Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce Particulars

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This submit was initially printed in 2016 and has been up to date with new data because it has develop into out there.

In September 2016, information broke that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after 11 years collectively and two years of marriage. Following their cut up, the “Maleficent” actor’s lawyer, Robert Supply, stated her choice to finish her much-publicized romance with Pitt was “for the well being of the household.” Pitt launched an announcement of his personal not lengthy after, telling Individuals, “I’m very saddened by this, however what issues most now’s the well-being of our youngsters.”

5 years later, Pitt and Jolie are nonetheless working to unravel their marriage, with latest revelations and allegations being levied on the former a couple of 2016 incident that preceded the couple’s cut up. Hold studying to get all caught up on every thing that has unfolded between Pitt and Jolie.

  1. Jolie recordsdata for divorce from Pitt. Jolie filed papers to finish their marriage on Sept. 19, 2016, citing irreconcilable variations and requesting sole bodily custody of their six youngsters, Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara, and twins Vivienne and Knox. She additionally requested the decide to grant Pitt visitation rights.
  2. Jolie’s attorney, Offer, releases a statement on her behalf. After their divorce information grabbed headlines on Sept. 20, 2016, Jolie’s lawyer stated her choice to divorce was made “for the well being of the household” however didn’t reply any additional questions.
  3. Pitt releases an announcement. The actor spoke out in regards to the cut up in an announcement to Individuals that very same day, making it clear that he was placing their youngsters first. “I kindly ask the press to present [the kids] the house they deserve throughout this difficult time,” he stated.
  4. Extra particulars about their divorce floor. In an unique report from Us Weekly, a supply near the pair revealed that “they fought rather a lot over time and disagreed about many issues. . . . The preventing obtained worse and so they disagreed rather a lot about parenting.” The insider additionally famous that they might additionally “struggle over their schedules and politics.”
  5. Jolie’s supervisor, Geyer Kosinski, releases one other assertion on her behalf. Later that week, Jolie’s supervisor instructed E! News, “Angelina will at all times do what’s in the perfect curiosity of caring for her household. She appreciates everybody’s understanding of their want for privateness right now.”
  6. Celebrities react to Pitt and Jolie’s surprising cut up. As soon as the information broke, it did not take very lengthy for GIFs and memes to flood the web. Stars additionally shortly chimed in, and Chrissy Teigen tweeted, “Brad and Angelina. How am I presupposed to go to work at present?” In the meantime, their buddy George Clooney discovered in regards to the breakup whereas attending the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees on the United Nations. Throughout an interview with CNN, a reporter requested him to touch upon their cut up, to which he shockingly responded, “What occurred? . . . I did not know that. I really feel very sorry then. That is a tragic story and unlucky for a household. It is an unlucky story a couple of household. I really feel very sorry to listen to that.” Adele additionally devoted her NYC live performance to the couple, telling the viewers, “I would like to handle to elephant within the room . . . But it surely’s the top of an period.” Courteney Cox stated the divorce is “not about” Jennifer Aniston, and Jen’s husband on the time, Justin Theroux, made an identical remark about her inclusion being “nonsense.”
  7. The New York Submit launched a canopy that includes a laughing Aniston. On Sept. 21, 2016, folks had been livid when The New York Submit launched its Pitt and Jolie cut up cowl, displaying a large photograph of Aniston laughing hysterically. Not lengthy after, Aniston’s pal, Chelsea Handler, spoke out in regards to the breakup, saying, “Brad and Angelina at all times stated they would not get married till everybody may get married and I at all times stated I would not get married till they obtained divorced, so I am formally accepting proposals. I am prepared.” She then continued, “There are rumors that a part of the issue was that Brad was allegedly consuming and smoking an excessive amount of weed. I ponder why he would wish to self-medicate? Perhaps as a result of he may have been spending the final 12 years at Lake Como hanging out with George Clooney and Matt Damon as an alternative of being caught in a home with 85 youngsters, talking 15 totally different languages. Oh yeah, and since he married a f*cking lunatic, that is why.”
