Actor Brad Pitt has said he is “very saddened” that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and has asked for privacy on their children’s behalf.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he told People magazine.
“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, citing irreconcilable differences on Monday.
Her lawyer, Robert Offer, said the decision had been made “for the health of the family”.
Pitt and Jolie – nicknamed “Brangelina” by fans – married in 2014, 10 years after meeting on the set of 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith.
It was Pitt’s second marriage, having previously wed Friends star Jennifer Aniston, and Jolie’s third after actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Singer Adele is among those to comment on the split, dedicating a concert in New York on Tuesday to the Hollywood couple.
The 28-year-old told an audience at Madison Square Garden she had been “shocked” by the news and that it felt “like the end of an era”.
The American actress Angelina Jolie requested a divorce from her husband, Hollywood star Brad Pitt, after a love story lasted 10 years and ended with the marriage for two years, and has already signed the divorce papers, on Monday, because of their problems did not succeed in resolve it, after be waived marital expenses in full.
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The Hollywood couple’s breakup will shock the world, and comes after more than a decade together which brought them six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight. According to TMZ, the decision to end the marriage was made by Jolie because she was “extremely upset” with the way the Moneyball star has been parenting their kids.