It was the split nobody in Hollywood saw coming.
"Angelina will always do what's in the best interest of taking care of her family," Angelina's longtime manager Geyer Kosinski said in an exclusive statement to E! News. "She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
Brad would later break his silence in a separate statement. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids," he shared with E! News. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
Still, many pop culture fans are left asking one big question: What went wrong between these two talented A-list stars?
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"Every married couple has its own dynamics," a source shared with E! News. "Fame adds an additional complication but they are going through what many families face. It's a difficult time."
A separate source paints a picture of a pair that gradually grew apart and realized they value and prioritize different things.
"Angelina is very dedicated to her work with the United Nations and working on other charitable endeavors while Brad is consumed with his film projects," an insider shared. "Both of their interests have taken them across the world but not together but in different directions."
What has and always will stay a priority for the pair is the six children they share: Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8.
"Brad is a loving, dedicated father, and anyone suggesting otherwise is spreading lies for their own benefit," a source shared with E! News. "They are both good parents and they want to do what's best for the kids."
Unfortunately, being in the public eye has brought some challenges for the couple. Reports have already surfaced suggesting that Brad's lifestyle may have caused the split. One source says there is no truth to it.
"It has been a very difficult time. It's been a very hard decision to make, but ultimately they both did the best they could to make the relationship work," another insider shared. "Both sides are hurting very deeply right now."
While the divorce filing signals a new chapter in both Brad and Angelina's life, one insider assures fans that there is and was a lot of love between the pair.
"They were always very deeply in love, very passionate, very intense and very romantic," a source shared. "They were never shy about showing their emotions and love for one another in front of people, they knew that their bond was something special."
Our source added, "They were a good partnership created from two very different personalities but they were bound together by this deep love. They had a joint mutual outlook on life and the strength of their family unit was at the center of it."