  8. Marion Cotillard breaks her silence on Pitt and Jolie’s cut up. On Sept. 21, 2016, Cotillard used Instagram to announce her being pregnant with longtime associate Guillaume Canet and shut down rumors that she had an affair with Pitt in a prolonged submit. “That is going to be my first and solely response to the whirlwind information that broke 24 hours in the past and that I used to be swept up into,” she wrote, including, “Firstly, a few years in the past, I met the person of my life, father of our son and of the child we expect. He’s my love, my greatest buddy, the one one which I would like . . . And to all of the media and the haters who’re fast to move judgment, I sincerely want you a swift restoration. Lastly, I do very a lot want that Angelina and Brad, each of whom I deeply respect, will discover peace on this very tumultuous second.”
  9. Pitt is investigated for baby abuse. On Sept. 22, 2016, People reported that the actor was underneath investigation for baby abuse by the Los Angeles Police Division and LA County Division of Youngsters and Household Companies after somebody anonymously reported that he obtained “verbally abusive” and “bodily” with one in all his six youngsters. The incident allegedly occurred on Sept. 14, 2016 on his and Angelina’s personal airplane, the place the remainder of the youngsters, in addition to Jolie, had been additionally current. The report additionally prompt that he had been consuming on the time of the incident. Not lengthy after the information broke, the LAPD denied the report with the assertion: “Now we have no felony investigation that we’re actively pursuing. To my data, [Pitt talking to police] by no means occurred. And proper now, that’s the place our workplace is. We aren’t investigating any case, nor do we now have any allegations in opposition to Mr. Pitt. We perceive how rumors get spun up and hopefully we will put a number of of them to relaxation. Now we have no investigation involving Mr. Pitt.” People later clarified that the DCFS was nonetheless investigating Brad for baby abuse, however the LAPD had not been concerned. TMZ additionally additional reported that the kid abuse allegations had been transferred to the FBI.
  10. On Sept. 22, 2016, Pitt will get a lawyer. The Hollywood Reporter reported that the actor enlisted assist from Lance Spiegel, a household regulation lawyer from Beverly Hills, for his divorce.
  11. The FBI releases an official assertion. In an announcement launched to Us Weekly, the FBI responded to Pitt’s baby abuse investigation by saying, “In response to your inquiry concerning allegations throughout the particular plane jurisdiction of the US; particularly, an plane carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his youngsters, the FBI is continuous to assemble details and can consider whether or not an investigation on the federal degree shall be pursued.”
  12. Pitt backs out of an occasion and releases one other assertion. On Sept. 27, 2016, Pitt revealed he would not be attending a beforehand deliberate screening of Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time.” “I am presently centered on my household state of affairs and do not wish to distract consideration away from this extraordinary movie,” he stated.
  13. Pitt presents to take a drug check. Pitt reportedly agreed to a drug check, in accordance with a report from Us Weekly on Sept. 28, 2016. A authorized supply confirmed that the check wouldn’t not be performed in opposition to Pitt’s will, stating, “The DCFS [Department of Community & Family Services] would not compel somebody to offer the urine pattern for the drug check; it could be voluntary.”
  14. Jolie hires the real-life Olivia Pope for her divorce. On Sept. 29, 2016, People confirmed that the actor employed well-known disaster supervisor Judy Smith, who impressed Kerry Washington’s character in “Scandal,” to assist together with her divorce. “Judy has been requested to seek the advice of with these working with Angelina on divorce negotiations,” a supply instructed the journal. “Judy and her agency have an extended historical past of dealing with points which have sadly garnered an excessive amount of consideration within the public eye, and he or she is aware of the right way to push in direction of resolutions which are swift and discreet.”
