Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly negotiating their divorce in private. They are allegedly already going ‘full steam ahead’ in the process.
TMZ reports that the estranged couple are eager to settle their negotiations over custody and visitation, temporary child and spousal support, permanent financial support, and property as quickly as possible.
However, the site reports that Brad had, at one stage, called things off as he accused Angelina’s team of leaking the story about the private jet incident.
But, according to TMZ, proceedings soon resumed between the couple’s teams.
According to a Thursday article from People, they will be hashing out their split behind closed doors and will only go to court when they have made an agreement.
The 41-year-old actress filed for divorce on September 18 after two years of marriage to the 51-year-old actor and a total of 12 years together.
It was claimed that during their private negotiations they have been mainly discussing custody of their six children: Maddox, aged 15, Pax, aged 12, Zahara, aged 11, Shiloh, aged 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, aged eight.
Jolie is asking for physical custody of the kids with Pitt only getting visitation.
In the state of California, judges favor joint custody. The two wed in France in 2014.
Negotiating a divorce in private is something Pitt did with his last wife, Jennifer Aniston.
It is also a process that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are currently in after they split in June 2015.
DailyMail.com has reached out to reps for both Jolie and Pitt for comment.
Despite all the ugliness, there is hope for a resolution as an insider told Entertainment Tonight their two camps have recently been having ‘productive discussions.’
The source told the showbiz-centred programme: ‘The fact that things have quieted down is a good sign for everyone.’
It seems that Jolie does have an ace-in-the-hole, however, as a Thursday report from People claims that she has enlisted in the help of crisis manager Judy Smith.
Multile sources for the weekly have claimed that the Maleficent star is working with the crisis manager who is the inspiration for Kerry Washington’s fictional chracter in hit ABC series Scandal.
‘Judy has been asked to consult with those working with Angelina on divorce negotiations,’ People’s insider said. ‘Judy and her firm have a long history of handling issues that have unfortunately garnered too much attention in the public eye, and she knows how to push towards resolutions that are swift and discreet.’
That same day People also reported the two will not be selling their prized $60m Chateau Miraval 1,100-acre estate in a village called Brignol, near from Aix-en-Provence.
The property has vineyards that produce their rose wine Miraval, which sells for about $40 a bottle. Approximately 500,000 bottles were produced in 2015.
People spoke to the couple’s wine-making partner, Marc Perrin, who said, ‘Miraval is not for sale.’
He and his family has been working with the actors since 2012.
The harvest of the 2016 vintage ‘was well underway’ and that it has been ‘business as usual at the estate,’ he told People.
Source have added that Jolie and Pitt have been personally involved in production.
They have attended ‘past harvests, blending sessions and consulting on packaging and marketing,’ according to People.
It was reported that they purchased the spread together for $60 million dollars in 2008. It is also where they wed – as their six children looked on – in August 2014.
Miraval has several homes that have a total of 35 bedrooms.
The 1,000 acres also features a large lake and a vineyard which produces the couple’s rose Miraval.
The grounds also have an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, an indoor swimming, fountains and aqueducts.
Also featured in the main home is a billiards room, his and hers gyms, and a large banquet hall.
Jolie has said she likes to be in France because it makes her feel close to her late mother Marcheline Bertrand. Marcheline died in 2007 from cancer. But Miraval is only one of their many properties.
Their main residence is in the Eastern part of Hollywood, which borders on Los Feliz.
The property contains several homes which have been acquired over time, making their fence line expand as the years roll on.
The main home is a traditional Craftsman’s house that Brad bought in 1994 from Elvira, the ‘Mistress of the Dark’ for a reported $1.7m. He lived their with wife Jennifer Aniston until they divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage.
He has since redone the home extensively.
Brad bought two to three properties next to the main residence to add more living quarters.
The Fight Club actor also added a sprawling park for the children complete with slides and sand box, and an area they can ride their ATVs.
Though they don’t stay there as often, the two also have a $5 million home in Santa Barbara that sits on 11 acres.
The coastal ranch is next to Gaviota State Park where the beaches are some of the most naturally preserved areas in the world.
The Fury star bought the property for $4 million in 2000 and the family uses it mainly as a vacation home.
Brad and Maddox have been seen riding their ATVs on the beach. The home is about a two hour drive from downtown Los Angeles.
Pitt has been trying to sell his New Orleans home since 2015.
They originally listed their French Quarter mansion for $6.5 million, then slashed the asking price on their Big Easy home by $850,000, bringing it to $5.65 million.
The star couple bought the renovated 1830s home in late 2006 for Pitt’s filming of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
For keeps? The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that could mean a fortune in baubles the 52-year-old Fury star gave his wife during their 12 year romance, including that $250,000 diamond engagement ring by Robert Procop; here she is seen in 2012
The home has Venetian plastered walls, marble mantles and fireplaces, crown moldings, a grand spiral staircase and an elevator.
There’s also a two-story guesthouse.
His pal Jonah Hill live there when he was filming 21 Jump Street.
In 2007 it was reported Jolie bought a home in Laurel Canyon. It is not known if she still has it.
ABC News reported in 2007 the actors ‘acquired’ an apartment in the Waldorf Astoria Towers, adjacent to the famed hotel, in New York City.
Also possibly at stake is the treasure trove of stunning jewels that Angelina has received from her ex over the years.
Stunners: At the Academy Awards in 2009, the Salt star kicked off a trend for green jewelry when she wore large emerald drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, the jeweler that made Kim Kardashian’s wedding ring from Kanye West
The Hollywood Reporter has claimed there couple be a battle over a fortune in baubles the 52-year-old Fury star gave his wife during their 12 year romance, including that $250,000 diamond engagement ring by Robert Procop.
Pitt worked with Procop for more than a year to create the graduated white-diamond engagement ring for Jolie.
It features 16 carats of gems in the elongated tablet cut, a shape suited to Jolie’s long fingers, Procop said at the time.
But there are plenty more gems in her jewelry box.
Heavy duty: The $2.5m earrings were made with Colombian emeralds and weighed a total of 115 carats
At the Academy Awards in 2009, the Salt star kicked off a trend for green jewelry when she wore large emerald drop earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, the jeweler that made Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring from Kanye West.
The $2.5m earrings were made with Colombian emeralds and weighed a total of 115 carats.
A large ring on her index finger matched. It was a 65-carat emerald ring, also by Schwartz, worth over a $1 million.
It is not known if she kept the gems or returned them.
A sad end to the King and Queen of Hollywood: The two were together for 12 years; here they are seen in 2011
The two are not only linked by homes and children. They also started the Jolie-Pitt Foundation together in 2006.
The foundation has donated millions of dollars to such diverse causes as efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and the tornado that ravaged Joplin, Missouri; children’s health centers in Ethiopia and Cambodia; the N/a’an ku sê Foundation in Namibia; GlobaL Action for Children; the HALO Trust; and Doctors Without Borders.
The foundation’s site has been taken down for ‘renovation.’
Jolie, who is also a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2013 for her work with the foundation.
It has also been speculated that Jolie might want to move to London after she is done with the divorce. On Wednesday People said that was not true.
UK dreams? It has also been speculated that Jolie might want to move to London after she is done with the divorce. On Wednesday People said that was not true; here she is seen with Queen Elizabeth II in 2014