When the earth-shattering news of Hollywood's golden couple, Brangelina announced they were getting divorced, no one found it more amusing than me whose been riding the #TeamJen wagon for over a decade.
Everyone's first thought at the news of Brad Pitt getting dumped found a twisted karmic justice for Jennifer Aniston. While Brad was off getting married, and adopting 1638374 kids, we watched Jen being alone, and we wanted nothing more than her to find love and settle down (even though she wrote a kick-ass letter as to why she shouldn't have to). Brad Pitt was kind of like our best friend's ex, who we secretly kind of hated and wanted him to feel the kind of heartbreak our friend did.
So while everyone made their jokes on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, news reports of child abuse allegations surfaced and suddenly, it wasn't funny anymore.
While the exact details are yet to be released, sources say that, "Pitt was drunk, and there was an argument between him and Angelina," nothing that one of the couple's older children, "then got caught in the middle, literally. He stepped in front of Brad. There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right way and escalated more than it should have."
I'm all for believing that mistakes happen, but child abuse? Drunk or not, it's wrong either way, and I applaud Angelina for doing what's best - not for just herself - but for her children. When it comes to abuse, it can be so easy to make excuses for the behavior - especially when you've been with someone for over a decade and know it's not their typical behavior. This unfortunate incident, I hope, inspires other mothers or caretakers, to do the right thing, even when it's not the easiest thing to do.
Do you think that Brad and Angelina will eventually get back together? Do you believe the child abuse allegations? If you were Angelina, would you take him back?
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