Reasons For Pressing Pause On Divorce
Amid all those reports announcing that Brad and Angelina were halting or even calling off the divorce and reconciling, tabloids responded with everything from cheers at the alleged return of Brangelina to more speculation about the children. A celebrity family law attorney, Stacy Phillips, talked with The Recorder about all those reports of reconciliation and the silence that both Jolie and Pitt have maintained amid it all.
“I think there are three likely explanations,” said Phillips, who as one of the top family law attorneys in the nation has worked on cases involving high-profile figures such as Britney Spears, Axl Rose, Bobby Brown, and Whitney Houston.
Reason One: Protect Their Six Kids
The first reason for Brad and Angelina to halt their divorce is connected with maintaining their privacy and protecting their children, according to the legal expert. Stacy pointed to the extraordinary amount of publicity when the split was first announced and emphasized that the focus is on taking care of their kids.
“There was way too much publicity earlier and they don’t want their children to be collateral damage.”
Reason Two: Explore Their Relationship
In conjunction with holding onto their privacy, Phillips speculated that Brad and Angelina might be taking time to explore their relationship within the context of the divorce. That reason would mean that although the divorce is still on, although temporarily halted, Pitt and Jolie are attempting to figure out their new relationship privately without the media and public analyzing every move.
Reason Three: Explore Reconciliation
And the third possible reason for Pitt and Jolie to press pause on the divorce, according to Phillips, is all about reconciling.
“And three, they may be exploring getting back together.”