Angelina Jolie and Selena Gomez both are refusing to be on the defense when it comes to hearing from the men in their lives. The two women, members of what once was an elite circle of Hollywood’s golden couples who seemed to prove that love can survive the pressures of the celebrity world, allegedly took the offense by cutting off their men from contact, with Jolie making the surprise move by blocking Brad Pitt’s phone number and Gomez taking the tactic of changing her phone number so that Justin Bieber could not contact her. And as discussed below, they’re not just following parallel paths, but Selena has somehow gotten tangled in Pitt’s and Jolie’s divorce drama.
Hollywood Life noted that Angelina has cut off all her contact with Brad, with matters getting so bad that the actress has no desire to talk with him.
If Pitt does want to try to contact Jolie, it’s reportedly going to become problematic. Angelina has blocked his phone numbers, which allegedly translates into preventing him from calling her or texting her, according to the sources cited by Hollywood Life.
“Angelina has blocked all incoming text messages and also Brad’s numbers.”
Jolie made the surprise move after an alleged fight on a private plane, which reportedly played a key role in her decision to file for divorce from Pitt.
If this sounds like deja vu all over again, Angelina’s decision to cut off contact with Brad comes in the wake of Selena’s move to cut off Justin from contact.
Us Weekly revealed that Gomez cut off Bieber’s ability to contact her by changing her phone number. And just as Angelina reportedly got to the point where she felt she needed to exit her marriage, Selena allegedly has gotten to a place in her life where she’s frustrated with repeatedly getting caught up in Justin’s life.
Together in an off-again, on-again romantic relationship since 2011, the 24-year-old “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” pop princess “changed her phone number,” an insider told Us Weekly. “She told everyone not to give it to [Justin].”
While Jolie is described as having made the decision to leave her marriage after the fight on the plane, Gomez reportedly cut off contact from Bieber after their fight on social media. The battle occurred in mid-August, when Selena suddenly leaped into an Instagram argument that Justin was having with his fans over their hostility toward his then-girlfriend Sofia Richie.
Gomez informed Bieber that he should not post pictures of his new gal pal if he was not able to “handle the hate” from fans who were feeling jealous. Justin then claimed that Selena had cheated.
“Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?” Bieber retorted.
The implication: Gomez allegedly cheated with former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Justin subsequently exited Instagram.
Angelina and Selena aren’t just following seemingly parallel paths when it comes to their respective relationships with Pitt and Bieber, however. The “Kill ‘Em With Kindness” singer somehow has gotten tangled in Jolie’s and Brad’s drama, pointed out Teen Vogue.
With speculation swirling following the announcement that Jolie had filed for divorce from Pitt, Selena became reported as one of the reasons for the split, with Teen Vogue referencing sources who claimed that Angelina was upset that Gomez took a photo with Brad.
That photo, which appeared on Selena’s Instagram eight months ago, was shot following the 2016 Golden Globes. It shows Gomez and Pitt chatting on a couch.
While the pop princess used her caption to put the photo in context, explaining that she and Brad were “just discussing #TheBigShort,” it’s now allegedly turned into a semi-scandal because of the claims that Jolie is jealous.
Some fans are even going from cheering for Team Jelena to rooting for “Team Bradlena.” However, despite those claims of something that would give Angelina a reason to be jealous, Pitt and Gomez both starred in the movie The Big Short, providing them with an innocent motivation for their suddenly scandal-torn couch conversation.
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