The 41-year-old actress has reportedly struck a temporary custody deal with Brad Pitt after the pair split earlier this month. The ‘Maleficent’ star will have full physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight, for three weeks until new recommendations can be settled.
According to TMZ Brad will have visitation rights during the temporary period, but his initial visit must be with a therapist present. The therapist will then be able to decide whether or not the actor can visit his children unsupervised for subsequent visits.
On top of the monitored visit, the ‘Fight Club’ star will also be subject to random drug and alcohol testing, although TMZ reports that his first testing came out negative for have any substances in his system.
The news comes just days after it was reported that Brad was waiting to file his response to Angelina’s divorce petition until the couple had come to an agreement about the custody of their children.
A source said previously: “Lawyers are trying to work out details of the custody agreement. Brad is waiting to file a divorce response until the agreement is in place.”
Angelina has requested sole physical custody and joint legal custody, but Brad is fighting for complete shared responsibility. It was previously claimed that Angelina decided to end their two-year marriage because she was worried their constant fighting was not fair to the children.
An insider said: “[Jolie] did try to make it work, but her kids come first, and she couldn’t let them see Mommy and Daddy like this. The fighting got worse, and they disagreed a lot about parenting and a lot of things.”