Angelina Jolie house hunting in LA
Angelina Jolie is house hunting in Los Angeles.
The 41-year-old star is keen to purchase a new home in the City of Angels to ensure her and estranged husband Brad Pitt’s six kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, will not be too far away from their dad.
An insider told Us Weekly magazine: "She’s currently looking into buying a new house in L.A. so the kids can remain close to their father."
This comes after Angelina and Brad reached a temporary custody agreement, with the ‘Tomb Raider’ star granted sole legal guardianship of her kids.
Brad, 52, is expected to continue to have "therapeutic visitations" with the children, as previously agreed on October 2, but it’ll be down to the family’s therapist – who "shall at all times consider the best interests of the minors" – to decide whether the kids want to see him.
The ‘Allied’ star will also be subjected to random drug and alcohol testing, which he previously volunteered to do, and attend weekly individual and group therapy sessions.
A source said: "Originally, Pitt had volunteered to do the drug and alcohol testing himself. But now that a judge has signed off on these docs, it has become mandatory and cannot be reversed without another court filing."
It’s not yet known whether Brad will spend the forthcoming festive period with his kids.
The insider added: "If a child says they don’t want to see Brad on Christmas, the psychiatrist isn’t going to force them. That’s the whole purpose of this agreement."
Brad was accused of lashing out at his eldest son Maddox while on a private plane with his family in September, but he has since been cleared of child abuse allegations.
After the alleged incident on-board the jet, Angelina filed for divorce from Brad, whom she has been with since 2005, following just two years of marriage.