On 17th December, the night before his birthday, Brad Pitt was joined by his children in L.A.
A souce close to the actor said:
„Brad had the kids overnight – all but [eldest] Maddox – which was incredible significant because it was the first time since the custody deal was recently reached. The overnight was monitored as part of the custody agreement, as Brad’s visits with the children have been since this slog began two years ago. The kids have a routine at Brad’s house, with a very strict bedtime and limited screen time, including iPads. The visits will continue to be monitored, including the overnights until the therapists agree that it’s no longer needed. This is a transition time for the entire family, and it’s being done with a lot of input from the therapists.“
The strict terms of the custody agreement are handled very well by the actor, and he knows that this is the way for him to have better relationship with his children in the future.
In November, Samantha Bley DeJean, who is Jolie’s lawyer, explained: „A custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago and has been signed by both parties and the judge“. The best interests of the children and avoiding the trial, are maintained with this arrangement, whose details aren’t shared.
„Brad and Angelina will have joint physical and legal custody of the children. Over a period of the next six to eight weeks, the monitored visits will come to conclusion. The children will immediately begin to have overnight visits with their father. The monitors will be in place for those first overnight visits, and this was done at Brad’s request. Brad recognizes this is going to be a change from what the norm had been and wants to make the transition as smooth as possible.“
Reportedly, there has been a tension between Pitt and his sons Maddox and Pax ever since custody battle has started. Also, it has been said that Pitt understands that his relationship with those two sons will probably remain like that in the future too.