Globetrotting to former Himalayan landmine fields doesn’t come cheap since Spirit doesn’t exactly fly there, and Angelina Jolie is finding this out the hard way during her slugfest of a divorce proceeding with Brad Pitt. When they were married, they seemed like they had more money than the U.S. Mint, but I guess flying solo is a separate story. Money is apparently tight around the shrine of St. Angie! This is the part in the fight where Angie plays poor.
TMZ is reporting that Brad Pitt’s net worth “far, far” exceeds Angelina’s, and she hasn’t made money an issue in their divorce fight until very recently. Brad claims to have loaned her $8 million to buy a house for her and the kids, and has also paid $1.3 million in child support over the course of 2 years even though Angelina’s been crying foul and said he was a deadbeat dad.
On top of that, TMZ’s sources, who are totally not on Team Brad, say that Angelina may try to go after more of Brad’s money. They didn’t have a prenup, so she can get her hands on half of everything they made together since they got married in 2014. But sources say that she may try to go after money he brought in during their entire relationship:
Brad made more than her throughout their relationship, which began in 2004. The only way Angelina could get a cut of Brad’s income from 2004 – 2014 is if she could prove they had an agreement that he would support her.
We’re told she’s talking about filing such a claim. But sources connected to Brad say that’s laughable, because they were both extremely rich and such a promise wasn’t necessary and never made.
TMZ adds that Angelina is probably pissed she and Brad were noble and held out on marriage until us gays got a legal crack at it. Had they tied the knot sooner, she would have made a butt load of more dough out of this divorce.
Angelina crying poverty also comes at a time when she may try to make a play for Brad’s assets. The Blast said he’s been cutting back on child support after she started crying foul on their custody arrangement and that $8 million may ultimately be part of whatever final divorce settlement Angelina gets.
If Angelina’s not able to get her claws on Brad’s money, that means she’s going to have to start acting in more big-budget films and less of the somber war stuff she’s been into lately. Pretty soon we’ll see her hawking Japanese whiskey on the sides of buildings in Tokyo and playing the mother in every superhero movie for the next ten summers just to get the child army through college!