The A-list couple married in August 2014 after meeing on set of the 2005 film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Over the years, both Pitt and Jolie have spoken about their decade-long relationship, including co-parenting their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Shiloh, 10, Zahara, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.
"We came out stronger on the other end," Pitt said. "She knows when I'm faking it better than anyone else, but the actor/director relationship is a very collaborative experience. It's really no different, and actually a great pleasure, 'cause you've got to trust your director. Who do I trust more than my wife?"
"It's an odd honeymoon," Jolie added. "A few weeks into it, we wondered if it was a good idea because [By the Sea] is heavy and it's a lot of fighting. But we had the thought that if we can do it, if we can be close in that way and that open as artists, then you push through and you really get closer and you learn something."
In the November 2015 issue of Vogue magazine, Jolie also opened up about her marriage and how she hoped it would never mirror the tumultuous relationship of the characters that she and Pitt portrayed in By the Sea. "Brad and I have our issues," she confided. "But if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn't have made the film."
Upon promoting By the Sea, Pitt praised his wife's directing abilities. "It's surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife," he told V magazine. "She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, and might I say sexy at her post. I trust her with my life."
In a rare joint interview with Tom Brokaw in October 2015, Jolie talked about the support she received from Pitt after undergoing a double mastectomy in 2013 and an ovary removal two years later, to reduce her risk of cancer. "I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was going to feel less of a woman," she said. "Because my husband wasn't going to let that happen."
Pitt added, "Whatever's got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done."
6. Brad on Having More Babies
In an interview with the Telegraph last year, Pitt opened up about managing his family of eight. "[There's] a lot of love, a lot of fighting, a lot of refereeing; a lot of teeth-brushing and spilling," he said. "Chaos, total chaos. But so much fun."
Pitt added that he and Jolie had planned on having more kids. "Listen, Angie and I were aiming for a dozen," he shared. "But we crapped out after six."
7. Domestic Life
Jolie implied that she and Pitt had a pretty normal marriage when she spoke to the Wall Street Journal last November. "We wake up, we make breakfast," she said. "In our domestic life, we're mom and dad. And often we're dorky mom and dad, which the kids find ridiculous."
8. Angelina's Real Talk
When talking to The Australian Women's Weekly, Jolie admitted that being a wife has it's ups and downs. "Maintaining a marriage and raising kids can be hard work," she said. "[We] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected… You have to really make sure that your work doesn’t get in the way. That you don’t do something that is going to put too much strain on your family."
9. Marriage 'Feels Different'
In an interview with Vanity Fair in December 2014, Jolie talked about getting married to Pitt after being together for years and having six children. "It does feel different," she shared. "It feels nice to be husband and wife."
The actress also revealed that their kids wrote wedding vows for them. "They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, 'Sorry,' if we do," she explained. "So they said, 'Do you?,' and we said, 'We do!'"
After news broke that Jolie had filed for divorce, Pitt released a statement to People, saying that he was "saddened" by the split. "What matters most now is the well-being of our kids," the statement continued. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."