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#1
End of an era.

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt citing "irreconcilable differences", the actress's lawyer has confirmed.
Robert Offer said she filed for "dissolution of marriage" on Monday, adding the "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," Offer added in a statement.
The couple have been together since 2004 but only married in August 2014.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37422843

When Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Monday, it ended not only a marriage but also a concept, a brand, and a joint venture that had shaped pop culture for more than a decade. The word “Brangelina,” first coined by People magazine, turned two superstars into one super-superstar, a feat that’s been successfully managed only a few previous times in media history.

In the 2015 anthology First Comes Love: Power Couples, Celebrity Kinship, and Cultural Politics, Vanessa Díaz, an assistant professor of communications at Cal State Fullerton, wrote a chapter analyzing the term “Brangelina” and the practice of combining celebrity couples’ names into one. Díaz, currently a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA, pointed out that most previous notable portmanteaus were either self-created (Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball’s “Desilu” production company, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Lenono Music&rdquo or used by as a term of derision (Bill and Hillary Clinton as “Billary&rdquo. But the “Brangelina” tag arose during an intense period of competition between celebrity tabloids, and it was part of a wave of gimmicky namings that helped feed public fascination with famous couples—but only certain famous couples.

Spencer Kornhaber: As someone who has studied and written about this couple, what was your initial reaction to the breakup?

Vanessa Díaz: A lot of what I’m noticing is the ways that people are reacting emotionally. There are mainstream media titles like, “R.I.P. Brangelina,” which shows that there is a sadness and a sense of loss for this couple as an entity. It wasn’t Brad and Angelina going on in their lives and having a relationship, it was Brangelina, which took on a whole other set of meanings. The end of their relationship is also the end of a lot of the emotional development that people had taken on for them as a couple and as a family.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/09/brangelina-brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-divorce-vanessa-diaz-interview-celebrity-marriage-nicknames/501050/

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Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at Sep 22, 2016,
#3
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Who gets their dozen-or-so kids?


Fuck, if I was smart I'd just dump em all on Angelina and she can open up a Chinese fusion restaurant.
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#4
That's for the courts to decide. Jolie wants sole custody with visitation, Pitt wants shared custody. There's a whole thing about his use of alcohol and marijuana I believe amounting to a claim of detrimental or negligent parenting.


What I'm curious about is why I'm so broken up about this particular celebrity breakup when normally I wouldn't care.
#6
I don't fucking care

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#7
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I think that's her plan given that she is asking for custody of all of them.


Yeah and Brad's plan is to pretend to want custody so he looks good in People and TMZ and then dump them all on her and laugh his ass off.
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#9
That's what she gets for stealing Jen's man like some home-wrecking tractor guy.
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#10
why would you care what happens to these walking barbie dolls
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#12
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why would you care what happens to these walking barbie dolls


Because I know these people personally okay so my opinion on the matter is super important.


Keep up.
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#13
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That's what she gets for stealing Jen's man like some home-wrecking tractor guy.


Before Brangelina there was Brennifer. Never forget.
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#14
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why would you care what happens to these walking barbie dolls

Like I said I don't know but I'm upset for some reason.
#15
I feel personally invested because mini-RAB played with one of their kid's toys once.
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#16
#dicksoutforBrangelina
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#17
2 super stars get married (both being divorced already haha)
Adopt like a dozen kids
Then proceed to get divorced

lmao
Fuck celebrities and their shit lives
they deserve all the negative attention the media throws their way. I wonder what caused the divorce this time ... Maybe Angelina didn't get that private jet she requested ...
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#18
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#19
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I don't fucking care


this is how everybody feels when you talk about t swift

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#20
Brads gotta stick together.
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#21
Why am I supposed to care
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#23
See, I might be more sympathetic if arsecancer.com hadn't made a shitload of stupid articles about it already.
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Yeah and also who's gonna keep the kids?

The respective countries they came from......
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#24
Quote by ali.guitarkid7
Like I said I don't know but I'm upset for some reason.

They seemed like a genuinely good couple. Not in the Hollywood for the cameras way, but for real. They were together for 12 years, which is pretty much an entire long, happy lifetime together in Hollywood terms, so it sounds like they've genuinely been struggling and just couldn't work it out between them, despite their best efforts (again, 12 years - this isn't a sudden thing, clearly). So it's pretty sad. Plus there's a whole bunch of kids now in a shitty situation.
#26
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Hey rab, didn't your kid play with one of their toys once?
I believe it was Angelina's 16" black ribbed knobbler.
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#28
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Don't think it's relevant, but Angelina is probably the first woman whose boobs I googled.

Kids of today will never know such pleasures :')
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#29
Celebrity #1 can no longer deal with Celebrity #2 because they are probably both awful human beings in incompatible ways.


The world halts in mourning.


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#30
I bet it's secretly because Brad doesn't like the way Shiloh is.
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#31
I'm not going to lose any sleep over this one although I'd rather read about Brangelina than anything about the Kartrashian's or their extended family.

Hang in there Ali it will get easier with time!
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Last edited by Evilnine at Sep 23, 2016,
#35
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They seemed like a genuinely good couple. Not in the Hollywood for the cameras way, but for real. They were together for 12 years, which is pretty much an entire long, happy lifetime together in Hollywood terms, so it sounds like they've genuinely been struggling and just couldn't work it out between them, despite their best efforts (again, 12 years - this isn't a sudden thing, clearly). So it's pretty sad. Plus there's a whole bunch of kids now in a shitty situation.



Between all the often isolating requirements of their jobs they stuck it out a decade. raised six kids, and took their careers beyond the "walking barbie dolls" characterization.

Plus to get self-centered for a moment, I grew up with them together. It wasn't so much a power coupling as it was a relationship started at my youth and ended at my adulthood. They were practically mythological.
Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at Sep 23, 2016,
#38
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Those boobs are gone now too ;_;

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#39
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gravity is aa bitch right
Didn't she get them sawn off because cancer?
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#40
i have no idea tbh
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