11/22/16 Update: The FBI has concluded it’s investigation. No charges will be filled against Brad Pitt.
We’re sure you have heard by now that Hollywood power couple Brangelina are heading to divorce court. After a scandalous beginning and two years of marriage, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to call it quits.
If you recall, the couple met in 2004 on the set of the film, “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” while Brad was married to Friends star, Jennifer Aniston. At that time rumors about Brad and Angelina’s alleged relationship began hitting the media and to the shock of many, Jennifer announced her divorce in January of 2005.
In regards to the Brangelina divorce, Angelina’s attorney has stated that “this decision was made for the health of the family.“ It has also been reported that Brad is being investigated by DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) for alleged child abuse. The investigation, which began in September after Angelina filed for divorce, originally involved an incident on a plane with their son, Maddox. As of last week, the investigation has extended to the entire family.
The following statement was recently published by TMZ: “Our sources say, through various interviews with family members, DCFS has now expanded its investigation to other alleged incidents, including interactions between Brad and Angelina which were allegedly witnessed by 1 or more of their 6 kids.”
According to a statement sent to the Huffington Post, “the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.”
These are of course very serious accusations and we will definitely be staying on top of this story. As of this time no official statements have been made by Brad or his representatives.
Kat’s Take: To say that I am shocked about all of this would be an understatement. First of all, my heart goes out to Brad and Angelina’s 6 children. For me, their well being is of utmost importance. The reports about Brad Pitt’s alleged abuse is terrible and incredibly horrific. With that being said, I will hold judgement until the investigation has been completed, but I will say that I did NOT see that coming at all.
Matt’s Take: I agree with Kat that the kids are what’s most important here. Let’s hope their safety and well-being is the top priority for all involved, and that includes the media as well. I worry that there will be a LOT of tabloid headlines and mud-slinging as this story unfolds, and it’s vital that the childrens’ voices are heard above all that noise.