It seems like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's custody battle might be nearing an end as latest reports suggest that the Hollywood couple have reached an agreement over their six children.
The latest development in Jolie and Pitt's high-profile divorce suggests that the pair have settled their dispute. The report added that keeping in mind the best interest of their children, Brangelina's brood will stay with their mother and will be allowed "therapeutic visits with their father".
"We can confirm that childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago. In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children's best interest," a representative for the Maleficent actress was quoted as saying.
"We are not in a position to discuss the details. We hope now that it is clear that the events which led to the dissolution filing involved minor children and their wellbeing, there will be understanding of the sensitivity of the family situation. We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time."
Despite Jolie's representative claiming a legal settlement between the celebrity couple, a conflicting report People magazine suggests otherwise. According to sources cited by the magazine, the agreement is simply an extension of the temporary deal agreed by the Mr And Mrs Smith co-stars.
Another report by TMZ also stated that the Allied actor had in fact filed legal documents on Friday (4 November) that are meant to sharply contest Jolie's demands for primary physical custody. With his latest filing, the 52-year-old is reported to be pressing for joint physical and legal custody of the children for both the parents.
Meanwhile, 41-year-old Jolie too is willing to fight her estranged husband in court until the actor "gets his s**t together", according to reports. In a series of fresh accusations, sources close to Jolie have revealed that the actress is reluctant on giving up the custody fight until Pitt deals with his anger issues.
IBTimes UK has reached out to the actress's spokesperson for a comment and is awaiting a response.