Remember all those rumors that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split because she didn't want children? They were spread by Angelina Jolie.
"It was Angelina who came up with the whole story about Jennifer not wanting to have kids," a source connected to 20th Century Fox, which produced "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," said. "She was convinced that is the story that would resonate with all these women who saw her as a man-stealing bitch."
Pitt was furious when he heard about the mean-spirited whisper campaign that his new girlfriend was spreading about his ex-wife. He ordered Jolie to stop the rumors.
Pot-puffing Pitt & paranoid Jolie on road to breakup amid loud & 'scary' fights - NYPOST.com
I think many suspected that Jolie was the source of the rumors, but his is the first official confirmation I have seen.
I flipped through Ian's book (I wouldn't buy it), and he also claimed that Jen had a miscarriage in 2004 (when Pitt was already sleeping with Jolie).
So, maybe Jen was telling the truth when she told Vanity Fair that she wanted children and that was not the reason behind the split.
Jolie seems to be a real piece of work. If you flip through Ian's book, you get the impression that she is a master manipulator who is constantly using the technique of "misdirection" to deflect attention from scandals she is involved in.
An example he used is that when the rumors about Jolie being intimate with her brother surfaced, she married Billy Bob to distract attention from that scandal - that the relationship with Billy Bob was not real; he was a friend who wanted to take of her (she had just checked herself into a mental hospital.) Then when the story about her illegally adopting Maddox was about to break, Jolie announced her break up with Billy Bob to again shift the focus.
I have to hand it to the woman. She was a woman who slept with a married man and broke up a popular relationship. But by making children the focus, she successfully got many people to believe his wife was at fault for the split. And she shifted the focus of her and Brad's relationship away from infidelity to family and charitable giving so well that she's honestly got millions of people believing she's a charitable saint.