News of the World was first to run the split story, reporting on January 24th that Pitt and Jolie had agreed to divide their assets and made arrangements over the custody of their children.
But Brad and Angie have now hired lawyers to dispel the rumor once and for all. According to the AP, Keith Schillings, of Schillings lawyers, said in a statement Monday that they had begun legal proceedings against the News of The World newspaper.
Schillings said said the report involved "false and intrusive allegations" and that the tabloid failed to meet a demand for a retraction and apology. He also said Sorrell Trope, a divorce lawyer in Los Angeles, denied claims she had been in contact with the couple.
He said in a statement, "I have had no contact from... Angelina Jolie and / or Brad Pitt. I have never met... your clients or had any involvement with either of them. The foregoing is true with respect to all other members of this firm."
A spokesperson for News Of The World has yet to comment. Does this make you believe that Brad and Angie are staying together? They did look awfully lovey-dovey at the Super Bowl yesterday. But was it just us, or did it seem like the PDA was all for show?