations regarding Brad Pitt," the LAPD's public information officer tells Us Weekly.
UPDATE (9/22/2016 at 7:30 a.m. ET):
Brad Pitt is being investigated for allegedly abusing his children. The case was triggered by incident that occurred on his private jet last Wednesday and continued on the tarmac when they landed, TMZ reports.
The Allied actor is said to have been heavily intoxicated and "went wild, screaming and getting physical with his kids."
The apparent investigation, led by the LAPD and the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), was triggered by an anonymous report from someone who allegedly witnessed the incident.
Insiders tell the webloid this specific incident is what prompted Angelina to file for divorce swiftly. Meanwhile, a source close to Brad insists "he takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children."
Marion Cotillard denies involvement and announces pregnancy. Brad's most recent leading lady has made it very clear their relationship has only been a professional one.
To go one step further, she also announced she and her partner of nine years, French actor Guillaume Canet, are expecting their second child together.
"Many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need," she wrote. Her full statement is below.
This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke 24 hours ago and that I was swept up into. I am not used to commenting on things like this nor taking them seriously but as this situation is spiraling and affecting people I love, I have to speak up. Firstly, many years ago, I met the man of my life, father of our son and of the baby we are expecting. He is my love, my best friend, the only one that I need. Secondly to those who have indicated that I am devastated, I am very well thank you. This crafted conversation isn't distressing. And to all the media and the haters who are quick to pass judgment, I sincerely wish you a swift recovery. Finally, I do very much wish that Angelina and Brad, both whom I deeply respect, will find peace in this very tumultuous moment. With all my love Marion Ceci sera la premire et seule raction que j'aurai concernant la dferlante inoue qui commenc il y a de a 24 heures et laquelle je suis mle malgr moi. Je n'ai pas pour habitude de commenter ni de prendre au srieux le tas d'absurdits dverses mon sujet mais la situation prenant une telle tournure et affectant des gens que j'aime, je me dois de m'exprimer. Pour commencer, j'ai rencontr il y a quelques annes l'homme de ma vie , le pre de notre fils et du bb que nous attendons aujourd'hui. Il est mon amour, mon meilleur ami et le seul homme dont j'ai besoin. Ensuite, ceux qui me prtendent dvaste, je vais trs bien merci. Ce genre d'inventions aberrantes ne m'affecte en aucun cas. Et pour finir, la "presse", tous les haters, trolls et consorts qui ont le jugement si rapide je vous souhaite sincrement... un prompt rtablissement. Ceci dit et un peu plus srieusement, je souhaite Angelina et Brad, deux personnes pour qui j'ai un profond respect, de trouver la paix dans ce moment tumultueux. Avec tout mon amour. Marion
UPDATE (9/21/2016 at 10:40 a.m. ET):
Brad was blindsided by the divorce. The handsome actor, 52, learned Angelina, 41, was divorcing him on Monday, September 19 — a mere day before it made headlines.
“Brad only found out about the divorce decision [on Monday],” an insider tells Us Weekly. The news must have come to a shock as the entire family was heading to London on a now-canceled trip this Friday.
Jennifer Aniston reacted just how everyone expected. Although the Friends star “never wanted this for [Brangelina] or wished this on them,” she was pretty “satisfied” by the breakup.
The 47-year-old even said, “Yeah, that’s karma for you!” a source claims.
“Angie blew a gasket when she saw Selena’s Instagram, and heard through friends about how Brad and Selena flirted so shamelessly,” an insider speculates.
Hookers might be involved in the split too. A prostitute at Chicken Ranch cathouse alleges she was “stark-naked” with the Big Short actor in 2005 and he even gave her a kiss, the National Enquirer writes.
So is Angie’s brother James Haven. The celeb bro was recently made the “full-time” nanny of Brangelina’s six kids, Mail writes. While that seems sweet it apparently made Brad feel “awkward.”
