Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have not settled their divorce yet, despite a report claiming the agreement should be finalized “within weeks.” Gossip Cop can bust the largely untrue story. We’re exclusively told there is nothing “imminent.”
But according to The Sun, the estranged spouses have “called a truce and will settle their previously bitter divorce within weeks.” The tabloid specifically alleges attorneys on both sides are “putting the finishing touches on the agreement,” which is supposedly “expected to be filed imminently.” A so-called “source close to Angelina” is quoted as saying, “The terms of the divorce are now agreed.”
The paper’s supposed snitch goes on to call the alleged developments a “huge turnaround,” asserting Jolie and Pitt are “now on pretty good terms.” The outlet also stresses that the actress has “now agreed to give Brad access to their six children” for a joint custody arrangement, “with Brad having access and working with Angelina on logistic issues about work and travel.”
But Gossip Cop is exclusively told by a Pitt confidante, who spoke with us on the condition of anonymity, that this take on the situation isn’t accurate. Deeming the report “total speculation,” our contact insists “nothing [is] imminent as of now.” Adds our insider, “Hopefully it will eventually be true.” There’s also notable flaws in the contentions, specifically the claim that Jolie has “agreed to give Brad access to their six children.”
Pitt has long had access to their brood. As far back as January of 2017 Pitt was seeing his kids more, compared to during the immediate aftermath of Jolie’s divorce filing. More recently, in January of this year, “ET” detailed Pitt’s home visits with his kids, noting the children come over “a few times a week.”
It is also a fallacy to claim the former couple have only just now gotten to “good terms.” While they’re certainly not buddies, their dynamic has been amicable and civil for a long while now. In March of 2017, People reported Jolie and Pitt were talking to each other again. But more than a year later, they are still working out details of a permanent custody agreement and divorce settlement. As noted above, it’s expected they’ll finalize things “eventually.”
It’s worth mentioning this is the second time in the last month that The Sun has spread misinformation about the pair. We recently corrected the publication when it falsely claimed Pitt had vowed to stay celibate for a year amid his divorce from Jolie. Additionally, the newspaper was also wrong about Marion Cotillard coming between them, and was wrong when it alleged Jolie was leaning on Johnny Depp.
The outlet has a proven track record of publishing falsehoods, even just last week regurgitating the erroneous claims about Jolie dating a real estate agent. This is just further reason to doubt the validity of its latest report.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.