Jennifer Aniston Files for Divorce From Brad Pitt

ABC News: Aniston Files for Divorce From Pitt (AP)

Hollywood power couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are officially calling it quits after 4 1/2 years of marriage. Aniston filed for divorce Friday, citing irreconcilable differences with Pitt. The “Friends” star and the “Ocean’s Twelve” hunk released a joint statement in January saying they were formally separating. The couple married on July 29, 2000, and have no children. It was the first marriage for both.

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In the Superior Court petition, Aniston requested that Pitt not be awarded spousal support and that her maiden name be restored. The actress took Pitt’s name legally when they married.

Pitt, 41, and Aniston, 36, began dating in 1998. They had a fairy-tale wedding on Malibu bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Part of Pacific Coast Highway was shut down to accommodate the influx of the 200 guests. Among those who attended were actress Cameron Diaz and most of Aniston’s co-stars from “Friends.”

Until rumors began swirling a few months ago that the A-list couple were about to split, there were near-constant tabloid rumors that Aniston was pregnant. The actress had said she and Pitt eventually wanted to start a family. The two remain co-owners of the Plan B production company with producer Brad Grey.

Aniston shot to fame on “Friends,” which ended its 10-year run last year as one of television’s highest-rated comedies. She also has starred in such films as “Along Came Polly,” “Bruce Almighty” and “The Good Girl.” Pitt’s career includes “Ocean’s Eleven,” “Fight Club,” “Meet Joe Black,” “Seven Years in Tibet,” “Sleepers,” “12 Monkeys,” “Legends of the Fall,” “A River Runs Through It” and “Thelma & Louise.”

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