As Pitt and Jolie are super-rich, popular, famous, well-liked, beautiful actors, you would think that they would find a way to avoid the trashy accusations of divorce court. They can each in one movie make more money than the rest of us can spend in our entire lives.
They claimed that they did not get married earlier because they were waiting for same-sex marriages, and only got married because their kids nagged them into it.
They had waited for gay marriage to become legal, with Pitt telling Esquire magazine in 2006: "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able to." sourceNevertheless, Jolie is making accusations that could win her as much as $50 million in child support payments.
It is all about money. The bad incentives are huge.