The divorce drama between Hollywood's estranged couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues to heat up. In response to Jolie's divorce request for sole physical custody of their kids along with a grant of visitation rights for Brad Pitt, the actor has now filed a petition for the opposite. Latest reports revealed that Pitt is negotiating to have joint physical custody for all their six children.
Gauging the progress of the former power couple's divorce, it can be seen that there has not been any significant improvement yet. Negotiations are still ongoing and the issue of custody for the kids remain the biggest block that is keeping the two from meeting at both ends.
Pitt and Jolie's children -- Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Viviene -- are still under Jolie's roof. "The kids are Angie's sole focus. She's cancelled everything else - work, everything. She's been home each day, supporting them, helping them with homework, been there constantly. And no, this isn't with a big staff of nannies and helpers," People quoted a source as saying.
Investigation held by Los Angeles' Department of Children and Family Services is still ongoing. Initially, it was mainly focused on Pitt, rooting from the incident that happened in one of their flights. The actor was said to have a heated verbal argument with his 15-year-old-son, Maddox.
Since then, the focus has seemed to be on Pitt. However, things started to turn around when one of their former security personnel testified that the "Maleficent" actress had been threatening to beat the actor up. This resulted in Jolie's inclusion in the mentioned investigation.
Pitt has filed his divorce papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court. This entails a request for more time to come up with a property agreement with his soon-to-be ex-wife as the two are known to have properties in France, New Orleans and Los Angeles, according to CNN.
"I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids," Pitt said in a statement in the wake of the issue. "I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."