Actually, Angelina Jolie Isn’t Dating At All

In September 2016, Angelina Jolie stunned the world when she filed for divorce from her husband and long-term partner, Brad Pitt. The duo had met on the set of the 2005 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and hit it off immediately despite the fact that Pitt was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston. Since going their separate ways, the pair has uncharacteristically silent.

Rumors have spilled across the internet that Jolie is getting hot and heavy with someone new, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the First They Killed My Father director isn’t dating at all.

A terrible end

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

This was the last straw in their marriage. | Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images

When Jolie filed for divorce from Pit in fall 2016, jaws dropped. Days after the news hit the media, the incident that nailed the final coffin in their already strained relationship was revealed. On Sept. 14, 2016, the actors along with their six children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox were flying from Nice, France to Los Angeles. The 12-hour flight was a horror story.

Apparently, Pitt was drinking heavily during the flight and became increasingly belligerent. Concerned for the safety of her children and herself, Jolie whisked her children away to a hotel as soon as the flight landed.

Next: Baring his soul

Revealing the truth

Brad Pitt at the premiere of The Lost City of Z

Pitt admitted his issues. | Rich Fury/Getty Images

For the first several months after Jolie filed for divorce, both she and Pitt remained silent about what had caused their marriage to crumble. In a May 2017 interview with GQ Style, Pitt opened up for the first time about the demise of his relationship. He revealed that he had quit smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, and that he’d been working with a therapist and sober coach.

He explained, “I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.”

Next: Family first 

Taking it one day at a time

Angelina Jolie

Jolie has been doing her best to get by. | Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

Jolie remained mum about her split from Pitt until July 2017. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she revealed that her sole focus was on her family.

She said, “Things got bad. I didn’t want to use that word . . . Things became “difficult.” . . . [Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children . . . They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them.”

Next: A whirlwind romance?

The rumors

Angelina Jolie holds a press conference at Al- Azraq camp for Syrian refugees on September 9, 2016, in Azraq, Jordan

Have things turned around for her? | Jordan Pix/Getty Images

Though Pitt and Jolie have mostly stayed out of the spotlight. However, rumors recently surfaced that the Tomb Raider actress was secretly dating an older man.

An alleged insider told Entertainment Tonight, “Brad and Angie are both very secretive about their dating life. Angie has told some friends she isn’t ready to date, but she has been seeing a handsome, older-looking man who is a real estate agent. He isn’t a celebrity or high profile in any way.”

Next: Hanging with her favorite people

The reality

Angelina Jolie, accompanied on the trip by daughters Shiloh, 11, and Zahara, 13, speaks with a young Syrian refugee boy outside his home January 28, 2018 in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan.

Jolie has been focused on her children and her work with refugees. | Ivor Prickett/UNHCR via Getty Images

Despite rumors of an older distinguished gentleman sweeping Jolie off of her feet, it looks like that couldn’t be farther from the truth. People is reporting that the director/actress is absolutely not dating and has no intention of doing so anytime soon.

A source close to the Maleficent actress revealed, “She will focus only on their children and being with them. She has no interest in dating at all.”

Next: Rebuilding a life 

Her very best friends

Angelina Jolie and her daughters, Shiloh and Zahara, attend the Premiere Of Gkids' "The Breadwinner" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

She treasures the time she spends with her children. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Aside from her Netflix film, First They Killed My Father, which debuted in September 2017, Jolie hasn’t worked on anything at all. In fact, she’s remained out of the spotlight on purpose.

She told People, “I haven’t worked for over a year now because [my children] needed me home. Everything was just stopped. I’m really sitting and talking with them because everything affects them. Every location, every type of project, I’m going to have to adjust it to however much they can handle.”

In fact, Jolie gets her strength from her babies. In an interview with the New York Times, she explained, “They’re the best friends I’ve ever had. Nobody in my life has ever stood by me more.”

Next: What’s next?

Moving forward

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie walk with their kids through an airport

Getting time with the kids is all that matters to them. | Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images

As for now, both Jolie and Pitt are committed to protecting their privacy and the privacy of their children. As of February 2018, the pair is still trying to iron out the terms of their divorce while keeping the details out the public.

A source told People, “Brad and Angie are doing OK, working out time for him to be with the kids which he treasures.”

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