Wednesday 7 December 2016

Angelina Jolie is 'in agony' amid Brad Pitt divorce: 'Her family is broken'

Published 26/09/2016 | 11:13

CANNES, FActors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
CANNES, FActors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie, Zahara, Brad Pitt, Maddox
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their son Maddox at the Oscars. Photo: Fred Prouser
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Salt" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)

Angelina Jolie is reportedly "in agony" as she begins divorce proceedings with Brad Pitt.

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The Oscar-winning actress (41) filed for divorce from her husband of two years last Monday and the gloves have come off on both camps.

Jolie's motive behind filing was reportedly an altercation which took place earlier this month in which Pitt (52) with their 15-year-old son Maddox on their private plane.

It's now reported that the actor was "intoxicated" and "urinated on tarmac" afterwards.

Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)
Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)

While Pitt is said to be "devastated" as he was "blindsided" by the split, now relatives of the Maleficent star are rushing to her defence.

"Her family is broken and she is in agony," an insider told People. "Her children are recovering from the events that brought about the filing of the divorce."

"Her focus is on their health and emotional well-being."

A source reportedly with knowledge of the situation said there was an argument between the actor and Jolie which resulted in a “parent-child argument” when one of their children stepped in, which then “escalated”.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their son Maddox at the Oscars. Photo: Fred Prouser
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their son Maddox at the Oscars. Photo: Fred Prouser

However, the source said Pitt was adamant “it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed”.

“He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was nose to nose and was spiralling out of control.”

And the FBI confirmed they are considering an investigation, but any reports of a more formal inquiry is untrue.

The FBI issued a statement, saying: "In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jolie has requested sole physical custody of their six children - Maddox, Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10) and Knox and Vivienne (eight).

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