Cutting all ties. Angelina Jolie took extreme measures to sever lines of communication with her estranged husband, Brad Pitt, after filing for divorce, a source tells Us Weekly.
“Angelina has blocked all incoming text messages and also Brad’s numbers,” the insider tells Us.
Jolie, 41, made headlines on Monday, September 19, when she filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, after two years of marriage, ending their 12-year relationship. A source close to the Allied actor told Us that Pitt was “blindsided” by Jolie’s filing.
“He is beside himself and has been crying,” the source said. “He was completely caught off-guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this.
“Angelina filed the court papers a minute before the courts closed on Monday night. He didn’t have a lawyer or anything. She had threatened divorce in the past but he did not think she would file this time.”
The couple’s seemingly sudden split comes hot on the heels of an altercation between the couple that took place aboard a private jet as the family, including their six children (Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8), flew from Nice, France, to Burbank, California, on September 14.
“[Pitt] got drunk and was fighting with Angie,” an insider told Us of the incident. “Maddox stepped in to defend Angie and got in Brad’s face.”
The actor is being investigated for alleged child abuse because of the argument on the aircraft, but a second Pitt source told Us that “the abuse suggestions are inaccurate.”
“Teenagers have fights with their parents, especially when you have teens who are strong-willed and confident,” the second source said. “You’re going to have back and forth.”-Us Weekly