Marriage between Hollywood Stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Ending after Jolie Files for Divorce

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her movie star husband Brad Pitt. The petition filed with the court listed “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce.

The couple is enormously popular around the world and had been dubbed “Brangelina” for several years. News of the Pitt-Jolie divorce has led to headlines in print media outlets and across the Internet, with seemingly everyone weighing in on the Hollywood power couple’s high-profile split.

In addition to being major Hollywood actors, Pitt and Jolie have also been active in giving back to the community. After Hurricane Katrina, Pitt devoted time and money to efforts to build houses for people who were displaced in New Orleans. Meanwhile, Jolie has been a United Nations special envoy for refugee issues for several years. Jolie has also been a strong public advocate for women who were sexually assaulted in war zones across the world.

While the Hollywood power couple’s divorce is shocking many people, a source close to Pitt and Jolie recently spoke with the media and said that the Pitt-Jolie marriage had been showing signs of strain for a while. The source noted that Pitt and Jolie spent a lot of time apart in the past year. Pitt and Jolie hadn’t been photographed together in several months.

While Jolie cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition, at least one media report indicated that Jolie made the decision to file for divorce because she was “upset with Pitt’s parenting skills.”

The divorce of Pitt and Jolie has shocked a lot of people because the Hollywood couple was generally seen as the gold standard for relationships. However, the reality is that even famous people get divorced and no one is immune to relationship difficulties. Sometimes, it’s in the best interests of both parties to end the relationship and move on with their lives.

However, when the marriage involves children, as it does in the case of Pitt and Jolie, moving on can be more difficult. That’s because child custody and child support could very easily become contentious issues for a divorcing couple with kids.

To learn more, check out the CNN.com article, “Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt.”

If you are thinking about filing for divorce in New York, or if you have already begun the divorce process, you should talk to a qualified divorce and family law attorney immediately. Jonathan D. Katz is an experienced New York divorce lawyer who will help to protect your rights throughout divorce proceedings. Contact Mr. Katz anytime to schedule a free consultation.

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