Angelina Jolie has established a name for herself in the entertainment industry thanks to the diverse range of roles she has played, including those of a suspicious super spy, a glamorous computer wizard, a brave wife in mourning, and a mysterious mental patient.
Nevertheless, her career is only one of the many reasons why her fans can’t get enough of her. Her private life has also been a topic of controversy, which has given her devoted follower’s plenty of material for humor.
Although her third marriage and subsequent divorce from fellow film star Brad Pitt became one of the most publicized headline hitters, many people are unaware that she was previously married to Johnny Lee Miller and then to Billy Bob Thornton. Her third marriage and subsequent divorce from Pitt became one of the most publicized headline hitters.
In 1995, while both of them were working on “Hackers,” Miller and Jolie began dating each other. They were able to get back in touch some time later and married in March 1996, but only Miller’s friend and Jolie’s mother were present at the ceremony. After the film’s conclusion, they were unable to communicate with one another.
After it came to light that Jolie had used her own blood to write her soon-to-be husband’s name on the white T-shirt that she had borrowed from him for the wedding, the engagement became the subject of numerous news stories.
Miller was 22 years old while Jolie was only 20. And despite the fact that they appeared to be the ideal couple for one another, their marriage did not last long at all. Just 18 months after getting married, the “Wanted” actress filed for divorce, and that was the beginning of the end for them.
Jolie would later say that she and Miller had never fought or hurt each other and that she regretted their decision to divorce. She had the intention of tying the knot with him and becoming his wife. Jolie reportedly stated the following to B magazine, as reported by Page Six:
“Getting a divorce from Miller was probably the stupidest thing I’ve ever done,” said the speaker.
However, despite having moved on with their respective partners, they continued to maintain a close friendship with one another. After the divorce was finalized in 1999, the actress from “The Tourist” moved on quickly and tied the knot with Billy Bob Thornton in the year 2000, following a courtship that lasted only two months.
Their wedding was the subject of macabre headlines, as the couple was photographed wearing vials of each other’s blood around their necks. The marriage did not have a happy ending, and in 2003 the couple divorced.
One year later, the actress met her third husband, Brad Pitt, on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” where they immediately hit it off with each other. Her union with the actor from “True Story” would turn out to be her longest. Together, they were responsible for the upbringing of their six children, but in 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt.
When Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, she cited the couple’s inability to reconcile their differences as the reason for the split. Jolie and Pitt had been together for a total of twelve years before getting married.
According to TMZ, Jolie stated that the conflict that led to the divorce was a disagreement over the methods that Pitt used to raise their children, in addition to substance abuse and anger issues on Pitt’s side.
A source told Us Weekly that the incident that pushed Jolie to file was when the family was aboard their family jet and Pitt seemed drunk and was shouting at the children. The source said that this was the incident that pushed Jolie to file.
Maddox, one of the couple’s children, came to his mother’s defense when Pitt was acting out of control and got in her face. However, there was no evidence that the children had been abused, and Pitt admitted that, while he had screamed at the children, he had not been physically abusive to them.
The publication also mentioned that despite the fact that Pitt and Jolie had been fighting all the time, Pitt did not find out that Jolie was going to file for divorce until the day before she did.
Later, TMZ would report that Jolie had asked the judge to grant her physical custody of the couple’s six children while requesting that Pitt be allowed only visitation rights. She wanted Pitt to have joint custody of the children, but she didn’t want him to have physical custody of any of them.
She was “fed up” with Pitt’s parenting methods, claiming that his use of substances combined with anger issues was dangerous for the children. She was “fed up” with Pitt’s parenting methods. Jolie’s entertainment attorney supported the filing and stated that Jolie made the decision to file for the sake of the health of her family.
TMZ went on to state that there had been no involvement of a third party, and that Jolie’s decision was entirely based on Pitt’s interaction with the children. In addition, she did not submit a request for spousal support. Additionally, she brought to the court’s attention the fact that Pitt had failed to pay child support ever since the custody battle began.
After Jolie and Pitt had been separated for close to five years, the legal battle over custody of their children took an unexpected turn. In 2021, the judge presiding over the case decided in favor of Pitt, granting him the opportunity to spend additional time with his children.
According to the reports, the judge made their decision after hearing testimony from evaluators and therapists who had worked professionally with the children. However, it was reported that Jolie would appeal the decision because she did not consider joint custody to be the primary reason why she had objected to the arrangement.
In spite of the ruling of the court, Jolie stated that her decision to divorce Pitt was one that she had given careful thought to and had made on her own. “I had the feeling that I needed to put some distance between myself and the father of my children.” As she stated.
During the course of the custody battle, it appeared that Angelina Jolie had reconciled her relationship with her former husband, Miller. The “Wanted” actress was photographed making her way into the apartment building where her ex-husband lived in Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York, in the month of June 2021.