10 Times Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Opened Up About Their Relationship
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Hollywood romance is pretty iconic, but it seems like their love story may be coming to an end after the news this week that the actress has filed for divorce. The two first met on the set of their movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith and eventually took their onscreen romance public when they began dating in 2005. In 2012, the couple got engaged when Brad popped the question with a custom-designed ring, and two years later, they tied the knot in a sweet ceremony in France. As you try to wrap your brain around their upsetting breakup news, look back at their most memorable quotes about each other over the years.
Brad on Angelina
- On Angelina being a great mother: "Angelina is just amazing. I'll be tired and lie down on the sofa and then she'll keep going until late at night. And that makes me feel like, 'Why am I taking it easy?' so I'll go help out and play with the boys and get them to bed. You realize that you always have the energy inside you, and as a parent you need to have a lot of willpower."
- On Angelina's decision to have her ovaries removed: "It was mature. [There] was an excitement to where this is our life, we're gonna make the best of it. There was a strength in that. It's just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter. She was doing it for her kids, and she was doing it for her family, so we can be together. It trumped everything, everything and anything."
- On how lucky he feels to be with Angelina: "I'm satisfied with making true choices and finding the woman I love, Angie, and building a family that I love so much. A family is a risky venture, because the greater the love, the greater the loss. That's the trade-off. But I'll take it all . . . One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She is such a great mom. Oh, man, I'm so happy to have her."
- On being directed by his wife: "I trust her with my life. She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp, and, might I say, sexy at her post."
- On their dynamic on the set of By the Sea: "Being a couple, we have that shorthand that can be communicated in a look. Conversely, it means I knew immediately if she felt a take stunk."
Angelina on Brad
- On Brad's support during her medical procedure: "I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was gonna feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't gonna let that happen. To face these issues together and speak about them and talk about what it is to be human, I think can be a beautiful thing."
- On their shared happiness: "[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I've learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I'm very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn't have that without him."
- On how Brad is a real man: "I am very lucky with Brad. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real man's man. He's got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically he's a real man in all things that it means."
- On her respect for Brad: "I do think that I'm in a good partnership now . . . I think it just needed to be the right man. It's not just that I love being in Brad's company, which obviously I do, but it's that we both roll up our sleeves and take on what we care about in the same way. I have a lot of respect for him, and he helps me to be better and fight hard for things that I love."
- On how they make their marriage work: "Brad and I have problems like any other couple. We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad, but the problems in the movie aren't our specific problems. When we first worked together, it was very different because we didn't really know each other and we were young, and it was really a fun film. So, we thought maybe By the Sea was going to be that kind of fun, but realized very quickly that it wasn't. So it was challenging [this time], but we made a private pact that we were going to try to be as open and honest and emotive as possible and give to each other as much as we could and, succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare."