Angelina Jolie 'files for divorce from Brad Pitt'

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Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, TMZ has reported.

Jolie cited irreconcilable differences in legal documents filed on Monday, the celebrity news website said.

The couple married in August 2014 after 10 years together.

They first met when they played married spies in Mr And Mrs Smith, when Pitt was still married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

Jolie is asking for physical custody of the couple's six children, the website claimed.

There was no immediate comment from the couple's representatives.

The Maleficent star is reportedly asking the judge to give Pitt visitation rights rather than joint physical custody. She lists the date of separation as September 15.

She decided to file for divorce because of the way Pitt was parenting the children, a source told the website.

Jolie is being represented divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who helped in her divorce from Billy Bob Thornton and is representing Johnny Depp in his divorce from Amber Heard.