Estranged Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reached a agreement on custody of their six children, avoiding a trial on the issue that had been scheduled for next week, Jolie’s attorney announced Friday.
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie attorney Samantha Bley DeJean said in a statement released to various media outlets. “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.”
A closed-door trial to iron out custody arrangements of the couple’s children was set to begin Tuesday before a private judge.
Jolie, 43, filed for divorce from the 54-year-old Pitt in September 2016. They were married in August 2014, but were together as a couple since 2004.
The pair had initially engaged some public sparring over custody arrangements, with Jolie requesting full physical custody and Pitt demanding joint custody. They agreed early last year to employ a private judge to handle the divorce and custody case.
The couple have six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
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