Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce battle is still raging even though it seemed that they were about to find a resolution last year.
People mess up in relationships all the time, but strong couples manage to reel themselves back together. However, most of us have likely heard of couples having an acrimonious divorce. Sometimes, people do some unreasonable things to get back at their exes. That includes the rich and famous. They too might let their anger get the best of them when it comes to their unhealthy relationship with an ex.
One such famous ex-couple, Brad Pitt, 57, and Angelina Jolie, 45, are still battling it out in court. Now, it has come to light that Jolie is selling off a multi-million dollar gift he gave her. Pitt had gifted his ex-wife the only painting created by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II, as per CNN. The iconic leader had painted the Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, Morocco, after attending the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. He had gifted it to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The painting is expected to fetch $3.4 million at an auction. Pitt bought the painting in 2011 from antique dealer M.S. Rau for Jolie, according to a source. The reason for selling the painting has not been revealed.
Unfortunately, Pitt and Jolie had been fighting at least until before the December holidays. He was able to see at least three of his children with ex-wife Jolie on Christmas Eve, things are "not that simple," a source told PageSix. "Every holiday, every birthday, someone always leaks the same thing about Brad and his supposed plans to see the kids, like the pizza party for Shiloh’s birthday this year — and it seems like there’s never any truth to it," the insider claimed.
The couple separated in 2016 and still haven't managed to finalize their custody battle. It seemed in 2020 that they were "finally headed towards some resolution" about their six children, but it seems that they "are still raging."
Things came to a standstill when the 45-year-old mom-of-six filed to dismiss the judge in the court case. "It doesn’t look like it’s going to be resolved anytime soon," according to the source. Their divorce battle has entered its fifth year and the situation continues to be "pretty tragic for everyone."
"This continues to be a very hard time for the family," the source said.
Jolie was quoted by Style Caster as saying that life has been "pretty hard" since the divorce. Jolie, who is living in the former estate of Cecil B. DeMille, said she chose the property since she "wanted it to be close" to Pitt, "who is only five minutes away." When asked if she was happy, she said that she's "not there yet." She told British Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, "I don’t know."
"The past few years have been pretty hard. I’ve been focusing on healing our family," she continued. "It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body. But I’m not there. I’m not there yet. But I hope to be. I’m planning on it."
She added that being older has helped her in the process. "I do like being older. I feel much more comfortable in my forties than I did when I was younger," she explained. "Maybe because… I don’t know… maybe because my mom didn’t live very long, so there’s something about age that feels like a victory instead of a sadness for me," she added.
Her mother Marcheline Bertrand died in 2007 from ovarian cancer. "I lost my mother in my thirties," Jolie said, as per the Independent. "When I look back to that time, I can see how much her death changed me. It was not sudden, but so much shifted inside. Losing a mother’s love and warm, soft embrace is like having someone rip away a protective blanket," she said previously.
She said that her mom "found herself, at the age of 26, raising two children with a famous ex who would cast a long shadow on her life." Bertrand had also dreamed of being an actress. "After she died, I found a video of her acting in a short film. She was good. It was all possible for her," she said.