- Sources have confirmed that Brad Pitt has been awarded temporary joint custody of his six children he shares with Angelina Jolie.
- The decision is a "tentative one" a source says. "This is a statutory process that is under way, and we are a long way from a final resolution of anything."
- The news comes after reports surfaced earlier this week that a judge found "the existing custody order" between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie "must be modified" in the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star's favour.
Brad Pitt has been awards joint custody of his six children, sources tell CNN.
The actor shares Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox with ex Angelina Jolie.
The A-list exes' agreement was never publicised, but US entertainment media has widely reported that Brad Pitt has been seeking equal custody, while Angelina Jolie wants sole custody. And though the couple amicably agreed to a settlement in 2018, it seems to have unravelled over the past few months.
Earlier this week Channel24 reported in court documents filed by Brad Pitt's attorneys, a judge made a "tentative ruling" in which he found "the existing custody order" between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie "must be modified" in the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star's favour.
The papers claimed the Maleficent star's "testimony lacked credibility in many important areas" and that her bid to challenge the new custody proceedings would "work grave harm" on the couple's children.
Now, sources say Brad Pitt has been awarded temporary joint custody of the couple's children in a decision that was made weeks ago. Angelina Jolie's team has already appealed said decision.
"The recent decision in the custody matter is a tentative one. This is a statutory process that is under way, and we are a long way from a final resolution of anything. Angelina believes that she and the children have been denied a fair trial and will continue to seek the best solution for the children and their wellbeing," a source told CNN.
A hearing is set for 9 July in the California appellate court.