Jen has been in Manhattan filming The Baster, and sources tell Star she was determined to arrange a get-together with Brad, who was watching the kids at the Waldorf-Astoria while Angie filmed Salt. “Jen made two appointments at the hotel’s Guerlain Spa, hoping she would run into Brad,” an insider says. But she wasn’t leaving it all to chance.
“Jen called Brad to say she was in New York and would love to see him,” the insider reveals. “She wanted to talk to him about some things on her mind. Brad was only too happy to catch up.”
When Angelina arrived back at their hotel on March 24 after a long, grueling day on the set, Brad let her know he’d decided to meet Jen for lunch. But for Angie, it wasn’t just a simple lunch date - it was yet another instance of Jen crowing their relationship. Angie was blindsided, shocked and hurt. “She yelled at him for a half-hour,” and insider says. Brad couldn’t get a word in to explain, and Angie wasn’t interested in listening to his excuses. “She walked out of the room and told Brad, ‘I can’t even look at you right now.’” Her chauffeur picked her up, and she rode around the city for hours, stewing.
When Angie returned, she still hadn’t cooled off. “She confronted Brad with, ‘Don’t you dare try to see her!’” a friend reveals…
Livid, Angie stormed into the kids’ rooms and told them to get their things together quickly. “She told them they were going on another adventure,” the insider says. As they gathered their toys, “she pulled Brad into her bedroom and hissed, ‘We are leaving the city right now!’”