Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Romance Timeline: From ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ To Kids, Marriage & Divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt met on a little film called 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' in 2005 and started a love affair that became part of pop culture for years to come! See their full romance timeline here.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have one of the most infamous Hollywood love stories. What started out as two of the most respected and beloved actors of their time working together laid the foundation for a love affair that would last well over 10 years, include six children, and a number of collaborative projects.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since Brad and Angie fell in love on the set of the action-packed 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, where the two first met. Of course, there was so much media scrutiny around the two, and as their relationship continued to blossom, fan interest continued to pique. So let’s go back to the beginning of this Hollywood love story.

Meeting On ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’

MR. AND MRS. SMITH, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, 2005, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2005’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith [Everett Collection].
Back in 2005, a little movie came out that would become the catalyst for Brad and Angie’s relationship. In 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith the future couple played husband and wife with a mission to try and assassinate the one another! Now, that wouldn’t instantly sound like a recipe for romance, but for Brad and Angie their time on set and working together really brought them closer. At the time, Brad was still married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston. But by the time the filmed had wrapped and speculation swirled around Brad and Angie, the actor’s five-year marriage to Jen was all but over. Soon, Jennifer filed for divorce from Brad, giving him the freedom to pursue Angie.

A Growing Family

Photo © 2007 RFJ/The Grosby Group New York, June 5, 2007 "Ocean's 13" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals - Grauman's Chinese Theater In this picture: ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT (PGrfj) *** Local Caption *** . (Mega Agency TagID: MEGAR81124_1.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of ‘Ocean’s 13’ in Los Angeles on June 5, 2007 one year after welcoming their first child, Shiloh [MEGA].
Just one year into their romance, Brad and Angie were expecting their first biological child together. In May 2006, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (now 14 years old) was born, making the clan a family of five — including Brad and Angie’s adopted children Maddox, now 19, and Zahara, now 15. In March 2007, Angie adopted Pax, 16, and Brad become the young child’s legal, adoptive father in February 2008. Family was always so important to the Jolie-Pitts, and while the couple shielded their youngsters from the limelight, as they got older, they did make a few more appearances at premieres and special events!

Hollywood’s Golden Couple

©2008 NCNA PHOTO 310-828-3445(NO RAMEY CREDIT) February 23, 2008, Los Angeles, California BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE showed up at the 2008 Spirit Awards. Angelina didn't even try to disguise her baby bump like she did at the Screen Actors Guild Awards late last month. XYZ (Mega Agency TagID: MEGAR85364_02.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the 2008 Spirit Awards on Feb. 23, 2008. Angelina didn’t even try to disguise her baby bump like she did at the Screen Actors Guild Awards late last month [MEGA].
As Brad and Angie’s profile began to rise, they quickly became the most well-known couple of the late 2000s. The two were nearly always by one another’s side, supporting each other at awards shows, premieres and more. Here, the couple appeared together at 2008 Spirit Awards. Despite the scrutiny placed on their relationship at the beginning, the couple really showed fans, admirers, and anyone who doubted that they could make it work how much they adored one another, and how dedicated they were to their union.

New Additions

©2014 RAMEY PHOTO 310-828-3445NO ITALY/NO SPAIN Los Angeles, Feb 05th 2014 BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE and their kids Shiloh, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Knox and Vivienne spotted arriving at LAX from Sydney. PGpg7 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGAR01603_1.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their kids Shiloh, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Knox and Vivienne spotted arriving at LAX from Sydney on Feb. 5, 2014 [MEGA].
By July 2008, Brad and Angie welcomed their twins, Vivienne and Knox, 12, just a few years after the birth of Shiloh. Since they were always committed to each other, it never crossed the minds of Brad or Angelina — coined “Brangelina” by the press — to become husband and wife. In fact, the two shirked marriage and simply remained steadfast and dedicated to one another. But that changed a few short years later!

Walking Down The Aisle & The End Of Their Love Story

Photo ¨© 2014 Luis Guerra/The Grosby Group New York, May 12th 2014 BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE (white powder all over face and chest) greet fans while arriving at HBO?ƒÙs The Normal Heart premiere in Manhattan, NYC. PGlg7 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGAR05222_1.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie greet fans while arriving at HBO’s ‘The Normal Heart’ premiere in Manhattan, NYC on May 12th 2014 [MEGA].
In 2014, the former couple wed at the Château Miraval estate in Correns, France. It was such a beautiful, intimate ceremony that heavily involved the couple’s children. Unfortunately, the marriage wouldn’t last long. Just two years later, in 2016, the couple decided to go their separate ways, and became locked in a heated legal battle over the custody of their children that has continued to this day! The most recent development that has come to light includes Angie trying to have the judge presiding over their case removed. Plus, Brad has seemingly found a new lady love in his life with model Nicole Poturalski.

The Lawsuit 

In Feb. 2021, Brad sued Angie after she sold her 50% share in Chateau Miraval to Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler. The Lara Croft actress supposedly did not seek permission from her ex for the sale. Per documents, Brad is looking to undo Angie’s deal and is seeking damages for the move. Brad claimed in the filing that the two had an agreement that neither could sell their portion without permission from the other party. “[Angelina] is seeking a return on an investment she did not make and profits she did not earn,” a source close to Brad alleged to HollywoodLife.

More From Our Partners