Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt separated just five days ago, according to the divorce filing obtained by PEOPLE.
Jolie filed from divorced from the 52-year-old actor on Monday, after two years of marriage.
Jolie, 41, cited irreconcilable differences for their split. She asked for physical custody of the couple's shared six children – Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox – asking for Pitt to be granted visitation.The documents state that the couple have been separated since September 15.
In a statement to PEOPLE Pitt said, "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time." "The divorce is a complete shock," a source close to the couple told PEOPLE. "They have definitely spent more time apart this year, but it's still a shock. They just celebrated their wedding anniversary together."
The couple was last spotted together in mid-July, just ahead of their second wedding anniversary – though the insider told PEOPLE Pitt has escaped to France "many time this year because they were fighting."
They sometimes clashed over issues of raising their children, the source says.
"They always had disagreements when it came to disciplining the kids," according to the source. "With all the kids, it did tend to get chaotic many times."