Why did Angelina Jolie file for divorce from Brad Pitt? A few theories, if you will
America’s hottest supercouple is officially calling it quits, and there are so many theories about why Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing that it’s hard to focus on anything else. What earthly thing could have come between these heavenly bodies? Jolie filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,” but that’s a catchall phrase that everyone has to use when they file for divorce. Basically, it doesn’t mean shit, and although Jolie and Pitt have asked for privacy — LOL, that doesn’t exist anymore — everyone seems to have a hunch about what really went down in the Pitt-Jolie household.
The two have been dating since 2004, when Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston and began dating Jolie, but they didn’t tie the proverbial knot until 2014 in a private ceremony at their Château Miraval estate in Correns, France. So maybe no one should get married, ever, because it just ruins everything. Throughout their relationship, the two have seemed so very much on the same page. They’ve also built a little clan of sorts with six adopted children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. The last time the couple was out in public together was for Knox and Vivienne’s birthday way back in July. Jolie’s divorce papers cite the official split date as Sept. 15, 2016.
So what happened?
Jolie doesn’t like Pitt’s parenting style
According to TMZ, Jolie is “fed up” with how he handles the kids. That theory is backed up by the fact that Jolie is asking for sole physical custody of their children and only wants to allow Pitt legal joint custody. She’s giving him visitation rights and not asking for any spousal support from Pitt.
Pitt’s been smoking too much weed
TMZ also reported that Pitt has been smoking too much herb and also has an “anger problem” that made her worry about him around the family. There haven’t been any confirmed reports of anything totally off the wall, but Jolie’s a mom and, let’s face it, a woman’s intuition is real. Who knows what Pitt is really getting into.
They just don’t like each other anymore
Dating for over a decade means you learn a lot about a person and your dynamic with them. US Weekly reports that the couple has been bickering about some big and small shit this entire time. They fought over selling the chateau where they were married and battled about scheduling and politics. It happens to the best couples. Not everyone can be James Carville and Mary Matalin.
There was another woman
I mean, once a cheater, always a cheater, right? Not necessarily. Of course, this theory is the most popular, especially since their own romance blossomed while Pitt was still married. Page Six reported that Jolie hired a private investigator and found out Pitt was cheating on her with his Allied co-star Marion Cotillard. But seriously — this is Angelina Jolie we’re talking about.
So many things could have gone wrong between the two that us simple folk might never really know what their beef was. The only confirmed fact we have right now is that it’s all over.