Who was brad pitt dating before angelina jolie
, which proved to be the actor's (and his abs') true breakout role—and Pitt's onetime roommate Jason Priestley claimed in his 2014 memoir that they were an off-screen item as well."I actually read with him first—there were five candidates for the role," Davis recalled Pitt's audition to The Hollywood Reporter in 2014. It was one of the greatest relationships I've ever been in."For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any speculation reported by the tabloid media," they said in a statement.
He's focusing on promoting his new movie and reconnecting with friends."After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you're friends in such a very real, deep way that there's such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together."The following year, Pitt told (not talking about marriage, per se, but still), "I've always believed happiness is overrated, you know?It's those difficult times that inform the next wonderful time, and it's a series of trade-offs, of events, of wins and losses."Jolie filed for divorce on Sept.Daughter Shiloh was born in May 2006, Jolie adopted Pax in 2007 (Pitt followed suit in 2008), and twins Knox and Vivienne were born in 2008.Spurred on by their kids, Brangelina (nicknames being very much in vogue by the time they got together) finally married at their chateau in France in 2014 after being engaged for two years."You get together and you're two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy," Jolie told in 2014, before the surprise nuptials.