What does it all mean?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their split in September, with Angelina filing for divorce after 11 years together, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple released a joint statement at the time asking for the privacy of their children and stating that ‘the parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification’. However, things quickly escalated into a bitter feud between the parents, especially when the actress’ legal documents were leaked to the public, revealing some pretty scathing things that she had said about her estranged husband.
Recently, however, it seems that the couple has been putting their differences aside and building bridges for the sake of their six children, with the 41-year-old actress reportedly uprooting and moving closer to Brad Pitt’s home so that he can see more of their children.
The Hollywood actress is said to be buying a £19 million six-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles, two miles from her estranged husband, to lessen the children’s journey to see their father.
The hopeful news comes just days after Brad Pitt spoke out about the divorce for the first time, opening up in an interview with GQ Style.
‘I was really on my back and chained to a system when Child Services was called. And you know, after that, we’ve been able to work together to sort this out,’ the 53-year old actor explained. ‘We’re both doing our best.’
‘I heard one lawyer say, “No one wins in court—it’s just a matter of who gets hurt worse.” And it seems to be true, you spend a year just focused on building a case to prove your point and why you’re right and why they’re wrong, and it’s just an investment in vitriolic hatred. I just refuse. And fortunately my partner in this agrees. It’s just very, very jarring for the kids, to suddenly have their family ripped apart.’
He continued: ‘Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hand held and things explained. They need to be listened to. When I get in that busy work mode, I’m not hearing. I want to be better at that.’
Angelina Jolie has also spoken out about the divorce this year, breaking her silence in an emotional interview with BBC World News in February.
‘It was a very difficult time and we are a family and we always will be a family and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.’