Whether this is done privately, with a mediator or through lawyers remains TBD, but one thing is for sure: There are plenty of financial assets at stake when it comes to this split.
As Forbes' Natalie Robehmed tells E! News, there are several unknowns which will factor into how this divorce plays out, like "whether there's a pre-nup or post-nup agreement? Whether it will hold up in court?"
"How will they go about dividing such a big estate?" Robehmed asks. "I think there are still many, many unanswered questions..."
"There is no doubt that this is a really sizable divorce dollar-wise in terms of how big their shared earnings have been," says Robehmed.
"Since they been married, since 2014, Brad Pitt has made far more than Angelina Jolie," Forbes' Robehmed tells E! News. Pitt "has made close to $80 million, $76.5 is the exact amount. Angelina has made closer to $40 million so he has made nearly double what she has earned since 2014."
"The first time we [Forbes] cataloged Angelina Jolie's earnings is in 2005 and since then she has earned an estimated $231.5 million pre-tax and any other fees," says Robehmed. "The first time we cataloged Brad Pitt's earnings is in 2004 and since then he has earned an estimated $315.5 million pre-tax and any other fees."
It's not all bad financial news for Jolie and Pitt, though. Forbes Robehmed did not "see why their divorce would impact their earnings," explaining, "I mean many celebrities are able to divorce and work successfully in Hollywood. I can only think of practical things that might impact it, if they spend a lot of time on divorce proceedings or some other logistical reasons why they can't physically work, that may impact it."
Ultimately, though? Robehmed "[does not] think their divorce will have a major impact [on future earnings], bottom line."