Brad Pitt has given his statement on divorce from Angelina Jolie 4 years ago

Brad Pitt has given his statement on divorce from Angelina Jolie

Today, the news broke that Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing.

News reached the media today that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences.

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The couple have been together since 2004 and only married in August 2014.

TMZ have reported that Angelina filed legal documents on Monday and is asking for physical custody of their six children. She's requesting that Brad be given visitation rights but that he cannot be granted joint physical custody.

Later on today, on CNBC, Angelina's attorney Robert Offer gave a statement about the split saying;

"This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "By the Sea" at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

While fans everywhere had their say on the long-term couple splitting, many have been waiting for a statement from Brad and the 52-year-old has given his statement to People magazine.

Brad spoke of his sorrow at the split but asked the press to think of his children.

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"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."

Brad and Angelina share six children together, Vivienne, Knox, Zahara, Maddox, Shiloh and Pax.