Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are ending their marriage, according to her lawyer.
“This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time,” attorney Robert Offer said in a statement obtained by Reuters.
TMZ reports Jolie cited irreconcilable differences in her filing. She is reportedly asking for full physical custody of the couple’s six children, but joint legal custody.
An attorney for Jolie, Robert Offer, said that her decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family.”
The website reports she is not asking for spousal support, and that Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016. Sources claim the split was prompted by disagreements over Pitt’s parenting style.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time,” Pitt said in a statement released to People magazine.
The couple first got together 11 years ago andin August 2014. They first sparked their romance on the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” in which they played a stalled married couple unaware that they were both secret agents.
The couple’s most recent film together, “By the Sea,” was directed by Jolie and featured a couple struggling to keep their marriage together.
As recently as last November, Pitt had mused about the longevity of their union.
“Certainly the attrition rate of Hollywood couples looms large,” he told the Telegraph while promoting their film. “I’m surprised how much our history -- Angie’s and mine -- means to me. That we have this story together. That we know each other. That we watch each other getting older, through amazing moments, joys, pains.”
“You hear people talking about the old ball and chain, and people trying to recapture youth, as if that’s the impulse -- but it’s not the impulse, it’s not the impulse at all,” he said. “There are no books to tell you what year 12 [of marriage] is supposed to be like, and year 14 and year 23 -- no guidebooks.”
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