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Kids to stay with mother: Angelina, Brad reach agreement about custody of children

In the high profile divorce of Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the former will get the sole custody of their six children. The actors reached a joint agreement, said a representative of Angelina.

India TV Entertainment Desk, Los Angeles [ Published on: November 08, 2016 13:12 IST ]
Angelina, Brad
Angelina, Brad

In the high profile divorce of Hollywood actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the former will get the sole custody of their six children. The actors reached a joint agreement, said a representative of Angelina.

According to the agreement, Brad will continue to have ‘therapeutic visits’ to the six children aged between 8 and 15.

Brad Piit and Angelina Jolie were loved all around the globe and were called Brangelina. In September, Angelina filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. It was reported that differences between the two started when Brad misbehaved with one of the kids on a family trip.

Monday’s statement said the agreement was reached more than a week ago in consultation with childcare professionals. It says no further details could be provided, and it makes no mention of an investigation by child welfare workers into the plane incident.

Pitt and Jolie 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,” Monday’s statement said.

The actor filed a legal response to the divorce on Friday and sought joint custody of the children. Whether a judge will have to weigh in on the agreement was not immediately clear, although many parents are able to work out custody agreements without a formal hearing.

Pitt’s filing does not include any new details about the couple’s breakup. Pitt cited irreconcilable differences and makes no mention of a prenuptial agreement that will govern how the pair divides their assets. He also cites 15 September as the day of their separation, one day after the alleged plane altercation between Pitt and his 15-year-old son, Maddox.

The actors were married for two years and together for 12 years after becoming close while filming 2005’s Mr & Mrs Smith.

 

(With AP Inputs)

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