Brad Pitt + Angelina Jolie Split, Entire Internet Reels In Shock
Today (September 19) brought the news that one of Hollywood's most high-profile couples — with one of the most initially scandalous love stories since Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn — is now leading separate lives: Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, after 12 years together and two years of marriage.
While rumors of a breakup had been brewing for a few months (UK tabloid OK! reported it with wholly unconfirmed accounts of "jealous rages" back in May), the announcement still came as a shock to most of America. After 14 years and six kids together — their adopted kids Maddox, Pax and Zahara and biological children Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox — the two seemed a rare pillar of stability amid Tinseltown's constantly crumbling relationships. And given that Pitt effectively left Jennifer Aniston, his wife of five years, to be with Jolie after meeting her on the set of 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and subsequently lasted longer than any rebound should, they eventually seemed as ironclad as any couple can possibly be.
And yet, evidently, ironclad they were not. Jolie's lawyer told Reuters on Tuesday, "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time." But that doesn't stop the entire internet from speculating wildly — and celebrating on Jen's behalf. Check out some of our favorite Twitter reactions to Brad and Angelina's breakup, along with a truckload of Jennifer Aniston GIFs, below.