Angelina Jolie Pitt filed for divorce from husband of two years Brad Pitt on Monday, an announcement that rocked the entertainment world.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said in a statement to PEOPLE. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences and stating that she and Pitt, 52, have been separated since last Thursday.
The dramatic decision after just two years of marriage follows Jolie’s hiring of “a private eye,” to watch Brad.
The report originally appeared in PEOPLE