Is This Why Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Really Got Divorced?

If there is one celebrity relationship that makes us nostalgic for simpler times, it's the era-defining romance between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The pair met while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith in the summer of 2004. At the time, the co-stars did not confirm any rumors of their budding romance since Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. Just a year later, Aniston filed for divorce from Pitt and he was seen vacationing in Kenya with Jolie. From that point on, the couple appeared blissful until Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016 (via Glamour).

Despite the fact that they started dating in 2005, the couple did not get married until 2014. Just two years later, Jolie filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences." Pitt and Jolie each took sole blame for the demise of their high profile romance. In a 2017 tell-all interview with GQ, Pitt blamed the divorce on his alcoholism. "I mean I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family," Pitt told GQ. "But even this last year, you know – things I wasn't dealing with. I was boozing too much. It's just become a problem."

Jolie also attempted to take the blame, telling The Hollywood Reporter's podcast, Awards Chatter, that working on the 2015 film By The Sea together put the nail in the coffin of their relationship, according to New Idea.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are still in the process of getting a divorce

When speaking with Awards Chatter, Jolie said that she had hoped that working together on By The Sea, which was written by Jolie, would fix any issues with communication that the couple was struggling to overcome. But, as Jolie pointed out, working together on a movie that was considered a financial and critical failure, put even more strain on their relationship. "It's all my fault," she told Awards Chatter, according to New Idea. "We had met working together, and we worked together well. I wanted us to do some serious work together. I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate. In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on, and it wasn't because of the film."

For nearly five years, the couple has been attempting to get a divorce. Just earlier this week, documents were leaked to The Blast in which Jolie stated that she could testify at the divorce trial in support of the allegations of domestic abuse against Pitt. Only a few months before their divorce filing, both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Child and Family Services were called to investigate allegations of physical and verbal abuse perpetrated by a drunk Pitt while on board their private plane. Since this incident, the couple has made headlines numerous times for complications involving their never-ending divorce (via Vanity Fair).