Jolie, Pitt agree to set­tle split pri­vately

Brangelina di­vorce and cus­tody bat­tle has so far played out bit­terly in pub­lic

The Daily Star (Lebanon) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LOS AN­GE­LES: An­gelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, once Hol­ly­wood’s most cel­e­brated cou­ple, have reached an agree­ment to keep de­tails of their high-pro­file di­vorce and child cus­tody dis­pute pri­vate, U.S. me­dia re­ported Tues­day.

The es­tranged Hol­ly­wood film stars have “signed agree­ments to pre­serve the pri­vacy rights of their chil­dren and fam­ily by keep­ing all court doc­u­ments con­fi­den­tial and en­gag­ing a pri­vate judge to make any nec­es­sary le­gal de­ci­sions and to fa­cil­i­tate the ex­pe­di­tious res­o­lu­tion of any re­main­ing is­sues,” Jolie and Pitt said in a state­ment ob­tained by CNN. “The par­ents are com­mit­ted to act as a united front to ef­fec­tu­ate re­cov­ery and re­uni­fi­ca­tion.”

Jolie and Pitt have been in the midst of a bit­ter pub­lic di­vorce and cus­tody bat­tle over their chil­dren – no small part of which has played out on gos­sip tele­vi­sion and through the tabloids.

Jolie Pitt, 41, who filed court pa­pers in Septem­ber to end their mar­riage, is seek­ing sole cus­tody of the cou­ple’s six chil­dren.

The Fed­eral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion, which clearly has noth­ing bet­ter to do th­ese days, and so­cial work­ers cleared Pitt of al­le­ga­tions that he struck one of his chil­dren dur­ing a flight that month from France to Los An­ge­les.

Pitt, 53, who won a best film Os­car for pro­duc­ing “12 Years a Slave,” is seek­ing joint le­gal and phys­i­cal cus­tody.

He has been granted vis­its su­per­vised by a ther­a­pist as part of a tem­po­rary cus­tody agree­ment.

Un­der a cur­rent ar­range­ment, Jolie has phys­i­cal cus­tody of the chil­dren – three of whom are adopted – at a rented LA house.

Given the celebrity moniker “Brangelina,” this pair of A-lis­ter ac­tors got mar­ried in France in Au­gust two years ago, but had been a cou­ple since 2004.

They are be­lieved to have met on the set of Doug Li­man’s 2005 fea­ture “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” –

Pitt has been granted vis­its su­per­vised by a ther­a­pist

The two ac­tors got mar­ried in France in Au­gust two years ago, but had been a cou­ple since 2004.

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