JENNIFER Aniston has responded to the news that her ex-husband Brad Pitt is divorcing Angelina Jolie, telling friends “that’s karma for you”.
The Friends star was married to Brad for five years but their marriage fell apart after he met Angelina on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith in 2005.
However, now Jen – who is happily married to Justin Theroux – has had the last laugh and a source close to the star told Us Weekly that she “feels sort of satisfied about Brad and Angelina’s split”.
The insider added that Jen, 47, also said: “Yeah, that’s karma for you!”
Brad and Jen were married from 2000 until 2005 and she said it’s “karma” that he has now split from AngelinaCredit: AP:Associated Press
Jennifer Aniston having the last laugh on the front cover of the New York PostCredit: New York Post
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce after two years of marriage to Brad PittCredit: Getty Images
The news that Angelina is divorcing Brad was announced on Tuesday amid claims of an affair with actress Marion Cotillard, partying with hookers, drug and alcohol abuse, and rows over their kids – but now he is hitting back and says she has put their children in danger.
She filed for divorce after two years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences, but he claims asking for sole custody of their children suggests he is a bad father.
The couple together in Mr and Mrs Smith, the 2005 thriller that brought them togetherCredit: AP:Associated Press
Happier times… Hello! reports on the couple’s wedding in 2014Credit: Hello! Magazine
Angelina, 41, wants full custody of their six children, claiming fellow Hollywood superstar Brad has “an anger problem”.
But now Brad is “furious” reports TMZ, and has told friends “she’s just unleashed hell”.
He thinks there is now a bounty on the whole family as they are now a prime target for paparazzi.
A source close to Brad, 52, said: “He was devastated but it is over for ever.”
The pair, who had been together for 12 years, are said to be worth more than £300million.
Sources close to Brad have said that he does not have dangerous anger issues which are made worse when mixed with drugs and alcohol, but did not comment on his use of drugs and alcohol.
Others have said this is “a malicious lie” and that he is a “loving and devoted father” who would never put his children in dangerous situations.
Brad and Angelina with their children in 2014Credit: Getty Images
There have been rumours of an affair between Brad and Marion CotillardCredit: WireImage
Last night a source close to Brad told The Sun: “Angelina has been very unhappy for some time — there was a constant string of arguments about their future.
“She tried to make the marriage work time and time again for the sake of the children, but they were in turmoil and it became too hard to see a way out.
“Their lives are heading in completely different directions.
“Angelina wants to be seen as a humanitarian while Brad continues to live the Hollywood lifestyle and is in the midst of some sort of midlife crisis.
“She ended up telling him earlier this month, ‘I can’t do this any more’. He was devastated — but it is over for ever. There will be no fairytale here.”
Happier times… Brangelina at a film premiere last yearCredit: Getty Images
Brad and Angelina with son Knox in a pharmacy earlier this summerCredit: Xposure
Elsewhere, Brad’s close pal George Clooney, said he was “very sorry” to hear the couple have split.
When asked by CNN what he thought of the pair calling it quits, George said he “didn’t know” Angelina had filed for divorce and asked: “What happened?
He then added: “I feel very sorry then. That’s a sad story and unfortunate for a family. It’s an unfortunate story about a family. I feel very sorry to hear that.
“This is the first I’ve heard of it.”
George Clooney said he was “very sorry” to hear Brad and Angelina had splitCredit: Getty Images – WireImage
Angelina made the sudden move to divorce Brad after “one shocking incident” and only made him aware of her decision one day before she submitted the legal papers.
A source told Us Weekly: “The final divorce decision was only made one week ago. An incident took place and prompted [Angelina] to act and file.”
The insider added: “She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart. Her priority now is the children.”
In a statement, Brad said it was a “challenging time” and said “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids”.
Angelina’s lawyer Robert Offer said on her behalf: “This decision was made for the health of the family.
“She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”
We revealed that she had filed for divorce on our website yesterday afternoon.
The Sun can disclose that the couple have been living separate lives for months following explosive bust-ups over Brad’s parenting of their children.
Angelina has now put all her focus on humanitarian work, while he concentrates on launching a resort in Croatia and continuing to enjoy a Hollywood lifestyle.
The superstar pair are said to have clashed over their six childrenCredit: KHAPGG
UN humanitarian Angelina Jolie addresses Syrian refugees in Jordan earlier this monthCredit: Splash News
The divorce filing comes amid reports in the US that Angelina hired a private detective to investigate whether Brad was cheating on her with French star Marion, 40.
The pair got close filming romantic World War Two thriller Allied together in London this February.
The storyline sees the pair fall in love with each other during a mission to kill a German enemy.
The New York Post reported last night that Angelina enlisted the help of a private eye to prove that Brad was up to no good on set.
A source told the US paper: “The atmosphere (off-set) was full of hard drugs and Russian hookers, and Angie was told Brad got caught up in it.
