This is the painful reality of modern marriages, regardless of whether you’re a couple of nobodies living in any-city-America or Hollywood lovebirds like Brad and Angelina, it all ends the same. Let’s face it, the dynamics of marriage obeys the laws of Newtonian physics in that you’ll fly high for a while simply on the sheer, indisputable power of love & lust, but once those two forces of nature fizzle out, the ever-present force of gravity takes its harsh, yet predictable toll and everything—yes, even those seemingly once-indestructible marriages—come crashing down to reality.
Since Brad & Angelina are far from normal, I think it’s safe to say that the media will magnify every detail of this divorce into daily talking points. To be completely honest, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if we’re talking about this for at least another month or more.
Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt! Jolie filed legal the paperwork this past Monday citing irreconcilable differences and she is asking for physical custody of the couple’s 6 children. According to the papers, it appears Jolie doesn’t want Brad to have joint physical custody but instead only joint legal custody.
Statement from Angie’s lawyer:
“This decision was made for the health of the family,” Robert Offer, an attorney for Jolie tells USA TODAY in a statement. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.” (Source: USA Today)
Counter statement from Brad:
Pitt soon released his own statement. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he told People. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.” (Source: People)
Sources close to the couple say the split has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children.
Brad cheating on Angelina with Marion Cotillard.
Brad reportedly smokes too much pot and the kids are starting to get curious.
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. (Source: TMZ)
Angelina Jolie is pissed that Brad Pitt is the cooler parent and the kids like him more, so she’s getting him out of the picture.
Brad exposed the kids to things they’re far too young to see & do.
Brad & Angelina’s parenting styles differed and since Angelina believes everything she reads about herself in the media (i.e. she’s perfect, she’s the world’s greatest woman, she’s God’s gift to the planet, she’s the savior of all children in need, etc., etc.), she needed to eject Brad from their lives parent correctly—the Angelina Jolie way!