Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie set for court battle over six kids as they fight over divorce
Having separated in September 2016, Pitt and Jolie will now face a judge who will determine the fates of their six children
Former lovebirds Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are heading to court to put an end to their custody battle over their six children. The court date for the custody trial has been set for December 4, with proceedings set to take place behind closed doors.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple had reached an interim custody agreement regarding Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne this past summer. However, with the latest developments, it seems as though the negotiations have broken down.
Besides deciding the fates of their children, the judge will also rule on how the couple will split their shared property as they had not signed a prenup when they married one another in a private ceremony in August 2014 in Correns, France.
The pair reportedly filed paperwork in Los Angeles asking for time till June 2019 to work out the details of their split with the help of a retired private judge, with Pitt seeking shared custody while Jolie is seeking sole custody of all six of the children.
Jolie was recently snapped in South Korea, where she was taking son Maddox to visit a university in Seoul. She was also seen eating out at a local restaurant with son Pax.
Pitt, on the other hand, is currently in Los Angeles where he's busy filming for Quentin Tarantino's next, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.'
The 54-year-old also appeared alongside co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in a video encouraging prospective voters to cast their ballots in the midterms and presented a trophy at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday night.
Having met one another on the sets of 'Mr & Mrs. Smith' in 2005, Pitt and Angelina soon became the 'it' couple of Hollywood, earning the nickname of 'Brangelina.' They announced their engagement in 2012 after seven years together and tied the knot in 2014, but their relationship soon went sour.
Jolie announced in September 2016 that she would be filing for divorce from Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences, and they have been on icy terms since.
In an interview with Vanity Fair in July 2017, Jolie revealed how things had come to a head after she kicked Pitt out of a private jet after he had an 'altercation' with Maddox. But despite recent differences, she said that they still "care for each other and care for our family, and we are working towards the same goal."
Pitt, to his credit, had admitted in an interview that he was an "emotional retard" whose heavy drinking had helped ruin the marriage.
"I hit the lottery and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits," he said, adding how he "could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good."
He has since given up alcohol and is a teetotaler.
As for their kids, Jolie said they were healing not from the divorce but "from things in life" and described them as "strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly," adding she was "very proud of them."