No one believed that the marriage of two of the most beloved stars in Hollywood would come to an end. Yet, in 2016 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed for divorce after 12 years of partnership, leaving the whole world wondering why. However, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actress eventually opened up about the whole thing and told Vanity Fair that “…things got bad. I didn’t want to use that word. Things became difficult.” saying that the decision was “for the health of the family”, reports Fournine.
Brangelina were having their share of problems but a fight that happened between Maddox who is their adopted son and Pitt was the “last straw”. It was so serious that even the FBI was involved.
The Inglourious Basterds actor wasn’t charged but the incident scared the whole family… “We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing… They’re not healing from divorce,” Jolie said. “They’re healing from some… from life, from things in life.”
Brad Pitt told GQ Style: “For me, this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street,” he said. Since then, Pitt claims to have quit drinking. “I was boozing too much. Its just become a problem,” he said, before adding that he’s started seeing a therapist.
The couple has six children together, who according to Angelina accepted the divorce well and are really strong. “They were very brave… in times they needed to be.” she said. And this means a lot to Angelina since she knows how a divorce can be difficult for the children because her own mom and dad got divorced. “I was very worried about my mother, growing up—a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me. I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”
And despite it all, it seems like she and Pitt aren’t on bad terms. She said their communication has improved of late, adding: “We care for each other and care about our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.”