Angelina Jolie Pitt Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

In this Monday, July 19, 2010, file photo, cast member Angelina Jolie, right and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of "Salt" in Los Angeles. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK—Brangelina is no more. Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, bringing an end to one of the world’s most star-studded, tabloid headline-generating romances.

An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said Tuesday in a statement that she has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. Offer said the decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family.”

Offer refused to answer questions about the divorce.

The couple has six children together: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne.

Though together for 12 years, Pitt and Jolie Pitt only wed in August 2014. They married privately in the French hamlet of Correns in Provence with their children serving as ring bearers and throwing flower petals. They announced the ceremony days later.

This is the second marriage for Pitt, who previously wed Jennifer Aniston. It’s the third for Jolie Pitt, who was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.

In this May 15, 2008 file photo, American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the premiere of the film "Kung Fu Panda," during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

In this May 15, 2008 file photo, American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the premiere of the film "Kung Fu Panda," during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jolie and Pitt announced they are divorcing on Sept. 20. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jolie and Pitt announced they are divorcing on Sept. 20. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

In this May 21, 2007 file photo, American actor-producer Brad Pitt, left, and American actress Angelina Jolie arrive for a photo call for the film "A Mighty Heart," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

In this May 21, 2007 file photo, American actor-producer Brad Pitt, left, and American actress Angelina Jolie arrive for a photo call for the film "A Mighty Heart," at the 60th International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

In this  June 5, 2007 file photo, Brad Pitt, right, a cast member in the film "Ocean's Thirteen," arrives with Angelina Jolie at the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Brad Pitt, right, a cast member in the film "Ocean's Thirteen," arrives with Angelina Jolie at the premiere of the film at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of "Ocean's Thirteen" in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

In this June 5, 2007 file photo, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of "Ocean's Thirteen" in Los Angeles, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Ffion Hague, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie and Actor Brad Pitt attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 13, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Ffion Hague, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie and Actor Brad Pitt attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 13, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

US actress and special UN envoy Angelina Jolie (L) and her husband US actor Brad Pitt arrive on the fourth day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 13, 2014. (CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

US actress and special UN envoy Angelina Jolie (L) and her husband US actor Brad Pitt arrive on the fourth day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 13, 2014. (CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Actor Brad Pitt, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

Actor Brad Pitt, British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

US actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie (R) and US actor Brad Pitt (L) talk to a delegate after a family photo at Lancaster House on the third day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 12, 2014. (TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

US actress and campaigner Angelina Jolie (R) and US actor Brad Pitt (L) talk to a delegate after a family photo at Lancaster House on the third day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 12, 2014. (TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt walks with his wife, actress Angelina Jolie, in the Damascus Souk, or market, during a brief visit to Syria on October 2, 2009. Jolie and Pitt are divorcing. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt walks with his wife, actress Angelina Jolie, in the Damascus Souk, or market, during a brief visit to Syria on October 2, 2009. Jolie and Pitt are divorcing. (LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Though their initial romance—begun after the pair starred together in 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”—sparked an avalanche of tabloid interest, Jolie Pitt and Pitt settled into their own unique kind of globe-trotting domesticity.

The pair adopted children from Cambodia, Vietnam and Ethiopia. And they sought to direct the glare of their celebrity toward other causes. Jolie Pitt, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, became an outspoken voice for refugees and various causes in Africa, as well as for breast cancer treatment after undergoing a double mastectomy.

Jolie Pitt also launched herself as a film director. Last year, the couple starred together in her “By the Sea,” playing a glamorous couple vacationing together in France while their marriage was on the rocks. It made a mere $538,000 at the box office.

In a 2014 interview with The Associated Press, Jolie Pitt said playing a couple with marital problems was cathartic.

“It almost makes you get past those issues because you can laugh at them,” Jolie Pitt said. “You do a film about bad marriage and you witness that behavior. You study it, you let it out, you attack each other and then you just want to hold each other and make sure you never behave that way.”

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