Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Divorce Proceedings May Be Retracted Following Pitt's Reunion With The Children

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce may come to a halt, and if it happens, their children may just take credit for it.

Pitt and Jolie's divorce has been nothing short of controversial, which isn't at all surprising considering the circumstances that led to their breakup. But now Brangelina fans may have good enough reason to not lose hope yet, as Hollywood Life reports that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce may be retracted.

"The ice between him and Angie is starting to thaw," a source said. "A week ago, it seemed impossible that they would ever get past this, but things are shifting. There does seem to be a glimmer of hope."

Angelina and Brad's divorce has been messy, what with the pair having some major disagreements when it comes to the custody of their six kids. Since the ugly airplane incident involving an alleged physical altercation with son Maddox, Pitt has been embroiled with a child abuse case filed against him by Jolie. This made the Allied actor especially afraid of the possibility that he may not see his children again.

But it looks like things are now mended between Pitt and Maddox as the two personally met for the first time since their fight on the plane, as reported by TMZ. As is required in Pitt and Jolie's temporary custody agreement, a therapist also attended the reunion. The meeting was supposed to have happened sooner but the therapist felt at the time that the timing wasn't right until Wednesday.

The insider said that while Brad came out of the meeting with a lot of hope, the meeting was "still depressing as hell for him because it was a reminder of what he's lost."

"He feels rock bottom without his family, it's a pain he never imagined he'd feel and every day it gets harder to be apart from them."
Pitt already reunited with his five other children, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, Vivienne and Knox, eight, on October 8, and has met them face-to-face a second time. The meetings were supervised, as ordered by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, the agency currently investigating Pitt.

The FBI confirmed that they are "gathering facts" on the case and will soon decide whether they need to conduct a full federal investigation.

As per the terms stipulated in the former couple's temporary agreement, the therapist is scheduled to come to a decision about the terms of the custody on October 20.

According to divorce documents signed by Jolie, the Maleficent actress asked for sole physical custody of all six children, but Pitt is reportedly cooperating with authorities to ensure that that doesn't happen. He denied that he physically abused his children, especially Maddox. However, there are sources who claim that he admitted to "putting his hands on" the 15-year-old Maddox while they were on the plane.

Angelina Jolie, 41, adopted Maddox in 2002, around two years before the actress met Pitt on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Having established a family even before Pitt, Jolie and Maddox had a special bond.

"Maddox is very close with Angie," a source close to Jolie told US Weekly.

Over 10 years ago, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went public with their relationship. Brad officially adopted Maddox in 2006.

Sources told TMZ that Pitt missed the Wednesday deadline this week in filing a legal response to his ex-wife's divorce petition.

The showbiz site says that the actor chose not to answer the petition because he wants to avoid a legal battle with Jolie. According to the report, Pitt wants to avoid the legal battle because custody rights "would cause great psychological damage to their kids."

Insiders claim that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce case may be settled privately.

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