New Idea - - Celeb News Flash -

It’s been a long, drawn-out process and now New Idea can re­veal the real rea­son why Brad Pitt and An­gelina Jolie can’t come to a cus­tody agree­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to Brad’s for­mer body­guard Kris Her­zog, the pair are try­ing to avoid hav­ing to put their chil­dren through a trial.

“Con­trary to what’s be­ing said, Brad and Ange are still speak­ing all the time very am­i­ca­bly,” Kris re­veals.

“They both just have very dif­fer­ent views on how the kids should be raised and nei­ther of them want to go to trial.”

In fact, Kris says the for­mer cou­ple are try­ing to come to a “mid­dle ground” with the help of judge John Oud­erkirk, who also of­fi­ci­ated at their wed­ding back in 2014.

“They’re des­per­ately and fran­ti­cally try­ing to work through their is­sues to avoid [a trial],” Kris ex­plains.

“The whole point of their di­vorce is that their life­styles didn’t match and Ange was sick and tired of Brad’s lawless be­hav­iour and lack of par­ent­ing struc­ture with the kids, which they fought like cat and dog over.”

With hopes to work things out am­i­ca­bly, it is un­der­stood both Brad and Ange have in­sisted they be al­lowed to speak to their chil­dren seven days a week by phone or video chat when they are with the other par­ent.

“I’m 99 per cent con­vinced they’re go­ing to meet in the mid­dle,” Kris says, adding the al­ter­na­tive is far from ideal.

“Each kid will have to take to the stand and tes­tify and they know it’s go­ing to be a me­dia cir­cus so they’re now des­per­ately work­ing to put this to an end.”

Brad and Ange have very dif­fer­ent par­ent­ing styles.

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