How many children do Brad and Angelina have?

After news broke about Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt, the whole world reacted.

FILE - In this November 5, 2015 file photo, Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2015 AFI Fest opening night premiere of "By The Sea" in Los Angeles.

While many reports began to speculate as to why the two were divorcing, documents obtained by TMZ show that Jolie, 41, listed irreconcilable differences as the main reason.

Jolie is seeking custody of her six children and has asked for Pitt to be given visitation rights. "She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time", attorney Robert Offer said in a statement on Tuesday.

And they didn't star together again until last year's "By the Sea", a marital melodrama set on the French Riviera directed by Jolie and starring the couple as unhappy spouses. As can be seen in the Top 5 of the best photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt together, the couple really gave the impression of having a flawless family, and this news is a shock ...

They attended their local Rite Aid Pharmacy the same day, looking closer than ever as they exchanged smiles and held hands.

Weeks after Aniston filed for divorce, Brangelina was born. Jolie was fresh off a divorce from Billy Bob Thornton (and had previously been married to Jonny Lee Miller).

Their initial romance sparked a tabloid avalanche unlikely any in recent memory.

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Pitt and Jolie co-starred in the action comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in which they played married assassins who try to kill each other before making up in the film's denouement, and officially became a couple in 2005.

It's public knowledge that the Maleficent actress and Jon have been estranged for years, with the Midnight Cowboy star not even being made aware of Brad and Angelina's wedding back in 2014.

But after the media upheaval, Jolie Pitt and Pitt eventually settled into their own unique kind of globe-trotting domesticity.

In April 2005, photos emerged of Pitt and Jolie with her adopted son Maddox in Kenya. And they sought to direct the glare of their celebrity toward other causes. So we could be together. It made a mere $538,000 at the box office.

Jolie and Pitt adopted Pax Thien, a 3-year-old orphan from Vietnam, in 2007.

Shortly after, they dropped the bombshell that not only were they officially a couple, but Jolie was pregnant with Pitt's baby.

"We've known for a while is their marriage was in very bad shape". It was just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter.

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  • Lawrence Cooper