It’s almost two full years since Angelina filed for divorce, and now she is in that stage of her life where she is thinking about how hollow her life has become since Brad is out of her life. An insider close to Angelina Jolie told HollywoodLife: “It’s really dawned on Angelina recently how empty her life is without Brad in it.” The insider says how Angelina has “pretty much gone through all seven stages of grieving a break-up now.” The source continued how she brainstormed on one stage in particular, which was essential for “moving forward.”
“Even though the worst was probably the anger stage, she’s been struggling a lot with the last one, redirected hope,” the insider shares. “Moving forward and knowing that she will be OK without Brad and that they will never be together again, has been a lot for Angelina to process, even though she’s pretty much accepted that fact now.”
Angelina and Brad met on a set while filming Mr & Mrs Smith back in 2004, but they began dating only after Brad divorced Jennifer Aniston in 2005.
“They shared so many good times, not to mention six kids together, and a large part of her still believes that he was the love of her life and her soulmate,” the insider continues. Angelina and Brad have six kids together: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The insider shared Angelina’s thought on her finding another man again, “Angelina hates to think she will never meet somebody else again, but she struggles to imagine herself with anybody but Brad.” The insider adds that it’s been “really tough” for Angelina to progress, as she’s had “lovers here and there” but it was never anything major. With all that, the insider revealed that she isn’t thinking about getting back together with Brad, she’s accepted they are finished for good, but the actress can’t help to feel trapped. “The truth is, she just can’t envision what that person would look like, or who they would be, other than Brad, and in all honesty, she knows that ship has well and truly sailed,” the insider shares.
As it is difficult for Angelina to imagine her life with somebody else, it’s also difficult for us, people all around the world, to imagine one or both of them dating somebody else. Their love affair was just so thrilling, which Angelina never thought it would happen between them.
“We just became kind of a pair,” she shared with Vogue in a 2007 interview, while talking about their time spent on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. “And it took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.”