Brad Pitt releases statement after news of split

2016-09-20 19:53

Cape Town – Brad Pitt released an official statement on Tuesday evening after news broke that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce.

The 52-year-old actor released a statement to People in which he says he’s "saddened" by the divorce.

He said: "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

Angelina reportedly submitted papers to end the couple's two-year marriage on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences for their split.

According to TMZ, Angelina is seeking physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, but wants a judge to give Brad visitation rights.

According to TMZ, the 41-year-old beauty decided to end their marriage because she was “extremely upset” with the way the Moneyball star has been parenting the kids and so decided to seek joint legal custody, but not joint physical custody.

The actress-turned-director is not seeking spousal support.

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