Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the conflict was over the kids… TMZ reports.
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. Ouch!
The Oscar winner cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. But the website reports that Jolie filed for divorce over the way Pitt, 52, was raising the children. According to TMZ’s 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.
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After meeting on the set of ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’, Angelina and Brad reunited on screen last year in ‘By the Sea’ and the actress – who also directed the film – previously admitted working on a film about a rowing married couple just weeks after they tied the knot was “dangerous” for their own relationship.
She said: “It was our way of testing ourselves. We knew that if we could get through this, we’d come out even stronger and happier. And we did. We’ve always liked putting ourselves through challenges, even though it was maybe a little more dangerous for us as a couple. I don’t think we want to go through it again though.”
“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, according to CNBC.
Pitt gave a statement to People and said that his focus is on their six children—Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; Knox, 8; and Vivienne, 8—during this tumultuous period. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Jolie is not asking for spousal support. We’ll keep you updated as more details to the story surface.
The couple married in August of 2014 and started dating in 2004. They have six children together, ranging from the ages of 8-15.