Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have split!
While we’ve heard rumors for years of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt splitting, this weekend’s flurry of stories, launched by Britain’s News of the World, initially seemed to indicate a ”Brangelina” breakup might finally be true.
However, two very close friends of the couple — including one of Hollywood’s major filmmakers — told this column today the tales are not true.
”It seems every time Brad and Anglie happen to be in separate cities — no matter why — these breakup rumors start flying. … It’s like an almost monthly occurence,” said the studio honcho.
My second source also denied the couple was having problems, insisting ”everything is fine” — a stance supported by People magazine’s own sources Sunday.
Jolie reportedly is in New York for a magazine photo shoot, reportedly with Vanity Fair, while Pitt remained in California to participate in the ”Hope for Haiti Now” telethon Friday night.
Pitt’s absence at both the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award shows fed the splitsville rumor mill. News of the World claimed the couple had met with a L.A. lawyer and drafted legal papers arranging for a division of their assets and custody issues regarding their six children.
The refusal by representatives of Jolie and Pitt to comment on the rumor — as opposed to immediately denying a breakup — also fueled the gossip flames.