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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie release joint statement regarding their divorce

Gemma Strong

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reached an agreement to handle their divorce privately, and will work together to reunify their family, the pair have announced in a joint statement. The former couple, who split in September last year, added that they will be keeping all future details of their divorce confidential by using a private judge.

The statement, released to HELLO! Online on Monday, read: "The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues.

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"The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification."

Brad, 53, and Angelina, 41, were married for two years and together for 12 after becoming close during the filming of Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005. Angelina filed to end their marriage in September.

Custody of their six children has been the primary issue in their divorce; they currently have a voluntary temporary custody agreement in place that allows Brad supervised visits with Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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