Bye, bye Brangelina!
The Los Angeles Times reports that Angelina Jolie Pitt filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences, but not elaborating.
She’s requesting sole physical custody and joint legal custody of their kids, but indicated she’s willing to give Pitt visitation rights.
The separation date is listed as Sept. 15. Jolie Pitt and Pitt were legally married Aug. 14, 2014, before an Aug. 23 nondenominational ceremony at their chateau in France.
The couple met while working on the movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” in August 2005. Their children are Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said to People.
The decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family,” said attorney Robert Offer, who represents Jolie Pitt.
Among the property Jolie Pitt seeks are jewelry, personal effects and “earnings and accumulations from and after the date of separation.”
It was the second marriage for Pitt, first famously wed to Jennifer Aniston, and the third for Jolie Pitt, whose exes are Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Excellent tabloid speculation about reasons for the $400 million divorce proceedings abounds, including: Angelina hired a private investigator who found Brad was having an affair with costar Marion Cotillard (who’s in long-term relationship with Guillaume Canet); Brad mentioned Gwyneth Paltrow’s name in his sleep; Brad smoked weed, drank too much and had an anger problem, and, of course, that Brad and Jen may get back together.
DOC FILM STANDOUTS
In light of the fact that there’s no non-Brangelina celebrity news, here’s some good news about winners of San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund awards, who will get money to finish their worthy projects. They include Jeremy Levine and Landon Van Soest, whose “For Ahkeem” follows Daje Shelton, a 17-year-old black girl from north St. Louis, Mo. who strives to graduate from the nation’s only court-supervised public high school; Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink’s “The Rescue List,” about two boys in Ghana who escape from slavery, spend a year in a hidden rehabilitation shelter, and are eventually reunited with their families; and Peter Bratt’s “Woman in Motion,” about the life of activist Dolores Huerta.
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— Staff, wire reports