On 20 September 2016, actress Angelina Jolie's filing for divorce from her actor husband Brad Pitt was international headline news. Shortly afterwards, what appeared to be a news article reporting that Jolie was sending her adopted children "back" to orphanages in order to concentrate on her film career:
According to latest reports, Angelina Jolie has decided she does not want her 6 adopted children anymore and is reportedly sending them back to the orphanage to focus on the upcoming film Maleficent 2, which she agreed to star in.
Many are stunned by the separation of one of Hollywoods most loved couples. According to reports, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce after she found out Pitt was having an affair with Marion Cotillard.
However, probably even more shocking than that, came afterward when Jolie told reporters she would give away her 6 beautiful adopted children, telling reporters “These children remind me of that lowlife scumbag i used to call my husband, i never want to see them again, i’m sending them to Africa. I need to focus on my career and Malificent Two, which i will be in."
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Angelina Jolie's filing for divorce triggered a media frenzy along with several opportunist rumors. In the immediate wake of the news, Brad Pitt became the subject of an Internet celebrity death hoax (as had Angelina Jolie a month earlier), a schlocky love memoir, and satirical remarks attributed to former wife Jennifer Aniston.