Calling today a “dark day in Hollywood” is an understatement. The day of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s divorce announcement is more like a total eclipse for Brangelina fans everywhere. No one ever really believed the Angelina-Brad divorce rumors, but now there’s no room for any other interpretation. Jolie and Brad have split, and the divorce of Hollywood’s fave couple is real.
It’s only a week since Angelina decided “to pull the plug” on her two-year marriage with Brad Pitt, and to put an end to their idyllic twelve-year relationship. TMZ was the first to break the news.
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 20, 2016
When Jolie finally made the official announcement, it was the most depressing news ever for her fellow stars and celebs in Tinsel Town. “WTF? Brad and Angelina?! I’m crushed,” tweeted Alyssa Milano on Tuesday morning after hearing about the divorce.
WTF? Brad and Angelina?! I'm crushed.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 20, 2016
She’s not the only one. From Chrissy Teigen to Piers Morgan, celebs weighed in to express their shock and sadness about Angelina and Brad splitting up. E! Online reported that “social media superstar” Teigen had a “wry reaction” to the end of Brangelina when she tweeted that she wasn’t too sure whether she could make it to work after hearing the divorce news.
Brad and Angelina. How am I supposed to go to work today ?
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 20, 2016
Some, like British comedian Piers Morgan, couldn’t help cracking a joke. Piers figured it was as good a time as any to heap blame on Donald Trump.
I blame Donald Trump. #Brangelina
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 20, 2016
Josh Gad suggested, tongue-in-cheek, that Brad and Angelina together was possibly the only thing still holding the USA together.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 20, 2016
The divorce rumors have been swirling for a long time, and some of the stories circulating definitely made a lot of #Brangelina fans think twice about the couple’s future. TooFab shared that even Oprah talked about the divorce Tuesday morning on The View. The TV maven said that “irreconcilable differences” split the couple apart after months of trying to negotiate a way through to reconciliation.
“This has been coming for some time. This is a very difficult period for the family.”
Us Weekly wrote that at some point everything just got to be too much for Angelina, and she had to make what might have been the toughest decision of her life. Angelina and Brad are divorcing, but it’s not totally clear what the main reason is for the sudden divorce.
WHY THE HELL ARE ANGELINA AND BRAD GETTING A DIVORCE??? ????
— Oriana. (@oreodaslur) September 20, 2016
Hollywood Life reported that the couple’s differences over child rearing, and the “heated fights” and “vicious quarrelling” that went along with their opposing points of view, may have eventually sealed the fate of their short-lived marriage, leading to Angelina’s divorce announcement.
The divorce might also be connected to “Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what [Angelina] believes is an anger problem” that has a terrible effect on the couple’s six children. If Brad is getting drunk and yelling at the kids, that would definitely be an irreconcilable difference over how they raise the children.
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) September 20, 2016
“An incident took place and prompted [Angelina] to act and file. She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart. Her priority now is the children.”
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 20, 2016
Boy George was interested in the Jolie-Pitt split, but he thinks that the rest of the world should mind its own business.
It's sad about Brad and Angelina but it's also none of our business!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 20, 2016
Brandi Glanville and Devon Sawa reminded single women everywhere that the hunky Brad Pitt is now available again, and back on the market now that Angelina is out of the picture.
PSA for all chicks Brad Pitt is officially single
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) September 20, 2016
BRAD PITT IS BACK ON THE MARKET!!!!!
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) September 20, 2016
For many, the semi-joking attitude of Stassi Schroeder was the literal truth of how they felt when they heard the news of the Angelina and Brad divorce. Fans wonder what they’ll do now to give meaning to their lives!
— Stassi Schroeder (@stassi) September 20, 2016
How will you cope with the news of the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce? Is this sad news for you, or is it something you’d joke about?
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