Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie seemed like the perfect pairing and were arguably Hollywood’s most popular power couple. But behind closed doors, their marriage was crumbling away, resulting in them shockingly deciding to separate in 2016. And while the dust still settles on their mysterious break-up, this insider information reveals what really drove them apart.
The couple who would become known as “Brangelina” first met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004 and were the source of much tabloid scrutiny from the start. During filming of that movie, Jolie was only one year out of her previous marriage to Billy Bob Thornton. Meanwhile, Pitt was still very much married to then-wife Jennifer Aniston.
Naturally, the timing led many to believe Pitt had cheated on his previous spouse. Yet while Jolie later admitted that they started to fall for each other during his marriage to Aniston, the two only got together after Pitt and Aniston had split. That didn’t stop fans from taking sides, though, with many dubbing themselves as on either “Team Angie” or “Team Jen.”