A man of exceptional talent and good looks, Brad Pitt has been a household name since the 1990s. Born as William Bradley Pitt in Shawnee, Oklahoma, he has established himself as one of the most successful actors today. The handsome star wasn’t always set on acting though. Before moving to Los Angeles, he attended the University of Missouri where he studied journalism and advertising. He struggled at first to establish his newfound entertainment career, but in 1991, he was finally recognized for his role in the classic film Thelma & Louise. He soon appeared in A River Runs Through It, Interview with a Vampire, and Legend of the Falls, solidifying his place in Hollywood.

Not only did his career take off, but so did his relationship and love life. In 1995, Brad Pitt starred in the film Seven, alongside Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow. The film generated an international success and happy celebrity romance for Paltrow and Pitt. The Hollywood couple were together for three years and were even engaged before calling it off in 1997. The following year, he met Friends favorite Jennifer Aniston. Their killer looks made them an instant It couple, and the media couldn’t get enough. Despite their highly-publicized celebrity relationship, the Hollywood couple managed to wed in a private Malibu ceremony in 2000. In 2005, they made a shocking announcement that they were breaking up. Soon, reports surfaced that Pitt had cheated on America’s Sweetheart with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie. Although the actor denies that he stepped out on his first wife, he does admit to falling in love with Jolie while filming.

The new celebrity couple was dubbed “Brangelina.” Just a year later, the actress confirmed that she was pregnant with Pitt’s baby. The Jolie-Pitt family quickly grew: The pair adopted three children together (sons Maddox and Pax and daughter Zahara) and also welcomed three biological children (daughter Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox). After seven years together, they announced their celebrity engagement in 2012. Much to their children’s delight, they finally tied the knot in a private ceremony in France during the summer of 2014. Thanks to their ability to balance family and career while also focusing on humanitarian and political causes, the celebrity couple has set the bar high for other Hollywood pairs.

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