Yesterday, Angelina Jolie shocked the world when she filed for a divorce from her husband of 12 years. The actress cited “irreconcilable difference” in the divorce papers filed on Monday in Los Angeles to end her marriage with Brad Pitt.
“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.” read the statement
Brad Pitt has reacted to the sad new in a statement released, pleading with the press to stay away from his children.
“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,” Pitt said in a statement to People magazine.
Though together for 12 years, Pitt and Jolie Pitt only wed in August 2014. They have six children and the actress is seeking physical custody of all of them, with visitation rights for Pitt.
Their children are: 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The news comes as a shock to many with celebrities and fans reacting on social media. Only a week ago, the couple were spotted together all lovable as they stepped out with one of their daughters.