When the news that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt first went public, it was widely assumed that the iconic actor had been caught in an affair. It’s not hard to see why so many jumped to this conclusion. But as the day of the surprise announcement wore on, the truth began to emerge, and it seems it’s far less scandalous than originally thought.
It seems that like millions of Americans, Brad (at least in his spouse’s eyes) has a tendency to overdo it on the pot and booze. Earlier Tuesday, insiders emerged with stories about Pitt drinking heavily on the set of By the Sea (in which he co-starred with Jolie, who also directed) in 2014, just a few months after the A-listers got hitched. The most reliable sources in the gossip game corroborated stories about Jolie asking Pitt to cool it on the smoking and drinking, and indeed, some of Pitt’s own interviews seem to bear that out.
Brad in 2009, told Bill Maher that he quit smoking weed in order to better focus on being a dad. Pitt clearly has repeatedly claimed over the years that he sobered when he had kids. However, he legally adopted his oldest two children in 2005, and Jolie gave birth to the couple’s daughter Shiloh in 2006. Casting for Basterds wasn’t completed until summer of 2008, but even if Tarantino and Pitt’s bender took place a full year prior, Pitt would have already been a father of three.
The Hollywood Gossip