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Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriageKevork Djansezian/Reuters

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were one of the most beloved couples in showbiz but the pair have decided to divorce. Two years after they tied the knot in a romantic wedding at their French home, Brangelina are parting ways with Jolie reportedly citing "irreconcilable differences".

According to TMZ, Jolie, 41, is seeking physical custody of their six children and has asked the judge to allow Pitt, 52, visitation rights. Sources allege that the Maleficent actress was unhappy with the way Pitt was parenting their children, causing a rift between the couple. Jolie, who is not seeking spousal support, is said to have listed the separation date as 15 September 2016.

As Hollywood mourns the end of what appeared to be one of the strongest showbiz couples, IBTimes UK takes a look back at Brangelina's highly-publicised love story.

Summer 2004: Jolie and Pitt meet on the set of their action movie Mr & Mrs Smith and rumours circulate that the couple "fell in love" during filming. Pitt was married to actress Jennifer Aniston at the time but he has always denied having an affair with Jolie. The actress also said at the time: "To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive."

January 2005: Pitt and Aniston announce their split after five years of marriage.

July 2005: The pair pose in a photo shoot for W magazine surrounded by children fuelling the dating the rumours.

October 2005: Pitt and Aniston's divorce is finalised.

11 January 2006: Jolie confirms she is pregnant with her and Pitt's first child, telling People: "Yes, I'm pregnant."

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt first met on the set of their movie Mr & Mrs SmithGetty Images

16 January 2006: Jolie legally changes the last names of her adopted children from Jolie to Pitt. The actor officially adopts Maddox and Zahara soon after.

27 May 2006: Jolie gives birth to the couple's first biological child in Swakopmund, Namibia and name her Shiloh Nouvel. The $7.6m fee collectively earned from selling the child's first photos to OK! And Hello magazine were donated to charities to aid the education and development of African children.

October 2006: Pitt states that he and Jolie have agreed to marry only when same-sex couples are given the right to legally marry in the US.

March 2007: Jolie adopts son Pax Thien from an orphanage in Vietnam as a single parent but Pitt legally adopts him later.

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Angelina Jolie was reportedly unhappy with Brad Pitt's parenting of their six childrenBrad Pitt & Angelina Jolie (Fa

July 2008: Jolie gives birth to biological twins, son Knox Leon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline, named after her late mother, in Nice, France. The couple sell the pictures to People and Hello for $14m, making it the most expensive celebrity photos in history. Proceeds went to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

December 2011: During promotion for her movie In The Land Of Blood And Honey, Jolie admitted she was being pressured into marrying Pitt by their children. The actress said: "The kids asked me the other day, and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a 'big cake'. They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies ... you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married... We've explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you're committed."

April 2012: Couple announce their engagement with the statement: "It is a promise for the future and their kids are very happy. There's no date set at this time."

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot in France in August 2014Reuters

August 2014: Brangelina tie the knot on 23 August 2014 at their estate on Château Miraval in Correns, France with just 20 friends and family members in attendance. Jolie, who took Pitt's last name, was walked down the aisle by Maddox and Pax, while Shiloh and Knox served as the ring bearers.

January 2015: Jolie opens up on the struggles of marriage, telling The Australian Women's Weekly: "Maintaining a marriage and raising kids is hard work. You have to really make sure that your work doesn't get in the way. That you don't do something that is going to put too much strain on your family."

March 2015: Jolie reveals that she made the brave decision to have her ovarian and fallopian tubes removed to prevent the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Jolie praised Pitt for his support and said he "was on a plane within hours" after learning that his wife had to undergo surgery.

2016: Couple, who were rarely seen together in final months of marriage, are shrouded in divorce rumours for most of the year.

15 September 2016: Brangelina officially separate with Jolie later filing for divorce.