In what might be the most devastating celebrity gossip news of the century, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. And this doesn’t look to be one of those amicable splits where the exes remain friends for the sake of the kids and we wonder why they broke up in the first place because they are just so good together. Uh-uh, this one might get messy.
According to the legal papers filed on Monday, the box Jolie checked off was irreconcilable differences. But TMZ is reporting the real reason for the split is their six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
Angie, who isn’t asking for spousal support, wants physical custody of the kids and is asking the judge to give Brad visitation. She doesn’t want to share joint physical custody with Pitt; only joint legal custody. And that’s HUGE.
Sources told TMZ that Angelina’s decision stems from the way Brad was parenting and interacting with the children and that she wasn’t down with his methods. Jolie’s lawyer is none other than Laura Wasser, who has represented Ange before, as well as many other famous clients including Johnny Depp, Heidi Klum, Ashton Kutcher and various Kardashians.
Brad and Angelina were married in August 2014 after a decade together. We thought these two were going to go the distance and live happily ever after so this is as sad as it gets. But it’s also clear that this is a mama bear doing what she thinks she has to do for her kids. We don’t know everything (and we might never know anything) but things are about to get interesting.