Temporary agreement after couple split
Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a representative for the actress said.
The voluntary agreement calls for the former couple’s six children, who range in ages from eight to 15, to continue to have “therapeutic visits” with Brad for the time being.
It is unclear what therapeutic visits entailed, and Angelina’s representatives said they could not provide additional details. A representative for Brad declined to comment.
The statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago, even though Brad told a court on Friday that he is seeking joint custody.
Angelina filed for divorce in September, days after Brad was involved in a disturbance during a private flight with his family.
She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the break-up, and a lawyer said at the time she filed for divorce “for the health of the family”.
The statement makes no mention of an investigation by child welfare workers into the plane incident.
The agreement has not been filed in the couple’s divorce, and may not be the final custody arrangement governing the actors’ children.
Brad and Angelina reached a temporary custody agreement in late September that included at least some of the same terms – visitation with his children and both sides agreeing to meetings with therapists.
“We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time,” the statement said.
The couple were married for two years and together for 12 years after becoming close while filming 2005’s Mr & Mrs Smith.