Here’s Everything We Know About Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Temporary Custody Agreement
For the next three weeks at least, the couple has agreed to play nice, however, striking a temporary custody agreement (effective through October 20) rather than fighting things out in court.
For the time being, Brad’s team has granted Angie’s request for sole custody with Brad receiving visitation rights, albeit not without some restrictions. His first visit with the children, for instance, will reportedly be with a therapist, with the potential for this to be carried out for the duration of the agreement. In addition, both the actor and Angelina have agreed to undergo individual counseling. Interestingly enough, they will also both be present for larger group counseling sessions with the children as a family unit, making us think there just might be a shred of hope in this mess after all?
Coming on the heels of the news that Angelina has hired crisis manager Judy Smith to help her cope with the larger-than-life headlines, however, we also can’t help but wonder if this turn-of-events wasn’t merely advised in an effort to help, well, manage the crisis.
And after the three weeks is up? That all depends.
If all goes well, the Department of Children and Family Services may simply make a few additional recommendations, but if things go south, they also retain the right to turn the situation over to the courts.
Ay yi yi! We, for one, are simply glad that there will be a cease-fire between both parties for the time being — it’s undoubtedly been one hell of a month for both of them (Brad reportedly hasn’t seen the kids since the news broke), as well as for their six children.
Here’s to hoping all goes smoothly!
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(h/t Bustle, photos via Jason Merritt + Junko Kimura/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!