Monday 24 July 2017

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach custody agreement which grants 'therapeutic visits' with the actor

2015 Entertainment Innovator Angelina Jolie Pitt (R) and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York
2015 Entertainment Innovator Angelina Jolie Pitt (R) and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2015 in New York
Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the 'World War Z' Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on July 29, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open on August 10 in Japan. (Photo by Ken Ishii/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
Actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Actress Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Brad Pitt arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for VH1)
US actors Brad Pitt (R) and Angelina Jolie wave on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011
US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, pose on the red carpet before the screening of "The Tree of Life" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival
Jolie with her children Shiloh (left), Pax (second from left), Maddox (front right) and Zahara (back right) at New Tokyo International Airport. Photo: Reuters
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Angelina Jolie and estranged husband Brad Pitt have reached a custody arrangement for their six children, the actress' representative has confirmed.

The former couple have been in negotiations about who will maintain primary care of their brood, aged from eight to 15, after Jolie first filed for divorce from her spouse on 19 September. The actress sought sole custody of the children in her legal papers, but Pitt then filed his response to her suit last week, asking for joint custody.

However, a statement released by Jolie's team on Monday revealed that the children will remain in the actress' care, while continuing "therapeutic visits" with Pitt.

"Childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago," the statement read.

Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's
Actors Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent" at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

"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.”

It is unclear at this time whether or not the agreement is permanent or temporary. But Jolie's spokesperson continued the statement by saying: "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 couple reportedly split following an alleged altercation between Pitt and his adopted son Maddox, 15, on board a private plane in September (16).

Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
Actor Brad Pitt with three of the six children he has with estranged wife Angelina Jolie – (left to right) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt on the red carpet in Hollywood in December 2014. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP

Meanwhile, despite reports that Pitt has pulled out of all promotional activities for his upcoming war movie Allied, a source has revealed that the actor is planning to attend the premiere of the film in Westwood, California, on Wednesday.

Paramount studio confirmed he would be attending the premiere, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, marking the first time he has been seen since the divorce drama began.

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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