Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in the thick of it, working behind closed doors to reach a divorce agreement and have come to a temporary custody agreement, confirms Entertainment Tonight.
TMZ first reported the news that the Department of Child and Family Services has made its recommendations, giving the two the choice to either come to an agreement now or engage in a lengthy, messy court battle, and they opted to strike an agreement.
According to the terms of the temporary agreement that lasts until October 20 according to ET, Jolie will get full custody of their six children, while Pitt will be granted visitation rights — although the initial visit will be supervised by a therapist, who will determine whether he will be allowed unmonitored visits after that or if a therapist must be present during subsequent visits.
In addition, Pitt has agreed to submit to random drug testing due to Jolie’s belief that he has “issues” with alcohol and marijuana, while both will undergo individual counselling as well as group counselling with their children.
The temporary custody agreement will only be in effect for about three weeks, adds TMZ, at which point the DCFS could set some new rules in the agreement or send the matter to the courts.
Us Weekly reports that a source has confirmed TMZ’s story in full, stating that Jolie is happy with the terms reached. “She did get what she wanted out of this,” the insider told the magazine. “Now she wants to do what’s best for the kids. Yes, she is still upset but focused on family right now and got most of what she asked for.”
Meanwhile, the FBI is currently looking into whether an investigation will be conducted in regards to reports the 52-year-old “World War Z” star, Pitt, allegedly abused his 15-year-old son Maddox on the couple’s private plane.
“In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued,” reads a statement from the FBI on the matter.