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 – Maddox, age 15; Pax, aged 12; Zahara, aged 11; Shiloh, aged 10; and twins Vivienne and Knox, aged eight.
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 film Allied that she made the decision to split from the actor.
Cotillard, 40, has been in a relationship with actor and writer Guillaume Canet, 43, since 2007, and the couple have a 5-year-old son Marcel.
Pitt said in a statement to DailyMail.com: ‘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, who is being repped by Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support in the divorce. Wasser most recently represented Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard.
Jolie has listed the separation date as September 15, 2016 , just last Thursday.
The couple had not been seen together in months and were last photographed on a red carpet together in November of last year while promoting their film By The Sea.
People spoke with a source who claims that fighting between the two got so bad at times over the past year that Pitt would flee to France.