Angelina Jolie: Tell-All Book Reveals Her Shockingly Troubled Past
But it’s the shocking details of the star’s childhood that make up the most compelling pieces of Andrew Morton’s celebrity dirt-fest, “Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography.” In fact leaked material from the book has garnered up so much hype, that the release date has been moved from August 3 to July 31, writes USA Today.
Pop Eater describes some of the juicier tales of Angelina’s childhood, and we’ve got them for you below:
“An affair Jolie’s famous father Jon Voight had with starlet Stacey Pickren when Jolie was only a few months old tore apart her family. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand moved out of the posh Beverly Hills high-rise where baby Angelina lived with her dad and was taken care of by nannies. A bitter Bertrand rarely came to see her daughter during the first year of her life because Jolie reminded her too much of her philandering husband.”
Andrew Morton also writes about “Jolie’s battle with heroin, cocaine and anorexia during her teens and early 20’s, her bisexuality, the loss of her virginity at age 14 to a boy named Anton – whom her mother let move into their house – and her addictive romantic relationships with men and women.”
While married to her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina rekindled her relationship with an old girlfriend, and later, began an affair with actor Timothy Hutton.
Just before her marriage to Billy Bob Thornton in 2000, Angelina’s mother checked her into the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA for three days. “In her heightened state, struggling to stay off heroin and wrestling her addiction to Billy Bob, Angie went to pieces,” Morton writes.
Angelina also had her eyes set on Brad long before they met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Morton claims. His version of Jolie’s relationship with Pitt places Angelina in the role of calculating villain. “That corn-fed boy was toast,” Morton writes. Later he revealed, “As Angie shook her hand, Jennifer could have been excused for wondering whether she was extending her long slim fingers in friendship or sizing up her next victim, like a hangman judging the length of rope needed for the drop.”
Are you interested in reading Andrew Morton’s Angelina tell-all?