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Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt: lawyer

LOS ANGELES – Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and has requested custody of their six children, bringing an end to one of the world's most high-profile, tabloid-generating romances.

Jolie filed legal documents Monday citing irreconcilable differences, according to TMZ, which first broke the story Tuesday. An attorney for Jolie Pitt confirmed the news to the Associated Press.

Lawyer Robert OFficer said Jolie Pitt filed for the dissolution of the marriage "for the health of the family."

Unnamed sources told TMZ Jolie Pitt's decision was spurred by Pitt's parenting methods, which she was "extremely upset with."

The couple have six children together: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne. They’ve been together since 2004 and wed in 2014.

TMZ reports Jolie is asking a judge to grant Pitt visitation but not joint physical custody, and she is not asking for spousal support.

Jolie has been married twice before -- to actors Jonny Lee Miller in the late '90s and to Billy Bob Thornton in the early 2000s. Pitt divorced from Jennifer Aniston in 2005 after 5 years of marriage.