Brad and Angie — when you two first got together, no one, literally no one, outside of yourselves thought you two could possibly stay together. But Oscars night 2014 provided clear evidence that all the naysayers were wrong and that your love WILL last.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt At Academy Awards: Couple Proves Love Can Last
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie — you were still rocking the PDA at the 2014 Oscars, and more than that, you were totally beaming with pride at each other throughout the night.
Not that it’s unusual in Hollywood for hot co-stars to fall passionately in love with each other. No, the shocker is that your romance didn’t burn out as quickly as it ignited. Instead, here you are eight years later, with six kids — one, Maddox, a teenager — an engagement rock, and two careers that have actually become seriously distinguished.
At last night’s epic Oscars, you two looked completely happy and comfortable on the red carpet, holding hands and with Brad’s arm protectively around your shoulders, Angelina. In the audience, your natural PDA continued. Angelina, you were sighted holding Brad’s hand in your seat, then when your face appeared in a film montage on screen, Brad kissed you on the head. When Brad’s 12 Years a Slave, which he produced, won the Oscar for Best Picture, Angelina, you gave Brad a big lip kiss for his huge achievement.
But my favorite couple moment for you two was when Angelina appeared on stage to help legendary actor Sidney Poitier to the podium, and then announced the nominations for the Best Director category. Brad was proudly beaming at you in his seat. He couldn’t have looked happier, watching you, his love, on stage being so gracious and professional. While you two showed off your magnetic chemistry on screen in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, clearly the sexual chemistry off-screen is still just as intense. But last night’s Oscars gave insight into something much more enduring about you two — you have fun together.
Angelina, your reputation from the outside at this point is one of a serious and intense woman. You’re a dedicated UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who has visited refugees in war-torn countries, you directed the award-winning film In The Land Of Blood And Honey, and you’ve just been directing the upcoming film Unbroken.
But last night, you were smiling and laughing non-stop. When Ellen DeGeneres pulled out her camera to take a celeb-packed selfie, and asked Brad to join in, you hopped up and added your grinning face to the picture too. The fact that you two enjoy each other’s company so much is a quality that every couple needs in order to survive. Uh, especially if they have six children!
Brad & Angelina — You Defeat The Hollywood Odds
Now, let’s talk about how your love has deepened and strengthened through your years together. Neither of you had a great romance track record going into your relationship. Brad had multiple long love affairs with Gwyneth Paltrow and Juliette Lewis before his five-year marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
Angelina, you were famously madly and crazily in love with your second husband, Billy Bob Thornton — blood vials around your necks and all — and then first husband Jonny Lee Miller, before that. Angie, you were, seemingly, kind of weird too. Shall I mention, kissing your brother James Haven on the lips on stage when you won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2000 for Girl, Interrupted? And you’d also admitted to heroin use and self-cutting. Brad, you were known as a hunkalicious boy-toy and pothead par excellence.
But let’s zip ahead — Brad, you’re now a serious actor who’s landed Best Actor nominations for Moneyball and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and even better, you were the producer of the 2014 Oscars Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave.
Both of you have supported each other’s dreams to have more fulfilling careers, as well as to be great parents of a big family and to be huge benefactors of the less fortunate through your multiple charities. You have helped each other grow, and you’ve also survived two major traumas for Angelina.
First, she lost her beloved mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to ovarian cancer in 2007. Then Angelina underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to prevent a genetically triggered occurrence of the same cancer that killed her mother.
Brad, you’ve been there with Angelina every step of the way, as her rock of support, as any fiance should be, calling her “heroic.” “All I want for her is to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children,” you said after she revealed her double mastectomy in a New York Times op-ed. Nothing can either pull apart or draw together a couple more than a life-threatening illness. In your case, it just made you stronger and more in love.
So Brangelina, it’s time for the naysayers to shut up about how your love is too hot to last. It has survived and thrived. You have proved that true love can happen in Hollywood.
Don’t you agree, HollywoodLifers? Let me know.
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— Bonnie Fuller