Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were, allegedly, flirting with each other even while the latter was still with Jennifer Aniston.
Years ago, National Enquirer claimed that Angelina Jolie invited Pitt for an intimate barbecue at her mansion in Brentwood. Back then, Jolie and Pitt have just started filming their first movie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
An unnamed source told the tabloid that Jolie spent the night huddled close to Pitt. After the actress caught the flu, Pitt, allegedly, sent her a bouquet of flowers with a cryptic note that says, “To the Mrs – Oops!”
Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston attended events shortly before their divorce
But despite the tabloid’s claims, Pitt and Aniston stepped out in public at the premiere of Troy in Los Angeles looking as in love as ever. Months later, the exes also attended the Emmys as a couple.
Less than a year later, Aniston and Pitt shocked their fans when they announced their divorce.
“We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate. For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any of the speculation reported by the tabloid media. This decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration. We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another. We ask in advance for your kindness and sensitivity in the coming months,” they said in a statement.
Did Angelina Jolie cause Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston’s divorce?
Following their divorce, Pitt and Aniston insisted that Angelina Jolie had nothing to do with their split.
While speaking with Vanity Fair, the Friends actress reacted to a photo of Pitt and Jolie in a W magazine spread. Aniston said that even though Pitt was seemingly missing a sensitivity chip back then, she knows that he won’t intentionally rub something in her face.
“Brad is not mean-spirited; he would never intentionally try to rub something in my face. In hindsight, I can see him going, ‘Oh—I can see that that was inconsiderate.’ But I know Brad. Brad would say, ‘That’s art!’ There’s a sensitivity chip that’s missing,” Aniston said.
Actress gushes over Brad Pitt
“Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts—anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair. And it took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration,” Angelina Jolie said.