ANGELINA – BACK IN CHARGE
It’s been half a year since they announced their divorce. But as Angelina and Brad start speaking again, she’s the one driving it…
Can you believe it’s been nearly 200 days since 21 September 2016, the day Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt after 11 years together? But while most couples naturally handle a separation differently, it seems these two are polar opposites when it comes to dealing with the finalities of their divorce. Because only one half of Brangelina seems to be flourishing…
Yep, we’ve seen a lot of Ange recently. In the last month, the 41year-old has racked up over 40,000 air miles jetting between the US, Cambodia, the UK and Switzerland. She’s taken part in TV interviews, launched a new fragrance for Guerlain and started her visiting professor role at the London School of Economics.
But while Ange has been centre stage, Brad, 53, has stayed mostly off-radar. This week he was spotted holing up at an LA art studio, where he’s apparently spent a lot of time seeking respite while working on a secret sculpture project.
‘Angelina’s stepping up, signing up for movies, travelling the globe and mending alliances,’ says a source. ‘She’s focusing on jump-starting her career and moving on. But it seems like Brad’s finding it harder.’
As Look previously reported, Brad and Angelina were making good progress with their divorce and had even been in touch via texts. But her extended travels (in part, said to be a reaction to Brad’s rumoured romance with actress Kate Hudson) are rumoured to have angered him, with their relationship reaching breaking point once again. ‘Angelina didn’t like the way things were going,’ says our source. ‘Her priority is the children and she doesn’t want another woman involved in their lives right now. She’s distracted herself from all the drama by focusing on her work.’
As Look previously reported, the pair had stopped talking. But they are now back in touch. However, the discussions are purely about the children and divorce details. ‘The goal is for the divorce to be final by 18 April, which is the US tax deadline,’ our source adds. ‘Recently, they’ve only had a few very brief chats about the kids, but it’s a good start in the right direction again. Ange has realised there’s no point making an enemy of Brad. She wants them to stop the negativity.’
Of course, with Ange travelling with the children, Brad hasn’t been pictured with them in nearly a month. Our source adds: ‘Six months on, I think the divorce is starting to sink in for him. He’s been back in touch with several old friends, which has helped, but he misses the kids and it also doesn’t help that Ange is loving life.’
Another friend says: ‘Since the split, Ange has been determined to throw herself into every opportunity. She won’t let anyone, especially Brad, hold her back. She’s finally turned that corner and realised it’s time to embrace the future.’
She’s realised it’s time to embrace the future
Ange has been clocking up the air miles with her kids