Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want to be declared single even as battle over custody of their children drags on
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who split in September 2016, are reportedly obtaining legal single status for themselves even though their divorce has not been finalized
Its been a long-drawn divorce battle between actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but the duo may be officially and legally heading towards single status soon. Even though the finalization of the A-list couple's divorce is still pending, they are reportedly obtaining legal single status for themselves.
According to The Blast, the estranged couple is apparently negotiating a “bifurcated judgment” of their married status, which would allow them to be legally divorced and single before all their assets are divided and a final custody deal is reached.
A source told the media outlet that both Brad and Angelina, who split in September 2016, "want to get on with their lives and no longer want to be married to each other,” adding that the move is so that the two of them can “emotionally move on.”
The couple has reportedly been meeting each other — they met once in January this year and once back in September 2018 — to discuss their children and their plans for raising them. "It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children,” said a source at the time.
In the meantime, Jolie has been seen out with her children on outings in Los Angeles, including selling dog treats in a public park to benefit a local animal rescue last year. "I’m not sure why God chose me to tell this story but I have to fulfill my calling: A couple of months ago I went to the dog park and saw Angelina Jolie selling organic dog treats,” actress Sarah Ramos wrote in an Instagram post in January.
And even though the couple has been embroiled in a divorce settlement since ages, the doting parents are doing all they can to keep their children happy in the midst of it. A source close to the 'Maleficent' actress told Hollywood Life, "She [Angelina] isn’t trying so hard to look like a good mom."
The source continued, "She is a good mom. She loves her kids and has access to do things like premieres and take them to very fun and different things so why not enjoy the perks that her life presents her.” However, Brad feels like the actress is going a bit too far with her fun-filled trips for the children.
“Brad fears Angelina is spoiling the kids,” claimed a source close to the actor. “He wishes Angie would stop buying the kids stuff they don’t need. He worries the kids are growing up spoiled and he does not want them to have a sense of entitlement like everything should be handed to them.”