ANGELINA: SECRET DATES WITH A-LISTER
It’s been a rocky start to the year, but Ange is sticking to her plan to put all the negativity of the past behind her…
Hanging out with her six children while spending time in California this week, Angelina Jolie looked to be in better spirits than we’ve seen in months. As Look previously reported, the 41-year-old’s been focusing on moving on with her personal life and career – and 2017 is finally shaping up to be the year she wants it to be.
We can’t help but think she deserves it after recent stresses, which have seen her undergoing preventative cancer surgery as well as splitting with Brad Pitt. But following a backlash from fans and former Hollywood stars, who appeared to side with Brad after their split, we’re told she’s moved on and is feeling positive. And it might just have something to do with the divorce battle moving onwards, her plans to stay in the UK, a big career boost and the new man she’s been talking to…
Her New Friends
While Ange has been leaning on ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton and close friend Johnny Depp, our sources reveal that her current smiley exterior is all down to a fresh union with reported former fling Jared Leto, 45. ‘It’s all new to her,’ a pal reveals. ‘But spending time with someone she can trust has given her that confidence boost she’s needed. Jared’s a great guy and he’s really been a huge support to her.’
Not only that, but the two also have many shared philanthropic interests. In 2015, Jared gave a passionate speech at the American Music Awards about accepting refugees – ‘The entire world matters and peace is possible,’ he said – and Angelina is special envoy for the refugee agency UNHCR. ‘They have so much in common,’ adds another source. ‘It’s really refreshing and they’re very passionate about continuing to help the cause, especially in the current climate.’
THE divorce Battle
In September, Angelina ‘blindsided’ her husband of 11 years by filing for divorce, citing ‘unreasonable behaviour’ as the cause, and she and Brad have since been involved in a very public spat. Ange was accused of ‘drawing blood’ first, by releasing a public statement in October that said that her decision to file was for ‘the health of the family’, prompting Brad to release an opposing statement saying he was ‘saddened by the news’ and he wanted to focus on his children’s well-being. What followed was an FBI investigation into the actor, which resulted in him not seeing his children over Christmas and a standing ovation when he presented an award at the Golden Globes last month.
However, Brad and Ange have made huge leaps since last year. Last month they had agreed to seal their court documents and discuss their divorce privately – something our sources tell us Brad was desperate for. Of course, it doesn’t mean that the drama is over for good. Brad’s set to start promoting his new film War Machine, where he’ll be doing interviews and possibly addressing his former marriage – something Ange is very concerned about.
But our insiders have also revealed that the pair have plans to finalise the entire situation by April: ‘She’s not looking forward to it,’ adds another source. ‘But it’s moving in the right direction and that’s all she wants now: a clean break.’
THE Big Move
We’re told that Brad and Ange have agreed to keep their French residence for their children and have will have a house in Loz Feliz, California, where Ange will stay with the little ones when they’re in town. This
She’s been talking to Jared Leto
year, Angelina will be temporarily relocating to the UK to film Maleficent 2 as well as taking up her role as a visiting professor for a master’s course at the London School of Economics. ‘The fact that Brad and Ange have thrashed out a deal about anything at all is a real move forward,’ says a pal.
THE career Kickstart
Ange is going to be very busy with the release of her Netflix original film First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers later this year. She’s also been chosen to front the campaign for new perfume Mon Guerlain as its ‘icon of perfumes’. Angelina has revealed she’ll donate her fee for the campaign to charity.
BUT, it’s NOT all plain sailing…
Last week Angelina’s dad, actor Jon Voight, professed his support for the new US government and condemned the Women’s March, calling it ‘no good’. While Angelina has remained quiet on the subject, we’re told she will respond in time. ‘She’s been preoccupied with the divorce but she has plenty to say on the subject,’ says a friend.
We’d love Jared to be our knight in shining armour too… Brad got a great reception at the Golden Globes
She’s been fighting for child custody since her split from Brad Things are looking up for our Ange…