In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2017 7:29 AM CST
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in May 2014.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge to resolve issues "to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family," reports CNN. "The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification," adds the statement, given to the AP on Monday. Jolie currently has sole custody of the couple's six children, with Pitt given supervised visits. Pitt is seeking joint custody. (Read more Brad Pitt stories.)

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