Angelina Jolie’s lawyer: Jolie & Brad Pitt agreed to a custody arrangement ‘weeks ago’

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In the past week, “sources” within Brad Pitt’s camp or Angelina Jolie’s camp made it sound like their custodial fight was still weeks away (if not months away) from being settled. But as it turns out, they really were close to a deal, and maybe they even had a deal when those “sources” were saying they didn’t. On Friday night, Entertainment Tonight broke the news: Brad and Angelina have come to some kind of custodial agreement:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are finally on the same page. After requesting for more time to work out their divorce and custody terms, the former couple has reached a custody agreement.

“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, tells ET in a statement. “The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.” A source close to the matter tells ET that Jolie is “pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved at the progress for the health of their family.”

[From ET]

It’s interesting that it’s not a joint statement, right? It’s interesting that after Team Pitt spent the better part of two years smearing Angelina, it’s Angelina’s lawyer who got to announce that a deal was made. Shortly after ET broke the news, Too Fab got an exclusive from “a source close to the situation” who said that actually, “nothing is final and permanent but at least [it’s] going in right direction.” Which makes me wonder. Then, a “Pitt insider” went to Us Weekly with this:

“Brad and Angelina will have joint physical and legal custody of the children. Over a period of the next six to eight weeks, the monitored visits will come to a conclusion. The children will immediately begin to have overnight visits with their father. The monitors will be in place for those first overnight visits, and this was done at Brad’s request. Brad recognizes this is going to be a change from what the norm had been and wants to make the transition as smooth as possible.”

[From Us Weekly]

Yet another reminder that Brad’s contact with the kids has been monitored this WHOLE TIME. I get that he agreed to it, but it’s still worth noting it, over and over again: two years after the plane incident, he was still being monitored. Now, do you believe that he and Angelina agreed to “joint physical and legal custody”? I think it’s possible, but until we know the terms, I’m not really going to put much stock into what Us Weekly’s source has to say.

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  1. Ariel says:

    My understanding of “joint” custody is that it does not have to be equal- it only has to not be sole custody. So she may still have primary custody, more time, or more control over decisions of education, health, etc- but as long as he has some time and some say, it is still “joint” custody.

    I can’t believe they’re still monitoring him.

    • Mia4s says:

      Yeah joint doesn’t necessarily mean 50/50…and frankly I think he would have leaked that if it was.

      Two plus years and still monitored, good lord.

      • Maya says:

        Yep I think she got full physical and then joint legal.

      • Louise177 says:

        For some reason the media never covered the fact Brad has monitored visits. They, the haters, and Pitt fans have been all about “Angelina is keeping the kids from Brad” and “Angelina is a horrible mother.” Both never made sense to me since all of his visits are court ordered and mandatory. If he wasn’t seeing them Brad would have gone to court. With all of the monitoring and the kids in therapy (for two years), you would think Angelina’s cruelty would be learned but no. She has primary custody and Brad is the one being monitored.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Brad had monitored visits because he agreed to them i.e. did not challenge the custody schedule that had been recommended. The one time he did (which is when he said that he felt the therapists were not helping & Angelina agreed), Angelina/Wasser shot back that if he followed the plan, then everything would be good in 12-18 months. Well….that time passed and they were in the exact same spot they were in when everything first began. Which is why when they went to court over the summer the judge immediately reversed all of that and set a temporary custody plan that would jump start the reunification process–because there was literally no reason for the custody plan that they had.

      • ..... says:

        I don’t think there have been many visits to begin with…..but he really wants people to think there have been.

        He can’t be alone with his own kids because he has major mental issues and they know it.

        His kids dumped and ghosted him. No visits….no custody. The evaluators didn’t recommend visitation or custody. He lost. And he signed the papers. It’s done.

        The rest of the stuff his people put out is bs. He’ll continue to lie and play media games to get back at her, because she is upholding the confidentiality agreement and won’t respond….he knows that.

      • minx says:

        Yes. And I don’t understand the defense that BP agreed to the monitored visits so somehow he should be congratulated. The visits are still monitored! How is that not a huge red flag?!

      • entine says:

        Virginia: I think it was excessive, but the judge that stated about the phone calls and stuff could have shut down the monitoring if its seemed unfair, just as he helped towards the kids having more of free unmonitored communication with Brad (AJ was pro checking their calls/texts), if the judge had wanted to have them unmonitored visits, they’d be on it since the summer, when she had to be in London.
        I think AJ was too wary of him, distrusted him alone with them for some reason beyond the violence he showed, maybe it was because of the alcohol, maybe he was an absent parent, disengaged, even when he was there, like many are.
        Anyway, Everything is going to be for the best as they ar forcing Brad t be a better father in all sense. He cannot have the kids over and let them skateboard and play for hours as if they are in some secluded park, that’s not parenting, he has to be engaged, not only be the “fun” parent, which it seems he was aiming to be.

      • Maya says:

        @Minx: exactly. If the children don’t feel safe with him and he wants the visits to be monitored then that’s a huge red flag.

        Children’s instincts are always spot on and they always sense the true nature of people.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Look go read the court papers. That was the entire dust up early on (in Oct/Nov/Dec 2016) between Brad and Angelina…..Brad wanted to change therapists and make up missed visits. Angelina said no. That is when he filed an emergency something or other and the judge struck it down bc it was not an emergency/Did not for the criteria of an emergency hearing. In the emails that Wasser filed with the court she told Brad to trust the therapists and the process and they’d be fine in a year to a year and a half. So he did. I don’t know what is so difficult to understand about this. The reason he still had monitored therapeutic visits bc he and Angelina did not go to court until this past summer to amend it.

