On the outside, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt appear content with their charmed life. Do things behind the scenes tell a different story?
An inside source told Radar Online that Jolie and Pitt are struggling over money. While Jolie wanted to pursue projects outside of mainstream Hollywood, constant spending has put a burden on their marriage.
“She was refusing to sign up for the lucrative lead role in the Maleficent sequel even though it will bring in cash they desperately need,” the source explained. “She really wanted to avoid doing it so she can focus on her documentaries and charity work.”
Jolie’s most recent project includes her upcoming film, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. Jolie produced the movie in Cambodia, and even brought her family along.
While the Tomb Raider star wants to pursue her own passions, Pitt has been urging her to take larger projects with bigger payouts.
“That’s upset Brad, who’s pointing out the family isn’t in a position to reject a $30 million-plus paycheck,” the source shared.
In the end, Jolie agreed to return to the magical world of Disney and work on a sequel for Maleficent. Interestingly, the actress stated back in 2014 that she would not reprise her role for the sequel.
“I enjoyed it. I just feel like we did this one thoroughly, and I don’t think there’d be another,” Jolie stated. “I feel like this is the one, if I was going to ever do a Disney one, this is the one I wanted to do. And I think we’ve done it well.”
Apart from the money problems, RumorFix is reporting that Jolie is struggling with her weight.
While Angelina Jolie has always been on the light side, she is now scary thin and might be “slowly dying.”
“Angie may be dealing with osteoporosis, and Brad feels like he’s watching his wife slowly die right before his eyes!”
It has not been confirmed, but Jolie’s weight is allegedly down to 79 pounds.
“Brad fears an activity as innocuous as roughhousing with the kids could lead to a fracture,” the source continued. “Brad can’t believe all this could happen to the sexy seductress he fell in love with.”
Recent public sightings seem to confirm Jolie’s frail body and health problems.
According to OK Magazine, the actress was recently spotted on a shopping trip with one of her daughters and looked thinner than ever.
Jolie wore a white ruffled dress for the outing, which exposed her skeleton looking arms.
The two brought along scooters for the outing and enjoyed a nice ride together around the area.
Jolie and the rest of her family are splitting their time between Hollywood and London while Pitt works on his newest film overseas.
While Pitt finishes up his movie, Jolie is planning on working at the London School of Economics. She was recently named a visiting professor for the institution and is expected to start lecturing this coming fall.
Jolie’s work at the school, along with her frail condition and multiple movie projects, have led some to speculate that she is overworking herself. Is Angelina’s drive to keep busy putting more strain on her marriage?
Neither Jolie nor Pitt have commented on the state of their marriage.
Considering all of the developments with Jolie’s weight, it is unclear whether or not the couple is fighting about her health behind the scenes.
At the same time, money problems would certainly add more stress to their relationship, especially if Jolie is forced to work on more projects to keep the family afloat.
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