Since they got together amidst controversy in 2005, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship has been plagued by rumors of infidelity, power-struggles and discontent, but now some news sources are whispering that the pair are rapidly hurtling toward a divorce.
According to Hollywood Life (via In Touch) Brad Pitt will be the one serving the divorce papers because he is "beyond miserable," an insider source told In Touch that:
"He’s [Brad Pitt] the one who’s calling time on their marriage. He’s told Angie they’re over. He’s beyond miserable and wants out. He says she’s controlled him from day one of their relationship. Although he liked her taking charge at first, he’s come to resent the power he’s allowed her to have over him."
Personally, this whole rumor absolutely reeks of bullshit to me, especially when the gossip rag also goes on to announce that the pair will be keeping up appearances until the end of the year for the sake of the movie the couple has co-produced, By the Sea.
"It’s Angie’s most personal film, and it means the world to her. She’s begged Brad to hang in until after it hopefully is the hit she believes it’s going to be. He’s reluctantly agreed."
I think the most troubling thing to me about this rumor (apart from the fact it's 98 percent likely to be false) is the undertones of some pretty reprehensible sexism.
Suggesting that an powerful and accomplished woman like Angelina Jolie is automatically a controlling harpy who has driven her husband away by squashing his spirit isn't exactly a wonderful message to give out, but sadly it will probably be quite easily digested by the general public.
I hope this rumor really is all fabricated because it would be truly sad for a newly married couple with 6 children and a decade together under their belt to separate.