September 20, 2016 03:15 PM

It’s officially time to break out the tissues.

After news broke on Tuesday that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, the world’s collective heart undoubtedly broke in half.

As we mourn the demise of yet another celebrity power couple, we’re taking a look back at the most memorable things the pair have ever said about each other.

Angelina on How She’d Grown Since Meeting Brad

“[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear.”

Marie Claire, 2012

Angelina on Their Connection

“We spent a lot of time contemplating and thinking and talking about what we both wanted in life and realized that we wanted very, very similar things. And then we just continued to take time. We remained very, very good friends – with this realization – for a long time. And then life developed in a way where we could be together, where it felt like something we would do, we should do.”

Vogue, 2007

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Brad on Waking Up Next to Angelina

“I get up some mornings and gasp.”

E! News, 2008

Angelina on Why They Stuck Together

“The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won’t hold if it’s only about the kids. You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time.”

Parade, 2010

Brad on Working with Angelina on By the Sea

“She knows when I’m faking it better than anyone else, but, you know, the actor/director relationship is a very collaborative experience. It’s really no different, and actually a great pleasure, ’cause you’ve got to trust your director. Who do I trust more than my wife?”

The Telegraph, 2015

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Angelina on Meeting Her Perfect Match

“At 20, we’re all looking for Prince Charming, the big handsome hunk, only we’re generally disappointed because of his instability. At 40, you know what you want: a real man.”

Dandy, 2015

Angelina on What She Admired About Brad

“I am very lucky with Brad. He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real man’s man. He’s got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically he’s a real man.”

The Telegraph, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Brad on Looking Up to Angelina After Her Double Mastectomy

“She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”

USA Today, 2013

Angelina on Showing Her Inner Wild Child to Brad

“I’m still a bad girl. It’s just in its place now. It belongs to Brad.”

60 Minutes, 2011

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Brad on Working Things Out

“I think, for me, it’s just that the road is long, and it’s worth fighting for. The dividends worth fighting for instead of jumping ship is more profound than any beginning, any kind of new romance.”

to reporters at AFI Fest, 2015

Angelina on How Brad Inspired Her to Become a Mom Again

“I suppose I just looked at him and loved him and just felt open to [getting pregnant]. I suddenly wanted to. It’s one of those things you can’t explain … It taught me a lot about life, just the process of it, and now we have three other beautiful children that wouldn’t otherwise be here.”

W magazine, 2008

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Angelina on the Importance of Family

“I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”

Marie Claire, 2012

Brad on ‘The Greatest Thing’ He’s Done

“One of the greatest, smartest things I ever did was give my kids Angie as their mom. She’s such a great mom. Oh, man, I’m so happy to have her. With a partner like Angie, I know that when I’m working, the kids are happy, safe, and prospering. And when Angie’s working, she knows she has the same.”

Parade, 2011

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Angelina on Seeing Brad Interact with Their Kids

“It’s such a beautiful and sexy quality in a man when he takes his responsibilities as a father very seriously. I still get very emotional when I watch Brad play with the children – he is so naturally devoted and joyful around them.”

London Evening Standard, 2014

Angelina on Trying to Be the Perfect Wife

“I think we have more moments where I’m like, ‘I’m gonna be a better wife. I’m gonna be a better cook.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, honey, know what you’re good at. Know what you’re not … ‘No, no, I’m gonna get this wife thing down!’ But he knows my limitations and where I’m a good wife and good mom.”

Today, 2014

Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt
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Angelina on Feeling Closer to Brad After Having More Kids

“We’ve been through so much. We’ve gotten a lot closer, which I think naturally happens with raising a family together. You have history. You have so many memories. All your memories are based on time together, so you don’t have separate experiences. You have this person you live with who really knows you, and you know them so well. You’re not lovers or boyfriend and girlfriend as much as you are a family.”

PEOPLE, 2014

Angelina on Brad’s Support

“Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”

The New York Times, 2015

Brad on Family Life

“It’s been a family type of year, a down-home type of year. Mama’s worked more. And quite frankly I’ve really enjoyed it.”

PEOPLE, 2012

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