How Angelina Jolie Told Brad Pitt She Was Leaving

Nothing, save for a ruined Birkin, is sadder than seeing a once-proud man grovel. And yet that’s exactly what went down between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, according to People magazine’s latest report. They claim Brad was blindsided by Angie filing for divorce, and that she told him she was leaving a mere 48 hours before filing.

“She sat down, talked to Brad and offered to file [for divorce] together,” a source close to the actress revealed. “She said, ‘This is what I’d like to do.’ She explained everything. Angelina did what she felt she needed to do.”

But Brad, “wrecked” and shocked, begged her to reconsider or at least pump the brakes a little bit.

“He was appealing to her to do this quietly – not to save the marriage but to consider the well-being of the children – and it was ignored,” said a Pitt source. “He is just wrecked by this.”

Realizing that her mind was made up and that she really was leaving, Brad then tried to get her to slow things down so they could acclimate the kids to the upheaval…but to no avail.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

“He was willing to do anything, change any habit, change any lifestyle, to do what had to be done to make this work,” adds the source. “And by ‘make this work,’ that means doing what has to be done to make even a split one that is amicable and in the best interests of the children.”

Surprise, surprise, Angelina Jolie is stubborn. What a shock, did not see that coming.

Do you think that Angie owed it to Brad–and their brood–to press pause a bit on the proceedings? Or do you think that getting this over quickly is the smart way to go?