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


                            Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt want to be declared single even as battle over custody of their children drags on

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.

Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's 'Maleficent' are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's 'Maleficent' are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

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."

Angelina Jolie with children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt attend 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' Special Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on February 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)
Angelina Jolie with children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt attend 'The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind' Special Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on February 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

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.”

Executive producer Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Executive producer Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' 'The Lost City Of Z' at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)