"She wants someone more worldly, more serious," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Halperin as saying. “Jolie sees herself on the arm of someone on the world stage," he added.
Halperin, who published Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, said that the actress's constant campaigning for human rights and role as a UN goodwill ambassador is a sign of things to come.
"There are only two role models she now wishes to emulate - Jackie Onassis and Diana, Princess of Wales," he said. A close friend says Jolie believes she can be this era's Diana. She told me: ''She thinks she can be a similarly powerful and charismatic figure in global political circles,''" he added.
Break-up rumours swirled last month following revelations the couple had nutted out a USD 330 million separation agreement.