Brad Pitt: Boozy Behavior That Led to Angelina Jolie Split Revealed?
As you’ve almost certainly heard by now, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt this morning after two years of marriage and more than a decade together as a couple.
Rumors about trouble within the A-list husband and wife had been circulating pretty much since the time they got together, but most of that turned out to be baseless tabloid chatter, and Jolie’s move came as a shock to fans, and reportedly, to Pitt as well.
Various conflicting reports have emerged with regard to the cause of the split, with several sources indicating that Pitt cheated on Jolie with recent co-star Marion Cotillard.
However, TMZ claims to have spoken with insiders close to the couple, who say that the problem was not Brad’s fidelity, but his behavior at home.
Sources say Pitt’s drug and alcohol use had long been an issue for Jolie, and she finally “got fed up” and moved out on Brad on September 15.
Now, a new report from Radar Online indicates that Pitt’s fondness for booze and pot had been an issue in his marriage for at least the past two years, as production insiders claim Pitt was frequently inebriated while co-starring with his wife in By the Sea, which began filming in August of 2014.
Witnesses say Jolie (who also wrote and directed the film) was often visibly annoyed by her husband’s behavior.
“People were worried that he was an alcoholic,” a source who worked on the project tells Radar Online.
The insider adds that Pitt and Jolie’s children were frequently on set and appeared to be aware that their father was under the influence.
“They would see how he was a mess,” says the source.
“Angelina was very angry with him and would criticize him and try and keep the kids away when he was at his worst.”
The unidentified informant adds:
“[Pitt] didn’t seem to want to be there or working or with the kids or her at all.”
The news is especially shocking as the movie began filming just eight months after Pitt and Jolie tied the knot.
While doing press for the film, Jolie and Pitt appeared to be the very picture of marital bliss.
(Of course, it’s worth mentioning that they’re both highly talented actors.)
Ever since the news broke online, social media users have been tweeting GIFs capturing Jennifer Aniston’s celebratory “reactions” to her ex’s split.
We’ve collected some of the most memorable in the gallery below:
Of course, if the rumors about on-set tension between Pitt and Jolie turn out to be true, then Aniston’s biggest fans will probably find the karmic justice even sweeter.
After all, Pitt and Jolie met on a film set – while playing husband and wife in Mr. & Mrs. Smith – back in 2005.
Here they are putting on their best “platonic co-worker” faces at the film’s premiere:
If their marriage fell apart while playing another troubled couple nearly ten years later, it would certainly serve as a potent reminder that what goes around comes back around.
Justin Timberlake lyrics will never lead you astray, kids.