Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie: The Way They Were

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: The way they were

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  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have broken up after 11 years together. Here are some of their most memorable moments as a couple.

    Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to a report published on Jolie and Pitt have been together for 11 years and married in 2014.

    The pair famously met in 2005 on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith, when Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Though the emergence of their relationship was contentious at the time, the pair weathered the storm of press attention and settled down together. Jolie, who had previously been married to actors Jonny Lee Miller (1996) and Billy Bob Thornton (2000), also had an adopted child called Maddox.

    Brad and Angelina’s relationship became strongly centred around their self-titled ‘rainbow family’, which they grew over the following decade with Pax (12), Zahara (11) Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8); when the pair finally married in 2014 at a private wedding ceremony in their French Chateau Miraval, Jolie wore a veil embroidered with colourful drawings by her six children.

    Jolie and Pitt had seemed to be one of Hollywood’s strongest couples and frequently spoke in admiration about each other. When Jolie underwent a double mastectomy in 2013, Pitt released a statement praising her bravery: ‘Having witnessed this decision first hand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic’ he wrote, ‘All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.’

    Though the couple’s large family and their frenetic schedules – including Jolie’s extensive humanitarian commitments – have always kept them particularly busy, they have told reporters in the past that they were able to remain hands-on in their parenting by taking it in turns with film or other work projects. Presumably they will now be looking to maintain this stability while living apart.

    From their 2005 meeting to their 2016 separation, we look back at 11 years of Jolie-Pitt moments.

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