It’s official. More than two years after filing for divorce, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now considered “single.” According to court records obtained by In Touch, both parties filed paperwork on Friday, April 12, which would allow them to be declared legally single as they continue to finalize their divorce settlement, known as a bifurcated judgment.
According to The Blast, which first reported the news, insiders said that Pitt, 55, and Jolie, 43, both felt that the move was necessary for them to “get on with their lives” in the midst of a lengthy legal battle. Sources also added that push to restore their “single” status does not have anything to do with any new relationship.
Now that the couple will be considered “exes,” they will still continue to work toward reaching a settlement in their divorce, four months after they finalized their nasty custody battle over their children Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 10, in November.
The Mr. and Mrs. Smith stars were scheduled to duke it out in court on December 4, 2018, since Jolie wanted sole physical custody, and Pitt wanted 50/50 joint custody of their six kids. But Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, confirmed via a statement that the Hollywood stars came to an agreement before their court date.
“A custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” the statement read. “The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”
Since then, the stress of the custody battle was relieved and insiders previously revealed to In Touch that Jolie was able to put her focus back on what’s most important: their children.
“Her focus is 100 percent on her children, and they love it,” a source told In Touch magazine. “She’s never been more relaxed and at ease. It’s like she’s a whole new person.”