Is Jen dancing her victory dance by now?
Probably not. She’s better off with Justin, anyhow.
The night the news of #Brangelina breaking up broke out, the world stopped for a second. No, scratch that – the world tweeted faster than ever, with #Brangelina mentioned roughly 720 times per minute which, at that moment, was more than triple the mentions of the UN General Assembly. Apparently, love is bigger than politics.
The grand Hollywood romance chronicled everywhere from the red carpet, paparazzi shots to the refugee camps in the world’s trouble spots was, to some, a beacon of hope for the undying worship, a second chance, love. And then, the love died.
To the world, #Brangelina made perfect sense. Unfortunately, to the two of them – the sense has escaped after just over two years of marriage (although 12 years together), six kids (three of them adopted), countless UN engagements, numerous Oscar nominations and few films together.
A while back, the buzz on Angelina’s self-destructive behavior was strong enough to set in motion rumors of their marriage breaking due to her neurosis, choleric temper and egotism. He was portrayed a devoted husband, the good Samaritan full of love and understanding for the wife who was, at times, impossible to handle. The came-from-nowhere family’s nannies were giving statements for countless press, re-playing inside stories on the Jolie-Pitt hell that was happening behind the closed doors. And yet – they kept on going. It feels like each rumor of their break-up ended in yet another kid being adopted or born, and we finally stopped doubting. We were convinced #Brangelina was forever.
So, what’s the reason behind the split, you ask? It’s too soon to be sure.
Various sources claim different reasons – from her alleged depression, self-destructive behavior and countless alleged affairs to Brad’s rumored anger problems, weed and alcohol addiction and a suspected affair with a co-star Marion Cotillard. It seems the last one is taking all the votes. Yes, Marion.
“She [Marion] must feel like a breath of fresh air to him,” an insider says, explaining that Angie has been suffering from many health problems and has had several alleged affairs.
“This decision was made for the health of the family,” a lawyer of Ms. Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said in the statement. “She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.” Mr. Offer represented Johnny Depp in his recent divorce from Amber Heard, as well.
Are we finding it hard to believe that the affair was the trigger to split? Not really. After all, we are talking about a man who cheated on Jennifer Anniston with Jolie and while they were “happily” married, too. Patterns are a tough thing to break, you know?
On the other hand, may have Angelina, the “Hollywood royalty”, been a bit too much to handle for a guy from a place called “Missouri”? Most likely. After all, Angelina has always been Hollywood’s favorite, the wild and exotic, dark and restless heroine we forgave everything and faulted for nothing. Oozing enticing independence, humidity and care, Jolie has always been considered different from the rest of Hollywood, a beautiful psycho in her own right.
Brad, a pretty good actor and a Hollywood epitome for handsome may have not been up to the task of being with a woman like Jolie. Of different backgrounds and bringing up, to Jolie – Brad was redolent of family dinners and raking leaves, a stability she never had in her own family but passionately yearned, he was a wholesomeness she needed. She craved it, he had it, they tried – but failed.
An almost Dostoevsky love tragedy, this romance leaves us with a bitter-sweet taste in our mouths with a close resemblance to sour milk you simply had to swallow because there was nothing else to drink.
Is there any chance #Brangelina is pulling a Beyonce-Jay-Z-Solange-elevator stunt on us? After all, “By the Sea” does need more viewing. Let’s hope it’s so. Only, if the split is for real – who’s going to protect us, the romantics, from the nasty loveless world out there with Mr. and Mrs. Smith out of the picture? Damn.