One of the most famous, highest profile celebrity couples is headed for divorce court. This comes as a shock considering they’ve seemed like a well balanced, and very understanding family unit. Hopefully this all goes smoothly and doesn’t negatively impact their family, especially the kids. TMZ broke the story this morning and here’s what they had to say….
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids … TMZ has learned. Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences. She’s asking for physical custody of the couple’s 6 children. She is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation. It’s significant … she does not want Brad to have joint physical custody … only joint legal custody.
Sources connected with the couple tell us … Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children … she was extremely upset with his methods. We’re told there was no alleged “third person” … her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children.
Jolie, who’s being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support. Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016. They married in August 2014. They’ve been together since 2004. The last time we saw them together was in July when they took the twins, Knox and Vivienne, out for a birthday breakfast in West Hollywood.
FILES – A picture taken 12 November 2006 shows US actors Angelina Jolie (L), daughter Zahara (2L), husband Brad Pitt (R) and son Maddox taking a stroll on the seafront promenade in Mumbai. British tabloid “Sun” reports in its edition from 15 November 2007 that Mentewab Dawit, biological mother of adopted Ethiopian child Zahara, claims back her two-years old daughter. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
NARITA, JAPAN – JANUARY 27: Actor Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Narita International Airport with their children (L to R) Pax Thien, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. Brad is visiting Japan to promote his film “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 15: Actor Brad Pitt (C), (L-R) Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt,, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Jane Pitt, and William Pitt arrive at the Premiere Of Universal Studios’ “Unbroken” at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 28: (L-R) Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt in the audience during Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 28: Actress Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) after winning award for Favorite Villain in ‘Maleficent’ during Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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