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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Divorce Details: 'Things Built Over Time'

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Divorce Details: 'Things Built Over Time'

More details are emerging about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s divorce.

The 41-year-old actress and 52-year-old actor have reportedly dealt with a lot of tension recently.

“Things built and built over time – it wasn’t any one thing,” a source close to Angie told People. “She’s loved this man for several years, and [divorce] is not something you do impulsively.”

A Brad source told the mag, “There was clearly a breaking point, where she’d just had enough. He may have been broken himself and said he couldn’t go on, and she reacted. This has been difficult for a while.”

There were reportedly differences over their parenting styles. Brad allegedly had a “stricter approach versus Angelina‘s more relaxed attitude.”

“He was appealing to her to do this quietly – not to save the marriage but to consider the well-being of the children – and it was ignored,” the Brad source added.

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  • America’s Sweetheart

    I knew Brad was sick of her month’s ago..Not many men would put up with this high maintenance pretentious pig of a woman…Of course she wants to do this loudly…She has not got much attention for years now, so this is typical Ho-Lee… Kudo’s Brad..Welcome back to freedom…You were after all “12 Year’s a Slave”…. Just try to keep it in your pants…K????

  • VanityInsecurity

    How could you divorce someone just cus he’s stricter than you? Srsly?

    If you are more lenient parent then I would think his smoking weed wouldn’t be such a big issue. The fact that he is more strict tells you he might not be the parent that gets high in front of his kids. If he’s doing that outside the home..what is the problem? I don’t see him endangering his children. seems like Angie just doesn’t love him anymore.. cus when you do truly love someone you work around the stuff you don’t care for.

  • VanityInsecurity

    How could you divorce someone just cus he’s stricter than you? Srsly?

    If you are more lenient parent then I would think his smoking weed wouldn’t be such a big issue. The fact that he is more strict tells you he might not be the parent that gets high in front of his kids. If he’s doing that outside the home..what is the problem? I don’t see him endangering his children. seems like Angie just doesn’t love him anymore.. cus when you do truly love someone you work around the stuff you don’t care for.

  • Delores Pauldo

    You don’t know what really happen between these two why call her names like that. All these made up stories about what happen people saying things Don’t believe what you read.

  • AeeJay

    I don’t know how many times she has praised Brad for being a great father & such a good guy.. make up your mind already.. is he or isn’t he? Cus you are sounding a bit wishy washy to me Angelina, & I never thought i’d say this ..but a liar as well.

  • Delores Pauldo

    So I hope Hayden Christensen get tired are Rachel Bilson too. She don’t work and haven’t done anything since having her child. Why nobody mention what going on with her? Brad come have dine something to piss her off OK. Men do that to piss women off. So why haven’t Rachel Bilson split from Hayden yet. Since Jared won’t post what the troubles they been going through. Leave this aline none are nobody business what happen between them.

  • Delores Pauldo

    So I hope Hayden Christensen get tired are Rachel Bilson too. She don’t work and haven’t done anything since having her child. Why nobody mention what going on with her? Brad come have dine something to piss her off OK. Men do that to piss women off. So why haven’t Rachel Bilson split from Hayden yet. Since Jared won’t post what the troubles they been going through. Leave this aline none are nobody business what happen between them.

  • Ladyd712

    Sorry but Angelina has never been stable.She has used hard drugs, been in an institution, her own father at one time said she was a very disturbed person. How can we forget her antics with Billy Bob Thorton. She also is apparently a very vindictive person. First of all Brad has smoked for years and she knew it. All of a sudden it is an issue. From what some of her house hold staff has said she consumes quite a bit of wine herself. As far as disciplining the children – all children need discipline and structure. You cannot let them run wild and do what ever the hell they want. You are their parent not their buddy. Never understood why she needed so may nannies
    either. Brad is known for being a very calm and easy going guy. So I am sure he is not mean or abusive. The fact that she was raving what a great father he was a few months ago and know wants sole physical custody of their kids just shows what a bit*h she really is. She is punishing the children and I hope he takes her to court and doesn’t give in. God help those children if she is given sole custody. Hope he mans up for he sake of his children and allows his attorney to really show the judge who Angelina is.

  • IrreconcilableAttractiveness

    People fall out of love. The world still turns.

    Very sad for all those kids, tho.

  • forest4trees

    This was always going to be Angie’s fault.

  • Elle

    Should have been handled privately. Children first over anger, resentment or frustration. So sad for their family. Hopefully, they’ll find peace.

