But what does it all mean?
Despite filing for divorce 27 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 has since emerged.
Then three months ago, the former couple’s divorce took a turn, with a court order issued over the custody of Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-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.
Then it all got very messy, with Angelina claiming that Brad had yet to pay any meaningful child support, and Brad’s team calling it ‘a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage’.
This week however it emerged that the Pitt-Jolies could be moving forward, with it reported that the former couple had seen each other in ‘secret face to face meetings’.
The topic of these meetings? Well, according to Entertainment Tonight, they have focused on co-parenting amicably, with both parties reportedly keen to do what’s best for their children.
‘Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house,’ the source added. ‘It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children.’
And the verdict? ‘Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success. They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts.’
‘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.’
Well, that sounds like it’s good news all around.