The couple married in 2014 and have been together since 2004.
An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, told the Associated Press 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.
For 12 years the couple has captivated international audiences with their jet-setting glamour, their commitment to philanthropy, and their red carpet turns. But they put off getting legally married for years, until a surprise ceremony in France in August 2014.
In December 2014 Jolie, 41, told Vanity Fair being married did feel different for the couple.
"It feels nice to be husband and wife," she said.
Their children helped them write the vows for their ceremony, she said, adding that, “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”
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