Action on screen — and off! Twelve years ago, costars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did more than just strike up a close friendship on the L.A. set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The future supercouple made out in their trailers between scenes and passed sexy love notes to each other, their former bodyguard reveals exclusively to Us Weekly. Find out more in the video above, and detailed below!
Mark Behar worked with Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, while filming the hit comedy in 2004. At the time, of course, the Allied star was still married to Jennifer Aniston, whom he had wed in 2000.
“[Angelina] and Brad were constantly laughing and flirting with each other and acting like two school kids who had the hots for each other, and it was so cute. I caught them several times in each other’s trailers making out,” Behar tells Us. “I wasn’t shocked at all when they got married years later.”
The By the Sea director and Pitt became intimate in other ways too. When not together, they enlisted Behar to slip notes to one another. “They were sexual in content,” he says.
According to Behar, the pair were “both a pleasure” to work with. Jolie was “mostly quiet and kept to herself,” but did speak openly to Behar about her relationship with her estranged father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight.
“[She talked about] all the love and hate between them,” he tells Us. “Like most of us have and go through with either or both of our parents.”
After filming wrapped, Pitt and Aniston, 47, announced in January 2005 that they were ending their five-year marriage. Three months later, Us exclusively published a photo of Pitt, Jolie and the actress’ son Maddox vacationing in Diani Beach, Kenya. (Jolie was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton from 2000 to 2003.)
And with that now iconic photo, the term Brangelina was born. Pitt and Jolie embarked on a long-term partnership before tying the knot in France, in August 2014. Earlier this month, the Maleficent star filed for divorce and requested physical custody of their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. She listed the separation date as September 15.
Days later, it was revealed that Pitt was being investigated — by the FBI — for child abuse stemming from an incident on his family’s private jet earlier this month. Amid the allegations, an insider told Us that Jolie’s inner circle is “running a smear campaign.”
Pitt, who was “blindsided” by the divorce filing, canceled a screening of his new film Voyage of Time on Wednesday, September 28. “I’m very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see,” he told Us in a statement.
Jolie, meanwhile, has been holed up in a rented Malibu home with their children and her advisers, Arminka Helic and Chloe Dalton. “Angie says she is going to destroy him,” one Jolie friend claimed to Us. “If something is broken, she just throws it away.”
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