By now, you must have already heard about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s (affectionately known as Brangelina) break up. What with all the media (both in traditional and social) coverage it’s been getting all over the world, it’s really not that hard to miss the news. So yeah, even though there are more than 800,000 couples getting divorced in America each year, the Pitt/Jolie split’s definitely in the spotlight. Aside from them being celebrities, why do this split up seem to affect many people?
The Brangelina Break Up: A Shocker
So why is it getting that much attention all over the world? Well, for starters, it’s truly a shocker because it’s Brangelina—THE super couple—for crying out loud! Both a Hollywood royalty on their own, both super gorgeous, both known for their humanitarian causes, both in the prime of their lives. Aside from those, their love story is the epitome of perfection. Ever since the two met during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where the two co-starred over a decade ago, it’s been nothing but perfection. Well, it seems to be, apparently.
The Brangelina Love Story
The seemingly perfect Brangelina love story began over a decade ago when Brad met Angelina in 2004. According to Angelina, they immediately fell in love while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith. At that time, Brad was still married to Friend’s star, Jennifer Aniston. Angie, on the other hand, has recently been divorced from Billy Bob Thornton. By March 2005, however, Brad and Jennifer separation was inevitable and thus eventually divorced. And so Brangelina was born.
From then on, the spotlight were always on them. From their first romantic vacation in Kenya, to adapting Maddox, Zahara, and Pax, to Angie giving birth to Shiloh and the Twins, Vivienne and Knox, everyone felt that they’re really epitome of a perfect family. We’ve also seen them many times on red carpet events looking so much in love with each other. Even during difficult times when Angie had to go through a preventive double mastectomy after learning she was at risk of developing breast cancer, Brad was on her side, providing her with love and support. So yeah, everything seemed to go really well in the Brangelina camp for more than ten years up until the super couple announced their wedding plans in April 2012. And when they’ve finally tied the knot, that sealed the deal and everyone felt that they’ll be together forever.
That is until the news of a breakup quite recently.
So What Happened?
Okay, what happened? What made the perfect couple in the world decide that it’s time to call it quits? For now, we’re not sure. At this point, everything we actually do know is that it was Angie who first filed papers to end their seemingly perfect marriage. According to reports, Angie cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ as grounds for her filing for divorce. But what’s more surprising about the split up is when Angie asked for primary custody of their kids. This suggests that she doesn’t want Brad to have a say when it comes to their children. The only right Angie wants to give to Brad as far as their children are concerned is visitation rights. Now that says a lot how their marriage ended up, right?
Aside from these reports, there are also rumors about Brad’s infidelity, saying that it’s the real reason why Angie wants to call it quits. It is said that it also involves a certain French actress and that Brad and said Frenchie are having an affair while shooting a new film. Now, as I’ve said, these are just rumors and not confirmed; but as the saying goes: if there’s smoke, there’s fire, right? I wonder how’s Jennifer Aniston reacting to all these news.
Life Will Go On for The Two
So now, we’ll most likely be hearing more of them in the coming days, weeks, months, or even years. And same with most divorce dramas, it’ll come with a lot of intrigues, finger-pointing, and, of course, pain for both sides. This truly pains me as well because as I’ve said, Brangelina has become the model couple for me; and I’m sure for a lot of people as well. Maybe that’s why it’s such a shocker for a lot of people because we see Brangelina as something that’s unbreakable.
Oh well, that’s just how life works I guess. I’m sure we’ll get over this soon and life will go on for us. As for Brad and Angie, they have their whole lives ahead of them. Brad is actually going to release two films this fall: War Machine and the highly-anticipated WW2 spy drama Allied. As for Lara Croft aka Mrs. Smith aka Salt, she’ll be busy as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics. She’ll also be busy with her activism for sure. In fact, last September 8, She made a surprise appearance in a major UN summit, talking about the worldwide refugee crisis and at the same time blasting UN by saying the organization is not doing enough to stop sexual assault on women and children all over the world.
Angelina Jolie: A Woman of Substance, Beauty, and Style
As a woman, of course, I feel for Angie, especially with the rumors of Brad’s infidelity. But I’m sure Angie can easily get through this easily. I always look at her as a strong woman, a woman of substance, beauty, and style. That’s why of all the beautiful and strong women in Hollywood, she’s the one that I admire the most. As for her sense of style, look at how impeccable her taste in clothes are. Especially her street style; they’re simple yet classy, elegant, and chic. I just love them so much.
If you’re looking to emulate Angie’s street style, here are some style suggestions:
Did you like these Angelina Jolie inspired look? There’s more where it came from. Check out the site where I saw these by clicking here or on the image or links.