“I am very saddened by this,” Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to divorce
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, TMZ reports.
According to TMZ, Jolie filed the paperwork on Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
Sources tell TMZ that Jolie’s decision to file for divorce has to do with Pitt’s parenting style. She is very upset with his methods.
She’s reportedly asking for physical custody of their six children and asking the judge to give Pitt visitation.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Pitt said, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
The couple was together for more than a decade. They were married in August 2014 in a small, private ceremony in a chapel at Château Miraval in the village of Correns.
Pitt and Jolie have been the source of speculation about their relationship almost since the beginning.
Tongues first started wagging after the pair met on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in the summer of 2004, when Pitt was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston.
In January 2005, Pitt and Aniston announced that they were splitting.
Aniston filed for divorce in March 2005.
The following month, photos surfaced of Pitt, Jolie and her adopted son Maddox together in Kenya.
Jolie later adopted daughter Zahara from an orphanage in Ethiopia and in early 2006 she announced that she and Pitt were expecting a baby.
Shortly thereafter, Pitt was granted the right to legally adopt Maddox and Zahara.
Their daughter Shiloh was born in May 2006 and son Pax was adopted from an orphanage in Vietnam in March 2007.
Jolie gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in July 2008.
The couple announced their engagement in 2012.