They were the “It couple” of the 90s and early 2000s, their love story filled the tabloids for years.
Actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been together for 5 years, before announcing the divorce in 2005.
The two first met in 1998, after both their agents set them up on a blind date. The couple dated for more than 2 years before marrying on 29 July 2000, in a lavish $1 million Malibu wedding. After the wedding, the two moved into a marvelous Beverly Hills mansion in California; their life seemed to be perfect.
“Everybody always asks if we’re happy. Give me a break. We’re married two years. In Hollywood years, that’s forever.”
- Jennifer Aniston
But in September 2004 the couple was already dealing with complications. Pitt started working on the upcoming 2005 film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, and on set he met his future wife Angelina Jolie.
Pitt and Jolie fell in love during the shootings and in January 2005 Brad and Jennifer announced their divorce.
Despite the pain, Jennifer handled the situation with great dignity and positivity. Shortly after the divorce she claimed:
“I will not let myself down like that — I also know what feels good and it doesn’t feel good to harbor anger and resentment. We do have tools to work through stuff. Everybody does.”
11 years after their divorce (and after the breakup with Angelina Jolie), Brad admitted:
“Jen is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly.”