Dear Gossips,

I mean, I had it marked on the calendar and everything, not that it needed to be. Because it’s a day that will live in gossip infamy – on September 20, 2016 at 1030am ET… do you remember what happened?

I do! I did! I will forever! And still I blanked. I’m sorry for blanking. If I’m honest, even though my day yesterday was pretty jacked, the truth is, I had dinner plans at one of my favourite restaurants. And all I could think about was the Tiger’s Milk Ceviche and the So Fly Rice at Pinky’s Ca Phe.

Anyway, the anniversary. The Anniversary. Was yesterday. Of …

The End of Brange. The end of a celebrity supernova, the end of an era. And the beginning of World War Brange. Do you miss them though? I know some of you do, because I hear it from you in my inbox. And I do too. Gossip is also kind of terrifying now that they’re not together anymore. In both a good way and a bad way. A good way because at some point, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will move on to new love. Which of course is great for gossip. But also… worrying about who those people might be is a constant source of anxiety to me. And that, too, is great for gossip.

Until then, to commemorate a year since Brange broke, here’s a retrospective of what was. Now that all this time has passed, it really becomes obvious how their body language changed, non? By the end, when they were promoting By The Sea, look how stiff they were, how formal. Have you seen By The Sea? The film was not well received. And it’s now become more of a curiosity since Brange ended. Earlier this year though, one of my favourite critics, Angelica Jade Bastien, wrote such a gorgeous, like so f-cking gorgeous, essay about The Venomous Beauty of By The Sea - read it if you haven’t already and then, if you have the time, revisit By The Sea and tell me if it doesn’t change your perspective.

There are a ton of photos attached below. Please click through to see them all. 

Yours in gossip,

Lainey