Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 'seemed happy' during last family outings together before split https://t.co/rgtv4DybIf pic.twitter.com/1JR3G35oom— People Magazine (@people) September 21, 2016
09/21/2016 AT 02:35 PM EDT
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie showed no signs of trouble during their last few outings together in the months leading up to their split.
The former couple spent a lot of time apart during the last months of their marriage, which hinted at trouble, but in their last public outings they didn't betray any signs of a crumbling marriage.
"They seemed happy and got along great," a source tells PEOPLE of spotting them out together.
Jolie, 41, and Pitt, 52, made an effort to spend time with their children while they were both home in Los Angeles in July, running errands together as a family on numerous occasions. On July 4, they were spotted at a local supermarket shopping for a BBQ grill before their holiday festivities.
"Brad and Angie were great. They seemed very happy and chatty," an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that their children Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne tagged along. "They had a disagreement and Brad lectured them on how to behave in public. Brad often comes in with his kids and seems like a great dad."
Less than a week later, the duo made a stop inside a Jamba Juice with their daughter Shiloh, where a source tells PEOPLE "they were very cuddly."
"Brad kept hugging Angie from behind. It was on the earlier side, so it was obvious that they were having a good morning," adds the source. "They looked very happy. They were both very polite and sweet."
Jolie and Pitt also kept a united front while celebrating Vivienne and Knox's 8th birthday. The then-couple took their two youngest for an intimate breakfast celebration. And while the kids snacked on festive pancakes, Jolie and Pitt once again showed light PDA.
"They were low-key and seemed like a normal family," says an onlooker. "Brad ordered for the table and was super friendly. Angie didn't speak much. They all shared the food. Brad and Angie seemed happy and got along great. They laughed and were even toe flirting under the table."
After breakfast, the family made a stop at a Rite Aid pharmacy store where they "walked around for a while and picked up stuff that regular people do."
The onlooker says "Brad and Angie were both very friendly" and even signed a few autographs on their way out.
Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and asking for physical custody of the couple's shared six children.
But a source tells PEOPLE Pitt will not likely accept sole custody, as "sole custody for either of them doesn't seem like what's best for the children."
In a statement released to PEOPLE following Jolie's filing, Pitt said his focus is on the "well-being of our kids."
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," he said in the statement. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."
Jolie also released a statement addressing the divorce: "This decision was made for the health of the family," the actress' attorney said. "She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time."
Angelina Jolie Made Divorce Decision ‘One Week Ago’
No time wasted! Angelina Jolie Pitt made the decision to divorce Brad Pitt after two years of marriage and 12 years together “one week ago,” a source exclusively tells Us Weekly. Us confirmed the couple’s split on Tuesday, September 20. Find out what went wrong in their romance in the video above!
“The final divorce decision was only made one week ago,” the insider tells Us of Jolie Pitt’s resolve to permanently part ways with Pitt, 52. “An incident took place and prompted [Angelina] to act and file.”
While details of the incident remain unknown, the insider tells Us that it “affected the entire family.” Though she may have acted hastily, pulling the plug on her relationship with the eternal heartthrob was not an easy call to make for Jolie Pitt, 41.
“She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the decision has weighed heavy on her heart,” the source adds. “Her priority now is the children.” The Oscar-winning actress and director is presently in New York, according to the insider.
While many have speculated that Pitt’s sexy Allied costar Marion Cotillard played a part in Brangelina’s demise, a source tells Us that “Marion was not the reason for the divorce.”
Shortly after the shocking news broke Tuesday, Page Six reported that the Maleficent star hired a private investigator to spy on her husband while he was shooting Allied in London. According to the outlet, Jolie Pitt caught Pitt cheating on her with Cotillard, 40, and it was “the final straw.” However, “Angelina did not hire a private eye," according to the source.
As previously reported, Jolie Pitt filed divorce documents Monday, September 19, citing irreconcilable differences. Jolie Pitt is reportedly requesting physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8. TMZ reported that she requested that Pitt only get joint legal custody. She is not asking for spousal support.
Jolie Pitt’s rep issued a statement to Us on Tuesday regarding the end of the A-list pair’s romance. "Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage,” the statement read. "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
Angelina Jolie hinted at marital strife after filming #ByTheSea with Brad Pitt: https://t.co/B0WwMn7Sxs pic.twitter.com/zZg6f4mSo2— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 22, 2016