Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt custody agreement reached, actress says
In a new statement, a rep for Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt have reached a custody agreement over their six children.
However, a rep for Pitt — who filed for joint custody of their children last week, and has not withdrawn his petition — did not reply to a request for comment or to confirm that a new deal had been reached.
A rep for the actress tells PEOPLE: “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.
“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 wellbeing, 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.”
The couple agreed to a temporary plan involving counseling and visitation as recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services last month.
Last week, Pitt filed his response to Jolie’s petition, asking to share joint physical and legal custody of Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, Pax Jolie-Pitt, 12, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 11, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 10, and twins Knox Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 8.
In her Sept. 19 divorce filing, Jolie requested sole physical custody with visitation for Pitt.