EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie and Children Are in Therapy to Focus on Healing Amid Brad Pitt Custody Battle

by Jackie Willis 12:23 PM PDT, October 06, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie and Children Are in Therapy to Focus on Healing Amid Brad Pitt Custody Battle

Angelina Jolie has started going to therapy with her and Brad Pitt's six children in an effort to heal during this difficult time, ET can confirm.

Jolie filed for divorce and was granted temporary custody of Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Shiloh, 10, Zahara, 11, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8, last month. While the children are able to see their father, ET can confirm that  Pitt will have to be supervised per the terms put in place by Child Protective Services.

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When a safety plan is authorized by CPS, it can indicate that the allegations made have been looked into and reason has been given to begin an investigation.

Pitt's first visit with his children will have to be with a therapist present, who can then either allow the actor future unmonitored visits, or insist on being present when he's around the kids, TMZ reports.

As the custody dispute continues, ET confirms that Jolie's main concern is for the health, safety and healing of her children.

Last week, Jolie and Pitt reached a temporary custody deal that included voluntary individual counseling. Pitt, 52, also agreed to undergo drug and alcohol testing, though he was not required to, sources told ET.

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On Wednesday, a source told ET that, like his estranged wife, Pitt wants "whatever is best for the kids."

"He wants to handle this privately," the source said, adding that during the child custody process, "the different things that needed to happen are happening."

Currently, Jolie, 41, and the children are at an estate in Hidden Hills, California, after leaving their Malibu home last Thursday. The gated community is also where Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West reside.

Reporting by Rande Iaboni.

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