When the news first broke that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were divorcing, some speculated that Brad, 52, had been caught cheating on Angelina, 41. Rumors swirled about just which woman was the third party who contributed to the drama of their split. Now a new report has linked pop music princess Selena Gomez, 24, to the breakup battle, with a source cited by Hollywood Life sharing that Jolie discovered photos of Selena and other women on Pitt’s phone.
Angelina allegedly discovered the pictures of what are described as “countless other women,” including Gomez, on his camera roll. Hollywood Life reported the discovery played a role in the couple’s volatile split.
When it comes to why Pitt allegedly had photos of Selena on his phone, their relationship primarily appeared to be focused on business. The two were seen together at the Golden Globes ceremony, reportedly to discuss The Big Short, and Gomez even invited the couple’s children to one of her summer concerts.
This isn’t the first time that Selena’s name has surfaced amid the A-list couple’s messy split. Gomez’s Instagram photo, posted eight months ago, is now alleged to have caused issues, reported Latina.
Shared in January, the Instagram picture showed Selena chatting with Brad during a Golden Globes after party. Gomez and the actor became friends when they were working together on The Big Short. Selena even set the scene in her caption for the photo.
“Oh just discussing #TheBigShort,” wrote Gomez.
Selena subsequently was interviewed and questioned about what she and Pitt were discussing when they were photographed on the couch.
“It was funny because I had met him a few years ago and I was kind of telling him how I geeked out about it.”
Gomez also clarified that the two were focused on business, chatting about The Big Short and his children.
“He thought [the movie] was really cool and his kids loved it,” added Selena.
As part of her cameo role, Gomez discussed the meaning of Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations, a topic of which she was ignorant until the film came along.
“It was good for me to learn what was happening with our economic system,” summed up Selena.
The involvement of Gomez in Jolie and Pitt’s volatile divorce follows her social media battle with Justin Bieber in mid-August, which included allegations from Justin that she cheated.
Bieber and his former girlfriend became involved in the Instagram war of words after he had scolded his followers for throwing shade at his then-girlfriend Sofia Richie, noted Us Weekly.
Selena then entered the battle, allegedly annoying Justin by throwing shade at him in the comments and accusing Bieber of cheating on her when they were a couple. He responded by claiming that she had cheated on him with Zayn Malik.
“Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive, no wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love,” wrote Gomez on Justin’s post.
“I cheated.. oh I forgot about You and Zayn?” he retorted.
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