Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • September 20, 2016, 10:07 AM

 

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together.

 

“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,” Robert Offer said in a statement on Tuesday.

 

Jolie has reportedly asked for physical custody of their six children, with Pitt allowed visitation rights. She is not asking for spousal support. The date of separation is listed as 15 September.

 

A source close to the couple said Jolie, made the decision to file because of the way 'Brad was parenting the children,' adding that 'she was extremely upset with his methods.'

 

That same source claims Jolie became 'fed up' with Pitt's consumption of 'weed and possibly alcohol' mixed with his 'anger problem.'

 

Pitt and Jolie got married in 2014 but their relationship became the subject of speculation in 2004, when they co-starred in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith  and were also seen on screen together in 2015’s By the Sea, a drama about an ailing marriage, written and directed by Jolie.

 

Despite the film’s focus on relationship problems, Jolie was quick to deny it was a reflection of their marriage.

 

This is the second marriage for Pitt, who previously wed Jennifer Aniston. It's the third for Jolie Pitt, who was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.

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