“He’s in the throes of some insane midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up.”
The atmosphere off-set of Brad’s new film Allied was reportedly full of hard drugs and Russian hookersCredit: Goff Photos
Brad Pitt passionately kisses Marion Cotillard in new World War Two film AlliedCredit: Splash News
Shooting moved from London to the Spanish island of Gran Canaria where it emerged that Brad saved Marion from drowning during a scene on a raft at sea.
However, Marion has been in a relationship with actor and writer Guillaume Canet since 2007.
The pair starred together in 2003 flick Love Me If You Dare and 2007 film The Last Flight.
They have a five-year-old son together named Marcel.
The couple were pictured together last week with their child and friends in France. With Allied due to be released in November, Brad and Marion are expected to spend more time together on promoting the film — prompting awkwardness for the pair.
Marion Coutillard has been in a relationship with Guillaume Canet since 2007Credit: Getty Images – WireImage
The couple have a five-year-old son togetherCredit: Getty Images – WireImage
However, sources close to Angelina last night insisted Marion was not the reason behind the split.
Instead, her friends have cited Brad’s increasingly wild lifestyle.
US website TMZ reported Jolie was “fed up” with Brad smoking marijuana and drinking.
Sources close to her also accused him of having “an anger problem”, which could become dangerous for the children.
The couple have six kids together — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12 Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and eight-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne. Maddox, Zahara and Pax were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, respectively.
Brad and Angelina with their children at the Maleficent premiereCredit: Getty Images for Disney
The couple together in 2008 when Angelina was pregnant with Knox and VivienneCredit: AP:Associated Press
The remaining three are their biological children.
The couple will share legal custody of their six children, according to legal documents.
But Angelina has asked for physical custody, meaning she wants them to live with her.
She asked for Brad to have visitation rights only.
Johnny Depp’s divorce lawyer Laura Wasser will represent the actress through the divorce.
Last night Marion Cotillard was said to be “absolutely devastated” by claims surrounding her. She is said to be expecting her second child with Guillaume, 43.
A source close to her family in Paris said: “Marion and Guillaume are blissfully happy.”
Brad was previously married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston, 47,
Angelina — who starred as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider films — joins a long list of Brad’s exes who also include Gwyneth Paltrow and ’80s pop singer Sinitta.
Last night Sinitta told The Sun: “It’s nothing to do with me. I haven’t spoken to him about it.”
Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston before getting together with AngelinaCredit: Getty Images
Brad Pitt with 80’s pop singer SinittaCredit: Alpha Press
The warring couple had not made an official public appearance together since last November at the premiere of their flop movie By The Sea, which was made in Malta.
The film — ironically about an unhappy couple — is believed to have been a key factor in the relationship breaking down.
They were snapped by fans on two separate occasions — once at a juice bar in Los Angeles and at breakfast with their kids on another occasion.
Angelina has been focused on her humanitarian efforts as a Special Envoy for the UN fighting for refugees, while Brad has been busy with his multiple acting and business ventures.
Earlier this month Angelina visited a refugee camp in Jordan where she urged world leaders to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.
The couple were last seen together in JulyCredit: TMZ/AKM-GSI
Meanwhile Brad, whose films have included Fight Club and Ocean’s Eleven, spent the first part of this month in Croatia.
He is negotiating a £1billion deal to build a luxury resort in the coastal town of Zablace, complete with villas, a golf course, shops and a flagship hotel.
Brad and Angelina created an international sensation when they got together while filming the movie Mr and Mrs Smith, where they played a married couple.
Rumours of an on-set romance between the pair swirled despite the fact Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston at the time.
Angelina was previously married to actor Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Brad has been focusing on making filmsCredit: Splash News
Fans have been sharing mock-ups of Jennifer Aniston celebrating Brangelina’s splitCredit: AP:Associated Press
Jennifer — dumped by Brad in 2005 in favour of Angelina — is seen rejoicing in various mock clips and memes.
In one viral image, she is seen dancing around in a bright red cheerleader outfit in a classic scene from sitcom Friends.
In another snap, she was seen punching the air with a look of elation on her face with the caption: “Such sad news that Brad and Angelina couldn’t make it work.”
‘SAD BUT INEVITABLE’ – Dan Wootton, Bizarre Editor
I HEARD the sad news that Brad was being divorced by Angelina in a phone call from a source close to them early yesterday.
For the past year Hollywood’s most famous couple had been leading almost entirely separate lives, only being brought together every now and again for events with their six children.
Angelina is a former drug user who has turned her life around to become one of the world’s most respected humanitarians.
Brad, on the other hand, has started to relish his position as Hollywood’s ageing heart-throb — partying and enjoying his superstar status.
Their lifestyles inevitably clashed — and now one of Hollywood’s most glamorous couples is no more.