LATEST: The reason behind Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston's separation
remains unclear, with at least three different theories for the split being put
forward - two of which involve Angelina Jolie.
Pitt publicist Cindy Guagenti issued a statement on behalf of the couple
on Friday (07JAN05), in which it was announced they have officially separated
after four and a half years of marriage.
The most common reason being given for the split is that the couple argued
over whether or not to have children.
Pitt, 41, is reportedly keen to become a father while former FRIENDS star
Aniston is said to want to concentrate on her movie career.
Another theory is that Aniston, 34, heard Pitt and his MR + MRS SMITH
co-star Jolie engaging in 'phone sex'.
A source tells British newspaper the NEWS OF THE WORLD, "(Brad and
Angelina) would speak on the phone all the time - always speaking in hushed
tones. There was no hiding their affection for each other.
"Jennifer listened in on the conversation via another extension. I don't
know if she accidentally picked up the phone or deliberately did that. Either
way, she went ballistic."
And, in a further explanation involving sexy TOMB RAIDER star Jolie, UK
tabloid the DAILY STAR SUNDAY writes that the marriage finally collapsed
because Pitt adores playing father to Jolie's adopted son, MADDOX.
An insider tells the publication, "Jen became furious when he pointed out
that, at 29, Angelina is six years younger than her and is managing to combine
motherhood and a successful career."