Brad Pitt Will Walk First Red Carpet Since Angelina Jolie Split at Allied Premiere
The premiere for the World War II spy drama, which also stars Marion Cotillard, will take place Wednesday night in L.A.’s Westwood neighborhood.
Pitt has kept a low profile since Jolie filed for divorce, and even skipped the premiere of his film Voyage of Time on Sept. 28, explaining in a statement that he preferred to stay “focused on his family” at the time.
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce from Pitt, 52, on Sept. 19, and stated that she had separated from him on Sept. 15 — just one day after Pitt is accused of getting “verbally abusive” and “physical” with their son Maddox, 15, on the couple’s private plane. The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the alleged incident.
In her initial filing, the actress requested sole custody of their six children: Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. However, Pitt filed a response to Jolie’s petition on Friday, and is asking to share joint physical and joint legal custody of the children.
On Monday, a rep for Jolie released a new statement saying that the former couple have reached a legal agreement about the custody of their six children. But other sources close to the situation maintain the two have not reached any new agreement, nor have they permanently settled their differences and Pitt still plans to push for joint custody.
Last month, the couple agreed to a temporary plan involving counseling and visitation as recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services – and some sources close to the situation contend that the agreement referenced by Jolie’s rep is simply an extension of that temporary deal beyond the original Oct. 21 expiration.
Another source involved says that the deal referenced is not meant as a permanent custody agreement – it is in fact an independent step Pitt and Jolie agreed to while they attempt to work on a more permanent settlement.
Allied hits theaters Nov. 23.