Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have spoken out for the first time about their divorce.
The couple issued a joint statement stating that they’ve both signed agreements to keep all of their court documents private.
“The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues,” the statement from Jolie and Pitt reads. “The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.”
This is the first joint public statement released from Jolie and Pitt since news broke that Jolie had filed for divorce from Pitt on Sept. 19. Since the separation, the exes have been locked in a legal battle over custody of their six children -Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
Following the separation the kids have been in Jolie’s custody full-time with Pitt being allowed access only with a supervisor and after completing routine drug tests.
Court documents obtained by ET on Wednesday reveal that 41-year-old Jolie slammed Pitt, saying he is insisting the divorce docs pertaining to custody stay sealed because he’s “terrified that the public will learn the truth.”
In the past, 53-year-old Pitt accused Jolie of disregarding their children’s “privacy rights when she believes it may benefit her,” claiming that the actress “exposed the children by making public the names of their therapist and other mental health professionals.”
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