The Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt battle over their kids appears to be going Angie’s way.
As many news organizations (including the Associated Press) reported Tuesday, the stars reached a custody agreement granting Jolie full custody, with “therapeutic visits” for Pitt.
Vogue succinctly noted that when Jolie shocked the world by filing for divorce in September, she sought sole custody of the children (Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8), prompting a media war against Pitt. There were stories he allegedly abused alcohol, and his kids, including an incident on a private plane that prompted a child welfare investigation.
The agreement, reached more than a week ago but recently announced, comes after Pitt last week filed a legal response to Jolie’s divorce petition, requesting both joint legal and physical custody of the children.
Still, the arrangement isn’t final. TMZ reports that the recent agreement stands only until the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services finishes its investigation into Pitt.
“We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time,” Jolie’s rep said in a statement on Monday.
TRITT’S TRUE TO COUNTRY
Beyoncé’s fans were not pleased when country singer Travis Tritt criticized their idol’s Country Music Association Awards performance with the Dixie Chicks.
Tritt, 53, took to Twitter last week after a concert in Kentucky, calling out the CMAs for having a pop-R&B singer perform at a country music awards show.
“Thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Bowling Green tonight. Sorry we weren’t able to do any Beyoncé for all the country fans,” he wrote. “FYI – My band and I are gonna try to work up Beyoncé’s ‘All The Single Ladies’ for all you die hard country fans who love traditional music!”
Beyonce supporters fired back: “Why don’t you do a collaboration with Beyoncé? You might generate more hits,” wrote one. Another added, “If you hate pop music influencing country that’s fine. Singling out Beyonce is not. Daddy Lessons actually fits the genre.”
Tritt also pointed out his comments had nothing to do with race, sharing that he’s worked with greats including Charlie Pride, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle, Randy Jackson, Sam Moore, Ray Charles and Isaac Hayes.
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— Staff, wire reports