Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been together for 11 years now, although they were married only a little over 2 years ago. But Angelina officially filed for divorce from Brad on September 19, citing irreconcilable differences.
Apparently Miraval, their chateau in France has been on the market for months, which has been kept quiet. Locals there have said they were told the house is being sold because Brad and Angelina “are breaking up”, but now an affair has allegedly been uncovered by a private investigator and is serving as the final nail in the coffin of the relationship known for more than a decade as Brangelina. But wait, there’s more…
This is Marion Cotillard. At age 40, she’s 1 year younger than Angelina Jolie. Marion is filming a new movie with Brad Pitt titled Allied. Angelina suspected (and rumors were flying) that Brad and Marion were fooling around, and it turns out the rumors were true, according to a private investigator hire by Angelina.
In addition to her numerous leading roles, you may recognize Cotillard from her supporting roles in The Dark Knight Rises, Contagion, or Inception.
According to at least one source, however, the P.I.’s revelations were just the last straw among a variety of things that were already leading to an impending Brad and Angelina divorce.
It may not have been the only reason, but infidelity certainly didn’t help.
Sources say that in addition to cheating with Cotillard, the P.I. found that Brad has been partying “like a single guy on a mission” and has gotten caught up in an off-set atmosphere filled with “hard drugs and Russian hookers”.
This still is of Pitt and Cotillard in Allied.
That source said “He’s in the throes of some insane midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up.” while yet another said that vast differences have developed between their preferred lifestyles.
The source indicated Angelina is becoming more and more serious as she ages and is sick of the Hollywood lifestyle, wanting to leave that scene and further pursue her humanitarian work while Brad wants to continue making movies. Among other things, another source said Brad’s “drinking and pot-smoking is affecting their kids.”
Here’s the Allied trailer which features Pitt and Cotillard:
In all of our glorification of celebrities, we often lose sight of the fact that they’re also regular people, complete with the same types of imperfections and personal troubles that we all have.
For more, check out the full articles at Page Six and People which include more details, including direct quotes from sources. Arguably America’s favorite couple (and one of the world’s) for more than a decade appears to be done for good.