They are the sexiest couple in Hollywood, but family and friends are afraid that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be 'Brangelina' for much longer.
Hollywood's golden couple have reportedly not been finding life together a bed of roses with constant fights and scraps putting an increasing strain on their relationship.
While the two try to keep their relationship, that blossomed on the sets of Mr and Mrs Smith, on track, Ange is said to be buckling under the pressure of not only post-natal depression, but also the stress caused by her mother's illness, and the relentless media attention on them and their family.
Pals say that Jolie in now desperate to escape the media circus surrounding her, and spend time travelling Africa while teaching her kids to be 'citizens of the world' – something Brad is not too keen on.
Also damaging their relationship is the fact that Pitt's family is still close to his ex wife, former 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston, and the fact that his grandmother Betty Russell declared that the actor was not ready to tie the knot until he was sure that he and Jolie would be 'together for ever'.
A colleague was befriended by the actress while filming the hugely popular film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider said that the actress wants some 'sort of life', but she and Brad were being watched like “circus freaks”.
“Having spoken to her, I just feel that Angelina is living like a caged animal. She and Brad are watched like circus freaks almost 24 hours a day, and I can't see how anyone can carry on like that. She wants something more than that sort of life and who can blame her?” the Daily Mail quoted the pal, as saying.
“My concern is that she thinks Brad is completely on the same page and wants the same things, and I don't think he does. There's no doubt he is in love with her, but she carries a lot of baggage. She is most definitely not normal and that's one of the appealing things about her, but I think it takes someone pretty special as a partner to be able to deal with that. I think she just wants to run away,” the pal added.