Angelina Jolie will retain primary custody of her and estranged husband Brad Pitt’s kids according to recent legal proceedings. Angelina’s representative recently told media that the former couple signed documents that placed Angelina as the primary caregiver of all six kids.
“We can confirm that childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides over a week ago,” Jolie’s representative revealed in a statement on Monday. “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.”
Brad Pitt has been at the center of a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigation ever since an anonymous caller reported the actor as verbally and physically abusive to one of his children. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) questioned Angelina Jolie and the kids about the incident in addition to interrogating Brad Pitt. Thus far, no criminal charges have been filed in the case, though some media outlets believe that probing will continue for many more months.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began divorce proceedings in September after the actress filed for marriage dissolution from her husband. “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids,” Brad told press after news of his impending divorce spread. Angelin Jolie’s camp also commented with her attorney, Robert Offer, telling media, “This decision was made for the health of the family.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in 2014 after several years of courtship. The couple parent two biological kids and four adopted children together.