According to her Lawyer Robert Offer, American actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from her heartthrob Brad Pitt.
Offer confirmed this on Monday when he said the actress has officially filed for “dissolution of marriage.” He emphasised that the decision to get a divorce was made for the health of the family. The date of separation is listed as 15 September.
However, in his statement, Offer urged fans to give the couple some space while they sort things out.
Offer said in the statement;
“She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”
Nevertheless, Buzz South Africa gathered that the actress filed the divorce papers on the basis of irreconcilable differences and there’s more… she wants to be granted physical custody of their six children. While Pitt will be allowed visitation rights, the actress isn’t asking for spousal support. The couple have six children together – Maddox; Pax; Zahara; Shiloh; and twins Knox and Vivienne.
An anonymous source close to the couple said Jolie arrived at the decision to file for divorce because of ‘Brad’s way of parenting the children.’ In fact, ‘she was extremely upset with his methods.’ According to the same source, Jolie became ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’. She has also had enough of his anger issues.
Apparently, life wasn’t going as smooth as we thought for the much-loved Hollywood couple.
Though married in 2014, Angelina Jolie has been with Brad Pitt since 2004. They originally met on the set of action comedy Mr and Mrs Smith. They were also seen on screen together in 2015’s By the Sea, which wasn’t as successful as Mr and Mrs Smith.
Notably, the couple has not been seen together in months as we are used to. They were last photographed at an event together in November 2015, while promoting their film By the Sea.