It’s been more than three years since Angelina Jolie stunned Hollywood by suddenly filing for divorce from Brad Pitt. Since then, the former powerful couple had appeared to resolve their controversial and high-profile divorce and custody dispute, all while resuming their respective careers and seeing a son leave for college.
But bitterness and resentment still linger beneath the surface; this is certainly the case with the star of “Maleficent”, according to a new report from Us Weekly.
“Angelina still has a lot of resentment towards Brad,” a source told Us Weekly. “She wants him to be held responsible because she feels he has turned her upside down and the children’s lives turned upside down.”
Among Jolie’s main complaints: Pitt pressured her to get married in 2014, and he’s now forcing her to move herself and their children to Los Angeles when she would rather live abroad .
Jolie, 44, filed for divorce in September 2016 after Pitt, 55, and their eldest son, Maddox, engaged in some sort of altercation on a private plane flying from Europe to Los Angeles. Jolie’s lawsuit ended the couple’s two-year marriage and a decade of being together as a glamorous, globe-trotting couple whose lives, films and philanthropic work were on the brink of exhaustion. in gossip and entertainment sites.
In addition to Maddox, the couple are parents to Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.
In the ensuing divorce and custody battle, Jolie accused the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” star of having problems with alcohol and anger management and of being abusive. Pitt was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing, and since then he has become clear in interviews about his drinking and his “toxic masculinity” issues.
But Jolie suggested in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar that the ordeal of ending her marriage and seeing her family go their separate ways so publicly has taken its toll.
Without naming Pitt directly in the interview, Jolie said, “My body has suffered a lot over the past decade, especially the past four years, and I have both visible and invisible scars to show. The invisible are more difficult to fight. Life takes many turns. Sometimes you get hurt, you see your loved ones in pain, and you cannot be as free and open as your mind desires.
Jolie also lamented in the interview that she faces “societal boundaries” that prevent her and their children from fully exploring the world and “the world of ideas and expression.”
Those limits involve the custody arrangement with Pitt, Jolie admitted. She said in the interview: “I would love to live abroad and I will as soon as my kids turn 18.”
Jolie then added, “Right now I have to base where their father chooses to live.”
A second source told Us Weekly that Jolie and Pitt led “a very nomadic existence” before the divorce because of “Angie’s commotion.”
This existence led to fights, the source said, adding: “Brad wanted children to have stability while Angie always said they give children an idyllic childhood by exposing them to different countries, languages and experiences. .
According to Us Weekly, Jolie is also still angry that Pitt pressured her to get married.
The couple got married in a private ceremony held in the chapel of Chateau Miraval, the family estate in a village in the south of France. At the time, the couple spoke about how the children urged them to marry, and a People magazine article described how the children helped plan the wedding and wrote their parents’ vows.
“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and filled with laughter,” Pitt and Jolie told People at the time in a statement. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”
But five years later, Jolie sees this marriage differently.
According to Us Weekly, she didn’t want to marry Pitt in the first place. “She felt Brad had pressured her,” a source told Us Weekly. As a result, she “will never get married again,” the source said.