We reported earlier that Angelina Jolie, 41, cited irreconcilable differences for their split. She asked for physical custody of the couple’s shared six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox – asking for Pitt to be granted visitation.
Brad Pitt has now come forward with a statement. Speaking to People, Pitt said,
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Pitt’s statement comes amidst rumors of infidelity.
Earlier today, we reported:
A high-profile, and large, Hollywood family is breaking up. The terms are hard to believe.
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. The couple has been together since 2004, and married since 2014. They have six children: Zahara, Maddox, Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne, and Knox.
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.
We’re told there was no alleged “third person” … her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children.
Reportedly, the divorce was triggered over Pitt’s treatment of the children. It is shocking to learn that Jolie does not want Pitt to have joint physical custody.
The rumors are certainly soon to explode.
Jolie recently made news when she appeared before the UK’s House of Lords.
During an appearance before the U.K.’s House of Lords on Tuesday, Hollywood actress and human rights advocate Angelina Jolie spoke out about how Islamic State group militants use sexual violence as a means to perpetuate terrorism — and about how we need strong leadership (unlike that of President Barack Obama) to overcome this threat.
Jolie’s excoriating speech laid bare just how anemic and pitiful Obama’s response to ISIS has been, and how ISIS is being allowed to build a society based on rape, violence, and of course Shariah law.
“They are dictating it as policy beyond what we have seen before,” Jolie said. “They are saying, ‘We should do this, this is the right way to build a society, so we tell you to rape.’”
Islamic militants are basically building a civilization not focused on growing food or educating children, but rather on kidnapping, enslaving and raping women, to perpetuate the endless cycle of terrorism, and Obama has allowed these barbaric radical Muslims to thrive.
“The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today knows what we know, knows that it is a very effective weapon and they are using it as a centrepoint of their terror and their way of destroying communities and families, and attacking and dehumanising,” Jolie explained.
“For over 10 years, I had been visiting the field and meeting families and survivors of sexual violence who felt for so long that their voices simply didn’t mater, they weren’t heard, and they carried a great shame,” Jolie continued.
Her activism, and criticism of Obama, are no surprise, to many.
It is hard to believe that Hollywood’s power couple is breaking up, and harder to believe that Brad Pitt will not be able to spend a large amount of time with the children.
Are you a fan of Angelina and Brad? Does this news surprise you? We are certain that more of the story will be in the headlines in the days to come.