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Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the premiere of the movie 'Salt' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Los Angeles July 19, 2010. — Reuters picAngelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the premiere of the movie 'Salt' at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Los Angeles July 19, 2010. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Sept 22 — It looks like Brad Pitt isn’t going down without a fight, telling friends that Angelina Jolie has “unleashed hell” following her decision to file for divorce on Tuesday.

TMZ reported yesterday that hopes for an amicable divorce between the couple appear to have all but evaporated after Pitt reacted angrily to Jolie’s application for sole custody of their children.

Unnamed “friends” were quoted as telling the gossip site: “There’s no chance that’s going to happen.”

It is understood that Jolie wants the courts to allow Pitt only visitation rights, when the actor wants joint custody.

The couple have three biological children: Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight. They also have three adopted children: Maddox, 15, from Cambodia; Pax, 12, from Vietnam; and Zahara, 11, from Ethiopia.

Adding to Pitt’s anger are the damaging stories that are circulating about his fitness as a parent.

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  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, stars of the new action film ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’, pose at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles June 7, 2005. — Reuters pic

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie whispers to Brad Pitt during the ‘A New Mindset for the UN’ session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2006. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the world premiere of Stephen Soderberg’s film ‘Ocean’s 13’ at the 60th Cannes Film Festival May 24, 2007. — Reuters pic

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the animated film ‘Kung Fu Panda’ at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 15, 2008. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 81st Academy Awards in Los Angeles February 22, 2009. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film ‘Inglourious Basterds’ by director Quentin Tarantino at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2009. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose at the premiere of ‘The Tree of Life’ at LACMA in Los Angeles May 24, 2011. — Reuters pic

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the ‘Cinema for Peace 2012’ charity gala during the 62nd Berlinale film festival in Berlin February 13, 2012. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive with their children Knox (beside Pitt), Vivienne (right) and Pax (centre) at Haneda international airport in Tokyo July 28, 2013. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for a special Maleficent Costume Display at Kensington Palace in London May 8, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of ‘The Normal Heart’ in New York May 12, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Angelina Jolie waves at fans with Brad Pitt as they arrive at the premiere of ‘Maleficent’ in Los Angeles May 28, 2014. — Reuters pic

  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of ‘By the Sea’ during the opening night of AFI FEST 2015 in Los Angeles November 5, 2015. — Reuters pic

The 52-year-old actor is said to be furious at suggestions that Jolie was concerned by his alleged alcohol consumption, marijuana smoking and “anger issues”.

The sources stressed to TMZ that Pitt would never put Jolie or their children “under threat” ever.

The same friends claimed that Pitt did not want to hurt Jolie in the divorce and had instructed them not to speak ill of her and praise her as a “great mother”.

They confirmed that the couple’s relationship had been rocky for months and they had frank talks about divorce several times, with Pitt suggesting that they seek marriage counselling.

Pitt wasn’t exactly shocked by Jolie’s decision to file for divorce, they added, but that he was still “devastated”, as he still “totally adored” her.

Jolie and Pitt, known collectively as “Brangelina,” were one of the entertainment world’s most visible couples, due to their good looks, successful films and activism. They married in 2014 after 10 years together.

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