Friday, December 11, 2009

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt look so in love at charity ball

A newly released unauthorised biography claims there are 'irreparable tensions' in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship, but there was certainly no sign of strain as they attended a charity ball in Los Angeles last night.

The tactile couple didn't leave each other's side as they mingled among the star-studded crowd at a UNICEF ball at the Beverly Wilshire.

The couple, who have six children, revelled in their night off parent duty and stole romantic moments at every opportunity.

Angelina, 34, a UNICEF ambassador, was seen gazing adoringly at her 46-year-old partner of five years and at one point ran her fingers through his hair.

While there were a host of stars at the event, including George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bruce Willis and Cindy Crawford, the couple were most interested in chatting with time with surprise guest Muhammad Ali.
They both appeared star-struck as they shook hands with the former boxer, who is considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all time.

Angelina even launched in for a hug with the 67-year-old, who suffers from Parkinson's Syndrome.

It was clear that the Hollywood couple remain unshaken by the allegations made in Ian Halperin's new book, Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

'They've broken up so many times it would make your head spin,' the author claims, declaring the couple will break up by 'Christmas 2010.'

But it all looked rosy last night as they put their support behind the charity.

The evening was designed to honour individuals who made key contributions to UNICEF's mission to save and improve children lives worldwide.

Producer and long-time philanthropist Jerry Weintraub was honored as Man of the Year with UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award.

The evening raised more money for the organisation than any UNICEF Ball to date.

Weintraub, Pitt, Clooney, Damon and Don Cheadle allo donated $250,000 to help the organisation's mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children from 24,000 to zero.

Weintraub directed the actor's in Ocean's Eleven and it's follow-up franchise.

Other guests included Joan Collins, Larry David, Selena Gomez, Benji Madden and Joel Madden and Alyssa Milano.