Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt To Part Ways
“Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. 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,” stated Robert Offer, Angelina’s attorney, in an official statement.
According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, 2016, two years and one month after they married in August 2014. Angelina Jolie is seeking physical custody of their six children and asking the court to grant Brad Pitt visitation.
She is also asking to keep miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects as well as any earnings from after the date of their separation and other separate assets to be determined later. Already there is speculation that a tabloid-friendly, child-unfriendly custody battle may ensue over their six children. But a source close to them asserted that both sides want a cordial breakup.
While Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt married in the year 2014, their relationship became the subject of speculation in 2004, when they co-starred in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. At the time, Brad Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. In January 2005, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston announced they were splitting and Aniston filed for divorce a few months later.
Angelina was previously married to the actor Jonny Lee Miller after meeting on the set of Hackers in 1996 and Billy Bob Thornton after the pair made Pushing Tin in 1999.
In April 2005, this high profile celebrity couple adopted a son Maddox (15) in Kenya. They later adopted daughter Zahara (12) from Ethiopia and in early 2006 announced that they were expecting a baby. Their daughter Shiloh (10) was born in May 2006. They went on to adopt son Pax (12) from Vietnam in March 2007, while Angelina gave birth to twins Vivienne (08) and Knox (08) in July 2008.