Not quite sure if producer Arnon Milchan (Fight Club, L.A. Confidential, Mrs. & Mrs. Smith) doesn’t want to be friends with Brad Pitt anymore, but feeding the public new details about the star’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston is a super way to sever ties.
In his new book, Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon, Milchan rehashed the dramatic split, writing that Aniston threw Pitt out of their Beverly Hills home once he confessed to her that he was sleeping/in love with Jolie. “At first, Jen didn’t believe he was involved with Angelina. She started asking around but no one would tell her anything because they were loyal to Brad, so she asked him point blank. He denied it.” It wasn’t until their New Year’s vacation with Courtney Cox and David Arquette did Pitt break down and admit that he was seeing Jolie. The two split in January of 2005 and Aniston filed for divorce that March (after seeing pics of Pitt and Jolie in Kenya).
What’s more, Pitt pulled out of Smith because he claimed to have no chemistry with Nicole Kidman, who was originally cast at Mrs. Smith. Once Milchan confirmed to Pitt that they were casting Jolie in the role, Pitt signed on again. Pitt, apparently, was “already infatuated” with Jolie before filming even began.