Angelina Jolie is asking for sole physical custody of her six children after filing for divorce from Brad Pitt, say reports.
The actress cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and now wants Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox to live with her.
A source told TMZ that Angelina, 41, made the decision to leave Brad because of the way he was “parenting the children”, adding that she as “extremely upset with his methods”.
That same source claims Angelina became “fed up” with Brad’s consumption of “weed and possibly alcohol” mixed with his “anger problem”.
Brad’s lawyer, however, was quick to refute those allegations, saying they were insulting to the actor, 52.
He says Angelina’s push for sole custody was equivalent to saying that Brad was not competent as a parent.
Brad has also since released a statement since the shock split pleading for privacy for the sake of the children.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids,” he says.
“I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Page Six is also reporting that Brad was cheating on Angelina with French actress Marion Cotillard, 40, on the set of their new film, Allied.
“She hired a private eye because she felt that he was fooling around with her on the set, and it turns out he was. And that was the final straw,” the source says.
Marion, 40, has been in a relationship with actor and writer Guillaume Canet, 43, since 2007, and the couple have a 5-year-old son Marcel.
The same report, also refuted by Brad’s camp, adds that Angelina discovered Brad was partying hard in the UK and going through “some insane” midlife crisis.
The pair began dating in early 2005 after they met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and were married on their French estate Chateau Miraval two years ago.
Rumours of a relationship rift had been rife for months before the divorce announcement. They hadn’t made a public appearance together since doing media for the box office bomb, By The Sea, a film about an unhappy couple.