Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce has been reportedly called off. The news comes almost a year after the actress filed for divorce in September 2016. In recent months, the pair has opened up about their separation and have stressed the importance of raising their family.
Jolie’s and Brad’s divorce is apparently in the limbo
The famous couple, Brangelina split in September 2016 after two years of marriage and a decade of dating, are thought to have put their separation on hold, according to a report in US Weekly.
“The divorce is off. They haven’t done anything to move it forward in several months and no one thinks they are ever going to.” The source went on saying how they might get together and take the next step together.
According to the source, Brad’s determination to improve himself warmed Angelina. “He got sober to try and win her back,” explains the source. “He knew he had a problem that he had to take care of. And that’s all she ever wanted.”
Reportedly, the actress confessed to her friends that’s she’d consider taking Brad back if he was committed to raising a family, and getting clean was the first step in that direction. Angelina filed for divorce claiming irreconcilable differences in September 2016. The divorce followed a controversial fight between Maddox and Brad in a plane.
Things escalated quickly, and Brad was investigated for child abuse and the situation got really messy.
In the following months, Brad fought for joint custody of their children, and Angelina and their six children lived out of suitcases in various Malibu rentals. They finally moved to a mansion in Los Feliz in June.
Opening up about their marriage issues
In recent months, both Brad and Angelina have opened up about the separation and how they’ve dealt with the situation. In an interview with GQ, Brad admitted he had a drinking problem, and revealed he completely gave up drinking, which was reportedly part of the problem.
“I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something. And you realize that a lot of it is, um –cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I’m running from feelings,” he said.
“I’m really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know — things I wasn’t dealing with.”
Pitt also revealed he started going to therapy and how the experience has opened his eyes up.
“You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one. If you love someone, set them free. Now I know what it means, by feeling it,” he added. The actor also discussed how giving up drinking and getting in touch with himself has helped him to facing his own parental shortcomings.
“I grew up with a father-knows-best/war mentality — the father is all-powerful, superstrong — instead of really knowing the man and his own self-doubt and struggles,” he said.
As for Angelina, in a Vanity Fair interview, the actress said that the relationship wasn’t really in the best shape.
“Things got bad, I didn’t want to use that word…things became difficult. It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air,” she said. Jolie added that the former couple’s global lifestyle did not play a part in their split, as some have suggested.
“[Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children…” she said.
“They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them.”
Angelina has been busy making a Netflix film
Jolie spent the past year working on ‘First They Killed My Father,’” a documentary about Loung Ung, one of Jolie’s first friends in Cambodia, her adoptive country.
The Netflix film is slated to screen at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, is a thriller that chronicles the journey of a childhood survivor of the Pol Pot regime during the Khmer Rouge years in Cambodia.
Controversy regarding the film’s casting process arose when Jolie was quoted in a Vanity Fair cover story saying that in order to cast the film, they place money in front of children and then took it away as a test.
“I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario,” Jolie later commented.
“The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.”