At first, it just seemed like the legal issues would focus on the distribution of money. However, no fan of either or both was too concerned about that. After all, the couple is known to have created a pre-nup agreement when they tied the knot 2 years ago.
Also, there was the issue of getting some action on the side. But that is common in Hollywood. However, some were taken aback that Angelina was not "enough" for Brad.
But, now the situation darkens.
Angelina has accused Brad of alleged child abuse on a plane trip. The FBI has reported that it is investigating the matter. At stake can be Brad's ability to stay out of prison and his brand as a good guy we pay money to see in the movies. Until now, his persona has been a genial one. In addition, we respected his acting talent.
No surprise, as LawNewz reports, Brad has hired lawyer to celebrities such as Charlie Sheen - Lance Spiegel. He specializes in family law. That umbrella practice includes divorce and custody issues.
It is often personal matters which can end a career. Recall how much-loved Eddie Fisher was dropped by his fans when he left America's sweetheart Debbie Reynolds for Liz Taylor. The latter went on to drop him. Her career continued to flourish. His never recovered. His image as a good guy outweighed his talent. So, he couldn't leverage a comeback on performance art.
Angelina, The Good Mother, currently has the upper hand in the battle for support from myriad constituencies.
In addition to the top-notch legal representation, Brad needs a powerhouse public relations agency. A woman scorned, we know from Mia Farrow, can be relentless in ongoing attempts to destroy the brand of a former lover.