Angelina Jolie Working With Real-Life Olivia Pope for Brad Pitt Divorce


Angelina Jolie wants to get through this with as little scandal as possible (see what we did there?).

E! News confirms that the A-lister’s team has hired famous crisis manager Judy Smith to help with her highly publicized divorce with Brad Pitt. And this is pretty interesting, considering Smith is the real-life Olivia Pope who inspired Kerry Washington’s character in the hit Shonda Rhimes series.

“She is typically a calming non-combative influence,” a source tells us. “Certainly seems like someone to give better advice than what she has been apparently been getting.”

In other words, it’s handled.

“Judy and her firm have a long history of handling issues that have unfortunately garnered too much attention in the public eye, and she knows how to push towards resolutions that are swift and discreet,” a source told People, who first reported the story.

Jolie will join a list of high-profile celebrities, including Michael Vick, Paula Deen and Monica Lewinsky, who also needed “the fixer” to calm the media thunderstorm surrounding their various scandals. Meanwhile, Smith joins celeb renowned lawyer Laura Wasser on the case, proving that Angie is creating quite the legal team.

One of the biggest concerns surrounding the divorce is the custody battle over their kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.

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