Brangelina: An Epic Romance and Sudden Split, By The Numbers

The break-up heard around the world, unpacked #RIPBrangelina

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After 12 years, dozens of salacious headlines, thousands of unfounded rumours and six children together, the Jolie-Pitts have called it quits. Here are the details of their gripping romance, and subsequent flame-out that almost literally shook the world, by the numbers.

$478,207,520: The amount Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s film, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, grossed worldwide. (Jolie took the part after Nicole Kidman dropped out because of her divorce from Tom Cruise.)

May 9, 2005: After months of rumours (and Brad’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston), Brad and Angelina’s relationship is confirmed with photos of them building a sandcastle with Angelina’s son, Maddox, on a beach in Africa.

December 19, 2005: Brad Pitt legally adopts Maddox and Zahara Jolie; the Jolie-Pitt clan is official.

2006: The couple jointly form the Maddox Jolie-Pitt foundation to lend support to humanitarian causes (including establishing several health care centers in Cambodia, conservation efforts in war-torn countries, education, HIV/AIDS treatment and refugee and orphan support).

January 11, 2006: Angelina Jolie’s pregnancy is confirmed.

May 27, 2006: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is born in Namibia.

$4.1 million: The amount People paid for the first photos of Shiloh and family. (Hello! subsequently paid $3.5 million for international rights.) Partial proceeds were donated to charity.

April 2, 2007: Brad and Angelina adopt three-year-old Pax from Vietnam.

$2 million: The amount People paid for the first exclusive photos (again, donated to charity).

2008: The couple purchase Château Miraval, a 1,200-acre estate in France that boasts a vineyard, record studio and a chapel (where the couple later wed).

July 28, 2008: Twins Knox and Vivienne are born in France.

$14 million: The amount People and Hello! jointly pay for the first photos of the twins with the family.

February 25, 2009: Brad, Angelina and Jen finally came face-to-face (on camera!) at the Oscars.

$4.9 million: According to tax records, the amount Brad and Angelina donated to various charities in 2009.

2010: Angelina tells Vanity Fair that she and Brad are in no hurry to get married because it feels like they already are.

2011: Angelina writes, directs and produces In the Land of Blood and Honey.

May 14, 2013: Angelina writes an op-ed for The New York Times chronicling her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy.

March 11, 2014: Brad wins his first Oscar as a producer for 12 Years a Slave. He and Angelina are front-and-centre in Ellen Degeneres’ internet-breaking selfie.

$5.65 million: The listing price for the Jolie-Pitt’s New Orleans pied-à-terre, which they picked up when Brad filmed The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

22: The number of guests at Brad and Angelina’s wedding in August, 2014.

November, 2015: The entire family is featured in a stunning Vogue photo shoot.

May 2016: Angelina Jolie appointed as Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, furthering rumours that she is interested in moving to Europe full time to take up politics.

$10 million: The budget for Angelina and Brad’s second film together, By the Sea, directed and written by Jolie.

$3, 339, 927 million: The worldwide gross for By the Sea.

August 31, 2016: Brad and Angelina celebrate their two-year anniversary at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

September 20, 2016, 7:28 a.m. PST: TMZ breaks the story of Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt. She is asking for physical custody of the children, citing Brad’s alcohol and substance abuse and temper.

23,458: The amount of “Jennifer Aniston celebrating” memes currently circulating on Twitter.

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