Brad Pitt breaks his silence on divorce from Angelina Jolie

Jennifer Fletcher

Twelve years after reportedly falling in love on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.

According to court documents, the actress, 41, separated from Brad on September 15.

And now he's breaking his silence, admitting he's devo about it.

"I am very saddened by this," the star says in a statement, "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."

Brad Pitt left 'saddened' by the divorce. Source: Getty

Brad and Angelina in happier times. Source: Getty

In documents filed to the court, Angelina is asking for joint legal custody of their six children - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight - but is seeking sole physical custody. Angelina has stated in court papers that she is happy to allow visitation rights.

According to, Angelina made the shock decision after growing "extremely upset" with how Brad was parenting their children, with a source adding that "she was extremely upset with his methods," and 'fed up' with his alleged use of 'weed and possibly alcohol' mixed with his 'anger problem.'

And that wasn't the only issue they faced, with the Daily Mail, claiming that Angelina was more focused on their family life than Brad was.

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"Angelina wasn't into wasting time on frivolous things. Brad felt it was important for them to live life to the fullest, but as the months passed, Angelina seemed to withdraw, making the children and her work with the UN a priority," spilled a source.

"Angelina wasn't really interested in doing any project that took her away from the children and home, but Brad was still wanting the wanderlust, adventure-filled life that first attracted him to her.

"Angelina did not approve of this movie ['World War Z 2'] because she knew it would once again take him away from her and the family when she felt they needed to spend more time together."

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