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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got commitment tattoos together before shock split

Hollywood’s former power couple were ‘bound’ by a tattoo artist not long before they went their separate ways.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

Their sudden separation came as a shock to many in Hollywood, but it’s now emerged that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got tattoos symbolising their commitment to each other just a few months before they parted ways.

In newly released photos, Angelina can be seen getting a tattoo from ex Thai monk Ajarn Noo Kanpai, alongside her then-husband Brad Pitt while the two were in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in February 2016.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

The couple got tattoos meant to ‘symbolically bind them as husband and wife’ in February last year.

The actress – who was in Cambodia to direct her Netflix film First They Killed My Father – got three new sak yant tattoos on her back from Kanpai (a traditional style involving geometric patterns, lines of script and animal shapes). Brad, meanwhile, got a Buddhist symbol tattooed on the left side of his stomach.

Angelina flew the tattoo artist in from Bangkok in order to get the ink, which was meant to symbolise her and Brad’s commitment to each other. The former couple would go on to separate just a few months later, in September.

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Angelina later returned to Cambodia for her first official appearance post-split with her children Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10 and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne in tow.

Together, the family celebrated the premiere of First They Killed My Father with a free public screening of the movie.

Based on a memoir by Loung Ung and recounting her personal experiences during the horrific Khmer Rouge years, the film is due to be released on Netflix later this year.

Angelina took the kids along to the premiere of First They Killed My Father in Cambodia.

The actress and director made her first public appearance post-split at the film’s premiere.

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