On Monday, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage and an eleven year relationship. The couple share six children: Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8.
“Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest of taking care of her family,” Geyer Kosinski, Jolie’s longtime manager, said in a statement. “She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”
The Academy Award winner’s attorney, Robert Offer, confirmed Tuesday that Jolie had filed paperwork to end the marriage. Offer told Reuters the decision was made “for the health of the family,” adding that Jolie “will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time.”
On the heels the divorce filing, Brad Pitt also released a brief statement.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids, I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”