Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Release First Joint Statement Since Divorce Announcement

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have released their first joint statement since Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.

So far it was made public that Jolie wants physical custody of their six children, Pax, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne. However PItt is seeking joint custody of the children.

In the statement released by the pair they announce that they have decided to seal all court documents related to the divorce in order to protect the privacy of their children. The news comes just a month after Pitt was denied an emergency hearing requesting to seal all documents and proceedings to protect the kids and to avoid subjecting them to the intense media scrutiny of the divorce. At the time Jolie's representatives claimed Pitt's request for the hearing was an attempt to "shield himself, rather than the minor children, from public view". 

The statement, which was obtained by CNN reads: “The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential.

“And by engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.

“The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.”

Currently Angelina has physical custody of the children while Brad is allowed supervised visits in an informal agreement.


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