Rumor has it, one of Hollywood’s favorite couples are calling it quits. According to a new report, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. Reportedly, the actress filed legal documents on Monday morning. This will be Jolie’s second divorce. Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thornton on May 5, 2000, in Las Vegas. They met on the set of Pushing Tin (1999). They divorced in 2003.
In early 2005, Jolie was involved in a well-publicized Hollywood scandal when she was accused of being the reason for the divorce of actors Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. She and Pitt were alleged to have started an affair during filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005). Jolie stated on several occasions that this was not true, but also said that they “fell in love” on the set. Jolie and Pitt did not publicly comment on the nature of their relationship until January 2006, when Jolie confirmed that she was pregnant with Pitt’s child.. They announced their engagement in April 2012, after seven years together, and married on August 23, 2014, at their estate Château Miraval in Correns, France. Jolie took on Pitt’s name following their marriage. As a couple, they are dubbed “Brangelina” by the entertainment media, and are the subject of worldwide media coverage. Neither have yet publicly commented on their split.
Update #2. Brad has released the following 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.”
Jolie’s attorney released a statement as well:
This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.