Ian Halperin: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Splitting for the Kids

January 28, 2010 By:
Ian Halperin: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Splitting for the Kids

The rumor of the moment is that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are heading for splitsville! While many claim the story is true, sources close to the couple have come forward squashing the rumor.

Angie’s own father Jon Voight even called the rumor “nonsense” and a close friend claims the power couple was out to dinner when the breakup rumor broke.

So are Brad and Angelina laughing off the rumors behind closed doors? According to Ian Halperin, the answer is no. The author of “Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie” spoke with Hollyscoop to tell us the controversial side of the story.

"The first two years they were in the honeymoon stage. Then they woke up and realized that they certainly are not the most compatible couple and argue about everything," Halperin tells Hollyscoop exclusively.

So what's the reason for the split? "Compatibility issue," says Halperin. "It's been going on for so long all...the fighting and disagreements."

Halperin also believes the couple is splitting up for the sake of their kids. "When you have six kids and you're fighting all the time, it's not conducive to their well-being," says the author.

Earlier this week Howard Stern made headlines when he said he had confirmation that the couple had split. While Howard wouldn't reveal his sources, Halprin says he would have never made that comment if he wasn't 100% sure.

Halperin also believes James Desborough, the reporter who broke the news for News of the World would never have reported it if it wasn’t true. Halperin says, "He never gets his facts wrong. He's a rock solid reporter!"

According to Desborough, Brad and Angie signed documents for separation in "early January."

"It seemed clear they want the world to know they'll both play a part in the upbringing of the children," the source said. "But Angelina will actually be the one who lives with them full-time."

Halperin and Desborough both seem to have information that not even close family members of the power couple know. But ultimately this will come down to Brad and Angie either making a statement to the public, or continuing to stay private with their lives, separately or together.