As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle continues, many are wondering whether the couple could soon reconcile. With so much on the line, including six children and numerous properties, will Pitt and Jolie change their minds about their split?
Although one report claimed Jolie was getting pressure from their kids to reconcile, other reports seem to hint that there may not be any chance at all of a reunion. In fact, one recent report suggests that Brad Pitt and his wife are completely at odds in regard to their custody approach.
“[Brad Pitt] wants to handle this privately,” a source told Entertainment Tonight of the couple’s custody battle on October 5. “Whatever is best for the kids, not for him, [is what matters].”
Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie’s plan is to go public with their private family matters and her approach has been “super aggressive,” the insider explained.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 5, 2016
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married on August 23, 2014, after about 10 years of dating. Since then, they have welcomed three children through adoption, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, and Zahara, 11, and three more biologically, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, eight.
Just months ago, Brad Pitt and his wife appeared to be doing just fine. In July, the couple was spotted together on numerous occasions in Los Angeles and during one particular outing, Pitt and Jolie were seen getting cozy. The following month, as Us Weekly revealed, Brad Pitt and Jolie celebrated their two-year wedding anniversary at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where they enjoyed dinner and a one-night stay. Then, on September 19, Jolie filed for divorce.
After the filing, which included a request for full physical custody, a source claimed her decision was prompted by Brad Pitt’s drinking, which had allegedly led to a physical encounter with his son, Maddox, on September 14. Since then, they have been battling over custody of their kids.
Earlier this week, a source confirmed to Us Weekly that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had come to a temporary agreement for their kids, which will last through October 20. However, while it has previously been reported that Jolie was awarded full custody, their new arrangement is a parenting plan, not a permanent custody agreement. As the outlet explained, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to share legal custody of their children with Jolie having temporary physical custody.
“They have six kids and want things to be as uninterrupted as possible. It didn’t make sense, all of a sudden, for the kids to have two different households. You don’t just immediately create a new world for those children,” a source explained.
According to a friend of Brad Pitt, the actor is planning to cooperate fully as the custody battle continues, even if it means going to counseling and having his visits monitored by a therapist. Pitt will also undergo random drug and alcohol testing to ensure he does not have any issues with addiction.
— People Magazine (@people) October 5, 2016
Over the weekend, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s possible reunion was discussed by a source who claimed the couple’s children were begging their mother to mend her marriage to Pitt and get back together with their dad.
“The kids are devastated and confused about why their parents are suddenly apart,” a source explained to Hollywood Life. “They are all nagging Angelina to get back together with [Brad Pitt] and have everything be back to normal.”
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