After 12-year relationship and 2-year marriage Brangelina calls quits, everyone is asking: what will happen to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their six children?
Divorce documents filed in court by Jolie and obtained by PEOPLE, she asked for full physical custody of the couple’s children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, Vivienne, 8 and Knox, 8 – asking for Pitt to be granted visitation. She will not ask for child or spousal support from Pitt.
“Brad thinks Angelina is a great mother,” Pitt said. “But he is also a great father. There is no way he is going to be absent for any part of his kids’ lives.”
While Pitt may want custody, the source doesn’t think the two will be engaged in a long conflict over kids.
“This will ideally be resolved, amicably, long before any sort of legal battle ensues,” adds the insider.
Pitt and Jolie first met back on 2003 set of their 2005 thriller Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and began publicly dating a few years later. The two married in 2014. In a statement released to PEOPLE following Jolie’s filing, Pitt said his focus is on the “well-being of our kids.”
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said in the statement. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
“It should be clear that Angelina is a great mother, and Brad is a great father,” the source said. “It is unfortunate if anybody tries to introduce negativity into what is already a very difficult and painful situation.”
Jolie also said regarding the divorce: “This decision was made for the health of the family,” the actress’ attorney said. “She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.” Source close to the situation previously told PEOPLE, “Both Brad and Angelina care very much about their kids and there is sadness on both sides.”