Report: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Jolie requesting custody of couple's six children

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By Seth Kelley, Variety.com

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, according to a report from TMZ.

According to the news outlet, she filed legal documents on Monday morning, requesting legal custody of their six children. She does not want Pitt to have joint custody, according to TMZ.

Jolie and Pitt recently co-starred in the film “By the Sea,” which opened the AFI Film Festival in 2015. Jolie wrote and directed the film about a couple trying to repair their marriage.

Jolie’s recent acting credits include “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Maleficent.” She also directed the film “Unbroken” in 2014.

Pitt recently starred in the 2015 film “The Big Short” which he also helped produce. Pitt’s upcoming projects include the the Robert Zemeckis film “Allied” co-starring Marion Cotillard, a satire about the war in Afghanistan called “War Machine” and a sequel to “World War Z.”

Jolie recently passed on Kenneth Branagh’s remake of “Murder on the Orient Express.” A sequel to “Maleficent” with Jolie attached has been announced, but very little is known about the film.

The couple has been together since 2004 and were married in August, 2014. TMZ reports the date of separation as Sept. 15.

Variety has reached out for confirmation and is also working to obtain the court documents.

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