        Do any of you think the private judge who married them would have gone “this needs to reversed asap” with the summer Order if it was proven that Brad was a danger to the kids? They had a seven day hearing with every therapist and expert involved who testified and the judge’s response was to tell Angelina to stop monitoring the kids phone calls with their father and stop calling while they are with him and to tell them that he is not a danger to them.

        It boggles the mind. Especially since Angelina has not filed anything that indicates Brad should not get 50-50 custody.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Read the court papers from 2016….Brad’s lawyer replied to Wasser that if they went to court, he would get more custody time….they went to court this summer…..what happened? Brad was granted a minimum of 8 hours every other day (I am getting that wrong, I know there was a distinction between weekdays and weekends), with no moniters after they completed a 10 day visit, where Brad could choose to undergo a reunification program with the kids. After they got back to LA, Brad and Angelina has to agree to a new schedule. We don’t know what that schedule is.

        And please put down the tabloids. It is hilarious to me that some on this site are taking them as the arbiter of truth (leaks) when they know shit.

    • JanetDR says:

      “Joint” in my family’s case meant every other weekend for him if he felt like it.

      • Hmm says:

        Virgilia, that’s b.s. No way would he request monitored visits when he didn’t even want to do therapy in the beginning.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        He did not “request” monitored visits, he agreed to them when he didn’t have to.

        And it wasn’t that he didn’t want to do therapy, he said that he wanted new therapists because he did not think they were helping. Angelina agreed with him BUT wanted to continue with the therapists.

      • Hmm says:

        Oh please. Sell that to jj, vj. He was dr shopping which is never a good sign and he obviously didn’t learn anything about anything seeing as he’s allowed his team to attack Angelina and throw her kids under the bus. A drug abuser needs to want to get help and he obviously didn’t want it. It will go nowhere of he’s forced into stopping his drug of choice. But then again like you he didn’t seem to think it was a big deal to abuse his children on a plane. Soo oh well.

        Tell, me vj… How do you and his fans ignore the FACT that he had supervised visitation for 2 years and kids had to have doctors after each visit with him? That’s not normal.

      • Carmen says:

        Oh come on, Virgilia, there is no way north of hell Brad would have agreed to voluntary monitoring. Why would he? Monitoring means the court doesn’t trust him to be around his own children, and there is no way he would agree to that if the court didn’t order it.

    • Karen says:

      Mel B was granted custody after drug and alcohol testing and supposedly bring home random men for sex. This is also in CA. If so the bar isn’t set so high to separate kids from parents.

      • Hmm says:

        It didn’t take 2 years either. That’s why some have always said whatever Brad did was much worse than what Mel b or Ben affleck did. Brad is a rich man and his fans/media love to brag that he has more money than Angelina – he still couldn’t get himself out the mess after drug and pee tests. His fans said he would immediately have 50/50 – does he even have that now?

    • CA Family Code says:

      Legal custody is almost always joint. That means each parent has equal say in education, healthcare etc. Joint physical can be 50/50 which is more common with families that live close to each other. In this case, there is the consideration that neither parent has a conventional 9-5 job or even regular hours which would likely mean that they will share 50/50 custody. Two years of monitored visitation is unusual. But, this case is unusual…the most unusual thing I have seen here was the SEVEN days of hearings that went forward when Angelina filed a Request for Order. No request for order goes seven days. The other highly unusual thing about that hearing was that Angelina was only present for ONE day (wth) and Brad was present for all seven days. There is A LOT MORE GOING ON here than we will ever know. Especially because those hearings did not come out favorable for Angelina.

      • Booie says:

        You think that if Angie felt she were under fire at the trial she would’ve left after a single day?

      • ..... says:

        He lost. And the kids haven’t been seeing him…..that’s brads problem. He lost and can’t force them to see him.

        If everyone has been happily visiting and coparenting (like Brad wants ppl to believe)…then he wouldn’t be acting like he has in the press…….and this would have been a done deal along time ago.

        Those kids want nothing to do with him….and that’s gonna be his legacy.

        Crappy acting and lost the respect of six kids.

      • Hmm says:

        Ground control, Brad was the one under fire he better be there all 7 days. Angelina wasn’t the offending parent.. Lmao. Tell us, miss, ca code… What would you think if Brad did not get 50/50 ?

        Oh don’t tell me i already know you would say ALIENATION !!! While saying Brad requested it and MANY other excuses for poor 55 year old man. 🙄🙄 🙄

      • Karen says:

        Jennifer G still wanted her children to be involved with their father despite his shortcomings. Mel B did some awful stuff.
        Jolie Pitt took 2 years because they could not agree. The looming trial got both of them to finally settle.

      • Hmm says:

        Ben didn’t have cps and FBI called to their home. I’m willing to bet if that were the case Jennifer garner would’ve been like a dog with a bone when it comes to protecting her kids and everyone would cheer her on. As it is she requested supervision for Ben when he’s with their children.

        Anyway, Ben and Mel didn’t need to sign a stipulation from CPS stating a safety plan. There are lot of differences and Brad only has himself to blame for how his situation went down. Angelina is not perfect and could’ve done things differently – for example , she should’ve dumped his sorry behind way before the plane incident and i bet there would not have been a custody fight. He would’ve gone on partying drinking and ignoring those kids. AJ +6 would have peace and no one would’ve the wiser about Brad’s problems with their kids.

        Oh well.

