Reports surfaced late last month that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were just days away from finalizing their divorce and custody arrangements, but it seems that talks have blown up at the last minute. Will the former couple ever be able to hash everything out and come to a permanent agreement?
According to the insider, Pitt and Jolie had been diligently, yet amicably, working things out and focusing on their family. But, at the last second, Jolie decided to reverse course because she thought Pitt was pushing too hard to resolve the situation to his benefit.
Now the couple wants more time to figure out custody and asset distribution, so last week they both asked to extend the temporary judge in the case – which remains sealed.
The court granted the request and extended the completion date for the proceedings from December 31, 2017, to December 31, 2018.
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So now the custody battle can drag on for another year, even though they have already stretched things out a lot longer than most divorce and custody proceedings.
Jolie and Pitt split over a year and a half ago, in September 2016, and have been trying ever since to figure out a custody arrangement for their six children that both can live with. But so far, they have had no success.
It seems that Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox spend most of their time with their mom, but Pitt allegedly wants more access to his kids than he is currently getting in the temporary arrangement.
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While the talks continue, Jolie has been busy bringing her kids to various red-carpet events, but recently Maddox Jolie-Pitt has been noticeably absent.
Apparently, her oldest son is rejecting the spotlight and has no interest in following in his parents’ footsteps.
“Maddox hates the glitz and glamour that comes with being a Hollywood star,” says an insider. “He’ll make a brief appearance if he has to, but celeb events aren’t his thing.”
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This contradicts recent stories that claimed Jolie-Pitt was working hard for a career in Hollywood. He recently worked with his mom on her film First They Killed My Father as an executive producer, and he said that Jolie was fun and easy to work with. He went on to say that he helped whenever he could – meaning being a part of meetings, working on the script, and reviewing dailies.
Jolie, however, said that her son finds the whole red-carpet experience “pretentious,” and wants to live as normal of a life as he possibly can.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have not commented on the specifics of their divorce proceedings.