Interestingly enough, Pitt used this same secret weapon in 2005, while divorcing Jennifer Aniston.The two hired Jill Robbins—who practiced family law for 14 years and is one of many California judges to trade the exhausting, public sector for the lucrative, private alternative in the past 25 years.As fans continue to pick their jaws up off the floor, here's a simple timeline of the Jolie-Pitt relationship that enthralled many: Summer 2004. Both Jolie and Pitt deny allegations that they are having an affair.January 2005: Aniston and Pitt separate, and their divorce is finalized later that year. Photographers continue to catch Pitt and Jolie together, including during a trip to Kenya.As news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce reverberated across the internet Tuesday, fans and observers alike were left to ponder the apparent rise and fall of one of Hollywood's most admired couples. Their on- and off-screen chemistry that year — as well as the following summer during the film's promotion — sparks rumors that the two are an item.The reigning sentiment seemed to be, if Jolie, 41 — actress and United Nations ambassador — and Pitt, 52, couldn't make it, is there hope for the rest of us? Pitt is married to Jennifer Aniston at the time (they divorce in 2005).We just became kind of a pair." While Jolie adamantly insisted she and Pitt were not seeking to pair up, the pouty-lipped bombshell confessed they were tempted to make more of what they had."And it took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we'd earlier allowed ourselves to believe," Jolie said.
(Photo By Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston arrive for the 51st Emmy Awards 12 September, 1999, in Los Angeles, California.
Angelina Jolie fell hard for Brad Pitt on the set of "Mr. Smith" — but didn't chase Hollywood's leading hunk because he was married to his "best friend," the smoldering actress said in a jaw-dropping magazine interview.
In her first in-depth words about life as half of Tinseltown's first couple, Jolie tells Vogue magazine she never wanted to ruin Pitt's marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston — it just happened that way.
For the past four months, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has been plagued by the kind of accusations that make a celebrity split resemble more of a soap-opera circus than a marital dissolution.
But on Monday, the movie-star couple reached a major turning point by deciding to put any behind-the-scenes pot-stirring behind them—good-bye rumors of substance and child abuse, P. manipulation (Jolie’s camp has denied any such manipulation), etc.—by issuing a joint statement saying that they have turned to the celebrity-divorce secret weapon: a private judge.