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A long-time friend of Brad and Angelina has opened up on their split,claiming her sudden desire to take life more seriously strained their marriage.
He told DailyMail.com. it wasn’t long after the couple tied the knot in 2014 that cracks began to show in their 12-year-long relationship. The unnamed friend said:
“I could say the divorce announcement is a shock, but it’s not, this divorce deal has been brewing for a long time.’
‘When Angelina underwent her mastectomy in 2013, her health and life in general became a priority for her,’‘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.
‘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.’But it was not long after the wedding, that things began to change for the couple.
‘Angelina wasn’t into wasting time on frivolous matters.
Brad felt it was important for them to live life to the fullest, but as the months passed, Angelina seemed to withdraw, making the children and her work with the UN a priority.
‘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.’‘.
The friend said that the underlying reasons behind the Pitt-Jolie split are the same that caused him to divorce Jennifer Aniston — ‘he was bored stiff with the sedate, quiet lifestyle they were leading.
‘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.’..
Pitt also wanted to continue tinkering with building work on Chateauhe fell in love with Miraval, their sprawling home in the South of France, but Jolie was content with it as it was and ‘wanted to just sit back and enjoy the life they had created.’
The couple are now reportedly trying to sell that property.
And Pitt had thrown himself back into acting, with six projects since their marriage He is also about to start on a sequel to World War Z which will again take him away from his wife and children.
‘Angelina did not approve of this movie because she knew it would once again take him away from her and the family when she felt they needed to spend more time together,’ said the friend.
For the past year Brad and Angelina have been leading separate lives. He’s always flying off to one place or another, while she stays home with the kids. With each month that passed, Brad and Angelina grew further apart,’ said the source, ‘Friends have been predicting that divorce was on the horizon.
‘Now it’s come to pass, and it’s no surprise.”
Jolie secretly underwent a double mastectomy in February 2013 after discovering she had a defective BRCA-1 gene that put her at high risk of developing Brea5t and ovarian cancers.
Jolie later had her ovaries removed in early 2015, something she spoke about last November with NBC’s Tom Brokaw in her first joint interview with Pitt in over a decade.
In that interview, Jolie praised Pitt for his support while she underwent the two procedures.
‘I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn’t something where I was going to feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn’t going to let that happen,’ said Jolie..
Pitt meanwhile said he would do ‘whatever’s got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done.’
The couple’s combined wealth has been estimated at $400 million with much of it tied up in property they’ve collected all over the world..