Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached a custody agreement after their bombshell split.
The former couple, who have six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – have agreed they will remain in the care of the 41-year-old actress.
The statement reads: “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.”
It continues: “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.”
Though Brad has agreed to the terms, the 52-year-old star, who was with Angelina for 12 years, filed for joint custody of the children on Friday.
He is alleged to have gotten “verbally abusive” and “physical” with their son Maddox while under the influence of alcohol during a flight days and Angelina filed for divorce just days later.
After an anonymous source reported the alleged incident, the FBI got involved as they have jurisdiction because it occurred mid-air.
It was later reported that “Maddox suffered no injuries and some witnesses on the jet say Brad’s contact with the boy was inadvertent”.
A source told Us Weekly: “The agents wanted a breakdown of everything that happened from when the plane took off to when it landed. Angelina fully cooperated.”
The insider added that the FBI “will likely investigate for another few weeks”.
After that they “will present the case to the prosecutor, who will evaluate whether they feel the need to bring charges. It could potentially be months”.