It certainly seems like no Hollywood relationship can last without at least one accusation of cheating.
Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after 2 years of marriage (and 10 years together), citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.
According to TMZ, Jolie couldn’t handle the way that Pitt parented their six children and asked for physical custody of the kids, only granting Pitt visitation.
But, rumors of an affair have been swirling around the couple for a while. Basically every tabloid at the checkout line of any grocery store is littered with scandal about celebrities. Jolie and Pitt have been the victims of countless bogus news stories throughout the year. Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston is often the target of pregnancy rumors too. There’s no escaping it. Most of us ignore it.
But what if they get it right?
In May, Hollywood Life, a noted gossip rag, ran a story that claimed Pitt was stepping out of his marriage and having an affair with his “Five Seconds of Silence” costar Marion Cotillard.
“For a while, the excitement of getting married masked their troubles,” Hollywood Life reported of Jolie and Pitt at the time, “but lately, they’ve been having explosive fights. Neither of them is sure that they can or should, hang on anymore.”
The tabloid claimed that a friend of the couple said that Jolie’s behavior was driving Pitt away. The insider claimed that Jolie “barely eats, she guzzles wine every night and she smokes constantly,” adding that for Pitt, “it’s been hard to watch the woman he loves waste away.”
The story reported that Pitt denied any relationship with Cotillard other than a professional one.
Shortly after the news of the divorce broke, Page Six reported that an affair is exactly what pushed Jolie to her breaking point.
“She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw,” a source claimed. Pitt and Cotillard were reportedly spotted canoodling all over London for the last few months.
The couple has been somewhat rocky lately since Jolie reportedly dreams of leaving Hollywood to focus on her humanitarian work, but Pitt longs for the spotlight.
“The older she gets, the more serious she becomes, and she is sick of the Hollywood thing,” the source said. “He wants to make movies. She doesn’t. It’s a fundamental difference. It’s how you live your life.”
No word if this rumored affair is real, but it sure seems suspicious.