Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt agree on ‘traditional schooling’ for their children in custody deal
While the ex-couple’s eldest son Maddox is an adult, the decision will cover the remaining five – Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, Knox, 11, and Vivienne, 11
While their official divorce is yet to be finalized, it seems Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have resolved their prolonged custody battle as the ex-couple has taken another step forward in cordially co-parenting their five school-age children. They have reportedly agreed on their underage kids' education as they want them to now have ‘traditional schooling’.
According to The Blast report, Pitt has submitted papers in the Los Angeles County Court informing the judge that he and his 44-year-old ex-wife have now made an agreement regarding ‘education and transitional support’ for their children. Since the former couple’s eldest son Maddox is an adult and is a student at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, the decision will cover the remaining five – Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, Knox, 11, and Vivienne, 11.
“He had been pushing for and the children's therapist also recommended. Brad wants the kids to be in a school setting, and not isolated being homeschooled," a source said.
The children have previously been homeschooled. They were taught by their nannies and tutors as the family often moved around the world, between their multiple homes and movie sets. In an earlier interview in 2017, the ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019’ actress said: “It bothered me how little I was taught in school. I do worry about my children's education.
“I homeschool partially because they are from around the world and it's very...I didn't want them to have the same education I had when it came to Vietnam or Cambodia.”
Meanwhile, following the coronavirus outbreak, Maddox has returned home and is currently engaged in long-distance learning. Earlier in April, Jolie has told DongA Daily that she “could not be happier about Mad‘s choice of university.” “It is, of course, closed at the moment because of the pandemic. But he’s not transferring school, he‘ll be going back as soon as things settle.
“He’s using the time to focus on his Korean and Russian studies,” the ‘Salt’ star said while opening up about her intentions to send her son back to university once the crisis cools down.
On the other hand, reports have revealed that Jolie is enjoying her time at home with her kids during the COVID-19 lockdown. The 'Lara Croft: Tomb Raider' star is ensuring she and her kids spend quality time together as they remain indoors during the pandemic. She is cooking, watching movies with her kids as well as making sure they stick to their usual schedules.
“This is not a free for all for them. Even though they aren’t going to any classes they are still on a pretty strict schedule during the week. Angelina feels like a routine is important so they still get up at the same time and have their breakfast all together and then it’s time to start their school work,” a source revealed.
“They are taking different classes online, so they have learning time and they have assignments to do. She’s very big on them sticking to a set schedule,” the insider added.