Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are officially single now but not divorced yet
Pitt and Jolie are yet to negotiate the rest of the terms of their divorce, including any potential financial settlements and custodial arrangements for their six children
It's official. Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are single once again. After going through two and a half years of divorce proceedings, the two actors have legally restored their single statuses. The couple, who filed for divorce close to two and a half years ago on September 2016, filed a bifurcated judgment on Friday which declared them legally single but not fully divorced until a final settlement is reached.
As per ET, Pitt and Jolie are yet to negotiate the rest of the terms of their divorce, including any potential financial settlements and custodial arrangements for their six children, although the former couple did manage to reach a custody agreement in November 2018.
Jolie's lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in a statement at the time, "A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge. 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.”
Ever since the couple's separation in 2016, their divorce battle has seen all kinds of drama happen. Later that year, the 'Maleficent' star filed court documents asking a judge to both finalize their divorce and force Pitt to pay child support for their six children.
Pitt's attorney, Lance Spiegel, slammed Jolie's claims about the 'Allied' star not paying child support, calling the allegations “unnecessary” and “a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage." Last year, a judge even told Jolie to grant Pitt more access to their children, and in the event she refused, she could risk losing primary custody of them to the actor.
Meanwhile, Jolie is trying her best to emerge back on top despite the divorce drama and is apparently looking at a career in politics. The actress is already an avid campaigner when it comes to globally related issues like refugees, sexual violence and conservation.
The actress said during an interview some time ago that although she might have laughed at the mere mention of her and politics in the same sentence some 20 years ago, she would now go where she was needed. "I don't know if I'm fit for politics, but then I've also joked that I don't know if I have a skeleton left in my closet," she said.
She added, "I can take a lot on the chin, so that's good. I honestly will do whatever I think can really make a change." Ever since 2001, Jolie has undertaken more than 60 missions with the UN Refugee Agency. "Right now I am able to work with a UN agency — that is the most in-the-field of all the UN agencies — to do a lot of work directly with the people in need," she said.