12 Brangelina Moments That Make Us Mourn Their Split Even More

Maressa Brown | Sep 21, 2016 Celebrities

brad pitt angelina jolie famous magazinesUnless you're staunchly #TeamJen, you couldn't help but fall a little bit in love with the force of nature that was Brangelina. From the instant the couple's sexual tension crackled right off the screen during Mr. & Mrs. Smith to the debut of their heartwarming wedding photos, the couple has capitivated the whole world. Now that the dynamic pair are splitting up, there's no shame in getting a little sentimental. 

Here are 12 sexy, scandalous, and sentimental moments that we can't help but get a bit choked up at when we look back.  


Images via W magazine, People, Hello!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith


    Looking back on the movie that started it all, the couple's chemistry basically jumped off the screen.

    The pair has acknowledged it. In a 2008 interview with Rolling Stone, Brad said that Mr. & Mrs. Smith was his favorite Jolie movie, "because, you know ... six kids. [It's my favorite] because I fell in love."

  • The Shoot That Took the World by Storm

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    In June 2005, the couple appeared in a W magazine feature called "Domestic Bliss." The photos, taken in March of that year and just months after Brad and Jen Aniston separated, caused jaws to drop all over the globe. It was a pretty gorgeous shoot, TBH.

  • Adopting Zahara

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    In July 2005, Angelina adopted Zahara from Ethiopia as a single mom. But in October, she and Brad were photographed with Maddox and Zahara in Malibu. The world soon learned that the couple had filed to give both Maddox and Zahara the last name Jolie-Pitt. 

    A decade later in 2015, the couple commented on how special that moment was for them. "For me, the big moment was when [we] signed the [joint adoption] papers for Maddox and Zahara," Angelina explained to the New York Times. "That was a decision to parent together, to commit to being a part of each other's lives for the rest of my life. So [marriage] wasn't close in comparison."

    More from CafeMom: If 'Parenting Differences' Drove Brangelina to Divorce, We Totally Get It

  • Having Shiloh

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    In 2006, the world was transfixed by the fact that the most beautiful couple of all time was about to have their first baby together. Angelina gave birth to Shiloh in Namibia on May 27, telling the AP only a few days prior: "When we found out we were pregnant and thinking about where we would want to go, we thought we wanted to find a place that was a beautiful place that our other children would enjoy. And they have, they've had an amazing adventure. Also we just love this part of the world; our other daughter was born in Africa and so this is a special continent for us."

  • Adopting Pax

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    In March 2007, Angelina and Brad adopted Pax from Vietnam. Angelina told Hello! magazine about her new son: "I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life. I have four children and caring for them is the most important thing for me at the moment. I am very proud and happy to be their mother."

  • Their Red Carpet Debut

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    Sure, when Mr. & Mrs. Smith came out in '05, the couple walked the red carpet together -- but not as an official couple. Fast-forward to December 2006 when this iconic shot was taken of the pair during their first red carpet as ~Brangelina~.

    More from CafeMom: 8 Tweets That Sum Up the Breakdown We (& the Internet) Had Post-#Brangelina

  • 'Making it Right' Together in New Orleans

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    In January 2007, the couple bought a historic mansion in New Orleans's French Quarter. It ended up being their homebase in the city while Brad worked on his Make It Right project to rebuild the city following Hurricane Katrina. (Here, the whole brood is pictured in 2011 taking a walk in New Orleans together.)

  • Pregnancy #2

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    In early 2008, Angelina debuted her second baby bump at the Independent Spirit Awards. Little did we know that she was pregnant with not just one more baby but two!

  • The Twins Arrive!

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    In August 2008, Brangelina introduced the twins Knox and Vivienne in People magazine. It was a special moment for the family, and we feel lucky that we got a glimpse inside it.

    More from CafeMom: Angelina Jolie's 11 Most Memorable Fashion Moments of All Time

  • The Big Engagement

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    In 2012, after rumors had been circulating for years that Brangelina had secretly tied the knot, it happened for real! And Brad gave Angie a $1 million ring. Brad's rep confirmed the engagement to the press, saying, "Yes, it's confirmed. It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy."

  • Brad's Unwavering Support of Angie's Health

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    In May 2013, Angelina revealed to the world that she had gotten a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she had tested positive for the BRCA1 gene, which increases her risk of getting breast cancer.

    Later, in 2015, Brad discussed the matter on TODAY, expressing heartwarming support for his fiancee: "There was no vanity to my wife's approach. It was mature ... she was doing it for the kids, and she was doing it for her family so we could be together."

  • Here Comes the Bride ...

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    The couple fiiiinally tied the knot in August 2014 at their French chateau. The bride wore a gown designed by Atelier Versace, featuring drawings by the Jolie-Pitt children.

    More from CafeMom: How Angelina Jolie's Kids Stole the Show at Her Wedding to Dad Brad

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