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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie headed to trial in bitter custody battle

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are heading to trial next month for a courtroom showdown in their bitter custody battle.

The two Hollywood stars are set to duke it out in court, according to TMZ Monday, with December 4 set as the date for the start of a custody trial. 

They were reported to have reached an interim custody agreement regarding their six children in late summer. 

But negotiations appear to have broken down, and next month, the couple will ask a judge to rule on the custody battle over their six children, as well as their shared property, after it was revealed they had no prenup. 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly failed to reach a permanent custody agreement over their six children

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly failed to reach a permanent custody agreement over their six children

They will now battle it out in court, according to TMZ

They will now battle it out in court, according to TMZ

Bitter split: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly failed to reach a permanent custody agreement over their six children. They will now battle it out in court, according to TMZ

The celebrity exes have filed paperwork in Los Angeles asking to be given until next June to hash out the details of their split with the help of a retired private judge.

The proceedings will take place behind closed doors with Jolie seeking sole custody of the children while Pitt wants shared custody.

The two, met on the set of the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, married in an intimate ceremony on August 23, 2014 in Correns, France, and separated in September 2016. 

They share Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

The private judge will also oversee the division of property as part of the divorce settlement since Pitt and Jolie didn’t have a prenup.

Meanwhile, Jolie, 43, has been in South Korea where she was seen taking son Maddox to visit a university in Seoul and then eating out at a local restaurant with son Pax. 

Custody battle: The proceedings, overseen by a private judge, will take place behind closed doors. The exes share Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne (pictured in 2011)

Custody battle: The proceedings, overseen by a private judge, will take place behind closed doors. The exes share Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne (pictured in 2011)

Custody battle: The proceedings, overseen by a private judge, will take place behind closed doors. The exes share Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne (pictured in 2011)

Pitt, 54, is currently in Los Angeles where he is filming the new Quentin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

At the weekend he teamed up with his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio in a video urging people to get out and vote in the midterm elections on Tuesday.

And on Sunday night, he brushed shoulders with his fellow stars as he presented a trophy at the Hollywood Film Awards.  

In July 2017, Angelina addressed the split in an interview with Vanity Fair.

She revealed that ‘things got bad’ between the two, adding that ‘It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air.’

On the time with her kids after the split, Angelina says she’s been trying to ‘be really good at just being a homemaker and picking up dog poop and cleaning dishes and reading bedtime stories.’

In September 2016, there was an alleged ‘altercation’ that involved Brad and Maddox aboard a private jet that was heading from Nice, France to Los Angeles, California; after they landed, Angelina ‘kicked him out,’ according to Vanity Fair.

Brad was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Angelina also told the magazine that her and her estranged husband ‘care for each other and care for our family, and we are both working towards the same goal.’

Angelina also divulged her feelings about’s Brad Pitt’s explosive GQ Style interview.

When asked if she was surprised, the star simply said ‘no.’

During the candid chat in 2017, Brad compared his split from Angelina Jolie to ‘a death’, admitting that he is an emotional ‘retard’ whose heavy drinking helped ruin his marriage.  

He said he had since become tee-total, is in therapy and says his family has been ‘ripped apart’, conceding: ‘I hit the lottery and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits.’

He told GQ Style magazine that the split was ‘self-inflicted’ and when asked if the last few months had felt like he was grieving a death, he simply replied: ‘Yeah.’

The Fight Club star has quit alcohol since the incident, admitting it had become a ‘problem’ during his life with Angelina, adding: ‘Truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good.

The actress, who is the daughter of Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, said that she doesn’t want to show too much emotion in front of the kids.

Tension: Brad and Angelina met on very sexy 2005 movie, Mr And Mrs Smith

Tension: Brad and Angelina met on very sexy 2005 movie, Mr And Mrs Smith

Tension: Brad and Angelina met on very sexy 2005 movie, Mr And Mrs Smith

Explaining that: ‘I was worried about my mother, growing up—a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me.’

Adding: ‘I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.’

The Golden Globe winner recalled a conversation she had with her son Knox, where she joked that he needs to ‘pretend to be normal.’

Angelina said that Knox told her ‘”Who wants to be normal? We’re not normal. Let’s never be normal.” Thank you – yes! We’re not normal. Let’s embrace being not normal!’

She said her kids were ‘very brave’ – ‘in times they needed to be’ and that everyone is ‘healing from the events that led to the filing…’

However the director clarified and said ‘they’re not healing from the divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life.’

Angelina gushed about her kids, calling them ‘strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly’ and that’s she ‘very proud of them.’ 

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