10+ Random Facts About Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Past Relationship

It's been four years since Bragenlina was a thing and yet, we remember it like it was yesterday.

After all, their marriage was as high-profile as they come, with a scandalous start that ended Brad's five-year marriage to America's Sweetheart, Jennifer Aniston.

Ready for a walk down memory lane? Here are 10+ random facts about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's past relationship.

1. They fell in love while filming *Mr. and Mrs. Smith*.

Their love story has always been a controversial one since Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston when he met and fell in love with Angelina Jolie while filming.

While Brad denied an affair, Jolie later admitted that she and Pitt fell in love during filming.

She shared in an interview with *Vogue* that the film caused them to develop a strange friendship and partnership.

"I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work.’ … Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair.”

2. They got divorced in 2016 after two years of marriage.

Everything began to spiral in 2016 when Brad and his son Maddox while they were aboard a private plane.

After an anonymous phone call was made to the authorities, an FBI investigation was triggered.

While the case was ultimately closed with no charges, Angelina did file for divorce five days after the altercation.

In the end, Brad's excess drinking even played a big role in their divorce.

He opened up about this to GQ Style.

"I can't remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn't boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something," he said.

"I was boozing too much. It's just become a problem."

Thankfully, after the divorce, he sought help for his excessive drinking.

3. Jennifer Aniston was really upset with Angelina's comments about falling in love with Brad.


She told Vogue:

"There was stuff printed there that was definitely from a time when I was unaware that it was happening," she said.

"I felt those details were a little inappropriate to discuss. That stuff about how she couldn't wait to get to work every day? That was really uncool."

In an earlier interview, she said that Brad had a "missing sensitivity chip" for doing a magazine spread with Angelina.

4. They have six children together.

While Jolie had Maddox before she met Brad, he adopted the child once they became a family. Soon, the couple had three adopted kids: Maddox, Zahara, and Pax.

Each was adopted from different orphanages in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.

5. In January 2006, the couple announced that they were expecting their first biological child together.

This was Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who was born in Namibia.

Two years later, they were completely shocked to find out they were having twins. That summer, twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, were born in Nice, France.

6. Brad got his pilot license because of Angelina.

In 2013, he even bought a World War II-era Supermarine Spitfire for $3.3 million.

"She's definitely more experienced," he told Rolling Stone. "I like the details. And she likes getting there," he said.

7. They are raising their children to ignore gender norms.

The actress shocked the world in 2012 when she revealed that Shiloh, the biological child she shares with Brad Pitt, "wants to be a boy."

When this happened, she offered her unconditional support.

“So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers," she told *Vanity Fair*.

Before this, Brad had shared more about Shiloh's requests, including asking to be called John.

He explained that it's something the child has preferred since they were two.

8. The kids had to attend family therapy after their divorce.

With a divorce as public as theirs, therapy was a must.

“Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hands held and things explained. They need to be listened to," Brad once told GQ Style.

9. It was Jolie's son, Maddox, that helped Brad and Angelina start dating.

In an interview with Vogue, Angelina said that one day, Maddox called Brad "dad" out of the blue.

“It was amazing. We were playing with cars on the floor of a hotel room, and we both heard it and didn’t say anything and just looked at each other," she said.

"So that was probably the most defining moment, when he decided that we would all be a family.”

The couple went public shortly after this and even adopted their daughter, Zahara, that same year. By 2012, they were engaged.

10. They waited to get married until same-sex marriage was legal.

“I’ve said that we would not be getting married until everyone in this country has the right to get married,” Pitt said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

In the end, they got married in 2014, a full year before gay marriage was legalized in the United States.

11. Brad was there for Angelina during her preventive double mastectomy.

After her mother passed away from cancer, she elected to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

She also got the surgery after it was discovered that Angelina carries the BRCA1 gene. This resulted in an 87 percent risk that she'd develop breast cancer and a 50 percent risk that she'd get ovarian cancer.

"I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive...Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries," she wrote in an op-ed for *The New York Times*.

She even wrote that the experience brought them closer together.

"We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family."