Jolie Seeks Divorce from Thornton

07/19/2002 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Actress Angelina Jolie on Wednesday filed for divorce from husband Billy Bob Thornton, according to news reports. She cited "irreconcilable differences" in the papers, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and requested full custody of the couple's 11-month-old son, Maddox, whom they adopted recently from Cambodia, the Associated Press reports. A representative for Jolie, 26, declined comment; Thornton, 47, issued a statement saying only, "It's a sad thing." It's been a wild ride for the pair, who met on the set of the 1999 movie "Pushing Tin," Reuters notes. They wed in Las Vegas after a whirlwind two-month courtship, and their post-marital antics -- such as getting tattoos with each other's names and wearing vials filled with each other's blood -- were widely reported, as were their frequent public displays of affection. This is Jolie's second marriage and Thornton's fifth. Both are Oscar winners: Jolie was named Best Supporting Actress for 1999's "Girl, Interrupted"; Thornton won for Best Adapted Screenplay for 1996's "Sling Blade." Jolie, who serves as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, has spent time in Thailand in recent months, filming the upcoming movie "Beyond Borders." Thornton has been touring to support his CD, "Private Radio," according to Reuters.
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