It started out as a very special birthday for Angelina Jolie — a surprise celebration at her rented mansion on Long Island, N.Y., featuring all six of her children, fresh flowers from the garden, a homemade cake — and her partner, Brad Pitt, who had put aside his problems with her and flown in from Los Angeles just for the June 4 party. “Brad made an effort to be with Angie,” says a close friend of the couple’s. “He was really hoping they would get along and enjoy themselves.” But, while Brad did go to a lot of trouble for Angelina’s 34th — presenting her with a specially commissioned painting of their family, as well as lingerie from Angelina’s favorite store, Agent Provocateur — it wasn’t long before the troubled couple erupted in a fight over Brad’s ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. “Things were going fine, and then Angie started accusing Brad of meeting Jen in LA,” says an associate. “It turned into a massive blowup, which left Brad more disillusioned than ever.”
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