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Celebrity break-ups of 2016

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, TMZ has reported.

Jolie cited irreconcilable differences in legal documents filed on Monday, the celebrity news website said.

The couple married in August 2014 after 10 years together.

They first met filming Mr And Mrs Smith when Pitt was still married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

Jolie, 41, is asking for custody of the couple’s six children, the website claimed.

There was no immediate comment from the couple’s representatives.

The Maleficent star is reportedly asking the judge to give Pitt, 52, visitation rather than joint physical custody. She lists the date of separation as September 15.

She decided to file for divorce because of the way Pitt was parenting the children, a source told the website.

Jolie is being represented by lawyer Laura Wasser, who helped her in her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton and is currently representing Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard. (Source: Press Association)

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