Angelina Jolie Speaks Out On Brad Pitt Divorce

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out On Brad Pitt Divorce
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Sep. 20 2016, Updated 3:37 p.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt in order to "protect her children," the actress' manager revealed, raising new questions around the couple's shocking split.

"Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children," Geyer Kosinski, her manager, revealed to Radar. "She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."

As reported earlier today, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. The 41-year-old is seeking full physical custody over the couple's six children, which would leave Pitt with visitation rights.

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Jolie is being represented lawyer Laura Wasser, who was hired in her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton in 2003 and is currently representing Johnny Depp in his scandalous split from Amber Heard.

Sources close to the pair say the split comes after Angelina strongly disagreed with Brad's parenting style, claiming the actress was "extremely upset with his methods."

"This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time," attorney Robert Offer later shared in a statement.

Meanwhile, Angie's father Jon Voight exclusively revealed to Radar new details on the devastating breakup.

"I don't know much about it except it must be something serious," Voight told Radar. "I just got the news and I'm concerned."

The couple first got together in 2005, after starring in Mr. & Mrs. Smith together. The controversial relationship closely followed Pitt's high-profile split from then-wife, Jennifer Aniston.

Despite their long-term partnership — which brought children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne — the couple didn't marry until 2014.

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