Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie: A Brangelina Timeline

Above: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Here’s a look back at the Hollywood romance that captured our attention
Above: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Here’s a look back at the Hollywood romance that captured our attention

On September 20th Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Jolie and Pitt – nicknamed “Brangelina” by the press and fans – are arguably the most recognizable couple in world with their high-profile romance dominating headlines for years. The couple have been together since 2004, but only married in August 2014. They have six children together – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Here’s a look back at their high-profile relationship:

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Summer 2004
Pitt and Jolie meet on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. (Fun fact: Pitt initially dropped out of the movie but agreed to return once he heard Jolie had signed on to play his wife) Both deny non-stop media reports of an on-set romance, but later admit that they fell in love on the set. Remember… he was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, while her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton had been finalized since 2003.

January 2005
Aniston and Pitt announce their separation after five years of marriage. #TeamAniston vs. #TeamJolie begins…

March 2005
The press is going nuts but, Pitt and Jolie keep their distance during obligatory promotional appearances for Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Before the end of the month, Aniston officially files for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences.”

April 2005
Pitt and Jolie’s reps continue to deny any relationship between the two actors to the press. However, the couple’s romantic status was all but confirmed when they were photographed on vacation in Kenya with Angelina’s son Maddox.

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June 2005
That Steven Klein shoot: Pitt and Jolie do an extensive spread for W magazine, title “Domestic Bliss” portraying themselves as a happy family with children, though they still refuse to confirm their relationship. In response to the spread, Aniston tells the press that there’s a “sensitivity chip” missing.

July 2005
In July, Jolie adopts 6-month-old Zahara from Ethiopia as a single parent.

October 2005
In October, Jolie and Pitt are photographed vacationing in Malibu with Maddox and Zahara. It was later revealed that Pitt filed to legally adopt Maddox and Zahara and to officially change their last name to Jolie-Pitt.

January 2006
Jolie confirms that she three months pregnant with her first biological child with Pitt. The press goes crazy.

May 2006
Shiloh is born in Namibia.

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June 2006
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt makes her debut on the cover of People. Pitt and Jolie sell the first pictures of Shiloh for a staggering $4.1 million to People and then donate all of the proceeds to charities.

October 2006
Pitt says he won’t marry Jolie until “everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.” He repeats this stance on marriage again in August 2009 and July 2011.

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December 2006
The duo walk their first official red carpet as a couple at the NYC premiere of Jolie’s film, The Good Shepherd.

March 2007
3-year-old Pax is adopted from Vietnam. Since the country doesn’t allow unmarried couples to adopt, Jolie adopts him as a single parent but legally changes his surname to Jolie-Pitt afterwards.

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February 2008
Jolie arrives at the Independent Spirit Awards showing off her baby bump and confirms speculation that she and Pitt were expecting another baby.

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May 2008
Twins! Pitt and Jolie get dressed up and attend the Kung Fu Panda premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. During interviews on the red carpet, Jolie’s co-star Jack Black reveals to the press that she is expecting twins.

July 2008
Knox and Vivienne are born in France.

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August 2008
Pitt and Jolie sell the first images of Knox and Vivienne to People and Hello! for $14 million with proceeds going to their charity, The Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Jolie said about their new family of six, “It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time,” while Pitt added, “[It’s] still a cuckoo’s nest.”

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December 2009
The unauthorized book on Brad and Angelina, Brangelina Exposed, is released. In the book, author Ian Halperin makes a ton of shocking accusations including that Pitt cheated on Jolie.

February 2012
The couple win their lawsuit against News of the World for falsely reporting that they had separated back in 2010.

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February 2012
Jolie’s attention-seeking pose at the 84th annual Academy Awards goes viral and steals the spotlight from Pitt, who was a Best Actor nominee.

April 2012
Pitt and Jolie announce their engagement. Pitt explains that even though they made a declaration to wait, they likely won’t follow through because the children want their parents to be married.

February 2013
Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy and thanks Pitt in a New York Times op-ed about her decision. “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”

August 2014
They’re married! Pitt and Jolie secretly tie the knot at their French estate Chateau Miraval in Correns on Saturday August 23.

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September 2014
The wedding pictures are sold to Hello! and Jolie reveals that her whimsical dress was partially designed by her kids.

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November 2014
The couple make their first red carpet appearance as a married couple at the premiere of Unbroken in Sydney, Australia.

March 2015
Jolie reveals in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after doctors detected possible signs of early cancer. “I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”

September 2016
On September 20th Jolie files for divorce from Pitt, citing “irreconcilable differences.”  TMZ reports that Jolie became “fed up” with Pitt’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem” … felt it became dangerous for the children.

R.I.P. Brangelina.

2 Comments
  1. hi Angelina, I love you and all your cool kids , I’ve been watching and reading about you forever , . I want you to know that every movie your in I seen it and I also want you to know that I don’t want you to devorce brad please , I wish and pray that you’s can be a happily married couple and enjoy life together with all your beautiful kids ,, ”great names of your kids by the way .. I love what you did and what you do all these years , I know that sometimes people can mess up , but please forgive brad and stay together , I know brad won’t stop loving his kids or you , I think you and brad have differences to talk about and I believe brad will show his love and try not to make those mistakes of being upset with the kids or smoking pot or drinking alcohol . I always thought brad was georgeous and you , well your so beautiful and smart , I hope you use your entire heart to keep your husband and your happy family together please , try , god bless Angelina and brad and kids , ooh by the way a few years ago it was Halloween night and I went out with my friend and well I was out I saw a young lady dressed up as Angelina jolie , ‘how she did it was, she had a dress on and she put a picture of every child you have all 6 of them separated their faces and sewn it to her costume , it was so cool . I love your family , please let brad know that I wish him well and I want him to get through his problem but stay your husband , ”angie you and brad make a awesome couple ,, love you two and your kids ,, takecare godbless all of your ,,have a good talk with brad o.k please ,I am hoping for the best for you two .

  2. please don’t deviorce brad , I love you two and your kids ,, ”we can work it out ” please try to work it out ”I love you angie ‘ stay together , your so beautiful , love is all you and brad need and the kids ,, god bless

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