Transcript for Latest Details on Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Divorce
Have blockbuster breakup Angelina Jolie filing for divorce. From Brad Pitt so many questions this morning about what went wrong at what it means for the couple's six children ABC's Matt Gutman. Is in Los Angeles with new details about the split good morning there. Hey good morning Robin despite rumors of a possible Brad Pitt a fairer sources telling us that a third party did not cause the split. And while the couple hasn't directly address the rumors of what separated then both issued statements about what still unites them. The well being of their kids. Into two films in which they'd start together mr. and mrs. Smith and stand by this seems to yeah. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt portrayed couples more cool than Kerry. Anybody's married or no long term relationship as this is that. You cannot just keeps things in and you can't play it safe. Apparently not on Monday Julie filing for divorce after twelve years of being together and just. Two years of marriage in this eleven page court document obtained by ABC news' she cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. Not asking for child spell also support. Bought asking for physical custody of the couple's six children petitioning her soon to be yanks to get visitation rights. Her truly telling ABC news this decision was made for the health of the family. Pitt releasing a statement to People Magazine saying I'm thirty sickened by this but what matters most is now the wellbeing of our kits. The news surprising family. Dad I'm sure that kids in catching feed his friends off alert. I didn't. That's that's a sad story can. The couple reportedly fell in love while making mr. and mrs. Smith from the stores can have an opinion columns and stories from. While Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Did eventually adopting Jolie's children the couple then expanding the family and finally tying the knot. At the behest of the kids who went to some of them went on to someone considered that was pretty crew. But recently the couple's been to set by rumors that pitted developed eight romantic relationship. The actress Marion Cotillard. Instead of their upcoming World War II drama and a line. Yeah. But sources telling ABC news there was no third party involved in the breakup for a couple that was made their kids their number one priority. I think kids first. Kids and part of a woman says to Brandon. And and then my work. It's fitting they were last seen together in July grocery shopping and in this TMC photo having Dieter with the kids. The now former Hollywood couple has a net worth estimated in the hundreds of millions. A wall that gladly ward a divorce document mentions that Julie will not seek child or spousal support. It doesn't mention how they would split up their fortune including their French chateau and homes and Hollywood New York. And New Orleans. Robin Powell came map we're gonna talk more about this could bring in people's executive editor Kate Coyne and our chief legal analyst Dan Abrams lot of people are. Talking about this around the breakfast table. This morning we saw the statement that Brad Pitt released to People Magazine what are your sources tell you about how he's handling office. It's he's incredibly. Sad he's heartbroken. But different interest thing. More new wants streets and I think a lot of people might think. The fact is he knew this relationship was ending and they have had issues for quite some time there have been ongoing discussions about. Calling an end to it about calling it quits what is particularly devastating for him right now is how this played out his expectation. Was up something in the Gwyneth Paltrow. Ben Affleck and Jen garner vein that they would. A NASA separation jointly in some way go underground with their kids while the storm raged outside them that they would. Basically put on a unified front and so instead. To especially wake up and learned that is that she had sort of acted unilaterally was. Was incredibly saddening for him the statement from her attorney Kate that really spoke volumes saying quote. But the reason that she's filing for divorce is for the whole of the family the help of a fan out Apple's statement right there sort of speaks volumes between that and and filing for sole physical custody. You know I was saying today and earlier I am not a legal expert. But from where I sit those are fighting worse you know that's. That's an opening salvo right there and eight it it really was an intense way to kick off something that. I think at least from Brat Camp it hit it had been hoped this wouldn't be a battle any idea why she why she as well. This is asking what I mean I think it's fair to say that in these ongoing discussions in the issue that they've been grappling with. Clearly one or both of them reach some sort of a breaking point and it wasn't pretty. Again these other allegations the fare as well but when it comes this whole issue of physical custody four matters not what kind of husband was woken a father and address the affair wouldn't matter particularly in less it related to somehow the kids and actually tried this is a very aggressive move. To be asking for sole physical custody she's saying let's agree to legal custody jointly meeting we make decisions for the kids together. But when it comes to physical custody where they live the I want them to live would me that's not easy to get right when you have been bringing up children together. In a family in a place to say. These children should now all be moved to meet and me alone. He's going to be her burden now to demonstrate. That as a legal matter in the best interest of the children they should be with her and not with hand. And if he had been in the best children ages of the children standard wouldn't that move more towards a settlement in going to court always. All wakes. Particularly a high profile case like this. And I'm sure that he is attorney when he gets all of this sorted out is probably going to mention that. In the context either off the record or on the record that way it would have been a lot nicer to have been able to resolve this in a much more amicable way rather than dragging the kids. Through this public separation and they're all minors during from age eight to fifteen cent to keep those six children and mine and they're the number one priority. Yes chaos Dan thank you very much.
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