Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Break Their Silence On Divorce News

BY Maddison Glendinning / Sep 20 2016 / 23:24 PM

The Hollywood couple have spoken out overnight

Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt Break Their Silence On Divorce News
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Update (22/09): Last night the news broke that Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were getting a divorce. It threw the world into a spin with many shocked by the revelation , and the internet quickly busied itself with making some hilarious Jennifer Aniston memes to comment on the situation (could those T-shirts be making a comeback?). 
News of the divorce was leaked through several celebrity entertainment sites and there was no accompanying statement from either the Pitt or Jolie camps. But overnight both have spoken out about the sad situation.
Angelina continued to throw fuel onto the fire of rumours that Brad's parenting was the reason to blame for the split with her as her attorney Robert Offer said, 
"Angelina has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. This 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."
Her long-time manager Geyer Kosinki also commented on the news, saying,
"Angelina is doing what's best in the interest of taking care of her children. She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
Brad Pitt also released a personal statement, hitting back at the negative claims being made against him writing,
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of the kids. I kindly ask the press to given them the space they deserve during this challenging time." 
The couple's last film By The Sea was centred around a married couple in crisis, and at the time Angelina admitted that it took an emotional toll on the couple personally. "It was an emotionally charged set. Even though the characters are very different from us, when you act you still express real emotion." It seems that life might finally be imitating art in this case. 

Original article (21/09): Despite all of the drama when the pair got together (who could forget the now iconic Team Aniston and Team Jolie t-shirts?), the above is a headline we never expected we would write. And yet this hour the news broke that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years Brad Pitt. The Hollywood actress is citing irreconcilable differences and has asked for physical custody of the couple's six children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old Knox and Vivienne. 

The pair began dating in 2004 and married 10 years later in 2014. Angelina, who listed the date of separation as July 15, is not asking for spousal support, but it is interesting to note that she has asked for the judge to grant Brad visitation rights but not joint physical custody. 
Whilst there's been no official statement from either camp, TMZ is reporting that the split is reportedly due to the way that Brad was parenting the children. 
Watch this space.