Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reach New Custody Agreement
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be going to trial.
Despite some ugly back and forth between representatives of the stars of late, Pitt and Jolie have managed to peacefully arrive at a new custody arrangement.
Multiple sources have confirmed this news.
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said via statement on Friday.
“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial.
“The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”
To the surprise of so many, Jolie filed for divorce from in September of 2016.
The exes share six children together: Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10.
Neither Pitt nor Jolie has said very much in public since their stunning and very sad split.
But insiders close to the stars have traded barbs for well over a year now, with Pitt’s side alleging that Jolie is trying to keep the kids from their dad…
… and Jolie’s side hinting here and there that Pitt is not exactly a great father.
It was even mandated that Pitt only spend time with his kids under official supervision.
At one point, Pitt accused his ex-wife of using their sons and daughters as mere media props.
Things have turned very ugly between the celebrities.
But this agreement must have been amenable for both sides to sign off on it.
Says a source close to Pitt, talking to Us Weekly:
“Brad and Angelina will have joint physical and legal custody of the children. Over a period of the next six to eight weeks, the monitored visits will come to a conclusion.
“The children will immediately begin to have overnight visits with their father.
“The monitors will be in place for those first overnight visits, and this was done at Brad’s request.
“Brad recognizes this is going to be a change from what the norm had been and wants to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
Jolie and Pitt had been scheduled to square off in court on December 4.
However, Us Weekly also reported previously that Pitt contacted Jolie recently and practically begged her to meet him halfway.
“He reached out hoping to persuade Angie that the hearing will cause lasting psychological damage to their children,” a source told this tabloid, concluding:
“There will be no winners, no matter what the judge decides.”