Actor Brad Pitt has met his children for the first time since Angelina Jolie filed a divorce on September 19. Pitt agreed to a temporary arrangement with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, which gives full physical custody of the children to Jolie and visitations to Pitt in the presence of a supervisor. The custody arrangement will be effective only until October 20.
The L.A. Department of Children and Family Services has been carrying out an open investigation following allegations that Brad Pitt got abusive, verbally and physically, with their eldest son Maddox during a fight on the family’s private plane.
“Brad has spent some wonderful time with children recently,” the People Magazine quoted a source as saying. “Brad loves his children more than anything in this world, and they matter more than anything else to him.”
The source added, “He will do whatever it takes to be with them, now and always.”
After the temporary agreement – which also requires Pitt, Jolie, and the children to go for family therapy as well as individual therapies – expires, a new agreement will be up for negotiation, the Mail Online reported.
In the ongoing custody battle, the Tomb Raider star demanded the full physical custody of their six children, Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8, while Pitt is seeking a shared custody.
Jolie and the children have been staying at Malibu rental property since the actress filed for divorce. Jolie has, reportedly, rented a Hidden Hills mansion which previously belonged to actress Denise Richards.
Brad Pitt also asked his team to not defame his estranged wife in press, although there are reports that there is a lot of ill feelings between the superstars. Jolie has hired Judy Smith, the crisis-management expert who is the inspiration behind the TV show “Scandal,” for handling the public fallout from the divorce.