We all know what a power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were. But today, their relationship stands in a whole pit of mess. With Angelina accusing Pitt of domestic abuse, the two got separated a few years back and things are just getting messier since then. Well, for now, the two are engaged in a legal battle for the custody of their children. Angelina, who didn’t find the decision of judges justifiable, and with brad’s professional life taking a hike, the Eternals star feels humiliated and is trying to take revenge through her children this time. But the two were not like this from the beginning. They were one of the IT couples that the fans admired once. Before going into the judicial battle, let’s have a brief look at their relationship timeline.
How It Started
The former couple met during the shooting of Mr. and Mrs. Smith while Brad Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. However after the divorce with the friend’s fame, Brad and Angelina announced their pregnancy in 2006, and the kid was named Shiloh. In the same year, Brad adopted Maddox and Zahara, Angelina’s formally adopted kids. A year after the couple adopted Pax followed by the birth of their twins Knox and Vivienne in the next year. The couple announced their engagement in April 2012 ad got married in August 2014 in France.
However, the couple called off their marriage in 2016 September due to certain differences. This was followed by the accusation of abuse by Jolie where a source stated that Pitt got drunk and thereafter engaged in a fight with Angelina. The actress even accused her former husband of abusing their children and thus appealed for sole custody of the children for their health and safety.
The Judicial Fight
The initial judge announced the decision of 50/50 custody of the children. Angelina in response to the decision cited that the judge was biased and had a bent towards her former husband. Even though after this accusation, the judge was changed but the decision remained the same. Angelina felt humiliated and this humiliation got ignited been more when the actor started working with Harvey Weinstein. Harvey has been one of the accused in the “me too” campaign and Angelina accused him of the same too. Brad did warn Harvey but continued working with Harvey.
Reasons For Revenge
Also, Angelina felt even more humiliated when this legal battle didn’t affect Pitt’s life and he received an Oscar last year. All this has led to the actress seeking revenge from his Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star by using their kids as leverage and demanding sole custody with the prohibition of Brad to visit their children. In addition to this, Angelina even has certain tapes that could hamper brad’s image and make him look like a bad guy in the pictures, as per the sources. The truth behind this is yet not known and the final verdict on the custody is yet to come. Moreover, the children as time passed have grown mature enough to decide their sides and how they want to continue their personal lives and make the best-suited decision for themselves.