Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt this week, ending a two-year marriage and one of the highest profile romances Hollywood has ever seen that spanned more than a decade.
“Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage,” according to a statement from Robert Offer, Jolie Pitt’s entertainment attorney. “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.”
According to TMZ, which first reported the news Tuesday, Jolie cited the generic “irreconcilable differences” in the divorce papers as the reason for the failed marriage. However, so far most tabloid stories about the Brangelina divorce are theorizing that it was Pitt’s bad behavior that caused the split, in particular relating to his parenting styles and alleged alcohol and marijuana use. TMZ cited “sources connected with the couple” who say that “Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children … she was extremely upset with his methods.” TMZ cited another source who claims that Angie believes Brad has “an anger problem,” which has become “dangerous for the children.”
Page Six has also reported that Jolie hired a private detective to uncover an alleged affair with his Allied co-star Marion Cotillard. The site’s source claims that Jolie “hired a private eye because she felt that [Pitt] was fooling around with [Cotillard] on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw.” However, several other sites — including People, Us Weekly, and TMZ — have all published sources claiming Cotillard had nothing to do with the split.
Jolie and Pitt, who have six children together, married in August 2014. They famously first got together in 2004 during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a fling that ended Pitt’s marriage to Jennifer Aniston. More recently, Jolie and Pitt stared in their second film together, By the Sea, a movie they made together in 2014 during their honeymoon about a couple in crisis.
Now, with Jolie filing for divorce from Pitt after their 12-year love affair began on a movie set, many people are wondering if sharing the screen together puts a curse on the relationship
Here are some other power couples whose relationship ended after working together on screen.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez
Affleck and Lopez met while filming the 2003 rom-com Gigli. Undeterred by the terrible reviews the film received, the couple worked together again in Kevin Smith’s 2004 Jersey Girl, in which Lopez played a small role as Affleck’s deceased wife. The couple called it quits that same year.
Emma stone and Andrew Garfield
Stone and Garfield became an item after meeting on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in 2011, and wowed audiences with their on-screen chemistry. The duo broke up a year after the movie’s 2014 sequel.
Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
The Saturday Night Live stars have a small overlap in filmography, including animated features and ensemble comedies.The pair shared the most screen time as siblings in 2007’sBlades of Glory. The comedic power couple also starred together in Spring Breakdown in 2009, five years before they split in 2014.
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Cruise and Kidman met while filming the 1990 drama Days of Thunder and married later that year. Two years later, they played opposite each other in Far and Away. For several years their marriage seemed impervious to the curse of shared screen time, until they stared in Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 romantic and sexual thriller about a potential affair, Eyes Wide Shut. The couple divorced two years later in 2001.
Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
Allen and Keaton met in 1968 on a theater, not film, set. The two fell in love during production for Allen’s play Play It Again, Sam, but by the time they had filmed a screen adaptation and released it in 1972, the relationship was already disintegrating. Despite their breakup, the actor and actress continued to make seven more successful films together over the years. The still remain good friends today.