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The Latest: Pitt 'saddened,' asks press to leave kids alone

Posted September 20

— The Latest on the divorce of Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

Brad Pitt has released a statement on his divorce filing from Angelina Jolie Pitt, pleading with the press to stay away from his children.

"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time," Pitt said in a statement to People magazine.

Jolie Pitt filed divorce papers Monday in Los Angeles. Though together for 12 years, Pitt and Jolie Pitt only wed in August 2014. They have six children.

12:20 p.m.

Angelina Jolie Pitt cited "irreconcilable difference" in divorce papers filed Monday in Los Angeles to end her marriage with Brad Pitt. The actress is seeking physical custody of their six children, with visitation rights for Pitt.

Their children are: 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said Tuesday that Jolie Pitt's decision to divorce was made "for the health of the family." The filing dated the couple's separation as last Thursday.

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11 a.m.

Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world's most star-studded, tabloid-generating romances.

An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said Tuesday that she has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. Offer said the decision was made "for the health of the family."

The couple has six children together: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Though together for 12 years, Pitt and Jolie only wed in August 2014. They married privately in the French hamlet of Correns in Provence with their children serving as ring bearers and throwing flower petals. They announced the ceremony days later.

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