There has possibly never been a greater use for this phrase, but goddamn, Brangelina, WE WERE ROOTING FOR YOU. This morning, the world was shook—yeah, that's right, shook—when TMZ tweeted, sans trigger warning, "#BREAKING Angelina Jolie -- Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt." The gossip site reported that Jolie filed divorce papers citing "irreconcilable differences," adding that Jolie was unhappy about Pitt's parenting methods, and that she was "fed up" with his "consumption of weed and possibly alcohol." But... but... but... can't you guys work it out?
Over a decade ago, Pitt left his then-wife Jennifer Aniston for Jolie after filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, leaving the rest of us torn to choose between Team Aniston and Team Jolie. But over the years, as Pitt and Jolie took their "mere fling" to a full-on, long-term, parenting-six-children-together partnership, even the Team Anistons (myself included) switched sides. Maybe Jolie and Pitt were meant to be together all along, we started to reconsider. It helped when Aniston found happiness with her new boo Justin Theroux; we felt okay rooting for Brangelina Forever. But now this. Fuck our lives for thinking love was real and alive, because it's not. It's dead and buried in divorce papers. They say love makes you blind, and now I'm thinking that might actually be true. Perhaps we were blind to all the signs of Brad and Angelina's eventual demise. With 20/20 hindsight, let's now look back at all the possible warning signs.