This is a tragedy for them both. I was not surprised though. I mentioned them both in a recent sermon.
An article in Daily Mail Online, 26th December 2009 was the first thing to alert me to a likely split:
‘We never restrict each other’: Angelina Jolie speaks about her relationship with Brad Pitt and says fidelity is not essential.
The article went on to say fidelity is still not high on Angelina Jolie’s list of priorities. The actress has revealed that the couple do not restrict each other and says she doubts fidelity is essential.
Speaking to German magazine Das Neue, the 34 year-old said: ‘I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other.’
The revelation will shock fans of the couple, who have have a family of six children, three of whom are adopted.
The reason I expected that the marriage was doomed was the comment about fidelity not being absolutely essential. I think fidelity is essential if a couple want true intimacy, trust and permanence – or even a good sex life!
Of course they were not married so their chances of success were already diminished.