Even by Tinseltown’s lofty standards, it’s been one heck of a divorce wrangle.
But, with an out-of- court settlement finally reached, I can reveal Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are determined to be friends.
The Mr & Mrs Smith stars are now drawing up dates to get together and work on their new co-parent roles after sorting out the custody of their six kids.
My source reveals: “The whole process of divorcing has been a long, drawn-out battle for Brad and Angelina. But they’ve both agreed they want to be friends and are making time to work on their friendship.
The couple with their six children, pictured in 2011
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“They realise they will always be in each other’s lives and want to get to a point where they can hang out and have a laugh together for the sake of the kids.”
The stars separated in September 2016 after two years of marriage, with Angelina, 43, citing “irreconcilable differences” when she filed for divorce.
Their three biological and three adopted children are aged between 10 and 17. Angelina’s lawyer did not say how custody would be divided.
The couple met on the set of the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004 and were together for 10 years before they wed.
The marriage was Brad’s second, the actor having previously been wed to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.
It was Angelina’s third after relationships with the actors Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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The pair became embroiled in a bitter child custody battle after Angelina announced the split.
At one stage, Brad, 54, was being investigated for possible child abuse after losing his temper in front of some of the children. He was later cleared of the allegations.
The agreement means they will not have to go to trial over custody of the children, but they have yet to reach a final divorce settlement.
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