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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt, actors give separate statements

21 September 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are the talk of the town now after it has been confirmed that the actor and the actress have separated days ago and she filed for divorce on Tuesday.

Jolie cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up and she did not ask for any child or spousal support for their six children together. As per the documents, Pitt and Jolie have separated after two years and one months of being married. Jolie also stated that she is seeking physical custody over their six children and is asking the court to grant Pitt visitation rights.

Aside from that, Jolie asked to keep miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects as well as earnings from after the date of their separation to be determined at a later date. The two have released statements about the divorce but did not suffice the public with details.

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." As for Jolie, she said via her attorney Robert Offer that the decision was made for the health of their family and will not be commenting on the matter at this time as they ask for privacy during this ordeal.

It is believed that Pitt and Jolie have split because of his co-star in his new movie, Marion Cottilard , “Allied.” There have been no comments about Cottilard being linked to Pitt.

Pitt and Jolie met when they co-starred in the 2005 flick “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” Pitt was then married to actress Jennifer Aniston. However, Aniston filed for divorce months after. Later, Pitt, Jolie, and her adopted son, Maddox, were photographed in Kenya. Pitt and Jolie have six children together but only have one who was naturally conceived.

Jolie and Pitt got engaged in 2012 and in 2013, she underwent a preventive double mastectomy. Other speculations leading to the divorce include Jolie not taking care of herself as Pitt reportedly threatened separation because she is getting thinner and thinner by the day.