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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reach stop-gap deal over kids

Published Oct 1, 2016, 11:55 am IST
Updated Oct 1, 2016, 12:01 pm IST
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt parted ways after 12 years of togetherness.
 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt parted ways after 12 years of togetherness.

Los Angeles: Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him visiting rights, reports said on Friday. 

Several celebrity gossip outlets reported that the divorcing couple were persuaded to agree to the detente by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.   

Both will get one-on-one counseling and Pitt has to undergo drug and alcohol testing, TMZ said, despite already voluntarily submitting to a test which came back negative.  

Jolie will have physical custody of the six children, three of whom are adopted, while Pitt gets a first visit under the supervision of a therapist who will decide how to proceed in the coming weeks.

 "This is a completely voluntary agreement, and it is not an order or a mandate of any kind, nor is it any determination of custody," entertainment website People quoted an unnamed source as saying.

It said the plan was effective up until October 20 and that the children would remain with Jolie at a rented LA house.

Jolie, 41, filed for divorce on September 19 citing irreconcilable differences and seeking permanent custody of their children.

The A-listers, given the celebrity monicker 'Brangelina', wed in France in August two years ago, but had been a couple since 2004.



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