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TMZ — Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and the trigger was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger … TMZ has learned.
Jolie filed legal docs Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
She’s asking for physical custody of the couple’s 6 children. She is asking the judge to give Pitt visitation. It’s significant … she does not want Brad to have joint physical custody … only joint legal custody.
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.
Our sources say, Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem” … felt it became dangerous for the children.
Indeed, Angelina’s entertainment attorney Robert Offer says she made the decision “for the health of the family.”
We’re told there was no alleged “third person” … her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children.
Jolie, who’s being repped by disso queen Laura Wasser, is not asking for spousal support. Jolie lists the date of separation as Sept. 15, 2016. They married in August 2014. They’ve been together since 2004. The last time we saw them together was in July when they took the twins, Knox and Vivienne, out for a birthday breakfast in West Hollywood.
And so ends one of the most bizarre relationships that Hollywood has ever seen. One of the most high profile love triangles of all time, a baker’s dozen adoptions, and one of the most ridiculous public transformations of all time and here we are. What a fucking ride huh?
The one real thing I’ve been thinking about today is just how insane the entire Angelina-Brad-Jennifer Aniston love triangle thing was in 2004. I mean that was such a massive story that you almost can’t imagine it happening today. It’s like the O.J. Trial in that it could only happen at that specific time, in that specific media climate, with those specific people. It changed the culture so much that it’s almost impossible to see it being duplicated. There’s no celebrity trio that is both famous and unassuming enough to replicate the shock of that. The internet and reality TV and social media and the entire shift in the culture over the last decade has made us too cynical to be shocked anyway. There’s so much going on.. so many stories both real and manufactured (most manufactured)… that we’d dismiss it as a publicity stunt anyway. It’s almost like they fostered in this era of internet celebrity gossip type of stuff the same way that the O.J. Trial basically created Court TV and the Investigative Crime/Legal TV Drama. Pretty crazy to think about.
But now that’s it. Brangelina is kaput. 12 years, too many kids, 15 different Brad Pitt hairstyles, 1 outrageous public transformation from the girl wearing a vile of Billy Bob Thorton’s blood around her neck into charitable adoption queen of Hollywood for Angelina, and that’s it. There are still no happy endings folks, not even in Hollywood.
Also I don’t know if I’d consider this a win for Jennifer Aniston. I mean living embodiment of “can’t find a husband” for like a solid decade after this happened. But I’m willing to bet there was a smile on her face when she saw this news.
Oh… and a text from Brad. Definitely a text from Brad.
P.S. Seriously though… has anyone changed their look more than Brad Pitt? I google searched to find an image and on the first four rows alone there’s like 15 different Brad Pitt’s. This doesn’t even include his full grizzly man beard or the Oceans 12 shaved head and fuck why do I remember all of Brad Pitts hairstyles. I know he’s an actor and a celebrity and all but even Hollywood is like hey Brad take it easy man. It’s almost like he’s rubbing it in our faces that he can be handsome no matter what style and as much as I respect that move I have to hate him for it. Fuck you and your jawline Brad Pitt.