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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wedding: Will this marriage outlive Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston?

Updated on September 2, 2014
Brangelina Wedding Pics
Brangelina Wedding Pics
Brad and Angelina finally marry, August 2014
Brad and Angelina finally marry, August 2014
Brad and Angelina deny a relationship when he was married to Jennifer Aniston
Brad and Angelina deny a relationship when he was married to Jennifer Aniston
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married for five years
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were married for five years
In 2006 Brangelina announced their first child together
In 2006 Brangelina announced their first child together

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wedding: Will this marriage outlive Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt?

With the recent news that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally married after almost ten years together, it is fair to note that Brad Pitt didn’t rush into marriage the second time around. In 2004 he met his future wife Angelina Jolie on the set of a film they were making called Mr and Mrs Smith. Apparently Nicole Kidman was originally given the part of Mrs Smith but this subsequently led to Brad Pitt withdrawing from the part of Mr Smith; the reason given being that, there was a lack of chemistry on screen between him and Nicole Kidman.

However when Angelina Jolie was subsequently offered the part Brad immediately was back on board for the shooting of Mr and Mrs Smith. During the filming the tabloids were filled with stories stating that Jennifer Aniston was insanely jealous of the time shared on set between Brad and Angelina, who later infamously became known as Brangelina. As timed passed it was revealed that Jennifer Aniston had a very real cause for concern in this case, as now it is common knowledge that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt fell in love on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith.

At the time it was widely assumed that any rumours of a romance between Brangelina were just a Public Relations stunt to drum up publicity for the subsequent release of Mr and Mrs Smith. As everyone knew at that time that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were very happily married. However speculation continued to intensify about a liaison between Brangelina, long after the filming was over.

Rachel Green on Friends - Jennifer Aniston's most famous role

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. Was Angelina the other woman?

Back in the 1990’s Jennifer Aniston was considered to be the quintessential all American girl. She will always be best known for her role as the much loved Rachel Green on the comedy sitcom Friends. Apparently Brad had been a huge fan of the Friends sitcom and had admired the wacky, sometimes ditzy Rachel character, long before he met Jennifer Aniston in 1998. The press and public alike adored this union immediately and were delighted that their favorite comedy actress had found love with one of Hollywood’s leading heartthrobs.

So in 2000 at a private Malibu ceremony Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston exchanged their vows and were married. Jennifer Aniston wore a glass-beaded silk and satin Lawrence Steele wedding gown. Her veil hung from a Swarovski crystal crown and she wore her hair in loose waves. They entertained their guests with a champagne and seafood reception.

Yet seven years later the dream romance between Hollywood’s leading man and America’s comedy sweetheart had fallen apart. The end of their marriage was also given a very clear villain of the piece. Both Jennifer Aniston and the tabloid press were undoubtedly naming Angelina Jolie as the reason for the disintegration of the Pitt/Aniston marriage.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt both maintained that this simply wasn’t the case and that their romantic liaison did not actually start until the Pitt/Aniston marriage was officially over. Yet photographs of Brangelina enjoying themselves on the beach in April 2005, with Angelina’s adopted Cambodian child, Maddox made these statements appear somewhat suspect to say the least.

Angelina Jolie likes playing the bad, complex woman

Initially the press labelled Angelina as a home-wrecker, the bad girl who was partial to wearing a vial of blood around her neck. She was also portrayed as a twice divorced, man eater, with bisexual tendencies. Brad was also painted as the fickle, cheating husband who had dared to break the heart of the public's, sweet, wholesome, all American girl, Jennifer Aniston. The press claimed Angelina would chew Brad Pitt up and spit him out, that she was controlling, emotionally unstable and the romance would be short lived. Brad himself continued to maintain that Angelina did not end his former marriage and that he and Jennifer Aniston’s union had reached its own natural conclusion before he fell in love with Angelina Jolie.

Undoubtedly there had been many claims made in the press before Angelina Jolie entered the picture; that Brad and Jennifer’s marriage was definitely on the rocks. Many stories claimed that Brad Pitt desperately wanted to start a family but Jennifer wanted to concentrate on her career and their jet set lifestyle. Jennifer loved being photographed on the arm of her handsome husband and the glitz and glamor of going to movie premieres and gala events. Brad on the other hand was bored with their material existence and wanted to find a deeper meaning to life. Jennifer also had a very public estranged relationship with her own mother, and it was claimed at one time that she did not have any confidence in being a mother.

