Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt and seeks full physical custody of their six children with visitation rights for Pitt.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 20, 2016) (COURT HANDOUT) – Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005, her attorney said in a statement on Tuesday (September 20), signalling the end of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples.
“This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” attorney Robert Offer said in the statement.
Jolie filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences as grounds for the split, court documents showed. She sought full physical custody of their six children with visitation rights for Pitt but did not seek spousal support. Jolie cited their separation date as Sept. 15.
Celebrity website TMZ, citing unnamed sources, reported Jolie was upset by Pitt’s parenting methods.
“I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said in a statement to People magazine. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Jolie and Pitt, known collectively as “Brangelina,” were one of the entertainment world’s most visible couples, due to their good looks, successful films and activism. They married in 2014 after 10 years together.