A representative for Angelina Jolie has claimed that the famous actress and her estranged husband Brad Pitt have reached a custody agreement. The formerly married couple has six children together, three biological and three adopted kids. The rep said that the custody agreement was signed by both Angelina and Brad a week ago.
“We can confirm that childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago. In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother’s custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children’s best interest,” the representative said according to People.
However, no more details have been revealed at this point. “We are not in a position to discuss the details. We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children and their wellbeing, there will be understanding of the sensitivity of the family situation. We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time,” the same statement added.
Well, things may not be as simple as imagined. Some sources claimed that there is no custody settlement between the two and Brad Pitt is still trying to obtain the joint custody of the children. And the claims may be true after all, as last week Brad Pitt’s lawyer actually filed a petition to seek joint physical and legal custody. It is yet to see which of the two claims will finally be confirmed.
The fact is that ever since she filed the divorce papers, Angelina sought the sole physical custody of the children with visitation rights for her estranged husband. On the other hand, Brad has since the beginning showed his intention to obtain the joint physical custody of the kids. The investigation into Brad’s alleged abuse also remains ongoing. Some sources claimed that the custody battle will finally be concluded when the results of the investigation will be shared.