Once upon a time, before everyone went gaga and, later on, mourned the separation of the Hollywood institution that was Brangelina, ‘Fight Club‘ actor Brad Pitt was actually in another high profile marriage with another A-lister.
Back in the early 2000s, Pitt was married to ‘Friends’ actress Jennifer Aniston. The couple was reportedly married from 2000 to 2005 until their divorce, which was attributed to the actor’s alleged on set affair with his co-star Angelina Jolie.
With Pitt eventually going on to father six children with Jolie, it’s quite interesting why he and Aniston never got to have kids of their own. This is why.
After their infamous split, rumors about Aniston not wanting to have kids being the primary reason for their divorce began circulating. In an interview following the breakup, Aniston clarified that she has never said that she didn’t want any children.
In fact, she even said that she will have them in the future and that women who juggle their kids and career are the ones who inspire her. She also lamented the fact that men don’t face the same criticism that women do when they choose their career over children.
With Aniston’s side said, the only thing left to wonder about now is Pitt’s.
According to a mutual friend of the ex-couple, the Hollywood actor didn’t really prioritize having kids although the thought was an ‘abstract desire’ for him, too. Meanwhile, the desire to have children was reportedly more immediate for Aniston at the time.
Others have also speculated that their relative youth at the time of their marriage may have also played a factor in their ultimate decision not to have kids together.
Back then, they were both on top of their careers with Pitt being one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars and Aniston being America’s sweetheart. What more, the two probably didn’t think that they would be separating and marrying other people. So, they must have thought that they had more time for kids in the future.
In the end, the two married once again, but to different people. Aniston married and then eventually divorced actor Justin Theroux. They didn’t have children either. Meanwhile, Pitt married Jolie years after their alleged affair but has also divorced since.
Change of Circumstances
When Pitt got together with Jolie following his divorce, he reportedly got thrust into fatherhood as the actress had just adopted her son, Maddox, from Cambodia at the time.
The actor eventually helped Jolie with the demands of being a single mother and ended up liking fatherhood as well. The two, later on, had five more children: two adopted and three biological.
According to sources, the parents have reached an agreement regarding the custody of their six children. However, the details of the said agreement remain private.