Brad Pitt Wants Joint Custody Of His 6 Kids With Angelina Jolie


The world is finally rolling along without our beloved Brangelina. We've had a few months to see how we feel, we've all gone for long, contemplative walks on the beach and tried to figure out what went wrong with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. We drank a little wine, ate a little ice cream, and have tried to move on with our lives. Apparently, so has Brad Pitt. While the 52-year-old actor managed to lay low since Jolie filed for divorce, Pitt has now filed for joint custody of the couple's six children.

He cited irreconcilable differences with estranged wife of two years Angelina Jolie in his divorce paperwork filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. While Jolie initially filed for divorce in September and asked for physical custody of their six children, Pitt has asked for joint custody in his own paperwork. The couple have been officially separated since Sept. 15, according to Jolie's filing, which was the day after an alleged altercation on a private plane reportedly between Pitt and the couple's oldest son, 15-year-old Maddox Jolie-Pitt. The incident is being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services as well as the FBI at this point.

Actress Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the 2013 Governors Awards, presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, November 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

After Jolie filed for divorce in September and sought full physical of the couple's six children, 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and eight-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, the couple came to a temporary agreement that saw the children living full-time with their mother and visitation with their father. Sources close to the couple told E! News that the voluntary agreement also included individual counselling for both parents and that Pitt's initial visit with the children would happen under the supervision of a therapist. That agreement was reportedly to continue until Oct. 20. Pitt signed his request for joint custody of the couple's children on Oct. 31.

US actress Angelina Jolie (R) smiles as she leaves the festival Palace with her partner and actor Brad Pitt after attending the screening of US directors John Stevenson and Mark Osborne's animated film 'Kung Fu Panda' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 15, 2008. The Cannes film festival on May 14, 2008 officially unrolled its red carpet with a star-studded ceremony kicking off the 12-day frenzy of movies, parties and deals. AFP PHOTO / Valery Hache / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

As the couple try to wade through the choppy waters of parenting through a divorce, they are also trying to determine how best to split their properties. Pitt and Jolie own several properties in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and even an amazing chateau in France. While Jolie requested that she be awarded specific properties in her divorce filing, Pitt has not made any such request.

(FILES) A file picture taken on May 31, 2008 in Le Val, southeastern France, shows an aerial view of the Chateau Miraval, a vineyard estate then owned by US businessman Tom Bove, and bought in 2008 by US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The French weekly business newspaper Challenges reported on February 13, 2013 that Pitt and Jolie had decided to take over the exploitation of their vineyard from an outsourced company, in partnership for the grape growing and the winemaking of their 500-hectare wine estate with Marc Perrin and his family -- who produce such wines as Cote du Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas. The Chateau Miraval wine estate produces wines from Cotes de Provence and Coteaux-Varois-en-Provence. AFP PHOTO MICHEL GANGNE (Photo credit should read MICHEL GANGNE/AFP/Getty Images)

One thing the couple clearly still have in common; they want the best for their children. When Jolie initially filed for divorce, Pitt released one statement:

I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.

As for Jolie, her attorney released a statement on her behalf that shared a similar theme:

Angelina Jolie-Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”

Whatever else happens in the complicated lives of the Jolie-Pitt children, they are clearly well loved. And that's certainly something.