They had the world’s most talked-about relationship and now Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going through an equally public split.
And no one claims to know more about it that investigative journalist Ian Halperin, who has made a documentary film about the couple called Broken: The Incredible Story of Brangelina.
During an interview with Today Extra, Halperin teased some of the explosive details that his film, to be released later this year, will explore.
“In the documentary…[I say] that the relationship was ripping at the seams for years. Poisonous barbs were being hurled at each other in the Jolie-Pitt household for so long,” the journo claims.
When host David Campbell asks Halperin about Brad’s recent confession that his “boozing problem” caused the split with 41-year-old Ange, he confirms that it will be covered in the film.
“I definitely deal with his alcohol tendencies and his liking for smoking marijuana in the film. Does that make him a bad father? Absolutely not,” Halperin says.
Though he is quick to point out that Broken aims to explore the truth behind the famous union, it seems pretty clear what side he’s on!
“What I did was try to give a very fair account. [Angelina] is a good ambassador, she has done some great stuff, she's visited impoverished nations, she has helped rape victims, I applaud her for that,” he says.
“But she is an extremely difficult person with volcanic temper, which drove Brad Pitt, which I say in the film, pretty much to becoming an alcoholic.”
What’s more, Halperin claims that Brad, 53, wanted out of the marriage first.
“He was blindsided with divorce papers by Angelina back in September of 2016 and what happened was she beat him to the punch,” he says.
“Because again, there were so many poisonous barbs between the two over the years, that Brad had threatened to get a divorce and she decided to beat him to the punch.”
The explosive new claims come after Brad’s tell-all interview publish in GQ Style several weeks back, which saw the star confess that his split was “self-inflicted” and caused by his substance abuse issues.
“I am those things I don't like. That is a part of me…I am those mistakes. I hit the lottery, and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits.”
The couple split in September 2016 after 11 years together.