  • Do Tell

    I think that what is really wrong here is that Pitt is not at peace with himself, so now he is looking for the next “fix” or distraction… something new or exciting to pull him out of his doldrums.

    Pitt did a similar thing with Aniston after they’d been together a number of years. He was lying on a couch, depressed and smoking weed. I think he depends on outside sources (stimulation, fun, excitement) to make him feel good in life, instead of looking within.

    Think about all he’s been blessed with, yet obviously it’s still not enough.

    Yea, Jolie is controlling, but she always was and Pitt signed up for it in the beginning. But I think Pitt is now feeling bored, unfulfilled, depressed or “whatever” and he started rebelling and going against her wishes, causing fights. He probably did it too many times, so Jolie is done.

    Jolie is not the long-suffering type. That was her mother. Jolie watched her mom cry and I’m sure she is determined not to do that. She always tries to come from a place of strength.

  • Do Tell

    Pitt probably was the best dad for a long time, since he claimed that kids were what he wanted most. But if he is having an internal conflict, it doesn’t matter what he has… he won’t be satisfied. And you love your kids, but rearing them is tough work.

    Pitt probably is in some kind of midlife crisis. He’s no longer young. He’s had some good roles, but he’s not like Tom Hanks. The glory years were VERY good to him, but they are coming to an end. I hope he will be able to cope well with that.

  • sera

    This was always going to be Angie’s fault and poor Brad is “wrecked”. I hope she gets through this okay. Sounds like something he said or did hurt her dramatically. Of course all the jealous hens are going to jump all over her like that hateful witch Handler. I am still a fan and hope this all works out in the end for the kids.

  • Bwest

    I am really sad and shocked by the reaction of many people, even fans! This is a place where everyone can think and say what they want. Discuss the matter with delicacy and respect that was asked by the protagonists is the least I see everywhere. There is a family with six children, there is a father and a mother, a difficult decision to reorganize these lives without each other’s company. When will peace? Paparazzi surrounded this relationship for twelve years, tabloids and journalists shamelessly twisted and invented against all sorts of lies. now enjoying the best way to explore this situção, fueling conflicts. There will be ugly, ridiculous jokes. People taking sides, giving crude opinions as such “sources” ever. It is a family, a father, a mother who has every right to be at peace. The reasons we know or not, depends on them. good or cruel news will always. We chose to comment, to whom and how hurt with what is shared. I just hope you are all well.

  • norah mackenzie

    it just shows how petty and jealous most pple are – i am not taking sides either – it is just sad to happen to both brad and angelina esp with kids involved but it is better in the long run to break than stay in a situation. To think that pple like jennifer aniston and chelsea handler are exploiting it is not surprising but tbh no matter when the divorce happens it doesnt change the fact that jennifer and chelsea are nothing more than irrelevant and z list pple – jennifer may think it is funny but i for one think it is hilarious that she is married to someone who is never around nor is she dazzling us with her movies which have all been duds. i just hope that brad and angelina will be happy no matter what ishappening right now

  • sera

    I really think that the past couple of years with Angie’s health issues things went wonky. They never just took the time to stop working and deal with it. She has had 2 major surgeries at a very important phase in a woman’s life. And although Brad was supportive , he is still after all a man with human flaws. Ask any woman who has been where Angie is and if their husbands stuck for the long haul. Not many. But they don’t start drinking and disappearing for long periods unless they too are struggling. Brad said once the greater the love the greater the loss. This is a big loss.

  • sera

    Sober he probably is great. Ever been married to a sweet guy with a drinking problem. I have and it is the hardest thing to deal with until a major incident wakes you up. Brad is still in denial and Angelina is stressed .

  • Gala

    Poor Brad , take care PITT. This woman is the hell

  • FlorM

    I think you hit the nail on the head. A person with a strong and developed identity doesn’t need to be stimulated to be happy, and doesn’t need to morph into a version of their partners to have a distinct identity.
    The numerous images depicting his copycat hair and clothing styles as they varied by each partner over the years show a man with no idea who he himself really is.

  • Elle

    What health issues?

  • parisjok

    yes, but why is it that he does not seem to put that much into looking his best anymore

  • parisjok

    yeah you are right. could have gone down the same path that Ben and Jen went down. showing sanity for the kids sake.

  • parisjok

    her having her breasts removed, having other parts removed for best future health.

  • parisjok

    I know right, he is so damn fine. have never seen their baby

  • Elle

    Those aren’t health conditions. That’s preventive care.

  • Elle

    How would you know this?

