Brangelina - the divorce of the year

Angelina Jolie to divorce Brad Pitt


Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, the actress's lawyer has confirmed.

Robert Offer said she filed for "dissolution of marriage" on Monday, adding the "decision was made for the health of the family".

"She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time," Offer added in the statement.

The couple have been together since 2004 but only married in August 2014.

It was Pitt's second marriage, having previously wed Friends star Jennifer Aniston, and Jolie's third after Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.

According to US entertainment website TMZ, Jolie cited "irreconcilable differences" in the divorce papers and listed the date of separation of 15 September.

It is understood she is asking for physical custody of the couple's six children and is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation rights.

The couple have six children together - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, who are adopted, and biological children Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Pitt, 52, and Jolie, 41, married privately in the French hamlet of Correns in Provence in 2014.

Their children served as ring bearers at the wedding and helped illustrate Jolie's white dress with their drawings.

Marriage 'issues'

Jolie is well known for her charity work - she served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency for 11 years before becoming a Special Envoy in April 2012.

In 2013, she announced she had undergone a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer.

Two years later, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.

Last year, ahead of the release of By The Sea, the romantic drama the couple both star in, Jolie told The Telegraph: "Brad and I have our issues.

"We have fights and problems like any other couple. We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad and want space, but the problems in the movie aren't our specific problems."

Jolie will reportedly be represented by lawyer Laura Wasser, whose previous clients include Johnny Depp, Kim Kardashian, Stevie Wonder and Britney Spears.



Pitt and Jolie: A history

Jolie and Pitt - nicknamed "Brangelina" by fans - are one of the best-known couples in Hollywood.

They got together after meeting on the set of the film Mr & Mrs Smith, which was released in 2005.

Jolie, who is the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, rose to fame with roles in films such as The Bone Collector and Girl, Interrupted, for which she won a best supporting actress Oscar in 1999.

She starred as Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider film series and went on to appear in Changeling, Salt, A Mighty Heart, Wanted and Maleficent. She also directed World War Two prisoner of war film Unbroken.

Pitt's early acting roles include appearing alongside Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise.

He went on to appear in films including Fight Club, Ocean's Eleven, World War Z, Snatch and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. His producing work includes 12 Years A Slave, which won a best picture Oscar in 2014 and The Big Short, in which he also acted.

Pitt and Jolie most recently worked together on 2015 film By The Sea - a relationship drama written, directed and produced by Jolie. It focused on a couple trying to repair their marriage while staying at a French hotel.





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Comments

Roberto said…
Hi, Graham. Hi everybody.

I´m not very interested in the private lives of celebrities,but I want to comment a couple of things of the text:

1) I don´t understand why someone can do a "preventive surgery".
2) Acording with the text,the couple have been together since 2004,married in August 2014,and divorced in 2016... In spanish we have the saying: "te casaste,la cagaste".

We have to talk about your first boxing class...




Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

I didn't get a note of the places that you recommended where I can learn how to box. Who in their right mind thinks of taking up boxing in middle-age?



I´m not very interested in the private lives of celebrities,but I want to comment on a couple of things about the text:

1) I don´t understand why someone would do a "preventive surgery".
2) According to the text,the couple have been together since 2004,married in August 2014,and divorced in 2016... In Spanish we have the saying: "te casaste,la cagaste".
Roberto said…
-Manuel Pombo(one of the best Spanish Boxing teachers),used to teach in the "Gimnasio Maná"(Iglesia).He was my teacher 4 or 5 years ago(He was 70 years old,I was 40).

-Jose Valenciano is one of the bests also,and teach in "Gimnasio Club Deportivo Jose Valenciano" in Argüelles(he was my teacher too).

I you really want to learn I can give you a class...

The age is only important if you want to fight as a professional. You can learn the technique with any age,(although the physical training is usually quite intense).

Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

Thanks for the info.

I live right between Iglesia and Argüelles so I should check out the gyms you recommend. I might take you up on your offer of a trial class.

On the other hand, yoga or stretching classes might be better for me. I often have a sore lower back or wake up with a pain in my hips. It's probably because I haven't been doing my warming up or cooling down exercises. Plus jogging isn't good for the old joints.


José Valenciano is also one of the best and teaches in "Gimnasio Club Deportivo Jose Valenciano" in Argüelles(he was my teacher too).

If you really want to learn, I can give you a class...

Age is only important if you want to fight as a professional.


So José could take up boxing too but I think he'd disapprove, don't you?



Roberto said…
Hi Graham,

You can do Boxing or not, you can do jogging or not, it´s up to you... but the stretching exercises you must do it in any case.

I think José says that Boxing is bad for your health...
Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

After the week I have had I am just too exhausted to contemplate any exercise.
José said…

Hi everyone,

It’s so odd that José takes up boxing, it will be possible when pigs fly. I go weak at the knees only with thinking it.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I can't imagine you putting on a pair of boxing gloves either.

I go weak at the knees just by thinking about it.