After more than two years of waiting, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has been finalized. Both of them are now legally single.
Jolie filed for divorce from her husband Pitt on September 9, 2016, after 11 years of being together. She cited that they had irreconcilable differences and said that the split was for the health of their family.
Pitt released his own statement afterwards.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said.
He also requested the press to spare their children from possible questions and give them the space they need during that difficult time.
According to sources, Brangelina, as they were popularly known, used to fight over the years and disagreed about different things, including parenting, schedules, and politics.
Many of their celebrity friends and fans were saddened by the news.
On September 30, 2016, Jolie got full custody of their children. Pitt received visitation rights. They were also required to attend individual and family counseling.
In October 2016, the two decided to sell Chateau Miraval—their estate and vineyard in Correns, France. This is where they got married on August 23, 2014. It is a 1200-acre property that consists of 35 rooms.
In February 2017, Jolie was asked about their divorce in her BBC World News interview.
“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time. We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,” she said.
Pitt and Jolie have six children—Maddox (17 years old), Pax (14 y.o.), Zahara (13 y.o.), Shiloh (12 y.o.), Vivienne (10 y.o.), and Knox (10 y.o.).
Maddox, Pax, and Zahara were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Ethiopia, respectively. Meanwhile, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox are Pitt and Jolie’s biological children.