Jolie, Pitt reach custody agreement on children

Los Angeles: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement on the custody of their six children, who will be with their mother.

A statement issued by Jolie’s representative on Monday said the six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — will remain in the custody of their mother.

The agreement was reportedly reached more than a week ago. It was also included in the agreement that Pitt will continue “therapeutic visits” with the children, reports

“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,” the statement read.

“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 well being, 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,” added the statement.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the legal grounds.

Jolie and Pitt first became a couple in 2004, and were married in August 2014.