  15. Pitt and Jolie attain a short lived custody settlement. On Sept. 30, 2016, Us Weekly shared that the previous couple had reached a short lived custody settlement, which might be in impact for 3 weeks earlier than the LA County Division of Youngsters and Household Companies would draw up one other association or flip the jurisdiction over to the court docket. The settlement additionally said that Jolie will get full bodily custody of their youngsters, and Pitt would have visitation rights, though hist first go to could be monitored by a therapist, who would decide if he’s allowed to then have unsupervised time with the youngsters. Jolie and Pitt additionally needed to attend particular person counseling in addition to household counseling with the youngsters, and Pitt needed to take random drug and alcohol assessments.
  16. Pitt will not be prosecuted for alleged airplane incident with Jolie and Maddox. On Oct. 8, 2016, Us Weekly reported that the FBI by no means opened an investigation in opposition to Pitt as a result of there was “no case,” although TMZ stated the FBI was nonetheless engaged on gathering all of the details from the incident.
  17. Pitt sees his youngsters for the primary time since asserting the cut up. E! News confirmed that Pitt was in a position to go to a few of his youngsters on Oct. 8, 2016, with a therapist current to watch his habits. It is not clear which of the youngsters had been current and which weren’t, however a second supply additionally instructed E! that the therapist could be there for all of Pitt’s visits by means of Oct. 20, 2016, and that the actor fortunately volunteered to finish drug and alcohol testing (though it was not required).
  18. Maddox Jolie-Pitt refuses to attend the reunion along with his dad. Whereas Pitt reportedly “needed to ensure the assembly could be the best for the youngsters,” Maddox refused to attend the household reunion and stayed with Jolie, Us Weekly reported. In keeping with a supply near Jolie, “He selected to not go and stayed with Angie,” including, “It wasn’t stuffed with pleasure and happiness.”
  19. Jolie and the youngsters are reportedly interviewed by the FBI. In an try and unravel the alleged bodily altercation that occurred between Pitt and Maddox on the airplane, the FBI reportedly visited Jolie and the youngsters at their Malibu, CA, residence on Oct. 19, 2016, in accordance with Us Weekly. Regulation enforcement spent three hours interviewing everybody in regards to the incident. Pitt was not current for the interview.
  20. Pitt and Maddox reunite. After a month-long standoff, E! Information reported that the 2 met on Oct. 20, 2016 with a therapist current.
  21. Pitt and Jolie are promoting Château Miraval. In keeping with Us Weekly, Jolie and Pitt put their property and winery within the village of Correns, France, up on the market. “The house has been valued and goes in the marketplace any day now,” an insider revealed, including, “It presently says Jolie-Pitt on the Château Miraval bottles, and the following season’s batch can have a brand new reprinted label with no names written on it.”
  22. Jolie meets with the FBI. Per Us Weekly, Jolie reportedly met with two FBI brokers in her rented residence for 4 hours on Oct. 18, 2016, answering questions in regards to the claims made in opposition to Pitt.
  23. The investigation into Pitt is prolonged. On Oct. 25, 2016, Us Weekly reported that the Los Angeles County Division of Youngsters and Household Companies had prolonged their investigation into Pitt. The investigators had been reportedly wanting into “whether or not there are extra incidents or a sample that will recommend a historical past of abuse that entails a couple of of Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six youngsters.” The investigation was initially scheduled to conclude on Oct. 20, 2016.
  24. Pitt seeks joint custody. NBC News confirmed on Nov. 4, 2016 that the actor filed for joint bodily custody of the youngsters. Jolie initially requested for sole custody after they first cut up, simply permitting Pitt visitation rights. Though that may have solely been part of the short-term custody settlement that was initially agreed to by a decide, the allegations made in opposition to Brad concerning baby abuse actually complicate issues.
