One of Hollywood's biggest power couples is calling it quits. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to TMZ.
The superstars celebrated their wedding in August 2014, but long rumored to have been officially married before that. The court documents obtained by TMZ list the date of separation as September 15, 2016.
"This 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," said attorney Robert Offer in a statement.
I'm having a rough time with this Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce news. Please respect my privacy on this matter.— chaps (@UncleChaps) September 20, 2016
Twitter was almost immediately devastated.
Some were heartbroken...
Angelina Jolie Filed for Divorce from Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston begins day drinking.— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) September 20, 2016
And some were snarky...
Brad and Angelina. How am I supposed to go to work today ?— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 20, 2016
Even Chrissy Teigen commented on the announcement.
What's the reason?
There's a lot of speculation about the reasons for the couple's divorce. One rumor hints that Gwyneth Paltrow might be behind it. According to that rumor, Pitt mentioned his ex's name while sleep-talking. He also reportedly told Jolie to try weight loss tips from Paltrow's lifestyle website, Goop.
A second rumor also points at the possibility of an affair, this time linked to Marion Cotillard, Pitt's co-star in the upcoming film "Allied." A source told Life & Style Magazine that Jolie was jealous over the co-stars' relationship.
A third rumor
The third rumor circulating says that Jolie disagreed with Pitt's parenting methods. "We're told there was no alleged 'third person.' Her decision to file was solely over Brad's interaction with their children," said TMZ (per an anonymous source). TMZ's source also cited potential substance abuse and anger issues.
According to TMZ, Jolie is asking for physical custody of the couple's children, wanting only joint legal custody with Pitt. She is not requesting any spousal support in the divorce.
At the time, these rumors are unconfirmed.
Russian hookers & a private eye?
Page Six reported that Pitt cheated on Jolie with Russian hookers. According to their source, Jolie suspected that Pitt was cheating on the set of "Allied," so she hired a private eye.
"The P.I. discovered that not only was Pitt cheating on his wife of two years with Cotillard but also with Russian hookers while boozing it up with coworkers," said Page Six's source.
Page Six also reported that Jolie was tired of the Hollywood scene, while Pitt wanted to continue making movies.
I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids.
Brad Pitt's statement
"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," said Pitt in a statement to PEOPLE.
The actor has not yet addressed the various rumors surrounding the couple's divorce.
Jolie and Pitt fell in love during the filming of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," and they were often regarded as the quintessential Hollywood power couple. While the divorce announcement comes as a complete shock to some, others may have expected that their relationship was in trouble based on these recent rumors.
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