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Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt After Two Years of Marriage

by Antoinette Bueno 8:56 AM PDT, September 20, 2016
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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage, ET can confirm.

Jolie filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, and lists the separation date as Sept. 15, 2016, according to court documents obtained by ET. The 41-year-old actress is asking for physical custody of their six children -- Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, Zahara, and twins Vivienne and Knox.

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An attorney for Jolie, Robert Offer, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the decision was made "for the health of the family." Jolie is also being represented by Laura Wasser, TMZ reports, who most recently represented Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard and also represented Jolie in her 2003 divorce from Billy Bob Thornton.

ET has reached out to reps for both Jolie and Pitt.

The A-list pair tied the knot on Aug. 23, 2014 on their property, Chateau Miraval, in France. Jolie and Pitt, 52, met in 2005 while on set of their film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Jolie was previously married to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Thornton.

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The last sighting of the two together was in July, when Pitt and Jolie took their twins out for a birthday breakfast at the Griddle Café in West Hollywood, California.

Last year, the two starred in the tense drama, By the Sea, which Jolie directed, though the project was critically panned. The film revolved around a married couple going through intense issues, and they filmed the movie shortly after they got married.

"We had a few weeks into it and we wondered if it was a good idea because it is quite ... it's heavy and it's a lot of fighting, and it's pretty ugly, but we had the thought that if we can do it -- if we can be close in that way and that open as artists -- then you push through and you really get closer and you learn something," Jolie told ET last November about the experience filming the emotional drama. "If it doesn't work it's the worst honeymoon ever, but if it works you've learned something, and I think that's how we came out of it stronger."

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"We came out stronger on the other end," Pitt echoed. "Just making something together and something she wrote, it was a real pleasure."

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