Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt after 12 years together

Publish Date
Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 5:29AM
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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt for "the health of her family," two years after the couple wed at their French estate Chateau Miraval.

The actress filed papers on Monday citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for physical custody of the couple's six children.

A source close to the couple told TMZ that 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 early 2005 after they met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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 filmAllied 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.

Pitt said in a statement to "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."

Jolie has listed the separation date as September 15, 2016 , just last Thursday.

- NZ Herald