It’s been a dark time for Hollywood couples this year, and even more so for fans of power couple Brangelina. Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce from Brad Pitt, after 12 years of being together.
The news officially broke the internet on the 20th of September, Jolie listed the date of separation in court documents as September 15th 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences”, merely weeks after their 2nd wedding anniversary.
In a statement with E! News, Brad Pitt finally breaks his silence regarding the split, expressing his sorrow but still making a point about where priorities lie: “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” As for Jolie, her attorney, Robert Offer spoke on her behalf saying that the actress “will not be commenting” on the issue.
Both Jolie and Pitt are insistent to put their children first despite the split. Jolie’s manager, Geyer Kosinski, told E! “Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”