Six years after their separation, the relationship between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt is still talked about. This time it’s Arnon Milchan, producer of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who addresses the subject.
Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon, written by Joseph Gelman and Meir Doron, traces the life of Arnon Milchan, a producer and businessman who crossed paths with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie on the set of the movie Mr & Mrs Smith, and precipitated the actor’s divorce with Jennifer Aniston in 2005.
Milchan recounts how he had originally cast Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman to play the married couple, but he withdrew from the project due to lack of chemistry between himself and the Australian.
He also believed that Pitt was already in love with Angelina as he congratulated him at the news of her participation.
„At first, Jen didn’t believe he was involved with Angelina. She started asking around but no one would tell her anything because they were loyal to Brad, so she asked him point blank. He denied it,” Milchan recounts.
Then, during the New Years, 2005, Brad and Jennifer flew to the Caribbean to spend some time with Courtney Cox and David Arquette. But according to Arnon Milchan, the burden became too heavy to carry and Brad finally confessed his feelings for Angelina.
Aniston was furious and threw him out of their Beverly Hills home.
“He eventually admitted he was in love with Angelina. Jen was furious and threw him out,” Milchan says.
Brad then became homeless and soon moved into Milchan’s home.
“Brad drove each day to the set, and everywhere else, on a motorcycle and he wore a wraparound helmet with a tinted visor so no one would recognize him. He stayed with me for the duration of filming,’ he is quoted as saying
The couple announced their divorce in January 2005 but in February rumors pf reconciliation appeared as Brad joined Jennifer for her birthday.
Years later, Brad and Angelina are mixing acting and charity together while raising their six children, and Jennifer seems to have finally found love in the person of Justin Theroux.