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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Relationship

Six Kids and Still No Wedding Ring - Does It Matter?

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2008

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Santa Monica, California on February 23, 2008.

Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

When they announced their engagement, many thought that marriage for Brad and Angelina would be soon because their kids were asking for them to get married.

Here's information on the celebrity relationship of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

 

News Updates:

5/14/2013: Knowing she was a carrier of the gene mutation BRCA1, Angelina Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy in April 2013. She made the decision to "cut her chances of contracting breast cancer from 87 percent to under 5 percent by undergoing the procedure."

Angelina: “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."

Brad: "Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic ... All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family.”
Source: Christie DZurilla. "Angelina Jolie double Mastectomy: Brad Pitt reacts." LATimes.com. 5/14/2013.

 

What can you learn about marriage from the relationship of Brad and Angelina?

Brad and Angelina are setting an example of working together not only for the sake of their children and one another, but for those living in difficult situations and locales. Although they originally were not putting a priority on their time alone together, that seemed to change.
Angelina: "You have to make time when you are not Mom and Dad once in a while. I think for anybody who has kids, the most important thing is that you love your children, but you also have to stay focused on each other so that you stay strong. And you staying strong as a couple keeps the kids in an even better place."
Source: Martyn Palmer. "Angelina Jolie Reveals the Truth About Brad and Her Children." DailyMail.co.uk. 12/06/2010.

Born:

William Bradley Pitt: Shawnee, Oklahoma on December 18, 1963. Brad Pitt was raised in Springfield, Missouri.

Angelina Jolie Voight: June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California.

How Brad and Angelina Met:

Becoming friends while working on the movie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Brad and Angelina denied having a romantic involvement while he was married to Jennifer Aniston.

Their first public outing together was at the opening of the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky on November 19, 2005.

Jean Black: "I think Brad was ready to soar when he met Angie," says Jean Black, the makeup artist who has worked with him on almost every movie since Cool World in 1990. "This is not to say anything negative about Jennifer. I was part of that and I know that he and Jen are very good friends and he cared deeply for her. But in Angie he saw a very adventurous person who was grabbing on to life and taking it to its nth degree. It was intriguing because I felt Brad had that in him and wanted to unleash it."
Source: Tom Junod: "Brad Pitt: A Life So Large." Esquire.com. 5/20/2013.

Previous Marriages:

Brad was engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow on December 20, 1996. The couple ended their engagement in June, 1997.

Brad was previously married to Jennifer Aniston. They were married from July 29, 2000 to October 2, 2005 when their marriage ended in divorce.

Angelina was previously married to Jonny Lee Miller, a British actor. They were married on March 28, 1996. The attire she wore at her first marriage was very untraditional. She wore black leather pants and a white shirt that had her husband's name written in her own blood on the back. They divorced on February 3, 1999.

Angelina's second marriage was to Billy Bob Thornton, an actor. They married on May 5, 2000 and divorced on May 27, 2003.

Angelina, on her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton: "I'm angry. I'm sad. It's a very difficult and sad time. It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it's not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It's clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. He's focused on his music and career. I'm focused on my baby. It comes down to what's important to you."
Source: IMDB.com

 

Education and Occupations:

Brad attended the University of Missouri, majoring in journalism with a focus on advertising. He left college before graduating, and became a successful actor.

Angelina trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and majored in film at New York University. She is a professional model and a successful, award winning actress.

Tom Junod: "In fact, he hesitates to identify himself as an actor not for reasons of humility. He hesitates to identify himself as an actor because he considers himself primarily an artist, a doer, a maker, a craftsman, a man who felt the first thrill of artifice not onstage but in high school shop class, drawing up plans. He hesitates to identify himself as an actor because he is forthrightly interested in leaving a legacy much larger than the legacy of his performances, which, however meaningful, are simply not as concrete as houses and chairs and wine or as endlessly real as children. He likes the idea of being something more than an actor and he likes the idea of being something less than an actor ..."
Source: Tom Junod. "Brad Pitt: A Life So Large." Esquire.com. 5/20/2013.

 

Children:

Angelina and Brad have six children.
  • Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie-Pitt, born in 2001 and adopted from Cambodia, 2002. He was adopted by Brad on 1/19/06.
  • Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, born in 2005 and adopted from Ethiopia, July 5, 2005. She was adopted by Brad on 1/19/06.
  • Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt was born in Namibia at Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in 2006.
For Shiloh's birth, Brad and Angelina booked every single room at the Burning Shore Beach Lodge on near Swakopmund and Walvis Bay at Long Beach (Langstrand) in Namibia.

