Angelina Jolie Reportedly Files For Divorce From Brad PItt
After untold volumes of speculation, it looks like Brangelina is over.
TMZ is reporting that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt—she "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... Jolie, who's being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support. Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016."
Page Six says that Pitt had an affair with Marion Cotillard, with a source saying, "She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out, he was. And that was the final straw." Pitt and Cotillard play spies in the upcoming film Allied.
The source, who claims there were Russian hookers and hard drugs on the London set of Allied, also says that Jolie wants out of Hollywood while Pitt likes it, The older she gets, the more serious she becomes, and she is sick of the Hollywood thing. He wants to make movies. She doesn’t. It’s a fundamental difference. It’s how you live your life."
The couple famously met while making Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004 while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. After his divorce, Jolie and Pitt formed a large family unit (they have three adopted children and three biological children), traveling the world as they made movies and completed humanitarian work. After long saying they wouldn't marry until everyone could legally marry, Jolie and Pitt married in 2014, with Jolie wearing a Versace gown embroidered with her children's drawings.
In 2013, Jolie opted for a double mastectomy because she carries the BRCA1 gene that poses a high risk for breast cancer and a 50% chance for ovarian cancer. She wrote in a NY Times op-ed about the experience, "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive."
Last year, Jolie directed herself and Pitt in a film about an unhappy couple, By the Sea.
Update: TMZ says that rumors of infidelity are untrue: "We now have even more sources telling us ... Angelina reached her breaking point last week over Brad's consumption of weed and alcohol, and combined with what she says are Brad's anger issues ... his interactions with the kids created a deal-breaking problem for her."
Update [11:20 a.m.]:
Pitt issued a statement to People Magazine, saying "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."