Brad Pitt being investigated for child abuse & it may be why Angelina Jolie left him

Just when we thought Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's pending divorce couldn't get any more devastating, new allegations surfaced regarding the supposed reasons for why these two are splitting up in the first place. According to People, Pitt is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services for child abuse--and we can hardly believe it!

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Jolie and Pitt may have appeared to be blissfully in love, but it looks like they've been having serious marriage issues for a while now. Sources allege that Jolie finally asked Pitt for a divorce for a number of reasons, including an incident that took place on September 14, where he allegedly got "verbally abusive" and "physical" with one of their kids, right in front of Jolie.

Supposedly they started having real marriage problems after their 2014 wedding, due to differences in parenting styles. According to sources, Pitt displayed a much stricter approach with the kids, which conflicted with Jolie's "more relaxed attitude." If this is all true, it's no wonder Jolie is seeking full physical custody of all six of their kids.

While we don't know for sure yet if any of these allegations are actually true, we definitely feel for those kids. It can't be easy seeing your parents split up after so many years together and so publicly.

Now if those allegations are in fact true, we really can't blame Jolie for wanting to divorce Pitt and have full custody over their kids. Clearly, she's putting her kids needs and safety first and we can't imagine how hard it must have been for her to come to this decision.

"Things built and built over time--it wasn't any one thing," a source close to Jolie told People in this week's cover story, on newsstands Friday. "She's loved this man for several years, and [divorce] is not something you do impulsively." 

Sending positive vibes to the family during this very difficult time. 

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