  25. Pitt and Jolie attain one other short-term custody settlement. On Nov. 7, 2016, Jolie’s rep instructed ET in an announcement that “childcare professionals have inspired a authorized settlement accepted and signed by either side over per week in the past.” The settlement said that “the six youngsters will keep of their mom’s custody, and the youngsters will proceed therapeutic visits with their father . . . This has been decided by childcare professionals to be within the youngsters’s greatest curiosity.” Her rep continued, “We aren’t able to debate the small print. We hope, now that it’s clear that the occasions which led to the dissolution submitting concerned minor youngsters and their wellbeing, there shall be understanding of the sensitivity of the household state of affairs. We imagine that every one sides are dedicated to therapeutic the household and ask in your consideration throughout this troublesome time.”
  26. Pitt has been cleared in baby abuse investigation. On Nov. 9, 2016, regulation enforcement sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Pitt didn’t abuse his son Maddox throughout a airplane incident again in September of that yr. TMZ additionally reported that the Division of Youngsters and Household Companies dominated out any studies of any patterns of misconduct on the actor’s half. Later that day, Jolie’s rep launched a statement to TMZ, saying, “Angelina stated from the start that she felt she needed to take motion for the well being of the household and is relieved that after their eight-week involvement, the DCFS is now glad the safeguards are put in place that can enable the youngsters to heal.”
  27. The FBI closes Pitt’s baby abuse investigation. On Nov. 22, 2016, the FBI closed its investigation into Pitt, NBC News reported. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller launched an announcement saying, “The FBI has performed a evaluation of the circumstances and won’t pursue additional investigation. No expenses have been filed on this matter.”
  28. Pitt’s legal professionals file a movement asking a decide to seal the youngsters’s data because it pertains to the divorce. On Dec. 22, 2016, information of the recordsdata had been launched, alleging that Jolie’s attorneys compromised their privacy in a bid to “undercut” Pitt in the course of the custody battle. They added that Jolie releasing “the names of [the children’s] therapists and different psychological well being professionals” violated their preliminary settlement to guard the youngsters’s privateness. “[She] seems to be decided to disregard even agreed upon requirements referring to the youngsters’s greatest curiosity,” the submitting reads.
  29. Pitt spends Christmas along with his youngsters. In keeping with Us Weekly, Pitt noticed his youngsters over the vacation weekend in 2016 for a present alternate that Jolie organized. An insider instructed the publication that “[Brad] gave them presents and it was cordial.”
  30. Jolie’s lawyer slams Pitt. In keeping with TMZ, in January 2017, Jolie agreed to seal court docket paperwork associated to their six youngsters. The location additionally studies that the actor’s lawyer filed authorized paperwork that declare Pitt solely desires to maintain the small print personal as a result of he is “terrified that the general public will be taught the reality.” “[Brad is trying to] deflect from [his] personal position within the media storm which has engulfed the events’ youngsters,” the doc reads. “There’s little doubt that [Brad] would like to maintain the complete case personal, notably given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Youngsters and Household Companies into allegation of abuse.”
  31. Pitt and Jolie launch a joint assertion. After agreeing to seal their divorce and custody paperwork, the actors’ reps instructed Us Weekly in Jan. 2017, “The events and their counsel have signed agreements to protect the privateness rights of their youngsters and household by holding all court docket paperwork confidential and fascinating a personal decide to make any obligatory authorized selections and to facilitate the expeditious decision of any remaining points. The dad and mom are dedicated to behave as a united entrance to effectuate restoration and reunification.”
  32. Jolie opens up about her new household dynamic. Throughout an interview with BBC World Information in February 2017, the actor was requested in regards to the cut up by reporter Yalda Hakim. “I do not wish to say very a lot about that, besides to say it was a really troublesome time,” Jolie stated. “We’re a household and we are going to at all times be a household, and we are going to get by means of this time and hopefully be a stronger household for it. Many, many individuals discover themselves on this state of affairs. My complete, my household . . . we have all being by means of a troublesome time. My focus is my youngsters, our kids . . . and my focus is discovering this manner by means of . . . I’m dealing with discovering a manner by means of to make it possible for this one way or the other makes us stronger and nearer. It has been a troublesome few months. Proper now, I am going by means of a second when simply everyone’s in my room. Two canine, two hamsters and two youngsters in the mean time. It is fantastic. However, often, I simply get up attempting to determine who’s going to get [the] canine out, who’s going to begin the pancakes and did anyone brush their enamel.”
