Angelia Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt after 2 years of marriage, and a 12 year relationship.
The news was broken by TMZ, who report the split was due to “conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger.”
Court documents have revealed the actress has filed for sole physical custody of their children, CNN reports.
Sources say Jolie is concerned that Pitt is unfit to parent their six children Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8.
According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, two years and one month after they married in August 2014.
Jolie is reportedly asking the court to grant Pitt only visitation of their kids.
"Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children," Geyer Kosinski, Jolie's manager, told E! News in statement Tuesday.
She is also asking to keep "miscellaneous jewellery and other personal effects" as well as any earnings from after the date of their separation, with other separate assets to be determined later.
Jolie’s entertainment lawyer Robert Offer told Reuters she made the decision "for the health of the family.”
He said that Jolie "will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."
Brad Pitt, in a statement, told People, "I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids."
He asked for privacy.
"I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time," Pitt said.
TMZ reported that Jolie filed papers on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split.
A source reportedly close to the couple said Jolie, 41, made the decision to file because of the way “Brad was parenting the children,” claims TMZ, saying that Jolie “was extremely upset with his methods.”
TMZ has also reported that rumours Brad Pitt had an affair with Marion Cotillard on the set of their movie "Allied" are being blasted by friends as “untrue”.
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The actors were last seen in public together in mid-July for twins, Knox and Vivienne’s birthday when they took them out for breakfast.