      • Carmen says:

        GC, you can try to spin this any way you want, but if Brad had gotten 50% joint custody, it would have been his lawyers, not hers, who announced the news, gloating that he won. And I’m cracking up over the fact that his groupies nsisted that his monitored visits were over months ago, while they were obviously being monitored THE WHOLE TIME up to the present. Two years of monitored visits, and you think he won 50-50 custody? GMAFB.

        I’m thinking Brad probably gets the kids every other weekend and that’s it. Given what Angie’s team probably had on him, he couldn’t reasonably expect more than that.

      • TheOtherSam says:

        My understanding of why Angelina left that hearing after only one day is b/c she was required on the Mal II set and had to fly out to London. She couldn’t avoid it, so left the hearing in the hands of her attorneys. I’m sure she checked in regularly.

        What I don’t understand about some of the commentary here is that many choose to believe only part of Pitt’s statement in the US report: his admission to requesting continued monitoring, on the heels of some kind of ongoing monitoring; but they then discount his statement that he got joint legal AND physical custody. Don’t believe one sentence, but do the next….guess everyone can believe what they want. I’m just glad this appears to be settled and hopefully they can all move forward in some fashion.

    • Fa says:

      Based on this memo we know who didn’t want the trial because the details of the investigations and also Angie knows who feeding the tabloids.

      There is no question that this case has been of extraordinary interest to public since its inception. And there is little doubt that respondent would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the department of children and family services into allegations of abuse by Respondent. In an effort to protect their children from additional tabloid folder, Petitioner Angie has elected not to address each and every false allegations made by Respondent Pitt. Her conduct in this case has been grossly mischaracterized by Respondent Pitt.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        @Carmen. So true but I think after a year he’ll be done w/ this “I just want to see my kids” lie he keeps putting out. Brad is an alcoholic who needs help w/ that and the help doesn’t come from his lame sculpting or pottery. Lol. That will resurface again. I just hope he doesn’t endanger anyone especially the kids when it does.

        He’s at some party now, looking drunk. SMH.

    • jwoolman says:

      It’s hard to really evaluate the monitoring and therapy situation because both parents are exceedingly rich. They have money to pay for all of it. Non-rich people would stop much sooner or just not start.

      So we really don’t know if all that monitoring and therapy was really necessary or not. That is, if it were something we would have thought was needed for our own children.

      I would have gone nuts with all that supervision myself, speaking from the children’s standpoint. Mountains out of molehills comes to mind. But maybe those kids are used to having people spying on them all the time.

  2. anp says:

    Now Angelina hurry and get your divorce from the lowlife.

    • Janine says:

      She won’t until she gets her support. She needs money!

      • Maya says:

        Snort she earns millions and only asked for 50% of the children’s expenses.

      • Hmm says:

        Yeah, that’s why she’s in China selling watches oh wait…

        She sells perfume only to donate it to charity. Meanwhile Brad is desperately trying to get out of his charitable responsibilities.

      • Karen says:

        Many actors earn a majority of their earnings from endorsements ( a la Aniston). Angelina no longer has a big endorsement portfolio. I believe she got paid upfront for Malificent 2 in 2018.

      • Carmen says:

        Karen, many actors NEED those endorsement portfolios to make up for what they don’t make as actors. Aniston makes about $8 mil per movie. Angie gets $15-20 mil up front, plus backend. She doesn’t need endorsements.

      • Karen says:

        There are simply fewer main female characters in the superhero movies and blockbusters that pay the sizeable backend profits that result in leading men’s large paydays, or the franchise sequels that permit aggressive negotiation for future installments.

        Angelina currently does not have any roles on IMDb that pay that kind of money after Malificent. She will be in the same place as other actresses in their forties. Hollywood want younger women in these kind of roles a la Gail Gadot.

      • Booie says:

        Not all of her other films like come away have a back end movie deal, but she’s still getting a couple million there. Actors don’t get paid after the movie is released, they get paid when it’s made.

        Look at other movie sites of the same caliber. Michael Caine is in the movie for crying out loud. This isn’t some minuscule paycheck, it’s a several million dollar movie for cast pay alone. Plus the Kept will always be another several million in her bank as soon as it goes into production. And the movie she’s producing. And she has stated her philosophy is to save a third of all her income. Over 20+ years I’m sure that’s a nice chunk of change she has for periods when she doesn’t work.

        So let’s look at where that leaves us. She has several projects lined up and two apart from maleficent already wrapped, meaning she’s been paid for three projects. Nothing less than a couple million for the smallest of them. She’ll be fine as she has steady income for the next couple years.

        And if you don’t think aging actresses make bank, tell that to Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, shall I go on? Willing to bet they make much more than the younger actresses the blockbusters want as you claim. It’s in the name honey, not age.

      • Karen says:

        Booie-Nicole and Meryl have expanded to small screen-Big Little Lies. And Meryl is Meryl.

        I am pointing out that an actress’s popularity at the box office is unpredictable and especially for one who is aging out of action films. I certainly am not crying for her-i am sure she has plenty of money and hopefully invested well.

      • Booie says:

        Karen- reread your own posts. I’m curious what you’re trying to say then. You talk about aging actresses and men making more and her needing endorsement or something -which she has and could profit off if she wanted but instead choices to donate. She must clearly not need it – when discussing financial settlement between the two. First, it doesn’t matter how well the film does really. Actors get paid before the film makes a profit. Even after a movie flops, it’s not like that money is taken back. She still got her check. But, by your own example, Pitt’s last few movies have flopped badly. Of course still not crying for him, but I’m sure each one of them could get along fine on their own financially. It’s their joint investments that will cause an issue.

