Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been the center of rumors about their marriage falling apart for months, with reasons ranging from alleged cheating to career clashes. Some reports have described them as leading separate lives, with Pitt currently involved in filming and Jolie taking on yet another responsibility.
And while immersed in a new thriller, Pitt just displayed his real life daring by saving a little girl almost crushed by a mob of his followers, reported Us Weekly.
In the Canary Islands shooting his new drama, Allied, Brad was waving to a group of exuberant fans when he discovered the young girl endangered by the crowd. Pitt hopped over the barrier and asked the other fans to provide her with room, then followed up his heroic action by comforting the little girl as bodyguards carried her to a safe place.
The actor was still wearing his character costume for the thriller, which also stars Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, and Matthew Goode. In Allied, Brad portrays a French-Canadian spy. The Robert Zemeckis–directed drama will be released to theaters on November 23, 2016.
While Pitt plays superhero in real life, Jolie is getting ready to be a professor — not in a movie, but at the London School of Economics starting in autumn 2016, according to Wonderwall.
Angelina will serve as a guest lecturer for the “Women, Peace and Security” master’s program class, created with Britain’s former foreign secretary, William Hague.
In addition to her efforts to make the world a better place, Jolie has become known as one of the first celebrities to openly adopt a child. In 2002, she became a single mom to Cambodian-born Maddox Pitt-Jolie. She and Brad adopted Zahara Jolie-Pitt from Ethiopia in 2005 and Pax Jolie-Pitt from Vietnam in 2007.
Angelina and Pitt also welcomed her biological child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, in 2006, and her twins, Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.
But has caring for their children combined with the pressure of their careers become too much for the couple? Jolie and Brad have been described as “on the verge of a divorce,” with Pitt reportedly cheating on his wife, according to the International Business Times.
In addition, the problems in their marriage allegedly has caused Angelina to experience health problems, with her weight at 79 pounds.
The reports that Pitt was cheating on Jolie linked him to his co-star Marion Cotillard. Filming together last Saturday night, Brad and Marion were seen holding hands as he leaped from a car sporting a tuxedo, according to Just Jared.
Pitt and Cotillard have been filming portions of their film Allied in Las Palmas, Spain. The couple both flaunted formal attire during the filming of the scene at night. They also held hands as they ran from a building and hopped into a getaway car.
And while that scene was filmed for a movie, the reported problems in their marriage may be primarily not due to infidelity but to the demands of their careers, according to what an insider told Radar Online.
Brad and Angelina are in a “vicious tug of war” regarding whose career should take priority, claims the source.
“This is tearing them apart, but Brad’s got no choice. He’s done more than enough to help her directing career, even risking his own reputation in her schmaltzy flop By the Sea, and now it’s time to get back to work.”
The couple had established a rule that only one parent worked, while the other cared for the six children. But now Angelina and Brad are having problems sticking to their agreement.
“They’re at war over who’s looking after the kids since that agreement got blown out the window with her desire to turn her directing career into a success after several failures,” added the insider.
However, while Radar claims that Pitt “has lost patience” with his wife, a different report describes Brad worrying about her health.
That report from Life & Style claims that Brad rushed to be with her because of a “health crisis,” but Gossip Cop investigated that “crisis” and says it “never happened.”
The original report also described Angelina as staying home almost all the time because of fatigue, joint pain, and constant headaches, contending that the two lead “separate lives” as their marriage crumbles. However, those claims are not true, according to Gossip Cop.
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