On Monday, Jolie’s camp released a statement to the Associated Press announcing that the former couple had reached a custody agreement for their six children.
Representatives for Jolie, 41, claimed the agreement was reached over a week ago and called for the couple’s six children – aged between 8-15 – to continue to have “therapeutic visits” with Pitt for the time being.
“We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time,” Monday’s statement said.
Of course, this would be all well and good if sources from Pitt’s camp hadn’t told People that the couple still was yet to agree on a custody arrangement.
According to People, “Sources close to the situation maintain the two have not reached any new agreement, nor have they permanently settled their differences and Pitt still plans to push for joint custody.”
So who do we believe? And why are there such conflicting stories from both sides?
In Jolie’s statement, she claimed the duo came to an agreement “over a week ago”. And Pitt? Well Pitt, 52, officially filed for joint custody last Friday. The assumption in this case might be that if Pitt was happy with the terms of last week’s apparent agreement, there would be no need to apply for joint custody days later.