        As for Meryl and Kidman… It’s not like their careers would’ve flopped without going to TV as a savior. Meryl did it by choice as her first to role in quite some time I believe and Kidman wanted to produce the story. She was also coming off a critically acclaimed movie right before. Though I do think that would be a great move for Angie. Produce and star in a project she’s passionate in limited series.

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      You should ask yourself why Angelina has not filed for bifurcation, despite saying she would in September.

      • Booie says:

        Both need to file their disclosures. She has. He hasn’t.

      • Maya says:

        Could be dear Brad asked for extension 3 times.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Um no. You bifurcate BECAUSE of custody or financial entanglements that will take a while to resolve.

      • Booie says:

        The disclosures aren’t an agreement. You need to both file one prior to bifurcation.

        She did. Now she must wait for him to file his to be able to do so. There are tons of sites explaining what could delay the bifurcation process as well. Go look. Or not.

      • Hmm says:

        You forget Angelina asked the judge to finalize the divorce before the year ends. Brad ego couldn’t let that be so his lawyer said “bu bu bu he asked for it first” but didn’t do anything about it. She’s already asked for it to be over.

        Go back to jj where y’all are angry with Angelina for releasing a statement about HER child custody situation and where you attack her lawyer at every turn. She obviously felt she needed to release a statement because she knew Brad and his team would lie to all tabloids which he has. As her lawyer mentioned the agreement is confidential so nothing us weekly says is true.

      • LadyT says:

        “Before you can file a Motion for Bifurcation you must file a preliminary Declaration of Disclosure on the other party. Once that is complete, you can move forward to request the bifurcation.”

      • Booie says:

        Alright you got me there. I’ll admit that. Misread over reading various sites. Still as I mentioned however, plenty of sources. Her disclosure would be on him. One of the issues mentioned was a party trying to hide their finances and the person filing attempting to call out they have more than they’re claiming. Interesting timing considering she’s dealing with Mr “I paid to Make it Right out of my own pocket yet no issues were fixed and the homeowners were forced to sign NDAs and now that I’m being sued after 2 years of ignoring concerns, I’ll sue the architect”.

        Or who knows, now that the agreement is in place and she filed the disclosure she can file for bifurcation before the end of the year as she wanted. She has time before the end of the year to make it happen before then. She still hasn’t gone back on her word, as someone tried to make it seem above. We shall see. I’m guessing it’ll depend on how his charity lawsuit is going since there is expected to be an update later this month.

        But overall, VC’s claims that she can simply file for it aren’t exactly true. There are still documents in play prior to that process, things that need to be approved/agreed upon, and things that can halt that process.

      • Hmm says:

        Booie, could she have officially filed for bifurcation in the last thing the blast claimed she filed? Could she have filed for disclosure extensions of his finances but a finalization of her divorce? The blast and radar always have the papers but this time they didn’t post them. Something in there they didn’t want us to see? LoL or would the case file say bifurcation on it? 🤔🤔🤔

  3. minx says:

    His people will spin it in some bullsh** way to make him look like he “won.”
    Anyway, I don’t know when or where that picture of AJ was taken, but wow! Gorgeous.

    • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

      Yes and yes @minx. I never thought there would be a day that Brad Pitt repulsed and bored me. I don’t mind faults, I mind not doing anything about them, especially when it impacts children… and hubris is the pitts too.

  4. MICHELLE says:

    Angie’s lawyer released the statement to reuters not ET. The specifics of the deal are sealed & confidential, so how could us weekly know? Either made it up or pitt has already broken the confidentiality contract just after signing it. If he did get joint as in 50/50 he would of released the official statement. He would want everyone to know. Now will people realise Angie was only doing what was best, and protecting the children.

    • Lady D says:

      No, they will scream ‘successful parental alienation’ instead, or she’s brainwashed those kids! They will refuse to admit that she’s a good parent who, mostly with Brad, has raised intelligent children with an education that has spanned the world. To those that hate her, their kids will always be inadequately educated (stupid) and have issues(mental) because mommy warped their thinking to her insane way of life.

    • ..... says:

      Believe her, not him. Those kids don’t see him. That’s what he doesn’t want the public to know. He’s playing games still….why?

      If he was happily coparenting a normal person wouldn’t be acting like this. He’s still pissed…and it’s not going his way…..I have had a feeling that the evaluators didn’t recommend visitation or custody.

  5. Everley says:

    If he got 50% custody, we would have heard it the day he got it. This is his precious image we are talking about.

    • Lady D says:

      Airplanes with banners flying over LA type of announcement. I’m beginning to think he’ll do anything for publicity, and I’ve never really thought that about him before his disgusting handling of this divorce. His desperation for attention is starting to show. Watch for him to start a big showy romance to distract. Too bad he wasn’t this desperate to repair his relationship with his children.

      • Hmm says:

        He’s dating sat hari Khalsa. You know how he does that childish thing where he gets his girlfriend or wife to buy him jewelry that he never takes off? His die hard fans told me about that when he started wearing something Angie designed for him – it was a necklace based on their family 8. He’s wearing sats bike chain. Lmao

        No seriously. That’s gonna be his next big romance and everyone in hollyweird loves and knows her for her ozone therapy and jewelry designs. The only issue he’ll have are his fans and the public will think she’s funny looking but that will work because he’ll get to be the “pretty one” again.