“[Angelina] trusts him, he’s always been her best friend,” a pal says of James, “and Brad drove a wedge between them for years so it’s pretty big that he’s now back in the fold.”
It’s possible James’s hiring was retribution. Did Angie only bring her brother on as a way to get back at Brad?
It’s believed the Salt star fired the couple’s penultimate nanny just a few months ago for “flirting” with Brad. It sounds like James immediately filled the open position.
Marion Cotillard felt the chill from Angie. The mom of six’s supposed cheating suspicions (see below) led her to be less-than-friendly to her husband’s Allied co-star.
“Angelina completely ignored Marion on the set, and when Marion tried to talk to her she just looked the other way,” an eyewitness tells Mail.
Original Story (9/20/2016 at12:15 p.m. ET):
Brad has broken his silence. While he hasn’t responded to the many shocking allegations against him (see below), the 52-year-old has confirmed the divorce.
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he declared in a statement. The father of six is expected to request joint custody of Brangelina's shared brood, InTouch reports.
Angelina’s the one to file for divorce. The Tomb Raider star, 41, filed the legal docs on Monday, September 19, citing irreconcilable differences. Angie is not looking for spousal support.
Her manager Geyer Kosinski confirmed the divorce, telling E! News, "Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children." Angie's attorney echoed Geyer's sentiment, telling Reuters, "This decision was made for the health of the family."
There was supposedly a lot to be "fed up" with. Angie was done with Brad’s “consumption of weed and possibly alcohol,” insiders tell TMZ.
If that’s not bad enough, the Oscar nominee also believed her husband, 52, had an “anger problem,” putting their six children in danger.
Rumors are split on infidelity. While some sources say there was no “third person,” other pals are singing a different song.
“She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around … on the set, and it turns out, he was,” an insider tells Page Six.
The rumored other woman? Brad’s Allied co-star Marion Cotillard.
Marion Cotillard is “devastated” over being dragged into Brangelina's drama. The Oscar-winner, 40, is actually in a nine-year relationship with fellow French actor Guillaume Canet, who's the father of her five-year-old son Marcel.
“Marion and Guillaume are blissfully happy, and these kind of claims are not what Marion wants to be hearing,” a source tells the Daily Mail.
And Brad is fighting back against allegations he's violent. Friends branded the scary accusations against Brad "a malicious lie," TMZ reports.
Insiders deny the actor has anger issues and is instead, "a loving and devoted father who has never and would never put his children in any dangerous situation."
A fight may have caused Brangelina's split. Brad is heading to the Adriatic coast this month, and Angelina wanted him to spend the last few days of summer with their sprawling family at their estate in France.
Brad was “dead set” on going to Croatia instead, leaving his wife “in tears,” a source tells InTouch.
Angelina probably wanted to publicly drag Brad. Celebs usually wait until Friday afternoon to deal with scandal-igniting drama, as Lainey Gossip pointed out.
Angie, however, waited to file at the very beginning of the week, as any and all Emmys coverage wrapped up.
With fall now in full swing, that also means Brad’s about to be everywhere to promote his upcoming Oscar-bait film (with Marion), Allied. Talk about an awkward press tour.
Angelina is definitely emotional right now. But it’s unclear which emotions she’s feeling.
While some insiders claim the mother of six’s decision to divorce is “weighing heavy on her heart,” others allege, “She feels like a weight has been lifted” after clashes over Brad’s parenting.
Still, there may be less dramatic reasons for divorce. It’s believed Brangelina may have been battling over “lifestyle” choices.
While Angelina is ready to leave Hollywood behind to dedicate herself to her humanitarian work 100 percent, Brad still wants “to make movies,” insiders claim.
No matter what happens, Brangelina will put their kids first. “Their children will always be their chief priority,” a friend reveals.
“They’ll continue to take different configurations of the kids with them when they got off on location or on trips. And they’ll of course come back together for family events and holidays.”