The Hollywood power couple had previously stood side by side in the tourist attraction, but have been moved apart after Jolie filed for divorce. The current works of Pitt and Jolie were unveiled to honour Pitt’s 50th birthday in 2013, replacing the original models which debuted in 2005.
“We reacted quickly to yesterday’s news of the separation of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their plans to divorce by mirroring the separation in the attraction,” said a Madame Tussauds spokesperson.
Following the news that has shocked celebrity watchers worldwide, we can confirm we have separated Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's figures. pic.twitter.com/2juLFaZJED— Madame Tussauds (@MadameTussauds) September 21, 2016
“The couple’s wax figures, which were launched in 2013, have been split up and are now featured at a respectful distance from each other. “Angelina is keeping Nicole Kidman company and Brad Pitt is with his several time co-star Morgan Freeman.”
The couple had been together for 14 years after meeting on the set of 2005 film Mr and Mrs Smith, and were married in 2014.
The Jolie-Pitts, whose divorce made headlines on Tuesday after 12 years together and two years of marriage, are staples at Madame Tussauds locations around the world. There have been several different incarnations of them throughout the years. Important to know is that each figurine costs an estimated $300,000 to construct.
|Ahead of Brad’s 50th birthday in 2013, the London venue debuted this waxy couple — and Angie’s leg. (Photo: Getty Images)|
|A year before, they were all dressed up against the Sydney skyline. (Photo: Getty Images)|
|This is what German tourists get to see. Brad Pitt, channeling Daniel Craig, with a sparkly looking Angie. (Photo: Getty Images)|
|When the Hollywood venue opened in 2010, these two were main attractions for fans looking for funny photo ops. (Photo: Getty Images)|
|We’re not wax-figure experts, but we think they’ve come a long way since these two debuted in London in 2008. Is that really supposed to be Brad? (Photo: FilmMagic)|
- Standard Uk, Yahoo! Celebrity