Thursday 20 September 2018

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to continue private divorce process as they finalise settlement

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
US actress and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie arrives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels for a meeting with the NATO Secretary General on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND
World's most attractive couple: Brad and Angelina
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 Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CANNES, FActors 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)
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 (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
US actress and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie arrives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels for a meeting with the NATO Secretary General on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND
Angelina Jolie, Zahara, Brad Pitt, Maddox
Actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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)

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have received court approval to continue negotiating their divorce privately.

The 42-year-old actress filed for divorce from the 54-year-old star in 2016 but the custody of their children - Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - and the distribution of their assets is yet to have been decided.

Sources close to the case told The Blast that the pair's talks have been "very amicable" and peaceful, and they filed court documents, obtained by the publication, asking to extend the "temporary judge" in their case.

The pair were granted approval to continue negotiations away from the public eye, with everything said to be going smoothly.

US actress and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie arrives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels for a meeting with the NATO Secretary General on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND
US actress and Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Angelina Jolie arrives at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels for a meeting with the NATO Secretary General on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNAND

Last year, the former power couple agreed to a temporary custody agreement with the kids in Angelina's custody and visitation rights given to Brad.

But the 'Fury' star has always insisted he would like joint custody.

Last summer, it was claimed the pair - who married in 2014 after spending almost a decade together - had put their divorce on hold, sparking speculation they could be set to reconcile.

However, this was later played down by insiders, with one insisting it "couldn't be further from the truth".

World's most attractive couple: Brad and Angelina
World's most attractive couple: Brad and Angelina

The source added: "Both sides are hashing out both child custody and property settlements, and the divorce is full steam ahead."

Brad and Angelina were said to be merely taking a break in their divorce proceedings in order to have time to properly sort out their finances.

A source previously said: "A reunion is incredibly unlikely...

"First and foremost, it's about money. They have so many properties and so many areas their pre-nup doesn't cover.

Actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

"For instance, Brad wants to keep their estate in France and keep up their wine brand, while Ange wants to sell the property and use it all for charity.

"Also, Brad has a collection of early 20th century furnishings that's worth about $10 million, and Angelina wants that sold too.

"The list goes on and on and the lawyers are in stalemate."

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