Angelina Jolie on Tuesday filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt after being together for almost a decade.
Although Angelina cited 'irreconcilable differences' as the reason of the split, she did not delve into further details. However, speculations are making rounds that one of the Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples may have split up due to the following reasons:
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
1. Parenting style
Angelina, who's trying to set an example as a doting mother, was reportedly upset with Brad's parenting style, Mirror reported.
Earlier, in an interview with E! News, Brad called himself a "disciplinarian" for the "strict" childhood he had. “I am [a disciplinarian] with the boys. Girls do no wrong so I don’t have to be,” said Brad.
“I feel like my job is to show them around, help them find what they want to do with their life, put as many things in front of them, and pull them back when they get out of line, so they know who they are.”
A source confirmed the discipline issue saying, "Brad has always been stricter. He has wanted the kids to have more structure. Brad will get frustrated sometimes and yell at the kids. Angelina always has a more relaxed attitude when it comes to the kids. She definitely never yells," People reported.
Angelina's manager Geyer Kosinski also released a statement, saying: "Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children," reports Daily Mail.
2. Substance abuse
A recent report states that Angelina was “fed up” with Pitt’s marijuana and alcohol use, TMZ reported.
“This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” Angelina's attorney Robert Offer said in a statement. However, Daniel Beck, who specialises in California medical marijuana law, claimed allegations of substance abuse doesn't lead to divorce.
However, it may have an impact on the custody battle of their children. “Marijuana, like any other substance, can be abused,” Beck said. “The question is, what is the effect on the children? Even if someone has a medicinal [marijuana] card, if they imbibe with the children in the room, that could be looked at as something that is not in the children’s best interest," he added according to The Guardian.
3. Difference in priorities
Angelina's renewed focus on health could also have led to the trouble in the couple's paradise. "When Angelina underwent her mastectomy in 2013, her health and life in general became a priority for her," a source close to the couple told DailyMail.
"Her views on life changed. Suddenly she saw herself walking in her late mother’s shoes - and she was no longer that wild, fun loving woman she used to be, she was taking things a lot more seriously.
"Angelina wasn’t really interested in doing any project that took her away from the children and home, but Brad was still wanting the wanderlust, adventure-filled life that first attracted him to her.
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"Brad was supportive, and wanted to be there for her, so they decided to marry – more for the sake of their six children than themselves. They wanted the kids to have the security of knowing their parents were committed because they had been very affected by the their mom's ill health."
It is also being reported that with the help of a private spy, Angelina discovered that Brad might be cheating on her with Marion Cotillard. Both the actors are starring together in Allied. A source claimed that Angelina refused to speak to the French star on the sets of the film because of her jealousy.
"Angelina completely ignored Marion on the set, and when Marion tried to talk to her she just looked the other way," the source was quoted as saying, Page Six reported.
"Marion was devastated. Here she is thinking she is going to meet this great UN ambassador and instead Angelina refuses to speak to the woman because of her own jealousy," the source added.
However, the source claimed that the rumours of Brad and Marion love affair are "100 per cent false". "Marion and Guillaume are blissfully happy, and these kind of claims are not what Marion wants to be hearing," a source told DailyMail.
"Claims that she's cheating on Guillaume with Brad will leave her absolutely devastated. This doesn't sound like her at all," the source added.
5. The spark died
A close friend revealed that one of the reasons behind Brangelina's split could be the same as Brad's and Jennifer Aniston's split.
"He was bored stiff with the sedate, quiet lifestyle they were leading," the source said, reports DailyMail.
"When he was with Jennifer, it was Angelina who provided the excitement that was missing in his life. But when Angelina shifted gears and became more serious – that wasn't what Brad thought he was buying into," the source added.
It is also reported that Brad wanted to work further whereas, Angelina just "wanted to just sit back and enjoy the life they had created".
Whatever the reason may be, 2016 should officially be marked as the year love died in Hollywood.
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