Angelina Jolie loves Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie still loves Brad Pitt.
The 'Maleficent' star's decision to file for divorce from the 'Fury' actor is "weighing heavy on her heart" but she feels it is the right thing to do for the sake of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight.
An insider said: "She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart. Her priority now is the children."
Whilst the pair's split has been on the cards for sometime, the 41-year-old actress made the final decision to submit the papers to court only a week ago.
A source told Us Weekly magazine: "The final divorce decision was only made one week ago. An incident took place and prompted Angelina to act and file."
Meanwhile, Brad Pitt broke his silence since the news of their divorce was revealed to say he is "very saddened" by what had happened.
In a statement, he 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."
Angelina's manager also insisted her decision was made in the "best interest" of the couple's children.
Geyer Kosinki said: "Angelina is doing what's best in the interest of taking care of her children. She appreciates everyone's understanding of their need for privacy at this time."
And entertainment attorney Robert Offer added: "Angelina has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."