ANJELINA JOLIE HAS FILED FOR DIVORCE FROM BRAD PITT
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together and two years of marriage. The actress cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children.
Jolie, 41, was reportedly upset with the way Pitt was parenting the children
A source also claims Jolie became ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’ mixed with his ‘anger problem’.
Another report claims that Jolie filed for divorce after hiring a private eye who learned he had been having an affair with Marion Cotillard
This will be the third divorce for Jolie, who was previously married to actor Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
It is the second divorce for Pitt, 52, who split with first wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
A source close to the couple said Jolie, 41, made the decision to file because of the way ‘Brad was parenting the children,’ adding that ‘she was extremely upset with his methods.’
That same source claims Jolie became ‘fed up’ with Pitt’s consumption of ‘weed and possibly alcohol’ mixed with his ‘anger problem.’
The pair began dating in 2004 and were married in August 2014.
Page Six is reporting however that it was after Jolie learned through a private eye that Pitt was cheating on her with Marion Cotillard on the set of their new film Allied that she made the decision to split from the actor.
Cotillard has been in a relationship with actor and writer Guillaume Canet since 2007, and the couple have a 4-year-old son.
The two held off on getting married however, but said in interviews that their six children wanted them to tie the knot.
They finally revealed that they were engaged in April 2012, and were married a little over two years later in August 2014.
During that time, Jolie secretly underwent a double mastectomy in February 2013 after discovering she had a defective BRCA-1 gene that put her at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancers.
Jolie later had her ovaries removed in early 2015, something she spoke about last November with NBC’s Tom Brokaw in her first joint interview with Pitt in over a decade.
In that interview, Jolie praised Pitt for his support while she underwent the two procedures.
‘I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn’t something where I was going to feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn’t going to let that happen,’ said Jolie.
Pitt meanwhile said he would do ‘whatever’s got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done.’
He then added: ‘This was her charge, no question. It’s a scary decision. There’s many things that can go wrong and go many different directions.’