Angelina Jolie ‘was the tipster’ who put up famous photos that broke the news of her relationship with Brad Pitt in 2005, magazine mogul claims
Angelina Jolie helped put together the famous photos of her walking on a beach with Brad Pitt that broke the news of their relationship in 2005, according to Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner.
The future power couple met on the set of the 2004 movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith and were rumored to have become romantically involved following his split from wife Jennifer Aniston in January 2005.
However, the relationship was not confirmed until the couple strolled along a beach in Kenya in April with the actress’ young son, Maddox.
Behind the Pics: Angelina Jolie helped put together the famous photos of her walking on a beach with Brad Pitt that broke the news of their relationship in 2005, according to Rolling Stone magazine co-founder Jann Wenner (the former couple is seen in April 2012)
Iconic: In May 2005, Us Weekly published photos of the couple walking along a beach in Kenya together in April with actress Maddox’s young son confirming the romance
The photos were published by US Weekly magazine in May 2005, and Wenner – who previously owned the magazine – explained how they got them in new memoir Like A Rolling Stone.
According to Page Six, the magazine mogul wrote, “We’ve got the picture, we’ve got the proof, we’ve had the world scoop, Brangelina’s debut. The forecaster was Angelina.
Wenner added that the photographer who took the photos had been given details of where the couple were staying and what time they would be walking along the beach together.
The couple tried to keep their budding romance a secret for the rest of 2005 while Brad’s divorce from Jennifer was finalized in October of that year.
They only went public with their relationship in January 2006, when Angelina confirmed the couple were expecting their first child together.
Back in the day: The future power couple met on the set of 2004 movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Old flames: Brad and Angelina are said to have been romantically involved following his split from wife Jennifer Aniston in January 2005, the former couple are seen in 2000
The former couple share Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14; pictured in 2019 with their mother
Wenner – who previously owned Us Weekly magazine – explained how they got the photos in new memoir Like A Rolling Stone
Angelina was already mum to Maddox – who was adopted from Cambodia, and daughter Zahara – who was adopted from Ethiopia – and the couple then welcomed daughter Shiloh in May 2006 before adopting son Pax from Vietnam in 2007, then to welcome the twins Knox and Vivienne. In 2008.
The couple tied the knot in April 2012 after seven years together before going their separate ways in 2016.
They’re still fighting over custody of the children, and Brad recently admitted he’s started therapy and hopes to settle the drama.
He told GQ magazine: “You know, I just started therapy. I love it. I love it. I went through two therapists to find the right one…
“We (Pitt and Jolie) are both doing our best. I overheard a lawyer say, ‘Nobody wins in court, it’s just a matter of who gets hurt more. And that seems to be true. You spend a year focusing on building a case to prove your point and why you’re right and why they’re wrong, and that’s just an investment in vitriolic hate. I just refuse. And luckily, my partner agrees.
“It’s just very, very shocking for the kids to suddenly see their family torn apart.”
Better days: Brad and Angelina are seen with children Zahara and Maddox in November 2016