Breaking: Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie, has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her lawyer has confirmed.

Robert Offer said the actress filed for “dissolution of marriage” on Monday, adding the “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,” Offer added in the statement.

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

The couple have six children together – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Celebrity news site, TMZ, said the trigger for the divorce was a conflict over the kids, substance abuse and anger.

The medium quotes sources as saying, Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of weed and possibly alcohol, and mixed with what she believes is “an anger problem” … felt it became dangerous for the children.

Jolie lists the date of separation as September 15, 2016.