Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are allegedly getting divorced. According to TMZ, Jolie filed for divorce Monday citing irreconcilable differences after only two years of marriage. The couple has been together since 2004, but only tied the knot in August of 2014. Whoever said marriage changes everything was apparently right.
According to TMZ, Jolie is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children. She has also asked the judge to give Pitt visitation, but not joint physical custody, only joint legal custody.
Jolie is not asking for spousal support and the official separation date was listed as September 15, 2016. She is being represented by famous Hollywood lawyer Laura Wasser.
With that being said, there’s one major question that remains at the forefront of our minds:
Why is Angelina Jolie divorcing Brad Pitt?
Few details are known about the alleged separation, but it’s been speculated for months that their relationship was on the rocks. But then again, the demise of their relationship has splattered on countless tabloids for the last ten years, so we’re not entirely sure we should believe it now. But for the sake of argument, let’s say it’s legit. So why would Angelina Jolie want to divorce Brad Pitt? Well, there’s a few reasons.
The news comes on the heels of a rumored affair with French actress Marion Cotillard, Pitt’s co-star in the 2016 film Allied. Considering Jolie and Pitt met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston, this situation would be highly ironic. There was also a rumor earlier this month about Pitt showing interest in his former flame Gwyneth Paltrow, but the report was quickly shot down by publicists.
But according to TMZ, a “third person” is not involved (AKA Pitt wasn’t stepping outside the marriage), and Jolie’s decision to file was solely based on Pitt’s interaction with their children. Sources close to the couple say that Jolie is allegedly “extremely upset” with the way Pitt handles their kids. Sources also say that Jolie became “fed up” with Pitt smoking copious amounts of weed and that the famous movie star has “an anger problem” that put their kids in danger.
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