Love Is Dead: Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt
TMZ broke the news, reporting she filed legal documents on Monday (Sept. 19 2016) citing irreconcilable differences. While the news of their split is shocking enough, the news is even more sobering after learning that the reported cause of the split was because of the way Pitt was parenting their children. As a result, Jolie has asked for sole physical custody of their six children, requesting that Pitt only receives visitation.
Unlike Pitt’s first divorce from Jennifer Aniston, where Jolie was labeled the “other woman” there is no third party, the split is only about Pitt’s parenting.
TMZ reports Jolie lists the date of separation as September 15th, 2016.
UPDATE 11:16 am EST:
According to sources over at TMZ, Jolie decided to file for divorce because she is “fed up” with Pitt’s excessive consumption of weed and alcohol and believes the substances combined with “anger issues” creates a dangerous environment for the children.
UPDATE 1:10 pm EST:
Jolie has released a statement via her rep:
“Angelina Jolie-Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
UPDATE: 1:30 pm EST:
“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.”