Brangelina: who gets the kids?
Short-term deal struck in favour of actress
Angelina Jolie has been granted full custody of her children in a temporary deal.
The 41-year-old actress has reportedly struck a temporary custody deal with Brad Pitt after the pair split last week. The Maleficent star will have full physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, for three weeks until new recommendations can be settled.
According to TMZ, whilst Brad, 52, will have visitation rights during the temporary period, his initial visit must be with a therapist present. The therapist will then decide whether or not the actor can visit his children unsupervised for subsequent visits.
On top of the monitored visit, the Fight Club star will also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing, although TMZ reports that his first testing came out negative.
The news comes just days after it was reported that Brad was waiting to file his response to Angelina’s divorce until a custody deal was done.
Angelina has requested sole physical custody and joint legal custody, but Brad is fighting for complete shared responsibility. It was previously claimed that Angelina decided to end their twoyear marriage because she was worried their constant fighting was not fair to the children.
An insider said: “[ Jolie] did try to make it work, but she couldn’t let them see Mommy and Daddy like this. The fighting got worse.”
SPLIT: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their children