Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have struck a deal—albeit temporarily.
On the heels of the actress’ divorce filing, the two stars have been trying to settle on custody arrangements of their six children out of court.
While Jolie had initially requested that Pitt be granted visitation, she asked for full physical custody ofMaddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Viviennne.
As of Friday, per a temporary agreement, a source tells E! News Jolie has temporary sole custody of their children while Pitt has visitation rights.
According to a source familiar with the voluntary agreement, both parents have agreed to participate in individual counseling and Pitt’s initial visit with his children will be with a therapist, though nothing has been mandated for supervision or monitoring. However, a second source tells us that a therapist will be present for any and all visits until Oct. 20. The actor has also volunteered to complete drug and alcohol testing, but was not required.
Since the estranged couple has not agreed to a permanent legal or physical custody arrangement for their children thus far, this temporary plan will be upheld until Oct. 20.
This news comes just a week after reports surfaced of an inquiry conducted by DCFS into allegations that Brad was involved in an incident with a child aboard a private plane earlier this month.
Since the divorce filing, E! News learned the actor has not seen any of his kids. “He really wants to see the kids and to work out an arrangement that is best for them,” an insider previously told us. “[He] wants to work things out privately and amicably.”
Meanwhile, E! also learned that Jolie doesn’t intend for the custody situation to remain permanent. Rather, she believes it’s what’s necessary right now and knows she and Pitt will need to co-parent together in the future for the sake of their children. On Friday, a source reiterated that her primary focus is the wellbeing of her children.