Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after just two years of marriage. Celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that the Hollywood actress submitted documents on Monday (19 September) citing irreconcilable differences. Robert Offer, an attorney for Angelina Jolie, said the decision to divorce was made "for the health of the family". She is seeking custody of the couple's children.
They have six children together, including three they adopted: 13-year-old Maddox from Cambodia; 10-year-old Pax from Vietnam; and nine-year-old Zahara, from Ethiopia. The couple's three biological children are eight-year-old Shiloh, and Knox and Vivienne, six-year-old twins.
The couple, who fell in love on the set of 2005 action movie Mr & Mrs Smith, tied the knot in August 2014 in a private ceremony in the south of France. Last year, the couple starred together in her film By the Sea, playing a glamorous couple holidaying together in France while their marriage was on the rocks. In this gallery,
IBTimes UK looks back at their lives together. 7 June 2005: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, stars of the new action film "Mr & Mrs Smith", pose at the film's premiere in Los Angeles. They were alleged to have begun an affair during the making of the film, while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston, but denied it until January 2006, when Jolie confirmed that she was pregnant with his child Reuters 7 June 2006: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie give a press conference at a hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia, after they became the proud parents of daughter Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt AFP 12 November 2006: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stroll on the seafront promenade in Mumbai with daughter Zahara and son Maddox AFP 2 September 2007: Angelina Jolie accompanies Brad Pitt to a screening of "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" at the Venice Film Festival Reuters 11 November 2007: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the British premiere of "Beowulf" in Leicester Square Getty 27 January 2008: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt kiss at their table during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Reuters 15 May 2008: Brad Pitt accompanies a heavily pregnant Angelina Jolie to the screening of "Kung Fu Panda" at the 61st Cannes Film Festival Reuters 20 May 2008: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the film The Exchange by director Clint Eastwood at the 61st Cannes Film Festival Vincent Kessler/Reuters 5 August 2008: A woman reads People magazine featuring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their newborn twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline on the cover AFP 27 January 2009: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Narita airport, near Tokyo with their children Pax, Knox Leon (carried by Pitt), Maddox (obscured), Zahara, Vivienne Marcheline (carried by Jolie) and Shiloh Reuters 20 May 2009: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose for photographers at the Inglourious Basterds premiere during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival Getty 3 December 2009: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of "Invictus" in Los Angeles Getty 19 July 2010: Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the premiere of the movie Salt at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood Mario Anzuoni/Reuters 16 May 2011: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie leave the festival palace after the screening of the film "The Tree of Life", in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival Reuters 15 January 2012: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt pose for photographers as they arrive at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California Reuters 26 February 2012: Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie pose as they arrive at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Getty 2 June 2013: Angelina Jolie poses with Brad Pitt as they arrive for the world premiere of his film World War Z in London. This was her first public appearance since announcing her double mastectomy after finding she carried a gene giving her an 87% chance of getting breast cancer Reuters 2 March 2014: Lupita Nyong'o cheers as actor/producer Brad Pitt kisses Angelina Jolie after 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars Kevin Winter/Getty Images 28 May 2014: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the world premiere Of Disney's "Maleficent" in Hollywood Getty 12 June 2014: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sit with then Foreign Secretary William Hague during a summit to end sexual violence in conflict, at the Excel centre in London Reuters 13 June 2014: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at a summit discussing sexual violence in conflict, at the Excel centre in London Luke MacGregor/Reuters 1 September 2014: Brad Pitt (wearing orange hat) arrives at Malta International Airport to join his wife and co-star Angelina Jolie on the island of Gozo for the movie By the Sea, their first film together since Mr & Mrs Smith Darrin Zammit Lupi 3 November 2015: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend an official Academy screening of By The Sea in New York Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 6 November 2015: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose at the AFI Awards honouring excellence in film and television in Beverly Hills, California Kevork Djansezian/Reuters