Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt are considered Hollywood royalty. They make for one of the most famous couples in America. Few couples in contemporary show business have commanded more attention than they have. It was reported this week that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce.
To explain why America is so interested in the lives of these two well-known celebrities, we welcome back frequent CYInterview guest, psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig for some analysis. This year, she released a new book titled Your Best Age is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life.
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On why so many people are interested in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt reportedly getting a divorce, Dr. Ludwig says this:
“I think when we see people on television and they become a part of our lives, even though it’s via the media, in our brain it really feels like they’re part of our life story. And I think it’s such a familiar theme, the love triangle, winning love, losing love. There was Team Angelina and Team Jennifer and it’s just a story that really resonated for everybody because they probably had a similar experience in their life, either feeling like they lost a love to somebody else or feeling like their love was so powerful, the rules that normally exist, don’t have to exist anymore.”
When parents separate, children are impacted. Dr. Ludwig offers this advice to any couple divorcing with children and that includes Brad and Angelina:
“I think the key is, you know, really to sit down with your kids together and let them know even if one person is talking so that the kids know that both parents are discussing this together. You can inform your children that things will look different, but what will be the same is that they will still be loved, for parents to give permission to the children to love both parents. If there’s another person in the picture, I don’t think it’s necessary to say, ‘I found somebody else.’ Because sometimes children feel, well, will I be next? Will I be replaced next? But to, you know, tell your child, ‘Listen, my life is moving in a different direction that I need to move in.’ And allow kids to feel sad about it, and to experience the loss and to underscore the normalcy of that.”
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