Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
TMZ reports that the actress filed papers on Monday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children.
A source close to the couple said Jolie, 41, made the decision to file because of the way ‘Brad was parenting the children,’ adding that ‘she was extremely upset with his methods.’
That same source claims Jolie became ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’ mixed with his ‘anger problem.’
The pair began dating in 2004 and were married in August 2014.

Jolie, who is being repped by Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support in the divorce.
Wasser most recently represented Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard.
Jolie has listed the separation date as September 15, 2016 , just last Thursday.
The couple had not been seen together in months and were last photographed at a event together in November of last year while promoting their film By the Sea.

Tense moment: A source also claims Jolie became ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’ mixed with his ‘anger problem’ (couple above in November in Sydney)

This will be the third divorce for Jolie, who was previously married to Sherlock star Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Pitt’s first marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston ended in 2005 as a result of his relationship with Jolie, who he met when the two worked on the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
The split comes less than a year after the two released By the Sea, which told the story of an unhappily married couple.
Jolie directed and starred in the film alongside Pitt, and admitted how difficult the shoot was at times.
‘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,’ she said of making the film.
‘We’ve always liked putting ourselves through challenges, even though it was maybe a little more dangerous for us as a couple.’
She then added: ‘I don’t think we want to go through it again though.’
Jolie also said in an interview with The Telegraph while promoting the film: ‘To be clear: we have fights and problems like any other couple. We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad and want space, but the problems in the movie aren’t our specific problems.’
The two also said that the filming of the movie on Malta served as their honeymoon.

Done: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt (couple above in November 2015 at their last public appearance together)

Jolie adopted her first son Maddox in March 2002, two years before she met Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith back in 2004.
The film was originally set to star Nicole Kidman, but the actress dropped out at the last second.
The couple denied that they were together, even after US Weekly ran photos in August 2005 of the two playing with Maddox at their rented villa on Diani Beach, Kenya.
It was later revealed that Pitt, 52, had been by Jolie’s side one month prior when she adopted daughter Zahara from a orphanage Ethiopia.
Soon after this is when Pitt formally adopted Jolie’s son Maddox, with the children changing their surname to Jolie-Pitt.
The pair finally announced they were together in 2006 after Jolie became pregnant with Pitt’s child.
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt was born in May 2006 in Namibia, with the couple choosing to give birth in Africa to avoid a press frenzy.
The following March the couple adopted again, this time travelling to Vietnam and adding 3-year-old Pax Thien as the newest member of the family.
Jolie then became pregnant once more, confirming in May 2008 that the couple was expecting twins.
Knox and Vivienne were born in July of that year, with the first photos of the two selling for an astounding $14 million in a deal between Hello and People.
The two held off on getting married however, but said in interviews that their six children wanted them to tie the knot.
They finally revealed that they were engaged in April 2012, and were married a little over two years later in August 2014.
During that time, Jolie secretly underwent a double mastectomy after discovering she had a defective BRCA-1 gene that put her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers.

May 2004 : Although Brad is married to Jennifer Aniston at the time, rumours of an on-set romance swirl after Pitt and Angelina Jolie start filming Mr & Mrs Smith.
January 2005 : Brad and Jennifer announce in a joint statement that after ‘much thoughtful consideration’ they had decided to split. They add: ‘We happily remain committed and caring friends with great love and admiration for one another.’
March 2005 : Jennifer files for divorce citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ as speculation about Brad and Angelina’s romance continued.
April 2005 : Brad and Angelina’s relationship is confirmed after paparazzi photographs of them on holiday in Kenya with her son Maddox surfaced. They have yet to speak publicly about it.
July 2005 : Jennifer is reportedly left heartbroken when Brad and Angelina take part in a revealing photoshoot for W magazine entitled Domestic Bliss. The photo essay shows them as a couple with children. Later that month Angelina adopts her second child, daughter Zahara, from Ethiopia.
September 2005 : Jennifer slams Brad as having a ‘sensitivity chip missing’ following the W photo shoot, which he brainstormed.
October 2005 : Brad and Aniston’s divorce is finalized.
January 2006 : Angelina and Brad announce she is pregnant with their first child while Brad applies to formally adopt her children Maddox and Zahara.
May 2006 : The couple’s first biological child Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt born in Swakopmund, Namibia.
December 2006 : Angelina tells Vogue that while filming Mr & Mrs Smith, she couldn’t ‘wait to get to work’ to see Brad. Two years later, Jennifer brands the comments ‘uncool.’
March 2007 : Jolie adopts three-year-old Pax Thien from Vietnam.
May 2008 : At the Cannes Film Festival, Angelina confirms she is expecting twins. Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline are born in July.
October 2008 : Angelina reveals her romance with Brad began while he was married to Jennifer as she says they ‘fell in love’ on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith. The pair had always maintained up until this point that their relationship only started after he split from Jennifer.
September 2011 : Brad tells Parade magazine that before Angelina he ‘wasn’t living an interesting life.’ He added: ‘I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.’ He said he’s finally a ‘satisfied man’ with Angelina. He later insisted the comments were misunderstood, adding: ‘Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend.’
December 2011/January 2012 : The couple admit in separate interviews that the children are encouraging them to marry. While they had planned to wait until gay marriage was legal, they reveal the pressure from the children is strong.
April 2012 : Brad and Angelina reveal their engagement.
February 2013 : Angelina has a secret double mastectomy after discovering she had a defective BRCA-1 gene that put her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers. She tells the world about it in a New York Times Op Ed in May.
July 2014 : It is announced that Brad and Angelina will reunite on the big screen for the first time since Mr & Mrs Smith. Jolie will write and direct – the ‘intimate, character-driven drama’ By the Sea.
August 2014 : The couple tie the knot in a secret ceremony at Chateau Miraval in France and after a short family honeymoon in Nice, the Jolie-Pitts head to Malta to start shooting By The Sea.
September 2016 : Angelina files for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

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