    • ..... says:

      And you’d already see photos.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      Lol. He just straight lied to US Weekly b/c they’re the only publication saying he has 50/50. But then he talks about the monitors put in position. Lol. Which one is it Brad? Why do you still need monitors after 2 years. His lawyer is bad too b/c after Angie hired Samantha it was a wrap. Angie has been winning. Btw that happened after the alienation lie, it never said that in the docs, his stans and the media kept saying but not the legal docs. They just said for her to help more. I really think Angie doesn’t talk to him anymore and that drives him crazy. Lol.

  6. anp says:

    Wow he is still being Monitored.

  7. lalaf says:

    The US Weekly wording is intetesting, it says Brad and Angelina “will” have joint physical and legal custody, not that they do now. 2+ years of monitored is hard for me to get my head around, hopefully he’s done the work he needed to do to better himself as a father and just a person in general.

  8. Felicia says:

    I’m dubious about some of these sources. The judgement that was made public regarding summer visitation made it clear that the visits were to be, after a short transition period, unmonitored.

    I don’t understand why we’re hearing now something that directly contradicts what was handed down by the court and enacted several months ago? Unless it has been Pitt insisting on the presence of a neutral third party?

    • Everley says:

      Maybe that didn’t work? Remember the kids had to see a doctor before and after the visits, so we don’t know what the evaluators concluded from that.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Be careful what you wish for. In the summer Order the judge said that if Angelina’s behavior did not change or the kids did not start opening up to Brad, then he would temporarily give Brad primary custody.

      • roses says:

        That summer order also stated that the judge would take everything into account and determine his decision based on the custody evaluators findings which seem to be what occurred here since we have a new agreement that was done a few weeks ago based on the statement above by her attorney, wouldn’t you agree?

      • Lady D says:

        Force the children to open up to a man they’re afraid of? Force the children to be with him, no matter what the kids think, or how they react? Force? Isn’t that a little abusive? Why would a judge do that, and wouldn’t the court-appointed therapists point out how detrimental this would be to the children? Don’t the therapist’s opinions have any weight?

      • LadyT says:

        LadyD- The judge, with all the information gathered from all the professionals, deemed Brad safe, required Jolie to tell them so and stated NOT having a relationship with father was harmful. Here’s the link.

      • roses says:

        But a new agreement has been put in place per her attorney even after his warning to her in the summer That tells me the judge must have determined it was not the case in the end, being as are now in the month of December and the kids are still with her. Whereas he still is being monitored and still does not have overnights with kids. Well US did say the monitored visits will continue for the next 6-8 seems so I guess thats a positive.

    • ..... says:

      No one has been visiting……. he’s trying to make it seem they are…she has said nothing to that effect. Not once. It’s been done. Those kids don’t see that man.

  9. Maya says:

    Well done Angelina & Samantha 🙌

    Samantha is simply brilliant and what she has accomplished in just 6 months in astonishing.

    She stopped Brad’s smear campaign, leaking of confidential documents and got him to sign a custody agreement.

    And she just checkmated Brad & his pr team with this statement.

    If he leaks then he doesn’t care about the children or their welfare.

    • Lady D says:

      He’s still smearing her, Maya. There was a story just the other day on here where Brad told the world that it was her that wanted an trial extension, which was a blatant lie. He’s not going to stop until he’s decided she’s paid for leaving him. I know men like him. He will still be slamming her 10 years from now, even if he’s ‘happily’ remarried.
      He seems to be going off the rail here with some of his actions. I wonder if this is Brad without the stabilizing influence of a woman behind him? Has he ever been single this long before?

    • Karen says:

      There is no winning when you have 6 children involved. Hopefully this is the last we will hear of this.

      • skipper says:

        Agreed. This is all so unnecessary to be made public and I feel so bad for the children. I wish the best to all involved.

      • Meg says:

        Im sure thats brads response too, pressuring angie to not talk publicly while hes trying to control the narrative himself. Hypocritical

    • Carmen says:

      And that should put paid to the BS that Angie went to San Francisco for a lawyer because no one in LA wanted to represent her.

      Angie wanted a lawyer whom she could trust not to blab to TMZ and Pitt’s camp every week. It’s telling that once Samantha deJean came in board, all the leaks from Brad’s team stopped. Laura Wasser should be. Investigated for possible unprofessional conduct.

      • Maya says:

        Not only for leaking but also for not representing her client morally and legally.

        If she gave her client incorrect advice then that will make her lose her licence.

      • Karen says:

        I highly doubt Laura Wasser gave incorrect advice. She is an expert in her field. I am sure should would not lose her license. My husband is an attorney (not family law) and after years of working in a field I assume u have some expertise. That sounds a bit nonsensical. Angie may not have agreed with Lauta’s Strategy but that does not mean it is incorrect.

      • Carmen says:

        Karen, the indisputable fact is that once Wasser left and deJean came in, the perpetual leaks stopped and the constant smearing of Angie by Brad’s team decreased by a factor of ten. Can you see a correlation here? Everybody else can.

      • Karen says:

        She did nothing to make her lose her license. That is ridiculous.

  10. Pas says:

    The statement came from Reuters not ET. And if Us has some portion of truth to it, i guess brat pitt’s team are neglecting what DeJean is trying to say. “Confidentiality”.

    If it’s joint then, should they release a statement in joint? Or at least we heard this first from brat because that’s what’s matter most, his golden boy image sad sad best dad brat.

    Samantha’s statement on the confidentiality is the best part. Hint! Lol

    • Lucia says:

      Laura Wasser specializes in private custody agreements and in creating joint custody parenting plans. She doesn’t take on difficult cases anymore. When she realized that this case was going to be ugly, she bailed. I don’t think it was because Angie was too difficult – I think that is a rumor Brad’s attorney put out there. I just don’t think Laura had the resources and the skill to take on a trial.

