Brad Pitt really wants his marriage with Angelina Jolie to be over.
And the actor is willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Like, A LOT of money where his (very handsome) mouth is.
According to Life & Style, Pitt is anxious to put his failed marriage behind him, but Jolie is dragging her feet on signing the final papers.
In response, Pitt has advised his attorney to sweeten the settlement pot. By a significant amount.
“In hopes of getting Angie to sign off on the divorce, Brad started throwing huge financial settlement offers at her lawyer,” a source tells the aforementioned tabloid.
Thus far, however, Pitt has been unsuccessful… despite trying really hard.
“Angie has rejected every single offer, including the most recent one, for $100 million,” this same source says.
Pitt offered Jolie $100 million to complete the ex-couple’s divorce? And she didn’t take it?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
We know Jolie isn’t exactly in need of money or anything, but there’s no saving this relationship.
Why not just take the giant sum of money and run?
In a new interview, Jolie does not address this rumor.
But the 42-year old Oscar winner admits the stars she made their second project together (2015’s By The Sea) as a means to “communicate” with each other.
Even back then, it was evident things were just a little bit off between the husband and wife.
“We had met working together and we worked together well,” Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast, Awards Chatter, explaining this week:
“I wanted us to do some serious work together, I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate.
“In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things.
“But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.”
That’s about as open as Jolie has been about the former romance since she filed for divorce from Pitt in September of last year.
She cited “irreconcilable differences” in her divorce filing, asking for primary custody of the pair’s six kids:
Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
But Pitt wants joint custody and took exception early on to Jolie (or “sources,” we should say) labeling him as some kind of deadbeat dad who drank a lot.
There was one specific incident of Pitt allegedly getting into it, while wasted, on board a private airplane with Maddox.
The FBI even investigated the altercation, but did not come away with any evidence that any sort of child abuse had taken place.
“Brad felt he was depicted as an alcohol-swilling, pot-smoking, irresponsible and abusive husband and father — and that it was largely Angelina’s doing,” Life & Style writes.
As a result, Pitt has no interest in taking Jolie back, even if she were to come crawling.
Writes the magazine:
“Brad feels too much damage has been done and she’s tormented him for too long to consider taking her back. He doesn’t trust Angelina anymore.”
We can’t blame him.
But we do have one final question related to this split:
When will Pitt get back together with Jennifer Aniston?!?