Soooo, are they or aren't they splitting, etc, etc.
Sources are reporting that Pitt and Jolie are set to announce they have split after signing a $330 million deal to divide their assets. A (trusty) News of The World source has been spilling their bits, saying: "The document was signed in early January. Both Brad and Angelina had signed it. The contract was like a tailor-made version of a pre-nuptial agreement except for an unmarried couple's split. It seemed clear they want the world to know they'll both play a part in the upbringing of the children. But Angelina will actually be the one who lives with them full-time. There's no date for when the contract would come into effect. But the paperwork is already organised for a break-up - and for it to be as unmessy for them as possible. It is clear it's a case of when they break up rather than if."
The pair, who've been together for five whole years, have been dogged by rumours their romance is on the rocks for months. Last week, they failed to attend the Golden Globe Awards, even though Brad’s latest movie Inglourious Basterds had received several nominations. Instead, the 46-year-old watched an American football game with Maddox in New Orleans, while Angelina remained in California. Brad also failed to turn up at Saturday's SAG Awards, although he did make it to George Clooney's Haiti benefit - however, we've not seen any photos confirming that.
Angelina recently revealed in an interview the pair often have heated arguments where she physically lashes out at him. "The sparks fly at home if the nice Brad fails to see that he's wrong and reacts in a defiant way. Then I can get so angry that I tear his shirt." Yeah, that would wear thin after a while. Although that might explain why he's been resembling a bedraggled hobo in recent times...
As expected, there has been a feeble flurry of protestations from random sources, like the one talking to People Magazine who said, "Everything is fine between them", and another one who saw the couple dining in Le Perigord in New York earlier this month, who said: "You could tell they wanted to spend time alone and didn't want to be bothered by anybody else. It was wonderful to see a couple so much in love." Or huddled together talking about their finances.
We're more interested in what today's Sun has to say: " BRAD PITT's brother begged the Hollywood star to leave ANGELINA JOLIE because their family was being torn apart." DUN DUN DUUUUUUN!
"Brother Doug, 41, visited Brad in New York over Christmas and urged him to pull the plug on the relationship because it was making the actor and his family unhappy. The couple have been putting on a united front but a source said: 'It's no secret they have been in a pretty loveless relationship for about a year. They barely spend time together and when they do it is very fraught. They want different things from life (like babies from Syria and now, by all accounts, Haiti too). Brad's family are being more vocal with their doubts over the relationship. The only thing they still have in common is their kids. That's keeping them together at the moment.' Brad and Angelina had a miserable Christmas and Thanksgiving after Angelina refused once again to spend any time with Brad's family. Tomb Raider star Angelina is also reported to have become close with a Russian teacher while filming her latest movie, Salt." Funny that.
No doubt their announcement will be confirmed on the week of that film's release. That's assuming they can wait until July.
Somewhere, Jennifer Aniston is doing her 'happy dance.'