Brad walks out on An­gelina

An­gelina Jolie pushes Brad Pitt too far when she loses it over his beautiful co-star — and Jen­nifer Anis­ton

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An­gelina Jolie didn’t like what she saw. In a newly re­leased trailer for Brad Pitt’s 1940s spy thriller Al­lied, he and Os­car win­ner Mar­ion Cotil­lard — who plays his wife in the drama — smol­der as their mu­tual se­duc­tion plays out on-screen. “There’s one par­tic­u­larly sexy scene where Mar­ion strad­dles Brad in a car. It re­ally sent An­gelina over the edge. She was be­yond re­sent­ful,” says a friend of the cou­ple’s. “She con­fronted Brad about the over-thetop pas­sion, and when he at­tempted to calm her with the usual ‘it’s just act­ing’ dis­missal, she re­ally went nu­clear on him.” Then it was Brad’s turn. “He lost it. It es­ca­lated into their worst scream­ing match ever,” says the friend, af­ter an apoplec­tic An­gelina, 41, de­manded to come along for the Al­lied pro­mo­tional tour and in­ter­na­tional pre­mieres in Novem­ber. “Brad’s usu­ally able to stay in con­trol dur­ing their ver­bal bat­tles, but this time he railed at her, say­ing not only would she not be ac­com­pa­ny­ing him but that he was done with her in­se­cu­rity, fits of jeal­ousy and their re­la­tion­ship al­to­gether.” Just days be­fore their sec­ond wed­ding an­niver­sary on Aug. 23, says the friend, Brad, 52, “walked out.” An­gelina was still hop­ing to get Brad to stay at one of their fa­vorite LA ho­tels for their an­niver­sary and patch things up. This isn’t the first time An­gelina’s jeal­ousy has got­ten the best of her. “Her in­secu- rity about Brad and other beautiful women has grown ex­po­nen­tially over the years,” says the friend. “They al­ready had a litany of mar­i­tal prob­lems, in­clud­ing his con­cerns over health and nu­tri­tion and their dif­fer­ent ap­proaches to par­ent­ing. But her jeal­ousy went off the Richter scale when he de­vel­oped close re­la­tion­ships with Mar­ion as well as an­other Al­lied co-star, Lizzy Ca­plan,” while shoot­ing in Eng­land and Spain’s Ca­nary Is­lands ear­lier in the year.

It doesn’t mat­ter that both women are in other re­la­tion­ships. Mar­ion, 40, has been with French ac­tor-di­rec­tor Guil­laume Canet, the fa­ther of her 5-yearold son, since 2007; and Lizzy, 34, got en­gaged to English ac­tor Tom Ri­ley in May. “An­gelina has had many ‘it’s just act­ing’ in­ter­ludes on fi lm sets be­fore that turned into full-blown af­fairs and mar­riages. There’s Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thorn­ton, for in­stance, and of course Brad in [2005’s] Mr. & Mrs. Smith when he was still mar­ried to Jen­nifer Anis­ton. Angie fears that what goes around comes around,” says the friend.

And then there’s Jen­nifer. An­gelina’s re­ac­tion when she learned that Brad had re­con­nected with his ex-wife, 47, af­ter send­ing con­do­lences fol­low­ing the death of her mother, Nancy Dow, in May “was the worst of all,” says the friend. “No other woman has ever got­ten un­der Angie’s skin the way Jen does.” And even though Brad and Angie fought back from what the friend de­scribes as “the brink of di­vorce” in early July dur­ing a loved-up fam­ily week­end, “An­gelina was fum­ing af­ter catch­ing Brad on a phone call with Jen in late July.”

Brad has grown tired of all the drama. As far as he’s con­cerned, his and An­gelina’s lat­est al­ter­ca­tion over his love scenes with Mar­ion were more than he can take, says the friend. “He’s done.” ◼

LASH­ING OUT An­gelina (with daugh­ter Za­hara, 11, son Mad­dox, 15, and Brad) “went on and on about how she felt she couldn’t trust Brad,” says a friend.

THE WOMAN WHO DROVE AN­GELINA OVER THE EDGE “An­gelina is un­nerved by Brad and Mar­ion’s white-hot chem­istry in Al­lied,” says the friend.

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