  11. Chaine says:

    I doubt this is the last we will hear of it. The youngest children are just ten. That means eight more years for the parents to revisit and rehash custody issues.

    • Kebbie says:

      People is still calling it temporary, so definitely not the last we’ll be hearing of it.

      • Lady D says:

        We’re going to take People’s word for it?

      • ..... says:

        It’s done. He’s toast

      • Zut alors says:

        @Lady D
        Right? I guess to some, People mag article with unnamed sources is more trustworthy than a statement released to Reuters, not any gossip outlets, by a named source. Unbelievable.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        He’s calling it temporary. It’s not temporary.

      • Kebbie says:

        @Lady D People is a mouthpiece for celebrities. He’s obviously pushing that it is not permanent, which means he isn’t happy with it and is going to keep fighting it. So, as I said in my comment, this is probably not the last we’re going to be hearing of it.

        @Zut When that unnamed source is obviously a Brad Pitt sanctioned mouthpiece, yeah, I believe he isn’t considering the agreement permanent.

  12. skipper says:

    I think all of these reports need to be taken with a grain of salt. Who truly knows where the custody agreement stands? Definitely not these “new outlets”.

  13. Kebbie says:

    People magazine is still calling it a temporary agreement lol this whole thing is so weird.

    • Hmm says:

      They added that part. At first they just had Angelina’s lawyers statement which I believe to be true. Why in the world would she say they BOTH signed it and the judge signed it too. I’m sure Brad’s lawyer would’ve came out and said nooooooo it’s not true. Well, he hasn’t said diddly squat. Brad’s team ran to every site including USA today saying it wasn’t over yet.

      You can tell what sites are paid for by team leaky Pitt because they all dismiss what a lawyer says in favor of sources who cannot be named on team Brad.

      • Kebbie says:

        Brad isn’t saying it’s not true, just that it isn’t permanent. Angelina never explicitly said it was permanent. So we’ll see if we’re back here three months from now talking about the same things, I guess.

      • Hmm says:

        Kebbie, i guess for once Brad isn’t lying– it isn’t permanent as the kids will one day all be 18 and the custody arrangement will be over.

        Btw, if saying it’s not over he didn’t get what he wanted. So please explain why California a “50/50 state” did not give Brad Pitt 50%?

      • Kebbie says:

        I never said he got or deserved 50% custody. Did you mean to write this to someone else?

  14. Lola says:

    Joint means decision making on major issues. Timesharing is a distinct concept. And bifurcation is generally not approved absent highly unusual circumstances bc otherwise there remains no motive to finish the case

  15. Lola says:

    Ps it’s temporary by definition until the final judgment is entered

  16. Hmm says:

    Angelina’s lawyer says everything is confidential. I believe that was agreed on by both parties so then team leaky Pitt could go all over town to every tabloid and spread lies. “It’s not permanent” was his first attempt. Now it’s all details about a confidential agreement from us weekly? 😂😂😂 if any of it was true I’m sure Angelina’s lawyer would take him and his team back to court for breaking the confidentiality they BOTH signed.

    Remember he’s the one that cried for everything to be private but also the one who uses every site to give updates. Brad wants everyone to believe he got what he got because Angelina was being difficult but he negotiated with her…. Her lawyer says it was based on what the evaluator wants but he still has his special sites ignoring that fact and pretending like he requested things. 😂😂😂

    Also wonder which kids he even gets to see. Probably why it’s confidential. I’m guessing only zahara and Vivienne.

    • Fa says:

      Memo from Angie lawyer

      There is no question that this case has been of extraordinary interest to public since its inception. And there is little doubt that respondent would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the department of children and family services into allegations of abuse by Respondent. In an effort to protect their children from additional tabloid folder, Petitioner Angie has elected not to address each and every false allegations made by Respondent Pitt. Her conduct in this case has been grossly mischaracterized by Respondent Pitt.

  17. ..... says:

    I believe it was agreed on……..I’m not sure about anything his ppl say. He’s proven himself to be a liar. I don’t think the kids see him.
    I knew they’d agree out of court….he doesn’t want the end result to be public…this way you won’t know his kids dumped him.

    • Hmm says:

      Oh it’s all lies and Angelina’s team can’t correct it because the agreement is confidential. She got him by saying it was the custody evaluators decision and its confidential. But on the flip he gets to claim anything as long as it’s not the real truth and Angelina can’t correct it because then she would be breaking the contract. LoL we all know his lies are loud and will be believed over the truth. Oh well. AJ probabay doesn’t care what lies he tells the tabloids by now she’s heard it all and had it all thrown at her and her kids.

      • ..... says:

        yes…..that’s why the more he talks about visitation, the more I know he has none.

        As far as the public goes I think they like her just fine, and they think he’s a douche. No one I know gives two …. about that guy. He is a huge joke at this point.

      • Lady D says:

        She can keep the children safe, and I’m sure that’s a massive relief to her. I doubt she cares about anything he says. Her end goal was always healthy and happy children.

  18. Hmm says:

    It’s funny how his fans claim alienation but one of the two kids willing to see him is the one who is most attached to Angelina- her words- she says Vivienne is her shadow and you can see it in paparazzi photos. That kid is always clinging to her mom. Funny too because his fans on Jj blamed Vivienne for the kids not being able to sleep over at his house meanwhile she’s one of the only ones who is giving him a chance

    . You’d think if she was alienating that would be the one who would want nothing to do with him.