  33. Pitt and Jolie are speaking once more. In keeping with Us Weekly, the previous couple had been again on talking phrases roughly six months after their breakup. “They’re in a spot the place they’ll put anger or damage apart to deal with their youngsters and the way they plan to coparent.” Pitt additionally “misplaced a ton of weight” within the wake of their divorce, nevertheless it seemingly wasn’t all because of stress. “He is specializing in himself once more, watching what he eats and has a chef making him wholesome meals. He is exercising. He is been outdoor rather a lot, mountain climbing and strolling. He is had loads of time to deal with himself,” an insider revealed.
  34. Pitt opens as much as GQ in an enormous manner. In his first interview for the reason that cut up announcement, Pitt talked about his divorce in GQ in 2017, admitting he was going to remedy, and talking about his alcohol use. He additionally obtained extremely sincere about his household being “ripped aside” however solely had good issues to say about Jolie.
  35. Jolie will get candid about her “troublesome” cut up from Pitt. In Vainness Honest’s September 2017 challenge, the actor opened up about her divorce from Pitt, saying, “Issues obtained unhealthy. I did not wish to use that phrase . . . Issues grew to become ‘troublesome.’ . . . [Our lifestyle] was not in any manner a unfavorable. That was not the issue. That’s and can stay one of many fantastic alternatives we’re in a position to give our kids . . . They’re six very strong-minded, considerate, worldly people. I am very pleased with them.” She additionally revealed that along with hypertension, she developed Bell’s palsy (a situation ensuing from injury to facial nerves), which brought about one facet of her face to droop. “Typically ladies in households put themselves final till it manifests itself in their very own well being,” she defined. Jolie credited acupuncture for her full restoration.
  36. Jolie and Pitt attain a brand new short-term custody settlement. In keeping with Us Weekly, the Superior Court docket of Los Angeles County decided that “not having a relationship with their father” could be “dangerous” to their six youngsters. The court docket stated that the youngsters “are protected with their father” and that it’s “important that every of them have a wholesome and robust relationship” with each of their dad and mom. Nonetheless, Maddox is actually free to go along with both guardian as a result of he is older. The previous couple was requested to rearrange a telephone name between them, their youngsters, and two psychologists “to clarify the Summer time schedule.” Pitt had bodily custody of the minor youngsters (aside from Maddox) for 4 hours a day from June 8, 2018 to June 17, 2018 in London, the place Jolie was dwelling on the time.
  37. Jolie and Pitt’s custody battle takes a nasty flip. In court docket paperwork obtained by ET in August 2018, Jolie accused Pitt of not paying baby help for a yr and a half and said that she’s planning to get a court docket order to demand that he pay it. “The goal of Angelina’s routine court docket submitting is to offer closure to the wedding in a manner that clears a path towards the following stage of their lives and permits her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their youngsters,” Jolie’s spokesperson Mindy Nyby instructed the outlet. Pitt fired again, claiming he had paid Jolie over $9 million since their cut up. Nonetheless, Jolie’s lawyer instructed People that “a mortgage will not be baby help.”
  38. Jolie and Pitt’s custody battle heads to trial. In keeping with paperwork obtained by E! News, the previous couple’s trial began on Dec. 4, 2018. Retired Decide John Ouderkirk was appointed to the case, a steady dispute over custody of their youngsters. “They’re nonetheless working collectively in direction of an out of court docket settlement,” a supply instructed the outlet. “Angelina will not be searching for sole custody of the youngsters, she nonetheless helps the reconciliation of the youngsters with their father.”
