September 20th, 2016: Jolie Files for Divorce
Early on Tuesday morning, Jolie filed for divorce. TMZ, first to the documents, had the details: Jolie, who retained the services of celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser (her star-studded client roster lists Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Gavin Rossdale), cited irreconcilable differences. She requests physical custody of the couple’s six children, but no spousal support.
A feeding frenzy of speculation followed. According to a source who spoke to Us: They disagreed about parenting styles. "They also fight over their schedules and politics still," the source said. "They have a lot of very heated political fights." (Us previously reported that Jolie held unfavorable views of Barack Obama, for whom Pitt was a major supporter and donor. Jolie's father, Jon Voight, is also an outspoken critic of the president's.) Us also reports that Jolie decided one week ago after an "incident."
Page Six reported the real cause is an alleged affair between Pitt and Marion Cotillard, his co-star in the WWII drama Allied.
The couple's lawyer told the AP simply: She did it "for the health of the family."