Angelina Jolie shocked world by kissing her brother at Oscars and declaring love for him
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There have been many controversial moments at the Oscars, but few compare to when Angelina Jolie and her brother made a bold declaration of their love on the red carpet.
When giving her acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress award, Jolie mentioned her older brother, James Haven, 26, who had accompanied her to the ceremony.
In a fluster, Jolie said: "I’m in shock, and I’m so in love with my brother right now.
"He just held me and said he loved me, and I know he’s so happy for me. And, um, thank you for that."
Outside, the siblings took their closeness to another level, right in front of the media.
While posing for pictures with her golden statue, Jolie turned and kissed Haven on the lips, cementing their place in tabloid history.
The smooch generated headlines around the world and popped up in interviews for years after.
When asked about the kiss a few months later, Jolie insisted that the peck was nothing more than 'brotherly' love.
Jolie told Entertainment Weekly: "My parents really loved that moment, and that’s what will always matter."
Haven has also been probed over the backstory to the infamous kiss.
Talking to the Daily Mail in 2007, he said: "I did not give Angie a French kiss. It was something simple and lovely. She was about to go off to Mexico to finish filming Original Sin with Antonio Banderas.
"I congratulated her on the Oscar win and gave her a quick kiss on the lips. It was snapped and became a big thing."
The two siblings remain close, with Haven reportedly looking after Jolie's kids while she was working out with her divorce with Brad Pitt.
Jolie, who has since been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, has form for grand declarations of love.
When she was married to her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton, the two took to wearing vials of each other's blood around their necks.
Speaking of the unusual arrangement in 2014, Thornton insisted it didn't seem so strange at the time.
The Bad Santa actor said: "She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter's baby hair in one.
"Same thing. From that we were wearing quart jars of blood around our necks.
"And we were vampires and we lived in a dungeon."