The actress cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and is asking for physical custody of the couple’s six children.
Another report claims that Jolie filed for divorce after hiring a private eye who learned he had been having an affair with Marion Cotillard.
On the other hand, Brad Pitt is furious at Angelina Jolie for filing for a divorce, a move he says makes him fearful for his kids.
So exactly what broke up Brangelina?
According to the most prominent of the story’s sources, it was not cheating that tore apart Hollywood’s alpha couple, but marijuana — specifically, Pitt’s love of it, which allegedly created what Jolie considered an inappropriate environment for their children.
This will be the third divorce for Jolie, who was previously married to actors Johnny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. And, it is the second divorce for Pitt, 52, who split with first wife Jennifer Aniston after meeting Jolie on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Just hours after the shock announcement of the pair’s divorce, a brand new trailer for Allied was unveiled Tuesday. Whether pure coincidence or cynically opportunistic marketing, Paramount Pictures are unlikely to be upset at the attention suddenly being shone on the romantic war thriller, set for release in November.
It is the shock split that has sent social media into a meltdown. And although some seem genuinely upset by the news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s impending divorce, others have delighted in sharing Jennifer Aniston memes.
Hundreds of social media users have shared hilarious Jennifer Aniston memes following Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s shock split
One of the memes uses a classic Friends quotes: ‘I mean, isn’t that just kick-you-in-the-crotch, split-on-your-neck fantastic’
Anniston seemingly waving goodbye to Angelina, who married Brad after the pair split
Jay T joked that Taylor Swift, famous for snapping up the eligible bachelors of the moment, may have designs on Brad Pitt now he is single again
Another user chose this image of Joey looking shocked to best describe her reaction to the news today
Tom Harlock also shared a shot of Jennifer snapping away on an iPhone camera
With the end of Brangelina, we take a look back at the former power couple’s sexiest and sweetest PDA moments from happier times.