ANGELINA JOLIE has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple, who met in 2004 and married in 2014, share six children; Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. Jolie has asked the judge in her legal papers for physical custody of their children, giving Pitt joint legal custody and visitation rights.
In the court papers, Jolie listed the separation date as September 15, 2016. She is reportedly being represented by Laura Wasser, who recently represented Johnny Depp in his high-profile divorce from Amber Heard.
“This decision was made for the health of the family,” confirmed Jolie’s attorney, Robert Offer, in a statement today, reports The Independent. “She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”
Pitt released a statement shortly after news of their divorce broke, telling People: “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.”
Geyer Kosinski, Jolie’s manager, told E! News: “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest to protect her children. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”