Mag: Brad Pitt “Sleepless” and Terrified About Angelina Jolie’s Humanitarian Work

Truth rating: 2

By Daniel Gates


It would be nice if tabloids wrote about Angelina Jolie’s humanitarian work for the right reasons. Once again, a magazine is using the actress-director’s frequent trips on behalf of the United Nations as a wedge between her and Brad Pitt.

Life & Style claims Pitt recently broke down at a party in New York for Jolie’s In The Land of Blood and Honey, with an “emotional confession” about his fears for her safety. He supposedly “lamented” Jolie’s insistence on visiting dangerous regions, explaining that he chooses not to go with her because he’s scared to orphan their children.

But that’s not all, says Life & Style, which adds, “Sleepless nights are spent hoping the mother of his six children strapped on her helmet correctly or adjusted her bulletproof vest just right.” The tab quotes Pitt as allegedly fretting, “Angie’s a target.” All of this is touching, but it’s another example of an outlet trying to create drama where none exists.

Pitt and Jolie are aware of the real dangers associated with her humanitarian work – but Life & Style is overstating his reaction to it so as to generate controversy. As a Goodwill Ambassador, she’s not fighting in any wars or being shot by enemies. She’s going to places stricken by poverty, disease and starvation – and is comfortable in those environments.

A source close to the couple tells Gossip Cop that Pitt is obviously concerned for Jolie’s well being when she travels abroad – or even when she’s in the U.S. – but the notion that he recently gave an “emotional confession” about his fears at a party is absurd. We’re told he “sleeps soundly” knowing that Jolie has the best people possible ensuring her safety on these trips, and that the story is “false.”

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