The Hollywood rumor mill continues to churn out gossip about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce. The latest comes from US Weekly, which published a report this morning claiming that sources told the tabloid Angie has blocked "all" of Brad Pitt's phone numbers and incoming messages (side note: how many phone numbers does Brad Pitt have?).
“He is beside himself and has been crying,” an unnamed source told US Weekly. “He was completely caught off-guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this. Angelina filed the court papers a minute before the courts closed on Monday night. He didn’t have a lawyer or anything. She had threatened divorce in the past but he did not think she would file this time.”
The days since Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday has been incredibly nasty, with false reports swirling that Pitt was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services for child abuse. Rumors also circulated that Pitt became belligerently drunk on a Sept. 14 flight from France to California with Jolie and their six children and began to verbally and physically abuse the kids.
Unnamed sources have credited Jolie's drive to pursue humanitarian work in the U.K.—and live a quieter life away from Hollywood—as a catalyst for the split, as well as Pitt's alleged substance abuse problem.
Rumors will swirl and the tides will change, so perhaps it's better to think like Samuel L. Jackson, who declared the separation is just "life" during an appearance on Good Morning Britain this week.
"I don't know why it's everybody's business, or why people care anyway," he said.
Amen to that.