Dear Gossips,

Today is Brad Pitt’s 50th birthday. Conveniently Troy was on TV last night. Not going to lie – the only reason I stayed up watching it, enduring it (because it’s actually terrible), is to see his love scene with Rose Byrne, who was practically a different person back then. Brad Pitt doesn’t do love scenes that way anymore. Not unless they’re with the Jolie.

Some Gossip Nostalgia to start the day -- Troy is what Pitt was working on just before he turned 40 while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. The film went on to screen at Cannes which is where this photo was taken – one of the most famous pictures of them together, face to face, smiling, seemingly invulnerable. It was May. Pitt had already been shooting Mr & Mrs Smith for 3 months. His arrival in Cannes with his wife was supposed to put an end to the rumours.

And in the 10 years since, he’s moved on to a new partner, 6 children, picked up 2 more Oscar nominations, a 3rd possibly on the way, and, with World War Z, surpassed his previous biggest box office earner…which was Troy. Would you have predicted it?

Yours in gossip,