Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are no closer to settling their divorce nearly five years after separating and filing for divorce. Soon after Brad and Jennifer Aniston’s divorce in 2005, the two actors dated. 2014 saw their marriage and 2016 saw their divorce. Consequently, the former couple spent a total of 11 years together.
They’ve been engaged in legal conflict for almost five years now. According to recent reports from legal professionals acquainted with the case, the divorce proceeding could last an additional six years. If that’s the case, Pitt and Jolie will have spent as many years ending their relationship as they did in their relationship. On top of that, their divorce is on track to become the costliest divorce in terms of legal fees in the entire history of Hollywood divorces. To date, Pitt and Jolie have each spent more than $1 million in legal fees.
Additionally, they are at odds about how to split their tremendous multimillion dollar wealth. Jolie reportedly sold a painting by Winston Churchill that Brad gave her as a gift while they were still together. At an auction in London in early March, the picture brought approximately $11.5 million. It’s thought that Jolie marketed it to raise money for her ongoing legal dispute with her ex.
It will soon be five years since their initial breakup, and Pitt filed for divorce in September 2016. One of the protracted celebrity divorce cases in history is this one. The two appear to be insatiably angry with one another and have no real desire to make amends or reach a settlement.
Their legal expenses increase as the case goes on. Both have hired attorneys that bill from $1,000 to $1,500 per hour and those attorneys are likely spending 40 to 50 hours a week on the Pitt Jolie divorce.
The sale of the painting by Jolie was interpreted as a sign that their legal disputes may soon be resolved. But divorce lawyers have a more cynical take on the sale of the painting–perhaps she sold it to get more money for her legal fees to keep the cast roaring.
At issue is the fact that Angelina reportedly wants sole custody of their children. Brad disagrees with that strategy.
If the former couple, and by this, we mean Angelina really wants to keep Brad from having shared custody, she could keep this case dragging on for six more years. Knox and Vivienne, their youngest children, would be 18 at that time.
We have a feeling that this is far from over.