Oh no, say it isn’t so!
Hollywood star couple and a major #relationshipgoals Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (otherwise known as “Brangelina” to their adoring fans) are reportedly splitting up.
This was confirmed by Robert Offer, Angelina Jolie’s lawyer, who said she filed for “dissolution of marriage” on Monday (19th September 2016), adding the “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,” Offer added in the statement.
According to TMZ, however, the 41-year-old high profile actress filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences and that the trigger was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse, and anger. TMZ’s source claimed that Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem”, and felt it that became dangerous for the children.
Angelina Jolie has apparently requested physical custody of the children and listed the date of separation as 15th September 2016.
Brangelina first fell in love with each other during filming of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in 2005, an American action comedy film in which they played a bored upper-middle class married couple who were assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other.
The movie established their real-life relationship, although Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did not publicly comment on the nature of their relationship until January 2006, when she confirmed that she was pregnant with his child.
They announced their engagement in April 2012 and were married on 23rd August 2014 before roughly 20 friends and family members in a Romanesque chapel on the grounds of their estate Château Miraval in Correns, France. Brangelina and their 6 children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne – are more often than not the subject of worldwide media coverage.
This will be the 2nd divorce for Brad Pitt (after Jennifer Aniston) and 3rd for Angelina Jolie (after Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton). Brangelina recently worked together on 2015 film “By The Sea” – a relationship drama directed and produced by Angelina Jolie.