  39. Jolie and Pitt meet up twice amid their contentious divorce. The previous couple met up twice in January 2019 as a part of their “ongoing course of to work by means of issues concerning the youngsters and the divorce.” In keeping with Us Weekly, “they’ve established a basis that’s enabling the method to maneuver ahead in a way more considerate and peaceable method.”
  40. Jolie and Pitt develop into legally single. In April 2019, a decide dominated that the 2 could be legally divorced earlier than they finalize their settlement.
  41. Pitt confirms his sobriety. Throughout a Jan. 2020 speech on the National Board of Review Awards, Pitt stated he was nonetheless sober whereas thanking Bradley Cooper. Pitt stated of Cooper, “I obtained sober due to this man and daily has been happier ever since. I really like you and I thanks.”
  42. Pitt loses the extra custody time he was granted along with his youngsters. Decide Ouderkirk awarded Pitt extra time along with his and Jolie’s 5 youngest youngsters in Could 2021. A 3-judge panel disqualified Ouderkirk from the case simply three months later, although, per People, alleging that the decide had hidden connections to Pitt’s attorneys. Pitt’s extra time privileges had been subsequently revoked. A consultant for Pitt instructed the outlet that “Brad believes there’s overwhelming proof that the present state of affairs is not good for the youngsters. This simply units issues again for everybody.”
  43. Jolie sells her stake in her and Pitt’s vineyard. In August 2021, Jolie bought her stake in Château Miraval, the $164 million French vineyard she and Pitt owned, to wine firm Tenute del Mondo. In keeping with court docket paperwork obtained by People, Jolie was cleared to promote the shares a month previous to the sale.
  44. Pitt sues Jolie for promoting her stake within the vineyard. In February, Pitt sued Jolie over her choice to place her stake in Château Miraval in the marketplace. Court docket paperwork obtained by People revealed that Pitt alleged he had not signed off on the sale. In one other June court docket submitting, he claimed that Jolie “sought to inflict hurt” on him by shifting ahead with the sale.
  45. New FBI data reveal extra particulars about Pitt’s 2016 airplane incident. In August, multiple outlets revealed that utilizing the title “Jane Doe,” Jolie requested the discharge of FBI investigative data in regards to the 2016 flight that led to her divorce. The data, obtained by Rolling Stone, embody an excerpt of an interview the place Jolie alleges to authorities that Pitt “grabbed her by her head,” “pushed her into the lavatory wall,” punched the ceiling of the airplane, and “poured beer on [Jolie] and the blanket she was underneath.” Jolie additionally alleged that she feared Pitt was going to assault the youngsters and stated she held him in a chokehold to restrain him. Her allegations didn’t result in felony expenses, as beforehand detailed.
  46. Jolie recordsdata a countersuit in opposition to Pitt. In October, Jolie’s former enterprise Nouvel countersued Pitt for greater than $250 million in damages, claiming that Pitt had been “waging a vindictive conflict” in opposition to Jolie since their 2016 divorce, per The New York Times. The paperwork alleged that Pitt had “masterminded a so-far-successful plan” to regulate Château Miraval. Additionally they claimed that he had “frozen Nouvel out of Château Miraval and treats it as his private fiefdom,” and stated he had made last-minute calls for of Jolie after spending months negotiating together with her so she may promote her shares within the vineyard. The paperwork additionally contained extra particulars in regards to the airplane incident, together with an allegation that Pitt had “choked one of many youngsters and struck one other within the face.” A supply talking on behalf of Pitt instructed People, “That is simply the newest in a sequence of deliberate efforts to misdirect, recycle and reposition the reality of what has occurred during the last six years, considering that affordable folks could be duped by these apparent misrepresentations.” Neither Pitt nor Jolie has responded to’s request for remark in regards to the newest lawsuit.

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