  • Elle

    You can’t be referring to Angelina? That analogy is in very poor taste.

  • VanityInsecurity

    you are describing almost 80% of the population. Almost everyone reacts this way when they aren’t happy. Has nothing to do with being called out as an unfit parent. Or having anger issues & afraid of the kids well being. I mean c’mon thats really out there. Her divorce papers say nothing about them & everything about the reason she’s doing this is the kids.

  • Do Tell

    You’re certainly right about most of the population being this way, and that is one of the main reasons why marriages are failing. When the going gets tough, people bail more easily now than they did long ago. People are committed “only” thru the good times–not the bad.

    Pitt and Jolie are in the marriage together, so both are culpable for its demise. Personally, I would never want to be married to a controlling person, but Pitt knew this about Jolie and because it was sexy & fun at first, he went along with it. But he’s BRAD PITT for heaven’s sakes! Sooner or later, someone like him will wake up and smell the coffee.

    I don’t believe Jolie would just fall out of love and get a divorce. I think her heart was committed to Pitt and their family, but that Brad probably “started the ball rolling” by rebelling against her control, doing things she didn’t like, and then they started having lots of clashes and fights.

    Now…. after all their issues, Jolie has probably lost respect for him. Without that, what’s the point?

  • Do Tell

    You’re certainly right about most of the population being this way, and that is one of the main reasons why marriages are failing. When the going gets tough, people bail more easily now than they did long ago. People are committed “only” thru the good times–not the bad.

    Pitt and Jolie are in the marriage together, so both are culpable for its demise. Personally, I would never want to be married to a controlling person, but Pitt knew this about Jolie and because it was sexy & fun at first, he went along with it. But he’s BRAD PITT for heaven’s sakes! Sooner or later, someone like him will wake up and smell the coffee.

    I don’t believe Jolie would just fall out of love and get a divorce. I think her heart was committed to Pitt and their family, but that Brad probably “started the ball rolling” by rebelling against her control, doing things she didn’t like, and then they started having lots of clashes and fights.

    Now…. after all their issues, Jolie has probably lost respect for him. Without that, what’s the point?

  • Do Tell

    Thanks. I had forgotten about all that. Yes, Pitt did copy his women and that means something. His sense of himself may be weak–even tho he’s this major movie star.

    It makes me wonder how long Brad Pitt has been smoking weed and if it could possibly have something to do with it. People who start on weed young and smoke chronically for years can end up lacking drive and ambition. Pitt never had the career I thought he could have had.

  • Do Tell

    I think Brad Pitt has been depressed and down about his life.

    Pitt looks pretty good for early 50s. He has the body of a much younger man. His face is showing some age now, but he still looks healthy. I find Pitt’s more casual, athletic look (longer hair, sportswear) more attractive than his dressy look (short hair, black suit and tie).

    Unfortunately, there is nothing anyone can do about old age. Pitt knows his time is limited and he probably wants to hold onto that once young pretty boy in Thelma & Louise. Beautiful, vain men and women find it difficult & painful to look back and remember how they used to be.

    If Pitt and Jolie divorce and the dust settles, it will be interesting to see how Pitt takes care of himself afterward. I think he will possibly “kick it up a few notches.” But then live long enough to TRULY age, and all must face reality.

  • Liverwurst

    I think it may have been the combination of preventive surgery, 6 kids, unconventional parenting, busy schedules and two back to back box office disapointments.

  • Liverwurst

    Wait a minute. You don’t know Brad has a drinking problem just because he drinks. Anymore than Angie is on herion just because she did it in the past. Angie is photographed drinking and she isn’t labled with a problem. They have both been photographed smoking (what they were smoking we don’t know) Lets not get all psychic and put fiction before facts.

  • Liverwurst

    Brad is 52…how many 104 year olds do you know? Angie WAS HIS MID LIFE CRISIS at 40. People grow apart, want different things. I will tell you that different parenting styles is ranked 3rd for divorce. I think its unreasonable for Angie to think Brad would ever raise his kids the way she herself was raised. Can you imagine agreeing to your 14 yr old’s boyfriend living in her bedroom? It’s unfortunate that Angie’s mother didn’t learn to say the word “No” to her daughter. Perhaps Angie wouldn’t have hated herself those first 30 yrs.

  • Do Tell

    Yea, I read that Brad’s ex-wife believed he was having a mid-life crisis way back then. Who knows, tho. It can probably go on for people who don’t want to face the music. Many people do not find anything pleasant about aging and they fight it every step of the way.

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