HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Obviously, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Divorce Is Now Picture Perfect

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly talking again and their divorce proceedings are now much more peaceful.


Every society needs their mythical heroes. The Greeks had their Olympian gods. Europeans had kings and queens for centuries. Modern America had Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. They were the highest of Hollywood deities.

Their divorce, coming as it did during the midst of one of our worst and most dramatic years, was a collective shock to the system. Reports of a messy split did not help the situation. If Brad and Angelina can’t make a marriage work, who can? If Brad and Angelina can’t have an amicable divorce, who can?

Worry not. After an initial rough patch, the separating Pitt-Jolies are now reportedly at peace and talking again. The now private divorce proceedings are going ahead calmly.

A source, seemingly from the Pitt camp, tells People magazine that the pair is now talking directly with each other after initially only dealing with each other through lawyers. A move in January to enlist a private judge to deal with the matters of the divorce and custody has relieved tension and helped to keep details out of the public.

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Angelina Jolie, in Reem Acra, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of The Good Shepherd in New York, New York, December 2006.

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Angelina Jolie, in Emanuel Ungaro couture, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of Ocean’s 13 in Cannes, France, May 2007.

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Angelina Jolie, in a vintage crushed velvet dress from Wasteland in Los Angeles, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of A Mighty Heart in New York, New York, June 2007.

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Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, and Brad Pitt at the Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 2009.

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Angelina Jolie, in Versace, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of Inglourious Basterds in Cannes, France, May 2009.

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Angelina Jolie, in Emporio Armani, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of Salt in Hollywood, California, July 2010.

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Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, and Brad Pitt at the Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 2011.

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Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of The Tree of Life in Cannes, France, May 2011.

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Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, and Brad Pitt at the Golden Globe awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 2012.

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Angelina Jolie, in Jenny Packham, and Brad Pitt at the Screen Actors’ Guild awards in Los Angeles, California, January 2012.

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Angelina Jolie, in Atelier Versace, and Brad Pitt at the Oscars in Hollywood, California, February 2012.

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Angelina Jolie, in Ralph & Russo, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of World War Z in Berlin, Germany, June 2013.

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Angelina Jolie, in Elie Saab couture, and Brad Pitt at the Oscars in Los Angeles, California, March 2014.

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Angelina Jolie, in Versace, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of Maleficent in Hollywood, California, May 2014.

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Angelina Jolie, in Versace, and Brad Pitt at the premiere of By the Sea in Hollywood, California, November 2015.

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More importantly, Pitt is now seeing the couple’s six children much more regularly than he did after the initial split.

“He’s much happier,” the source tells People. “He’s very relieved that things are not playing out in public anymore.”

“He is spending more time with the kids when they are in L.A.,” adds another source. “He has even spent some time with Maddox and Pax. Things are definitely calming down.”

The news comes about a month after Jolie told Good Morning America that Pitt was a “wonderful father,” and that “We will always be a family, always.”

So worry not folks, the proceedings seem to be going about as peacefully as one could expect.

Meanwhile, both parties seems to be taking the opportunity of their time alone to dive back into their passions and careers.

Pitt, already a well known art and design aficionado, has discovered a new interest in sculpting and has dived in head first. He now spends hours at a time in the studio of friend and artist Thomas Houseago according to The (sculpting is also reportedly the reason he missed the Oscars ceremony). (sculpting is also reportedly the reason he missed the Oscars ceremony).

No word on his sculpting methods or favored sculpting medium, though. We suppose some things should be kept private for the time being, like whether Pitt is more into carving, molding or modeling his pieces. Though, the Mail does add that he’s been listening to a lot of Bon Iver while at work in the studio.

Jolie meanwhile has a lot of projects on the burner. She’s the new face of a Guerlain scent, finding time to promote her latest directorial effort, dabbling in academics by giving college lectures in London, and weighing her return to the silver screen.

So everyone’s fine. Brad is fine. Angelina is fine. The kids are fine. And we’re all still fine.

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