Just a few days ago we learned that Brad Pitt really didn’t want to drag things out with Angelina Jolie in a court trial. The Blast is saying that Angelina has now jumped on board with Brad, and has decided to settle things quickly.
Earlier this month, it was reported that neither side could come to any kind of reasonable agreement and a judge had gotten involved. A trial was scheduled to start on December 4th, which meant that if Angelina and Brad were still at each other’s throats, they would soon be doing so in a courtroom, but sources from Team Jolie are telling The Blast that she’s put down her metaphorical sword and picked up a pen, which she will use to sign off on a settlement agreement.
Both sides reportedly have the same goal: to wrap up their custody issues before December 4th. Sources claim they’re both currently negotiating. It’s still a bit unclear as to what the settlement will entail, and until Team Brad or Team Angelina lets the details “slip” to the press, this is sort of what we know for now. As we’ve heard, Angelina fought to give Brad the minimal amount of custody visitation she possibly could, but that’s the kind of thing that buys someone a one-way pass to a court trial. Angelina has reportedly loosened up a bit and is now willing to give Brad “substantial” rights to see their 6 kids. Brad has been allowed to see the kids every other day, which kind of sounds like a 50/50 physical custody split to me, and I assume that’s most likely what Angelina and Brad will end up with.
The Blast adds that by settling soon, Angelina and Brad keep the kids out of litigation proceedings, and spare them the awfulness of taking the stand and talking about stuff like that alleged nightmare of a plane ride.
The Blast also says that by wrapping up their custody issues, they can finally tackle the financial aspects of their divorce.So basically, the two-year-long custody fight is almost over, while a messy money fight is about to begin. And there is nothing messier than a good ol’ fashioned Hollywood celebrity bank account battle. You know how they say that when God closes one door, he opens a window? I have a feeling that in Brangelina’s case, God is grabbing a sledge hammer, blasting through a load-bearing wall, and whispering “I’m sooooooo sorry” to all their lawyers.