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How will Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divide their empire?

September 20 2016, will go down as the day love flat-lined. While the fairy-tale romance may be over, Brangelina now have to face the harsh reality of figuring out who gets what from their estate.

By Chloe Lal
The love story of Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt was supposed to stand the test of time.
The couple, who wanted to wait until same-sex marriage was legalised before tying the knot, have only been married for two years, but together for over a decade.
During their 12-year romance, Brangie and their six children - three of them adopted - symbolised a very modern Hollywood love story.
With their combined star force, the pair created the Jolie-Pitt Foundation in 2006 to help charities worldwide. At present, the website is "under construction" as it undergoes apparent site updates.
But now, the power couple has come to a crashing end.
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The 41-year-old actress spoke through her lawyer to confirm the demise of her marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.
"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," Ange's lawyer Robert Offer said.
Angelina once mused that, "Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life.”
The mum-of-six is fighting for full physical custody of their children, with visitation rights for Brad, and has turned down the offer of spousal support.
With such a brutal end to an iconic relationship, it appears Brad echoes the sorrow felt across the globe.
"I am very saddened by this but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Brad said in a statement to People magazine. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
Brangelina in happier times.
The Jolie-Pitt clan.
Lawyer Peter Walzer, who represented Katie Holmes during her divorce from Tom Cruise, commented on Angelina's decision to seek sole physical custody, explaining "it's an insult" to Brad which insinuates Brad is an unfit parent.
Clearly, if Johnny Depp and Amber Heard taught us anything, this will be one intense divorce.
Brangelina have a combined wealth estimated to be over $USD400 million and shockingly, it appears there was no pre-nuptial agreement.
"It's pretty amazing to think that two people that have become so successful in their own rights have not actually entered into a prenuptial agreement, but when you're getting married, it's about love," Fox Business' Trish Regan told ET.
"You don't want to think about actually facing a divorce one day, so it's possible that as they got caught up in the spirit of things, they just decided not to do that."
The couple invested in a spectacular property portfolio all across the world.
The Jolie-Pitt clan mainly reside in their California home, which is called Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark.
Brad, who purchased the sprawling home back in 1994 for a reported $USD1.7m, lived there with his former wife Jennifer Aniston for the duration of their five year marriage.
Brad's Santa Barbara home
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When Brad started his relationship with Angelina, she was already mum to her eldest son Maddox, who she adopted back in 2002. Three years later, she adopted her second child Ethiopian-born, Zahara Marley.
When the couple became official in 2006, Brad adopted both Maddox and Zahara legally.
With an expanding family, the actor decided that his stunning property needed extensive restorations.
The 52-year-old actor purchased the neighbouring houses, so that he could expand their home. Making it particularly kid friendly, he added a sprawling park with slides and a sand box for his children Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox, eight.
Incredibly, their Hollywood home is tiny compared to their Chateau Miraval in France.
The $USD60 million chateau in the South of France, which the couple purchased in 2012, holds a strong significance in their lives as they have spent countless summers there and it was also the venue for their iconic 2014 wedding.
Located in the small French village of Brignol, Chateau Miraval boasts over 35 bedrooms, a large lake, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, an indoor swimming pool, his and hers gyms, a banquet hall AND a vineyard... which produces Brangelina's iconic rosé wine, Miraval.
In 2006, Brangelina bought their first property together, a '1930s masonry mansion in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter for a cool $USD3.5 million.
Last year, they put the digs on the market for $USD6.5 million and the price plummeted to $USD5.65 million before it was taken off the market.
Angelina and Brad with Maddox and Zahara as they take a stroll on the seafront promenade in Mumbai.
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In 1997, prior to her relationship with Brad, the Girl Interrupted star purchased an apartment in New York's iconic Waldorf Astoria Towers.
Six years later, Angie went across international waters to buy a traditional home in Cambodia’s Battambang Province where she later bought about 12,000 acres of land which she turned into a wildlife reserve.
During Brad's marriage to Jen, he paid an undisclosed sum for an 11.5 acre ocean-front compound along a rugged and otherwise unspoiled stretch of beach just outside of Santa Barbara, California.
With their ten-plus year union coming to a screeching end, divorce experts advise the most amicable thing would be whatever was purchased during the relationship would be sold and split up evenly.
But, given the unexpected nature of Brangelina's split, there's no telling how they plan to divvy up their assets.
Their stunning France property
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