A lot of things happened in the love life of celebrities in 2016, especially the breakups, but the one that drove an arrow through our hearts was the Brangelina split.
In fact, we are still trying to wrap our minds around the fact that the much-loved Hollywood power couple; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no more.
Earlier this year, News of the brangelina split sent shock-waves through the entertainment world. According to her Lawyer Robert Offer, American actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt filed for divorce from her heartthrob Brad Pitt. Offer confirmed this when he said the actress has officially filed for “dissolution of marriage.” He emphasised that the decision to get a divorce was made for the health of the family. The date of separation was listed as 15 September
Thus, an era of an enviable love story came to an abrupt end without any prior warning.
Meanwhile, Jolie didn’t stop at divorcing her hunky husband, she also asked to be granted physical custody of their six children. The couples’ kids include – Maddox; Pax; Zahara; Shiloh; and twins Knox and Vivienne.
Again, while we were still trying to digest the news of the divorce of Hollywood lovebirds Brangelina, reports emerged that Brad Pitt was being investigated for child abuse. The actor was reportedly investigated by the LAPD and the LA County Dept of Children and Family Services. He allegedly gets verbally and physically abusive with his kids.
As a result, the investigations were launched after an alleged dispute with his family aboard a private jet. However, after thorough investigation, no charges were laid against Pitt.
Eventually, court documents obtained by E! News, revealed that the Brangelina Kids – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, will remain under their mom’s custody.
Apparently, life wasn’t going as smoothly as we thought for the much-loved Hollywood couple. Though married in 2014, Angelina Jolie has been with Brad Pitt since 2004.
The duo originally met on the set of action comedy Mr and Mrs Smith. They were also seen on screen together in 2015’s By the Sea, which wasn’t as successful as Mr and Mrs Smith. Notably, the couple has not been seen together in months as we are used to. They were last photographed at an event together in November 2015, while promoting their film By the Sea.
Subsequently, their epic romance hit the rocks in 2016.