By now you’ve likely heard Brangelina have called it quits. Sources tell TMZ that it’s due to Brad Pitt’s ‘consumption of weed and alcohol’ and alleged anger issues. Whatever the real reason is, Jolie is prepared for any potential legal action that may lie ahead. The mother of six has hired Hollywood attorney Laura Wasser to represent her through the divorce proceedings – the same lawyer who handled her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton.
“The best we can say is it was amicable and they’re glad it was completed expeditiously,” AP reports Wasser as saying after the Jolie-Thorton divorce.
Wasser also represented Denise Richards when she left Charlie Sheen, Maria Shriver during her divorce proceedings from Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Kim Kardashian after her infamous 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries.
In 2012 she told Dame magazine she wasn’t intending to follow her father’s footsteps who was also famous for conducting divorce proceedings.
“For a minute, I worked at the Western Law Center for disability rights, writing up briefs to put safety things in public bathrooms,” she said. “But then I split up with my husband, and I needed to make a living. So I told my dad, ‘I don’t think it’s going to work out’. And he said, ‘Great, take care of it.’ That was my first case.”
Since then she’s represented Britney Spears, Anna Farris, Ashlee Simpson, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Reynolds, and Heidi Klum to name a few.
“There’s a mythology of Laura Wasser in Hollywood,” said Brian Grazer, co-founder of Imagine Entertainment, who hired Wasser in 2006. “She has a reputation for being tough.”
That’s why she’s called the Disso Queen (dissolution, that is).