Brad and Angelina are reportedly taking their custody battle to court

Here's what we know...

(Image credit: Rex)

Here's what we know...

Despite filing for divorce 33 months ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s custody battle is still ongoing – yes, really.

When Angelina Jolie originally filed for primary physical custody of their six children back in 2016, Brad Pitt kept a relatively low profile, and although we knew they were disputing over custody in court, little news emerged.

Then four months ago, the former couple’s divorce took a turn, with a court order issued over the custody of Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

The verdict? Angelina was reportedly required to give Brad more access to their children and help improve their relationship, with Brad given unrestricted phone rights and summer visitation.

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Angelina Jolie with her family and the cast of First They Killed My Father. Credit: Rex
(Image credit: Rex)

Then it all got very messy, with Angelina claiming that Brad had yet to pay any meaningful child support, something that Brad’s team called ‘a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage’.

It seemed that the Pitt-Jolies could be moving forward last month, with it reported that the former couple had seen each other in ‘secret face to face meetings’ to focus on co-parenting amicably.

‘Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success,' a source told Entertainment Tonight. 'They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts.’

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‘Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work and Brad was relieved and very ready for the offer,’ the source concluded. ‘Brad has been dedicated to making peace throughout the process and now it finally seems like they are at a point where they can create a calmer situation for the kids.’

Just over a month later however, it has emerged that Angelina and Brad are taking their fight over the custody of their children to court.

According to CNN, a trial between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is set to begin on December 4.

We will continue to update this story.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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