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Retrace the history of the newly separated couple's time together

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Summer 2004: Pitt and Jolie begin filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith together while Pitt is married to Jennifer Aniston. Both deny reports of an on-set romance, but later admit they fell in love on set.
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January 2005: Aniston and Pitt announce their separation after five years of marriage. She files for divorce in March citing "irreconcilable differences."
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July 2005: Pitt and Jolie do a "Domestic Bliss" photo shoot for W magazine portraying themselves as a happy family with children, though they still refuse to confirm their relationship. In response to the spread, Aniston says there's a "sensitivity chip" missing. Jolie adopts 6-month-old Zahara Marley from Ethiopia that same month.
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January 2006: Jolie confirms she's pregnant three months after Pitt's divorce to Aniston is finalized. A judge grants a request to change Zahara's and Jolie's previously adopted son Maddox's surnames to Jolie-Pitt. Pitt's legal adoptions of the children are finalized shortly after.
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May 2006: Jolie and Pitt's first biological child Shiloh is born in Namibia. Pitt and Jolie sell the first pictures of Shiloh for $4.1 and $3.5 million to People and OK, respectively, and donate the proceeds to charities.
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October 2006: Brad says he won't marry Jolie until "everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able." He repeats this stance in August 2009 and July 2011.
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March 2007: 3-year-old Pax is adopted from Vietnam. Since the country doesn't allow unmarried couples to adopt, Jolie adopts him as a single parent but legally changes his surname to Jolie-Pitt afterwards.
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May 2008: Pitt and a pregnant Jolie attend the Kung Fu Panda premiere in Cannes, during which co-star Jack Black revealed that Jolie was expecting twins.
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July 2008: The twins Knox and Vivienne are born in France. Pitt and Jolie sell the first images of them jointly to People and Hello! for $14 million with proceeds going to their charity The Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
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February 2012: The couple sue News of the World for falsely reporting they had separated. They win their lawsuit.
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April 2012: Pitt and Jolie, seen here wearing a ring, announce their engagement. Pitt explains that even though they made a declaration to wait, they likely won't follow through because the children want their parents to be married.
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February 2013: Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy and thanks Pitt for his support.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 09: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrives at the 15th Annual AFI Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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August 2014: Pitt and Jolie marry in Correns, France in a nondenominational civil ceremony. Maddox and Pax walk Jolie down the aisle, Zahara and Vivienne act as flower girls and Shiloh and Knox serve as ringbearers.
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards)

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi Opening Night Gala Premiere of Universal Pictures' 'By The Sea' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)