With Brad & Angelina Divorcing, What Happens to the Kids?
It's the moment every Jennifer Aniston fan has spent 10 years waiting for: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage.
And that, my friends, is what they call closure.
I was never down with Brangelina—#TeamAnistonForever—so I'd like to take a minute and revel in this announcement. But I can't. Because it's always sad when a marriage breaks up, especially when there're children involved. And there are six of them here, in case you haven't been paying attention: Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins, Knox and Vivienne, 8.
So what happens now?
According to the court documents, the pair separated on September 15, and Jolie is seeking sole physical custody and joint legal custody of all six children, but is willing to give her (soon-to-be-ex) husband visitation rights.
The fact that Jolie is asking for full custody is way more shocking than the news that the couple is calling it quits, given their history and how involved they both seem in their kids' lives. Pretty sure we can expect an epic custody battle. In the meantime, at least both parents seem to recognize that putting their kids first right now is priority No. 1.
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids," Pitt said in a statement to CNN. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
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Jolie has also released a statement, via her manager: "Angelina will always do what's in the best interest to protect her children," he told E! News. "She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
Hang in there, kiddos!