“That was the final straw.”
Shortly after news broke of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s surprising divorce, Page Six reported that Jolie Pitt is filing for separation after discovering with a private investigator that her husband was having an affair with actress Marion Cotillard.
“She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw,” an anonymous source told the newspaper. Pitt and Cotillard are currently co-starring in a new film, Allied.
TMZ, originally reported, though, that there was “no third person” involved in the split, and Jolie Pitt’s decision to separate was solely based on her husband’s parenting tactics. Sources also told the site that Angie was “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and what she calls an “anger problem.”
The people behind the movie have been promoting the intense chemistry between Pitt and Cotillard for months now. “Brad and Marion immediately had the utmost respect for each other, so once they delved into their characters, their chemistry was electric,” producer Graham King told People back in August. “It was crucial for Brad and Marion to not only begin rehearsing together before the shoot, but they also spent a lot of time developing their characters with the director, Robert Zemeckis. By the time we got to set, it was really amazing to see these characters already feel lived in and real.”