Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing and Jennifer Aniston is back in the news – mostly for everyone to say, ‘I told you so’, or ‘sweet revenge’! Aniston, who is the former wife of Pitt, whom he divorced to start a relationship with Jolie, is receiving most of the attention and it is mostly of the kind that she is used to – the Brad-and-Angelina-bashing kind. As soon as news of the impending divorce became clear, the social media exploded with everyone weighing in with their reactions. Needless to say, the social media has left nowhere for Hollywood’s power couple to hide.
When they were getting divorced way back in 2005 (after a 5-yr marriage) Aniston had been the one to fall apart and the same was reflected in the numerous reactions she had herself given at that time to the media – that the sitcom ‘Friends’ was one of the most popular one on TV and had grabbed the imagination of the American public, with Aniston emerging as the public’s sweetheart, it ensured she received all the sympathy on offer. Pitt and Jolie had faced a torrid time, but had chosen not to react to any provocations.
— HESSAH✨ (@iv97ll) September 20, 2016
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) September 20, 2016
Angelina Jolie has now cited ‘irreconcilable differences in the papers submitted to the relevant authorities and she has asked for the custody of their six children. However, no monetary demands have been made by either party and the divorce looks to be heading towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Not that there is a dearth of money. Both Pitt and Jolie have earned a reported $555 million (as per a Forbes magazine listicle) since they started the relationship on the sets of the movie they were acting in – Mr & Mrs Smith.
— Alexandra Churchill (@ae_churchill) September 20, 2016
They were married some 2 years ago and celebrated the anniversary just a month or so ago. Since their marriage, the sum they have earned (pre-tax) is approximately around $118 million. It is unclear whether they have a pre-nuptial agreement that would make for a painless split/exit.
— Lauren Dudley ???????? (@Lauren9Dudley) September 20, 2016
Be that as it may, the social media is not looking at the Jolie-Pitt divorce from any other view except the one coloured by the Jennifer Aniston angle. From crass to colourful, the people on social media are venting what they seemed to have been saving for a long time.