Angelina, 45, filed for divorce nearly four years ago but the work of getting it finalized has been held up because of impact of lockdowns on the court system.
‘Brad is seeing the kids but everything involved in their process of resolving legal matters between Angelina and Brad, including the courts, is slowed down because of COVID,’ dished an Us Weekly insider.
Side by side: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce proceedings are allegedly being held up because of the coronavirus pandemic; pictured in 2015
‘With the pandemic, it has been hard for everyone, including them. The legal process is slowed because of that. They are continuing regular visits but there has not been a lot of progress in terms of resolving anything.’
Angelina and Brad share six children together – Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.
Over the past two weeks Brad has been glimpsed twice at Angelina’s mansion in Los Feliz possibly signaling that their equation with each other was improving.
A source told People this week that the couple are ‘in a better place’ in terms of co-parenting the children after their custody battle.
The way they were: Brad and Angelina are pictured at the World War Z premiere in Berlin in 2013, one year before they got married
‘It’s taken them a long time, with a lot of family therapy, to get to this point. The younger kids go back and forth between their houses, and Brad loves spending as much time with them as possible. He seems much happier,’ said the insider.
Although they got together in 2005 they waited until 2014 to get married, only for Angelina to file for divorce in September 2016.
Since then they have battled legally over custody and finances, with Angelina reportedly demanding more money than Brad wanted to give.
Dynamic duo: They are pictured posing at the 2012 Oscars in Hollywood
Living arrangements also became a sticking point as Brad was allegedly preventing Angelina from moving out of the country with their children.
‘I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18,’ she told Harper’s Bazaar late last year for their December/January issue. ‘Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.’
Brad has confessed to having been an alcoholic before Angelina left him but he has since gotten sober, and last year a judge granted him more time with the children.
Mother of six: Angelina and Brad share six children together – Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11; pictured in February 2019