Can you remember the beautiful times when Brangelina was still a thing? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the two of the most beautiful people in Hollywood madly in love with one another? The two actors survived the kerfuffle surrounding Pitt’s separation from former wife Jennifer Aniston unscathed – no mean feat considering the unprecedented and well-documented fallout that surrounded the divorce.
For a period of 12 years, Brad and Angelina were the perfect couple in the eyes of all of us. With six children and their successful careers, they were the lovebirds we all looked up to.
However, this good thing also came to an end and now, for the first time since the split last September, 42-year-old Angelina Jolie opened up about what went wrong. Sadly, it has to do with her cancer scares.
The LA-born actress was an inspiration to a lot of women with her bravery after she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed at the age of 39 to reduce the risk of having cancer. But despite her bravery, it is now revealed the Changeling actress was struggling at the time. Angelina recently opened up about the toll that the cancer scares took on her relationship with Pitt.
Speaking on Awards Chatter, the Hollywood Reporter podcast, she said:
“Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother. I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and had that surgery as well, and other things, of course, that happened in life that you go through.”
To try and save her marriage which she felt was falling apart, Jolie wanted to co-star with her husband in the 2015 movie By The Sea, which she wrote and directed. The film tells the story of a couple that tries to save their marriage while staying at a hotel in France.
She continued, “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”.
Even though the movie had a positive impact on their relationship, it wasn’t long before the famous couple separated the following year.
“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,” Jolie added.
“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. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other.”