The couple Marriage
Brad Pitt met actress Jennifer Aniston in 1998 and they dated for two years. Brad Pitt married her in a lavish ceremony in Malibu on July 29, 2000. Then Pitt was already among Hollywood’s leading men after his thriller Seven and Twelve Monkeys. Aniston was already a well-known face around the world for her role in the hit TV series “Friends”, which began in 1994 and ran for 10 years.
For years their marriage was considered as a rare Hollywood success and even they are referred as Hollywood’s golden couple. The couple have no children. In March 2005 Aniston filed for divorce petition in the local court. Their divorce was granted by the Los Angeles Superior Court on October 2, 2005, and ended their marriage.
The Break up
No doubt there are much speculation about the break-up of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston and the role of Angelina Jolie in that. One rumor says that Pitt and Angelina Jolie were having an affair during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. But both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie deny such romance. Some people say that it was inappropriate friendship of Brad Pitt and Angelina which led to the break up.
Another rumor has it that it was the difference between them over starting a family. Sources say that Aniston was reluctant to settle so early at the expense of her acting career. Whereas Pitt was very eager to settle.
Whatever may be the reason now it appears that either directly or indirectly, Angelina Jolie, contributed to the break-up of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. Hollywood’s golden couple officially split in January 2005.
Later in January 2006, Jolie confirmed that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child and thereby confirmed their relationship for the first time in public. In an October 2006 interview Pitt said that he and Jolie decided to marry.
What Brad Pitt Says
“She was a big part of my life, and me hers.”
“It’s so complex and multifaceted. We’ve done it our way and I love her for that. We’ve kept the love we have for each other.”
“The thing that I don’t understand is looking at this as a failure. It’s talked about like it failed, I guess because it wasn’t flawless. I embrace the messiness of life. I find it so beautiful, actually. The idea that marriage has to be for all time, that I don’t understand.”
“There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible.”
What Jennifer Aniston Says
‘Well, it never was that bad. ‘I mean, look, it’s not like divorce is something that you go, “Oooh, I can’t wait to get divorced!” It doesn’t feel like a tickle. But I’ve got to tell you, it’s so vague at this point, it’s so faraway in my mind. I mean, in the end, we really had an amicable split. It wasn’t mean and hateful and all of this stuff that they tried to create about Brad can’t talk to Jen and Jen can’t talk to Brad because this person won’t allow it. It just didn’t happen. The marriage didn’t work out.”
“And pretty soon after we separated, we got on and we had a long, long conversation with each other and said a lot of things, and ever since we’ve been unbelievably warm and respectful of each other.”
“It’s my experience. And if you don’t like the way it looks, then stop looking at it! Because I feel good. I don’t feel like I’m supposed to be any further along or somewhere that I’m not. I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”
“Everybody always asks if we’re happy. Give me a break. We’re married two years. In Hollywood years, that’s forever.” 
Joint statement : “For those who follow these sorts of things, we would like to explain that our separation is not the result of any speculation reported by the tabloid media – this decision is the result of much thoughtful consideration.We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.”