Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are officially single again

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Cannes

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are legally single again, but are not yet officially divorced.

In September 2016, the 43-year-old actress filed papers to end the two-year-old's marriage to her 55-year-old Oscar winner.

E! News confirmed that on Friday, a Los Angeles judge issued a two-step verdict that allowed Jolie and Pitt to become single again before entering into a permanent divorce and custody agreement. The news was first reported by The Blast. Jolie and Pitt did not comment.

After filing the divorce petition, Jolie and Pitt, who have been involved in a romantic relationship for more than ten years, have engaged in a battle for the care of their six children …Maddox17; Pax15; Zahara14; Shiloh12; and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knoxand entered into a temporary custody agreement at the end of last year.

After the former couple concluded their custody contract, a source told E! News said Jolie was "happy to take the next step and is relieved of the progress made for the health of the family".

However, a second source said that Pitt had not found the "ideal" situation, adding, "An agreement is in place, but it's not a permanent agreement, and the road is long."

"Brad hopes that the worst is behind them and that they can get out of the painful and conflictual past," another source said. "He knows that in the long run the kids are the best with their father and their mother in the picture.He can now go forward and try to have a stable and consistent positive influence in their life."

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