Hollywood is not renowned for lengthy and happy marriages, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have recently ‘fessed up the secret to their successful union.
Rumors have been doing the tabloid rounds recently of a potential split between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. It seems these rumors are completely false and the couple have since offered up their secret to marriage success.
The National Enquirer reportedly published an article saying Angelina Jolie was demanding Brad Pitt stop drinking or go to rehab. The tabloid mentioned a “boozy binge” where Pitt allegedly lost $25,000 in a poker game. However, Gossip Cop has completely turned the rumor around and a source told them “The Enquirer is grasping at straws.”
In fact, the Brangelina marriage is stronger than ever, and the reason for this has now been released to the media.
Its simple. The couple is using the 5:2 principle. What this means is, they spend five days of the week together and the other two apart. This method keeps their marriage fresh and strong.
The International Business Times notes that as both parts of the Brangelina phenomenon are busy, high-profile people, spending time together 24/7 just increases the tension between the pair.
While the days are not strictly marked on the calendar, what they do is, for every five days they spend together, they then agree to spend the next 48 hours apart. According to a source close to the couple, this separation helps them to appreciate each other more and keeps them on an even keel and makes their time together just that much more special.
Back in 2005, the couple both starred in the film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The long days on set together turned out to be stressful on their relationship.
NZ City reports it was after the couple started filming their honeymoon movie, By the Sea, that they came up with the 5:2 idea. The film was directed by Angelina and she and Brad Pitt both star in it. Apparently the days of filming are long and stressful and Angelina apparently joked that she and Pitt actually spent their honeymoon together playing two people in a bad marriage.
Reportedly, the more time Brad and Angelina spend together, the more problems crop up.
It was in December last year, when Angelina got hit by the chicken pox, that the forced separation caused by this illness helped them put their problems into perspective and the couple agreed to put the new plan into action. Five days together and then two days apart was the way to proceed.
— angelina jolie (@Inc1alex) February 3, 2015
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie only officially married in August 2014, but have actually been together for over 10 years and have six children. It now looks like they might beat the Hollywood records by staying together for many more years.
Meanwhile, Inquisitr reports that Brad Pitt may star in Angelina Jolie’s upcoming movie Africa, which features the story of Richard Leakey, who received the American Humanist Association’s Isaac Asimov Science Award in 2013.
[Image: Brad Pitt and Angeliina Jolie in France August 2014 and wedding photo CC BY 2.0 Hot Gossip Italia]