Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Pair had been together since 2004

It has been confirmed that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

The couple had been together since 2004, marrying in August 2014. They have six children together.

TMZ first reported that Jolie filed for divorce on Monday (September 19), listing the separation as September 15.

The reasoning is cited in the legal documents as “irreconcilable differences”. TMZ claim that Jolie is seeking physical custody and wants Pitt only to have joint legal custody of their children.

The report reads: “Sources connected with the couple tell us… Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children… she was extremely upset with his methods.”

“We’re told there was no alleged ‘third person’… her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children. Jolie… is not asking for spousal support.”

The news has been confirmed by the actress’s lawyer Robert Offer, who said in a statement that Jolie filed for “dissolution of marriage” and that 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,” the statement added.