It was the announcement that
shattered our belief in true love shocked the world: Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from her husband of two years (and partner of twelve years), Brad Pitt.
But it was the fact that she had filed for sole custody of the couple’s six children that had the world guessing. Were their differing parenting styles to blame for their split? Is Brad Pitt having some sort of mid life crisis? Did he have an affair with his co-star, French actress Marion Cotillard?
Now, TMZ reports that Brad is getting set to fight for joint custody of their children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10 and their eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Sources told the site that Brad says "there's no chance" that Angelina will get sole custody.
"He doesn't want to interfere with Angelina's ability to be a co-parent, but he won't allow her to thwart him," the report says.
Listen: Mamamia Out Loud dissects the breakup. Post continues below.
"Sole custody for either of them doesn't seem like what's best for the children," another 'insider' told People magazine.
"Brad thinks Angelina is a great mother. But he is also a great father. There is no way he is going to be absent for any part of his kids' lives," the source said.
Take a look back at Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie over the years. Post continues after gallery.