Brad Pitt is allegedly “furious” with his estranged wife Angelina Jolie, which he reportedly believes could have put their six children at risk, it has been claimed.
Angelina filed for divorce on Monday, two years after the couple married, and now Brad is said to be concerned for the welfare of the children amid the media frenzy that has now ensued.
Sources close to the World War Z actor claimed that he blasted Angelina, who “unleashed hell” with the shock move, TMZ reports.
He is also said to be livid over claims that their split was allegedly because substance abuse and anger issues.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Since the news broke that Angelina filed for divorce, Brad is said to be concerned that the children will now become more of a target for paparazzi.
While the couple split on September 15, as per the divorce documents, Brad reportedly pleaded with Angelina to deal with their divorce “like adults”, insiders have claimed.
Despite being one of the most famous families in the world, the family have remained surprisingly private and shielded their children’s day-to-day lives as much as possible.
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Now, it’s claimed that Brad wanted to keep the couple’s split private for the sake of their children but is now livid that Angelina’s has asked for sole physical custody as media speculate over their parenting.
Brad Pitt was blindsided and was only told that Angelina Jolie was divorcing him just a day before she filed the legal papers, it has been claimed.
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The 52-year-old allegedly visited his lawyer to discuss how to move forward in Los Angeles hours after Angelina met with her legal team.
“Brad only found out about the divorce decision yesterday,” a source said.
The insider allegedly that the Jolie-Pitts had been planning to fly to London this weekend but their family trip was cancelled on Monday. The same day Angelina filed for divorce.
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage
It was also claimed that a shocking ‘incident’ allegedly sparked Angelina’s decision to file for divorce.
The couple, who have been together for 12 years and married for two, seemingly split on September 15 according to the legal documents filed by Angelina on Monday.
“The final divorce decision was only made one week ago,” a source told Us Weekly.
“An incident took place and prompted [Angelina] to act and file.”
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“She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart,” the insider added.
“Her priority now is the children.”
Brad has broken his silence after it emerged his wife of two years Angelina has filed for divorce following 12 years together.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie take twins Vivienne and Knox to Barnes and Nobles on the UWS
Angelina and Brad appeared to be normal in recent months
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The actress submitted papers to end the couple’s marriage on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences for their split.
According to reports, Angelina is seeking physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, but wants a judge to give the 52-year-old actor visitation rights.
Addressing the news, the 51-year-old Moneyball star has said his focus is now on their kids.
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“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said in a statement given to People.
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“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
While a source told the magazine that the split has come as a huge shock, sharing: “They have definitely spent more time apart this year, but it’s still a shock. They just celebrated their wedding anniversary together.”
Angelina is being represented by Laura Wasser, who recently represented Johnny Depp in his split from Amber Heard, and is not asking for spousal support.
The state of the couple’s relationship has been the subject of wild speculation for years with insiders claiming they lived separate lives and had frequent bitter rows.
Angelina cited September 15th as the date of their official separation. Brad was still wearing his wedding ring when he was seen on September 9th.
Brad and Angelina were together for 12 years
The couple starred in movie By The Sea together
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After news of their divorce broke, gossip sites in the US began to speculate that Brad’s friendship with Allied co-star Marion Cottilard had put extra strain on his marriage.
According to Page Six , Angelina had hired a private eye to watch her husband. “He’s in the throes of a midlife crisis, and Angie is fed up,” a source told the website.
The couple fell for each other while filming Mr and Mrs Smith in 2004 when Brad was still married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.
They went public with their relationship a year later but only tied the knot on in August 2014 in a surprise ceremony at their French estate.
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