Angelina Jolie-Pitt files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie-Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, reports said Tuesday (Manila time).
Entertainment website Inquisitr said the cause is French actress Marion Cotillard. She and Brad are playing lovers in a new Robert Zemeckis movie titled “Allied”. Inquisitr said Angelina was consumed by jealousy of the alleged affair that has been going on during and after filming.
But another show-business oriented news site, TMZ, reported it was due to irreconcilable differences. The site said legal documents were filed by Angelina on Monday and the conflict was about their children.
Associated Press on Tuesday reported an attorney for Angelina, Robert Offer, said she has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. Offer said the decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family.”
The couple has three biological children; Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne. Three were adopted; Maddox, Pax and Zahara.
TMZ reported Angelina is asking “for physical custody of their six children and only gives Brad visitation rights.”
The TMZ report said the date of separation started on September 15, 2016.
The couple’s romance started during the filming of “Mrs. Smith” in 2005. At the time, Brad was still married to actress Jennifer Aniston, who eventually filed for divorce.
Angelina was previously married to American director-actor Billy Bob Thornton and English actor Jonny Lee Miller.
Angelina and Brad got married in 2014.
Life imitating art?
To be released in theaters worldwide in November this year, “Allied” is reportedly about two assassins who fall in love and got married. It is set in 1942 in North Africa.
Coincidentally, “Mrs. Smith” is also a movie about two assassins who are already married but are oblivious of each other’s “profession.”
Angelina and Brad’s last movie together was “By The Sea,” shown in 2015. They played a glamorous couple vacationing together in France while their marriage was on the rocks. With a report from Associated Press