Actress Angelina Jolie has filed for a divorce from actor Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and romantic partner since 2005. According to her attorney, this would signal the end of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and powerful couples.
The Oscar-winning actress filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday (19-Sep), citing irreconcilable differences, court documents showed. Jolie sought full physical custody of their six children ages 8 to 15 with visitation rights for Pitt but did not seek spousal support. Jolie cited their separation date as Sept. 15.
“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 a statement.
According to Brad Pitt:
“I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. 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 a decade together.
Their relationship was steady fodder for tabloids with reports focusing on what role Jolie played in the breakup of Pitt’s marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston and, more recently, possible trouble in the marriage.
Some Latest Twitter feeds on the subject:
$400 million, Six children, and one love triangle that started it all. Here’s the Brangelina split, by the numbers. pic.twitter.com/sfyBgJZgnf
— E! News (@enews) September 20, 2016
“Love is officially dead,” were the first words my mom told me this morning. She’s the biggest #brangelina fan.
— Angela Go (@AngelaLianGo) September 20, 2016
Why are people associating Jennifer with #Brangelina they divorced over ten years ago
— danny (@dannysuschrist) September 20, 2016
IF #Brangelina CANT LAST NOBODY CAN YALL
— mere (@meredithwood_) September 20, 2016