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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reach custody agreement

The agreement means they will not have to go to trial over custody, but they have yet to reach a final divorce settlement.

angelina-jolie_660x420HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

Hollywood super stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally reached an agreement over the custody of their children, according to a lawyer in the case.

Samantha Bley DeJean, Angelina’s attorney has revealed that a custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge.

The statement reads, “The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children”.

The couple celebrity couple separated in September 2016 after two years of marriage, Jolie filed for divorce citing the reason as “irreconcilable differences”.

The former couple, known as “Brangelina” by fans, met on the set of the film Mr & Mrs Smith in 2004 and were together for 10 years before getting married.

The marriage was Brad Pitt’s second, he was previously married to ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston. And it was Jolie’s third after relationships with actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.

The announcement made by Jolie about the split embroiled in a bitter child custody battle. The custody fight also included Pitt being investigated for possible child abuse after losing his temper in front of some of the children, for which he was later cleared of the allegations.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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