Despite repeated divorce rumors and marriage problem speculation from the tabloids and a relationship that began with a love triangle involving Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly feel “great” about their lives and relationships as they celebrate their second wedding anniversary, with a source telling People that the couple has succeeded in staying “as happy as ever.”
Angelina and her husband are immersed in their famous film careers. As their children grow older, juggling parenthood with their professional lives has become easier, added the insider.
“They really are great,” emphasized the source. “They’re really busy, but happy. The kids are getting so big! It’s hard to believe.”
The two are working on the post-production and pre-production phases of various projects, including the actor’s Allied and War Machine, while Jolie wrapped filming for First They Killed My Father. But despite all the pressures that come with film-making, they succeed as a family, noted the source.
“It’s a very busy time for both of them, but they manage the same way they always have, as a family.”
The six children include Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, plus twins Vivienne and Knox, who are 8. Angelina revealed that they love learning foreign languages, but have no desire to follow their parents’ footsteps and take up acting careers.
“All the kids are learning different languages,” Jolie revealed. “I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmer, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”
But Angelina also shared that the children share a passion for the artistic and creative world, preferring music to acting, although one may have a future in editing.
“None of my kids want to be actors,” she admitted. “They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.”
As for those reports of battling within their marriage? Angelina emphasized that they have survived those fights.
“As much as we can argue and fight, and we all have our challenges, at the end I say, ‘My job is to love him.’ “
Looking back at their life together as they celebrate their second wedding anniversary, Woman’s Day pointed out that the couple’s love story would challenge even a Hollywood film writer.
Angelina and Brad wed on August 23, 2014, years after their romance began. But it involved many dramas before tying the knot in the ceremony at Château Miraval in the south of France.
The couple, known as “Brangelina,” started their romance on a movie set, where they were working on the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Their professional relationship soon changed into a personal conflict involving a love triangle with Brad, Angelina, and his now ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston.
Even though Jolie was the one who caught the blame for the break-up between Pitt and Aniston, it took some time for the romance between Angelina and Jennifer’s then-husband to go from speculation and rumors to confirmation. Aniston and Brad revealed their plans to divorce in 2005. Not until 2006 did Angelina reveal her baby bump, which prompted Brangelina to confirm their affair.
“It did change things,” confessed Jolie about their wedding.
Noting that they were together for years before tying the knot, Angelina explained that the ceremony served as a commitment of their love.
“It was in just a feeling of that security and comfort that we always had, but recommitting after 10 years together,” added the actress.
But has the drama involving Aniston really vanished from Brangelina’s marriage? In Touch claims that the fireworks involving Jennifer have not yet flickered out, citing a source who revealed that Angelina recently clashed with her husband when she discovered he was communicating with Aniston.
After Jennifer’s mother had passed away, Pitt reached out to his former wife. But when he told Angelina that he had been in touch with Aniston, Jolie reportedly exploded.
“It was their first moment in months without the kids or staff around,” explained the insider. “[Angelina wanted] a good one-on-one conversation… to finally catch up on their lives. Then, Brad casually mentioned that he’d reached out to [Jennifer] to send his sympathy after her mom passed away in May. He didn’t think it was a big deal.”
But Angelina felt as if her husband had dropped a “nuclear bomb,” shared the source.
“She was furious they’d reunited.”
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