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Brads divorce

Jennifer Aniston talks about her divorce from Brad Pitt

Brad, Angelina and their six children
Brad, Angelina and their six children
Was Angelina really the heartless home wrecker?
Was Angelina really the heartless home wrecker?
Angelina Jolie's wedding dress
Angelina Jolie's wedding dress
Brad, Angelina and baby Shiloh
Brad, Angelina and baby Shiloh
Brad, Angelina and Jennifer
Brad, Angelina and Jennifer
Brads first wedding to Jennifer Aniston in 2000
Brads first wedding to Jennifer Aniston in 2000

Brad Pitt said very little about the break- up of his first marriage for a very long time. He simply said that their reasons for separating were private and that he and Jennifer remained good friends. However as the years passed little snippets of what Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston really thought about the end of their marriage began to emerge.

In the Daily Mail on 22 May 2013 Brad Pitt said that he felt he had been wasting his life away taking too many drugs and hiding away from the world during his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

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In yet another blow to his ex, he makes it clear that before he met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004, his life had little meaning.

Brad Pitt has revealed he felt he was wasting his life on drugs during his marriage to Jennifer Aniston.

In yet another blow to his ex, he makes it clear that before he met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2004, his life had little meaning.

The 49-year-old actor was married to the Friends star for seven years until 2005...

Brad: "The thing with our marriage is that there was an opening in the Hollywood couple slot, and unfortunately we've fallen into it. Which I don't like very much ... It doesn't leave us room to be human, to make our mistakes and have our struggles."
Source: "Pitt and Aniston announce split." 1/08/2005.

Apparently despite the claims that the breakup of Jennifer and Brad had a lot to do with their lack of a family, Jennifer completely disputed this theory. She vehemently claimed that it was simply not true and that in fact she had desperately wanted a child with her then husband Brad Pitt.

However, now almost ten years after their split and despite Jennifer Aniston being in a number of relationships since her divorce, she has never had a child, nor has she spent much time talking about her longing for one since the end of her marriage to Brad Pitt. So it would seem to indicate that children are not a priority for Jennifer. She has also made claims since the end of her marriage to Brad that she was not in a great place psychologically during her marriage. Some have construed this to mean that it was because of Brad Pitt but it is also interesting to note that Jennifer’s mother Nancy Aniston has been described as a woman with Narcissistic Personality Disorder and possibly also Borderline Personality Disorder. This being the case it is highly probably that Jennifer Aniston had many personal ghosts to vanquish before being able to find inner peace and happiness.

…04/14/05: Blaming her unhappy childhood for the problems in her own marriage to Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston also admitted that her negative attitude played a role in the breakdown of their marriage…

Brad, Angelina and their daughter Shiloh
Brad, Angelina and their daughter Shiloh
Brad Pitt in his Brat Pack days
Brad Pitt in his Brat Pack days
Angelina Jolie with her father Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie with her father Jon Voight

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie start a family

Then less than two years after the split up of the Pitt/Aniston marriage Brangelina were said to be overjoyed by the impending birth of their first biological child together Shiloh Nouvel. At this time Angelina already had two adopted children i.e. Maddox and Zahara. Brad later also adopted Angelina’s children. There was no doubt now that Brad and Angelina were embracing family life together and reports indicated that they were very happy.

Yet Brangelina did not leave their family at three children instead in 2007 they adopted Pax Thien. In interviews both Brad and Angelina gushed about how they loved the chaos of family life and that as a couple and a family, they couldn’t be happier. Jennifer was also noted as saying around this time that Brad ‘must be missing a sensitivity gene,’ when he enthused about what a great mother Angelina was. Jennifer still maintained that the very year that she split from Brad she had planned to have his child.

Then in July 12, 2008: Angelina gave birth to her and Brad’s twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline who were born in Nice, France. It would seem that six children have been enough for Brad and Angelina to date. While their union has now appeared to stand the test of time there have been traumatic times. Angelina Jolie was distraught when she lost her mother to ovarian cancer in 2007. Then in 2013 Angelina underwent a double mastectomy. She later spoke publicly about this decision and said that this had decreased her chances of developing breast cancer from 87 percent to 5 percent. She also said her and Brad knew this was the right decision to ensure they were both around for their children.

Brangelina's early life

It would seem that from very early on the chemistry that drew Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together was not just based on their physical attraction for each other. In my previous Hub article about Angelina Jolie and Aspergers Syndrome and Brad Pitt put link here

I spoke about the many issues that Angelina Jolie has had over the years. She was a very troubled and emotionally volatile teenager, having come from a background where her father left her mother for another woman. This was perceived as a total abandonment by Angelina had a huge impact on her future psychological well-being.

