A report from the gossip site LaineyGossip.com back in June suggested that Angelina Jolie was considering dumping Brad Pitt because of her interest in politics. Specifically, Angie is said to be eying a spot in Great Britain’s House of Lords. The speculation is that Pitt was not interested and that Jolie perceived him as a liability.
#8 Weed and Alcohol
Brad Pitt is allegedly devoted to smoking weed and drinking. A report claims Angelina was fed up with his habits. Two gossip sites say that Angelina believed his habits were out of control and made his anger flare up.
#7 Brad’s Parenting
The first official report of the divorce was by TMZ, which had “sources” claiming Jolie was worried about Pitt’s parenting skills. The sources say his ideas about parenting their six kids were alarming. Since TMZ had the inside track to Johnny Depp’s side of things in his divorce, and Jolie is also repped by Depp’s lawyer Laura Wasser, it’s probable this rumor was launched by Jolie.
#6 Different Life Priorities
The divorce calls the reason for the breakup “irreconcilable differences,” which can mean anything. Friends of the couple pinned the split on their differing life priorities. After her double mastectomy, Jolie wanted to become more humanitarian and stay closer to home. But Pitt wanted the couple to continue their wild, jet setting ways.
#5 Pitt’s Boredom
Friends say Brad Pitt was bored with his life. He was initially attracted to Jolie, who he met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, because she represented adventure and freedom. Pitt divorced Jennifer Aniston in the hope of a more exciting lifestyle. But now that the couple is grounded with six kids, Pitt has grown restless.
#4 Disputes Over Home Improvement
Disputes over home improvement are not just for people who appear on HGTV. Jolie is said to be fed up with her husband’s obsession with transforming Chateau Miraval, their home in France. Pitt wanted to continue to overhaul the property, while Jolie was content with the south of France home as it is.
#3 Jolie’s Disapproval of Hollywood
Pitt has thrown himself into several Hollywood projects that have kept him away from home. Jolie opposed his sequel to World War Z, which would entail him to be gone for several months. Jolie also wants to do more charity work with the United Nations. She is also reportedly “turning her back on” Hollywood.
#2 Pitt’s Involvement in Croatia
Pitt is also a part-time architecture hobbyist. He has a significant stake in a $1.5 billion resort property in Croatia. Pitt’s involvement in the development allows him to meet his architectural heroes, but also causes him to spend weeks and months away from the family.
#1 Pitt’s Affair with Marion Cotillard
PageSix.com reports that none of the other rumors are true. They say Jolie hired a private investigator to look into whether Pitt had an affair with French actress Marion Cotillard on the set of their movie, Allied. The PI said the two definitely hooked up, so Jolie gave Pitt the boot.