Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband of just over two years, citing irreconcilable differences.

TMZ broke the news last night, with claims that Jolie was upset with Pitt’s style of parenting and alleged substance abuse problems.

However, the actresses’s lawyer, Robert Offer, said in a statement that for Jolie it was about the health of her family.


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“The decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy”, he said.

The Oscar-winning actress’s court documents show that Jolie is also seeking full custody of the couple’s six children, ages 8 to 15.

While this includes visitation rights for Pitt, she did not seek any spousal support.

Pitt made a statement to People magazine, saying he was devastated about the situation but respects Jolie’s request for privacy.

“I am saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said.

“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

“Brangelina”, were undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s favourite and most well-known couples, who’s relationship blossomed during filming of the movie “Mr and Mrs Smith.”

Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston at the time.

Following Pitt’s split to Aniston in 2005, the couple began their romantic relationship and were married in an intimate ceremony in August 2014.

The couple have three biological children, and three adopted.