After dating since 2004 and being married for two years, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce shocked the world; but the couple may have already seen it coming.
According to Daily Mail, the estranged couple have been living separately – each having their own wing – in their 80,000 sq ft estate in Hollywood Hills compound.
On the road to the their break up, the ex-couple had been fighting more and more frequently, adds the publication. Pitt turned to his friends during his shoot in his movie Allied because he did not want to be alone.
They have had “rocky moments” in the past, but the months leading to Pitt and Jolie’s split had been the roughest.
Us Weekly claims that according to an insider, the Maleficent actress had long plotted to leave Brad Pitt. She had been “quietly laying the groundwork” to end the relationship. Still, the plane incident had been the last straw for the marriage.
Friends of the World War Z actor admitted Brad Pitt lost his temper, but he did not “get physical” with the child. Nonetheless, the event gave Jolie the upper hand in their fight for custody.
The Salt actress asks for sole physical custody of their six kids with visitation rights for her ex-husband, but Brad Pitt is ready to go on a legal war for joint custody.
Pitt have not seen the kids since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce. The 12 Years A Slave actor is currently under investigation for allegations of child abuse. The insider claims Pitt wants to be cleared from the allegations first before seeing his children.
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt skipped the screening of his movie Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and released his first public statement since confirmation of divorce.
He said on his statement that he does not want to draw attention away from the film and wants to focus on his family first.
Angelina Jolie is staying with their six kids in a rented Malibu mansion while cutting contact with estranged husband Brad Pitt by blocking and deleting his number.
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