Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Triumph in Tabloid Lawsuit

A British court rules in favor of Brangelina, calling an article about their breakup "false and intrusive"

Don't mess with Brangelina! The company behind the U.K. tabloid News of the World is now paying the price, literally, for publishing a false story alleging that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie broke up.

Today in London's High Court, according to BBC News, the couple's lawyer (Pitt and Jolie were not present) said that Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers accepted that its published allegations were "false and intrusive." 

The article in question, first published in January, boasted a front page headline that read "Pitts all over" and claimed the couple had met with a lawyer to legally separate and negotiate custody arrangements for their six children. Once the story hit newsstands, "the couple felt they had no alternative than to sue," said the couple's attorney.

News of the World will now pay an undisclosed amount to the couple (who are reportedly donating the cash to their Jolie-Pitt Foundation) and are also agreeing to publish an apology.

Do you think famous couples should sue over breakup rumors? Chime in below!

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