Angelina moved out of home at a very young age and moved in with her punk boyfriend they used to drink together in bed and it was then that Angelina used to ask him to cut her face with a knife. Obviously Angelina had her emotional scars but she also had a deep conviction for helping others and her charity and humanitarian work really endeared Brad to her. In Angelina he saw himself someone who had never quite fitted in and who flouted the conventions of Hollywood. He also saw her as having a depth and an interest in the bigger issues in the world that he too wanted to emulate.

Brad Pitt himself came from a very conventional background. He was born in Shawnee (Oklahoma) and was the oldest child of Jane Etta Hillhouse and William (Bill) Pitt. He spent most of this childhood of his childhood in Springfield, Missouri. His mother was a school counselor and his father was a manager of a truck company in Springfield. He had actually at attended college and studied journalism and advertising. Then one day he hopped into his old Datsun car, this was just months before he was due to graduate from college. Instead of doing this he headed for California to follow his dream of being an actor. Which apparently was not his first choice of career, he really wanted to be a rock star.

Brad, Angelina and family

Is it going to be happy ever after for Brangelina?

On April 13, 2012 Brad and Angelina announce their engagement under pressure they claimed from their six children who were all keen to see them marry. Even though they previously stated that they would not marry until gay marriage was legalized in America. However some months ago Brad was quoted as saying, that he now thought that they wouldn’t be able to wait that long, as their children asked him a lot when they would marry.

So on the 28th of August 2014 a decade of speculation was finally put to rest when Brangelina tied the knot and became husband and wife. They chose to do so at a tiny chapel on the grounds of their villa at Chateau Miraval which they retreat to on a regular basis. All of their six children were involved in the ceremony and it was said to be a relaxed and family orientated occasion with a guest list of twenty two.

Angelina remembered her mother by wearing a small gold locket that belonged to her. Is this to be happy ever after, only time will tell but for the moment they seem to have their fairy tale ending.


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    • thewritingowl profile imageAUTHOR

      Mary Kelly Godley 

      2 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for commenting Candy Lane, interesting. I did often wonder about JA i.e. is the private person the same as the public image we see. It is true that she doesn't seem able to sustain a long term relationship or she has never seemed to want kids, which was a huge issue for Brad Pitt too I have read as he obviously loves being a father. Still its hard when you have mental health issues as I know myself, so I try to keep an open mind about these things, as we just don't know what pain a person with mental health issues is really going through underneath.

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      Candy Lane 

      2 years ago

      Jennifer Aniston is mentally ill, the fact her Mother revealed her battle with mental illness beginning in childhood is the real basis of their estrangement. To this day, JA is under the care of a Psychiatrist, that means she has been mentally ill for nearly 40 years, with no sign of getting better.

      The fact Brad Pitt married her (he tried to back out, this according to John Aniston)is testament to what a decent person Brad Pitt is. She was clingy, needy and had to be "taken care of" constantly, no wonder he says that was the most "depressing time of his life". If you've noticed, no other man has been able to stand being with her more than a year or two, even now her husband lives in NYC and she lives in LA, she has only one person who she has had a constant relationship with, Mandy Ingber, who lived with JA for a while till JA bought Ingber a house within walking distance of each other.

      Brad Pitt had tried to divorce to Aniston within 2 years of their "merger", and every time Aniston had a "break-down" and Brad stayed out of guilt. Read what Brad Pitt says about his time with JA, he was miserable, he experienced depression for the first time in his life, he smoked weed to be able to stay, to try and forget how unhappy he was with his life. He said he became a "donut on a couch" because he had no

      enthusiasm for life, all because he was miserable with Aniston.

      Brad Pitt deserves a medal for staying with JA as long as he could, even though they didn't have a "normal" married life.

      Brad Pitt finally found his "other half" in Angelina Jolie, and he was not giving her up, even though no affair happened while he still legally bound to Aniston, Brad made a bee line for Angie as soon as the divorce papers were filed, he chased her halfway round the world to try and win her. He finally did and that is how Brad and Angie's love story started. Brad has been soaring personally and professionally since finding real happiness with Angie. Bother he and Angie are better for having found each other.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      4 years ago from USA

      This was a well told recap of their relationship. I wasn't aware of Jennifer's "issues" but don't think it was correct that Brad and Angelina started their romance prior to him divorcing or even separating from Jennifer Aniston. Tacky. I do, however, like their charitable nature.


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