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Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt's Bodyguard Got Paid Over $10,000 Per Month But Still Quit

TheThings logo TheThings 8/17/2022 Alex Passa
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Still today, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are making headlines for their former relationship. It is believed that Angie is suing the FBI for mishandling a situation involving Brad... It truly seems like the couple will forever be linked together.

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There final days together seemed tame, heading out to brunch with the kids just prior to their divorce. We'll take a look at other moments the couple had behind the scenes, like the experience of hiring a bodyguard, and what it was like for Mark Billingham taking on such a task.

He got paid quite the sum of money but as it turns out, the hours were very long.

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Had A Huge Staff Working For Them

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were known as Hollywood's super couple for a brief time period. Not only were they at the top of the Hollywood world but at home, they were taking care of six kids, Shiloh, Vivienne, Knox, Maddox, Pax and Zahara.

Of course, the couple got lots of help behind the scenes, and that included a variety of different nannies. Krisann Morel, a former nanny for the couple opened up about the experience working for the couple, stating that the nannies would rotate taking care of the children.

"There were so many helpers that she often had one nanny put her in bed at night and another one to wake her up in the morning," Morel told the publication about Jolie.

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Your Tango stated that even when times were tough between Jolie and Pitt, and two never showed it in front of its staff, nor the children, always keeping things as professional as possible.

Protection was also just as important for the couple, and it seems as though they were willing to pay top dollar for it.

Mark Billingham Made A Fortune As Brad And Angelina's Bodyguard, But The Hours Were Long

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had some insecurities and one of them involved the well-being of their children, especially given all the traveling the couple was doing at the time.

Hiring a security guard or bodyguard was of the utmost importance and the couple was not concerned about price.

Enter Mark Billingham, who worked as a celeb bodyguard for years. He opened up about the unique experience alongside The Sun.

"When I eventually left the military in 2007 and got a proper job I ended up as a bodyguard to celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe and Michael Caine. I earned really good money – three times as much as I was earning in the military. I think it was more than £10,000 a month."

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Billingham had a great relationship with both the couple and kids, however, the hours were a lot to handle, especially given that the bodyguard had kids of his own back at home.

He revealed to becoming a father-figure type with the kids. Though ultimately, it was a lot to handle over time.

"I fathered them, basically," he told Your Tango about his relationship with the kids.

“I never had a private life. I was exhausted. I lost direction in my own family life," he said. "In 17 months I was only home for six weeks. It was just too full-on."

An understandable decision made by Billingham despite the large pay.

Mark Billingham Enjoyed His Connection With Brad And Angelina's Kids

Sure, the hours were long, and it wasn't always easy. Nonetheless, the celebrity bodyguard revealed that he enjoyed working in the space, developing close relationships with clients and being able to see the normal side of them made things that much better.

"It was great. Behind closed doors, celebrities are just normal people. They laugh and joke and take the mickey out of each other. They were always respectful to me. If I ever said there was a security reason why they couldn't do something, they never questioned it – they trusted me 100 per cent."

Billingham further stated that this factor didn't diminish the stress level involved, he still needed to be on high alert at all time.

"With that sort of job, you're always looking at any threats to them. For example, there's always a danger of kidnap or somebody wanting to do something to become famous for 15 minutes – punch them or do something stupid. So your role is to make sure they're protected from that and enable them to have a normal life without being harassed all the time."

Quite the experience for Mark and one that gave the Jolie-Pitt family peace of mind.


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