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Brad Pitt requests joint custody of children in response to Angelina Jolie's divorce filing

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Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Brad Pitt has requested joint custody of his six children following his split from Angelina Jolie.

While Angelina is seeking legal custody but sole physical custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, the Oceans 11 actor has requested both joint legal and physical custody of the children according to court documents obtained by ET Online.


angelina© Photo: PA

Angelina and Brad split in September this year

The documents also show that the pair both listed their date of separation as September 15 2016, and both cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. The documents also show that the actress has requested a specific property be given to her, while Brad has yet to claim any property.

The couple have already sold their home in New Orleans for around £4.2 million during divorce proceedings, and estate agent Nina Killeen opened up about the sale, saying: "It sold for a very fair price. It's a good deal for both parties. They're happy with the outcome."

Angelina's lawyer announced the couple's plan to split back in September, revealing that the Salt actress has filed for "dissolution of marriage". He added that the "decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."

The Fight Club actor confirmed the news in a statement to People, saying: "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids.

angelina 1© Photo: PA

The couple share six children

"I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time."

The 52-year-old also gave an update on his statement after missing the premiere for Voyage of Time to focus on his family.

"Terence's Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experimental IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time," he said.

"I'm very grateful to be a part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I'm currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see."

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