LOS ANGELES • Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached a remaining settlement over the custody of their six kids, after greater than two years of typically bitter negotiations.
The couple introduced their separation in September 2016, after two years of marriage and 11 years collectively. Of their six kids, three are adopted.
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean mentioned in a press release to Reuters final 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.”
Jolie, who filed for divorce citing irreconcilable variations, had been searching for main custody of their six kids. Pitt had requested for shared custody.
Friday’s assertion didn’t say how custody could be divided, and Jolie’s spokesman declined to offer particulars. Pitt’s representatives had no fast remark.
A trial date within the custody case had been tentatively set for Dec four earlier than a personal decide in Los Angeles.
A supply near Jolie mentioned she “is very pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved with progress for the health of their family”.
The 2016 divorce submitting triggered a bitter custody dispute throughout which Pitt was investigated and cleared of kid abuse after shedding his mood in entrance of a few of the kids, and the couple accused one another of making an attempt to control media protection of their favour.
The two stars are nonetheless figuring out the small print of their divorce, with the distribution of property reportedly proving particularly thorny. They didn’t have a prenuptial settlement.
Moneyball actor Pitt, 54, and Maleficent star Jolie, 43, started courting in late 2005 and married in 2014.
They are mother and father to Maddox, 17; Pax, 15; Zahara, 13; Shiloh, 12; and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE