There may actually be hope yet for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to have a somewhat amicable divorce.
I know, I know. With the way this split has played out so far, it seems unlikely. But according to sources, they're both tired of the vitriol and ready to be a little more cooperative with each other.
"He’s much happier," an insider close to Pitt told People magazine. "He’s very relieved that things are not playing out in public anymore."
It's true. Jolie blindsided the world (and maybe Pitt) by quietly filing for divorce without so much as a written statement about it, and then the two battled it out via court papers — first Pitt was investigated for child abuse, and then the custody fight began. In January, however, they finally agreed on something. They would enlist the help of a private judge so they could sort out their shit out of the public eye. And apparently it's working.
"It was a rough time, but they were able to resolve it," the Pitt source said. "This is a work in progress."
In a huge 180 from when she was silently letting those child abuse rumors play out, Jolie even recently told ABC she thought Pitt was a wonderful father.
"He’s always been extremely positive about how Angie’s a good mother, and the goal was to resolve everything for the kids and the whole family, and they’re working toward that," the source added.
The insider also revealed that the new arrangement means Pitt is seeing the kids a ton more than he did before, and that that's the most important thing to him.
"He is spending more time with the kids when they are in L.A.," the source said. "He has even spent some time with Maddox and Pax. Things are definitely calming down."
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