Brad was with Angelina and cut Shiloh's umbilical cord. Dr. Jason Rothbart, an obstetrician from Los Angeles said that "Angelina underwent a scheduled cesarean due to breech presentation."
Source: People.com

  • Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, a 3-year old boy from the Tam Binh orphanage near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was adopted March 15, 2007. Pax's given name is Pham Quang.
  • Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt was born in July 2008 at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France overlooking the Mediterranean.
  • Viviene Marcheline Jolie-Pitt was born at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France overlooking the Mediterranean in July 2008.

Residences:

As of 2014, Brad and Angelina have a home in L.A., a home in Santa Barbara, and a château in the south of France.

Brad had a home in Malibu and a $28 million home in Beverly Hills reportedly for sale. As of April 2009, they were reportedly living on New York's Long Island.
"Jolie also said that the family is likely to continue their peripatetic lifestyle and not settle in one place for a while, at least not until the children are older. "So far," she says, "we've moved them a lot, and they like moving."
Source: Stephen M. Silverman. "Angelinia Jolie Already Thinking of Another Adoption." 10/16/08.

Quotes About the Relationship of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie:

Brad: "The woman is the reflection of her man. If you love her to the point of madness, she will become it.“ 
Source:    Brad Pitt. "I Lost Hope and Thought That We'll Get Divorced Soon..."  CouplesandCo.blogspot.se. 12/2013.       

Brad: "I haven't known life to be any happier."
Source: Tom Junod. "The Real Life of Brangelina." Esquire.com. 5/2013.

Frank Pollaro: "This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelinia. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him."
Source: Tom Junod. "The Real Life of Brangelina." Esquire.com. 5/2013.

Brad: "We've had a family, we've raised the kids," Pitt gushed of Jolie. "I am surprised how much [marriage] meant to me once you had that."
Source: "Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Wedding: Actor Says Couple's Long-Awaited Nuptials Will Happen 'Soon.'" HuffingtonPost.com. 11/27/2012.

Clynthia Pett-Dante: "Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time." 
Source: Jill Serjeant. "It's official: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are engaged." MSNBC.msn.com. 4/13/2012.

Brad: “We’d actually like to,” he says of his seven-year partner, Jolie, “and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”

Source: THR Staff. "Oscar Nominee Brad Pitt On The Unmentionables: Marriage, Politics and Religion." HollywoodReporter.com. 1/25/2012.

Brad: "It is encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens. But it is each American’s Constitutional right to marry the person they love, no matter what state they inhabit. No state should decide who can marry and who cannot. Thanks to the tireless work of so many, someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."
Source: "Brad Pitt Strengthens Stand on Marriage Equality." People.com. 7/5/2011.

Angelina about being with Brad: "I met the right person. I don't like being without him."
Source: Stephen M. Silverman. "Angelinia Jolie Already Thinking of Another Adoption." 10/16/08.

Angelina about time with Brad: "Brad and I are starting with the children and are planning to have our time together in our later years ... I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and we're very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world."
Source: Sara Hammel, People.com, "Angelina Jolie: Alone Time with Brad Will Have to Wait", June 06, 2007.
Note:We believe that this attitude of not making time alone together a priority is a red flag in their relationship.

Angelina about her relationship with Brad: "It's easier to talk when you're naked ... Get naked with me, and I'll talk! ... Our family has grown very quickly, and we have a lot of responsibility together, and we acknowledge that we are lucky we turned out be for each other everything we'd hoped. We could have been very wrong, but every challenge we hit has brought us closer. It has been that kind of relationship."
Source: Marla Lehner, People.com, "Angelina's Bath Time With Brad", 6/05/07.

James Haven, Angelina's brother: "Brad has changed my sister a lot. They have an extraordinary bond, it's not on the usual level ... I've never seen any sign of tension between them, and if it keeps going the way it's going, they'll be together for life."
Source: SFGate.com. 4/07

Brad about getting married: "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."
Source: SFGate.com. 9/06

No wedding plans for Brad and Angelina. Jolie said, "There is nothing in the air. The focus is the kids, and we are obviously extremely committed to the children and as parents together ... to have a ceremony on top of it is nothing."
Source: People.com6/7/2006

Angelina on having an affair with a married man: "Absolutely not ... To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not, could not, look at myself in the morning if I did that."
Source: Yahoo.com

 

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