Why So Scandalous?

Brad and Angelina, and Our Curiosity with this Hollywood Couple

America’s number one couple has meet their breaking point, and caught our attention. But we can’t forget Brad was also America’s sweethearts with ex wife, Jennifer Aniston. The couple separated on September 15, 2016, after being married for two years and one month. The couple has been together for 10 years pre-marriage. Between the two of them, they had three biological children and three adopted children.

But what really was the cause for America’s sweethearts to break the knot? It all started when Angelina thought there was a missing link in her relationship to her husband, Brad Pitt. Angelina decided that the best thing to do was to hire a private eye, to spy on Brad. After she learned of Brad’s alleged affair, Angelina filed for divorce.

Brad was supposedly caught with film World War II costar, Marion Cotillard. Cotillard denied having an affair with Brad, and insisted her faithfulness with French partner, Guillaume Canet. But the buzz about Angelina and Brad’s life didn’t stop there.

The investigation of Brad, on the account of child abuse, was extended to Tuesday, November 1st. Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services decided to extend the probe in order to look into the allegations and determine whether there is a history of abuse in the Pitt-Jolie household. Brad Pitt allegedly got into a physical fight with his eldest son, Maddox, whilst aboard the family’s private plane. According to TMZ, Brad and Angelina’s six kids have become fearful of their father, and wish to stay with their mother, after the divorce is settled.

But is this really in the best interest of the kids?

Angelina has had a long history with drug abuse. She had been addicted to drugs such as heroin for many years, but allegedly stopped. In an interview with Inquisitr she stated that, “I’ve done just about every drug possible: coke, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, everything. The worst effect, for me, was from pot. I felt silly and giggly, and I hate feeling like that.” Despite her past habits and problem with addiction, she was given temporary custody of her children. The scandal shocked fans worldwide, and some think that this was an inside job.

What would be gained by the sad scandal of this Hollywood power couple?

Ever heard “Bad publicity is still publicity?” Well that statement may go hand in hand with this story. Hollywood reporter, Perez Hilton, stated that he, “received a threatening legal letter from Angelina Jolie’s lawyers on Monday after he published a controversial article about the actress’ split from Brad Pitt. As a result, Hilton slammed Angelina Jolie’s lawyers for using aggressive tactics, claiming that they actually make Angelina look bad.

But maybe this is what they want. The kindling of Brad and Angelina’s romance grossed about $4.1 million in one magazine alone; imagine what the breakup of their relationship is bringing now?

Mr. Hugh Koeze, CHC English teacher, shared his views on the whole situation saying: “There are too many theories and not enough firm facts. I would assume then that is just really hard to be super famous and have a lot of kids and have tons of pressure in your life. I think the kids should live in one place, but I think fair visitation will be key.”

America will always be starstruck with Hollywood romances, and feed off the good and bad, but we also should remember that fame comes at a high cost to all parties involved.