Divorce is certainly not an uncommon thing in Hollywood. Many celebrity couples have walked down the aisle only to divorce shortly after. We’ve even looked into the phenomenon behind why celebrity marriages fail. But this divorce news is big! In September 2016, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced that they are officially going their separate ways after two years of marriage and 12 years together.
The famous couple infamously got together on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith while Pitt was still married to America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston. So, the celebrity couple has been controversial since the beginning. However, since then, they have been raising a big family, done a lot of charity work, and finally walked down the aisle together.
So what led to the divorce? Here are 10 things to know about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce.
1. Jolie was the one who filed for divorce
It was the actress who made the first official move toward ending their marriage. According to TMZ, she filed over irreconcilable differences on September 19, 2016. She listed the date of their separation as September 15, 2016. That would have certainly been a short turnaround for Jolie to make the decision to divorce Pitt.
The two were together for 10 years before tying the knot. They actually got married in France, but the marriage wasn’t legal in the U.S., so the two made it official in 2014. “One day I said to Brad, ‘Let’s meet up at 4:30 p.m.?’” she told La Donna. “I called a justice of the peace and we signed the documents.”
Chances are, the divorce between the two will be pretty costly. The Inquisitr is estimating it to be a $400 million divorce.