    • Booie says:

      So because one kid doesn’t feel comfortable the rest were forced to stay behind? Yeaaah, right!

      They’re not forced to travel in a pack, they can each move at their own pace.

  19. CairinaCat says:

    Joint physical custody in California can mean 85/15
    I have the 85% and we have a joint ruling.
    Joint legal custody is usually 50/50

    For him to be under supervision after TWO YEARS!?? That’s unheard of in California even in DV cases.
    So what the hell was going on in that marriage/family

    • ..... says:

      He’s got a problem and the therapists picked up on it.

      He’s not a kid friendly kinda guy…and isn’t safe to be around them ever.

    • Booie says:

      Very traumatic incident caused by alcohol issues on behalf of a parent and let’s not forget years of the police showing up to their home because of the kids “accidentally setting off alarms”.

      You’d think the police would’ve given the kids a good talking to after the first or second time that it’s not appropriate to cause a panic and waste police time when they could be addressing other serious concerns.

    • minx says:

      I think BP wanted children until he found out how much work they are and how they curtail your partying ways (if you’re a responsible parent). At some point he checked out and just did what he wanted to do. Kids know which parent is there for them, believe me.

      • Meg says:

        Exactly, i think the novelty of babies wore off for him and he lost interest. Kids arent a skateboard or some sort of hobby you lose interest in, theyre human lives. Parenthood is not for everyone

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree. I think he loved the idea of it, but not the work. Plus it helped sugar coated his image after the way he left his first wife, and gave him a whole new angle to work from. He was ALWAYS referred to as “Brad Pitt, father of six”, and as half of this grand love affair. Well…

        For the kids’ sake, I hope he does manage to stay healthy and have a decent relationship with them, but I don’t think this was ever what was presented to the public.

      • Keaton says:

        I totally agree with this assessment. Imagine a woman doing that? Omg. The vitriol that would be spewed at her would be insane. We sure do grade men, especially pretty white men, on a curve. Pitt is such a shmuck.

  20. Hmm says:

    With a regular breakup and no plane incident do y’all really think there would be a custody battle? I don’t. He would be partying up and ignoring those kids like he did while Brangelina were together and all would be good. AJ and her kids would be traipsing the globe and doing as they please. No one would know he was neglecting his kids and probably still be claiming perfect Daddy status for the deadbeat.


  21. Meg says:

    Which is why his team has worked overtime smearing angie, to distract us all from his lack of access to kids at the recommendation of the court due to his alcoholism and violence AND the foundation he couldnt take enough credit for being sued for building homes so unsafe they needed to be torn down at the expense of NOLA only now hes acting like that had nothing to do with him.
    What a shitty guy who seems to only care about image but not have genuine feelings -his look changes completely based on who he dates and he seemingly only likes the novelty of situations-when relationships are new, when kids are babies, charity work for a recent distaster-he loves getting attention for all those things but once the novelty fades he moves on

    • Sidewithkids says:

      @Meg, that’s another reason why he’s a guy who follows and doesn’t really lead, he changes his looks every other week. He changes them according to who he dates.

      No matter who he dates after Angie, NO ONE WILL COME CLOSE TO ANGIE. HE LOST. LOL.

  22. mtam says:

    LOL at Brad trying to spin the continued monotoring as his choice. I personally don’t trust a word that comes from his camp

  23. Sidewithkids says:

    Y’all this man lying and has been throughout this whole case.

    Angelina won. This custody part has been over for two weeks. No wonder she was looking happy and free at the London Film Festival. I said it, she was glowing and she didn’t look stressed. There were sometimes last year she looked stressed b/c of Brad’s mess. But at the Film Festival she looked unbothered and great. (That white dress she wore was amazing, I would like her to put on some more weight but she will now that she’s not carrying Brad around like a baby). Lol.

    Now as far as the six kids are concern, again Mad isn’t seeing him at all. Pax isn’t b/c he stands by Mad. I also think there’s a situation w/ Knox and Shiloh not seeing him as much either (they were photographed w/ Angie’s friend’s son a few days back and the question I asked why aren’t they w/ their Dad? So they may not see him often either. I do believe Zahara and Viv may be the two that see him most. Zahara is his first child (Angie adopted her w/ him and Angie called her the rock of the family) and Viv is his youngest so I would think they would see him more.

    But understand this and it’s most important, Angie uses real people like her lawyer, Samantha or her personal assistant, Mindy. Brad uses “sources or “insiders”, no real names that’s how you know, that how you know he’s lying. We’ve caught him in lies, all that dating he was doing was a lie, the MIT girlfriend he supposedly had was a lie, the convo he supposedly had in Angie’s kitchen confronting her demanding the 50/50 split was a lie, the reports he told Angie to not do a trial for the sake of the kids a week ago is a lie too b/c Angie’s lawyer (a real person) said this was done two weeks ago. Angie has sole physical custody. I don’t believe sources or insiders comments. If it was true, he would use real names or his lawyer’s name but no he and his team keeps lying. That’s why it’s confusing folks, he wants to confuse people and have them believe his lies. Angie deals in truth and facts and the truth is she left him and she’s done w/ him. She will have much more success and wealth now that he’s out of her life. God Bless Her and Her Kids.

    • Kebbie says:

      I don’t think anyone won, they all lost. It’s really sad how their marriage and family has devolved into this. They’ve avoided a court battle for now, but with Brad sources saying their agreement is only temporary, it sounds like he plans on continuing the fight at some point. It still seems like a mess to me.

      • sage says:

        Well the kids have a (hopefully)healthy father who will listen and make time for them now. According to Brads GQ he was alienating himself from his kids and had a problem with drinking.

      • ..... says:

        His first marriage devolved quickly too…. I wouldn’t be too disappointed.


      • Sidewithkids says:

        @Kebbie, that’s what he wants you to believe but that’s not true. It’s not temporary, it’s done. He’s pulling at straws and getting nothing. The statement by her lawyer is the truth. Which means he lied about telling her to let’s settle outside of court which was the lie from him last week. He just wanted that out there so people, his fans will believe he’s doing all he can for hi kids and Angie is the bad one in this . Not true. Where was all this love for his kids when they were living together in the same house. No where to be found. Plus, after the plane incident, what type of man/father doesn’t give his family/his kids the home they know in LA. I don’t think that’s a good man/father. We have to remember this is a man who is still being monitored when he’s w/ his kids. It’s not b/c he wants to be, it’s b/c the therapists have recommended that.

    • Go Figure! says:

      Sidewithkids: You spoke the truth and shamed the devil.

  24. Carol says:

    Just saw a picture of Pitt at the Amazon party tonight. He looks wasted and sports a small bruise under an eye . Looks like he “fell” down the stairs again eh. Probably he’s drinking again seeing as Jolie’s lawyer let the world know the custody case was over and put him on notice for any breaks of confidentiality on the case. Dude is such a lying douche. He would never stand by his name, always has others do the talking for him so he can just shrug off any responsibilities. All those years their fans thought that Jolie didn’t care to defend her reputation against the tabloid b.s i.e Aniston against Jolie etc.and that he’s a cool guy going along with his wife’s wishes to ignore the tabloid b.s but I actually think he’s the one who planted some of them. He’s jealous of her fame and wanted attention/publicity so he had his people planted the b.s about the love triangle to keep him in the center for all those years. No doubt about it knowing what we know about him now. A desperate old fading A-lister who is entering midlife crisis and who’s fighting tooth and nail to stay relevant in the HW limelight.

    • ..... says:

      He looked wasted from his evening with Lena too….they had an oh so important discussion on the band oasis, and the Gallagher brothers. Lol.

      You go Brad.

      Also, I agree totally about his pr in the past. He’s been working it from all angles. Total Loser

    • Sidewithkids says:

      @Carol, hand claps for you b/c you are so right.

  25. anp says:

    A part of being a man is owning your actions. BP has always been taken care and handed everything by hollywood never allow to fail.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      @ANP, So True. That’s why I don’t understand the hate Angie is getting from Brad stans. It’s not like the truth isn’t out there in their own words. Brad said he could drink any Russian under a table, he stayed away from home too much. Angie said it was some anger there, they were trying to work it out, but when she knew she had to get a new home, she did it. Plus, there’s a whole movie she directed, “By The Sea”, about their situation (minus the kids and the ending where they do end up together). So what is it w/ those guys? Is it just the truth is hard to take about Brad? Why not be honest, then help the guy? If it was reversed and Angie was Brad, they would be torching Angie but no look over Brad’s lies and faults. It’s not logical thinking. It’s very strange.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        The other thing is Angie really loved the guy, think she was trying to help him. I do believe when you’re loved by Angie she’s gonna do and give you anything you need. She just seems like that type of person. She wanted him to choose them over Hollywood and certainly over the bottle. This is where Angie was wrong b/c she enabled him too long and I think she was teaching the kids to do the same. But she did it b/c others were doing it (his parents, CAA, friends). Plus she did it b/c Angie really wants a true family, so she kept up appearances as this dude, (in their home w/ Angie and the kids), was acting a fool. Is this behavior just suppose to go on forever? No. After awhile Angie started losing her true self, she looked in the mirror and didn’t recognize person staring back at her, then at the kids being sad, doing what she was doing, picking their father up after he came home drunk. So she decided for the health of her family (her and her kids), she had to leave him. He was making them all feel bad. She prob was planning something before the plane incident but when drunk Brad put his hands on one of her babies, that SUPERMOM activated and she was like we out Brad. See ya. Throwing up the deuce.

      • Carol says:

        Yeah Jolie had planned to leave the marriage soon, probably when the twins are little older (15 years old or so) and could decide who they want to live with. If you go back and read her interviews during the press junket for BTS, you can hear the resignation and the sadness in her tone of voice. Something like you can’t change a person unless that person wants to change themselves etc.. she had resigned herself to the fact that she and her children can’t make Pitt change his current behavior of drinking or partying no matter how much they asked him to. They’d started to do different things as a family and he did his own thing by himself in late 2015. There hadn’t been much pics of him with the kids in the year before that. But there were plenty pics of him going to various motorcycle racing all over Europe, even on Father’s Day while Jolie and the boys were in NY or some state doing something. She’s filling in for him! Also, don’t forget he’s also been seen partying at some HW awards without her which was pretty rare in the prior years. Remember a pic of him with Selena Gomez at GG award? Yup, things had changed for them even before the plane incident. They both knew the marriage is gonna end soon but not that soon and under such a traumatic experience for the kids.

        As for his pr manipulations, he will continue to put out lies to appease his stans just so they can support him in all things he does i.e this latest agreement is just temporary or a positive development in the new direction and that he will continue to fight for his kids, to keep them off the evil witch’s clutches blah blah. I can’t wait for that day of reckoning when all will see how fake this dude is and that he will live to be old and lonely without his family by his side.

  26. truth hurts says:

    @Carol Your words are correct.