It’ll be a “united front” from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The former couple – who are parents to Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – released a joint statement Monday evening regarding their divorce and custody issues.
“The parties and their counsel have signed agreements to preserve the privacy rights of their children and family by keeping all court documents confidential and engaging a private judge to make any necessary legal decisions and to facilitate the expeditious resolution of any remaining issues,” reads the statement, which was released to PEOPLE.
The statement adds: “The parents are committed to act as a united front to effectuate recovery and reunification.”
It’s been a bitter public battle between Pitt, 53, and Jolie, 41, over the past few months.
Just last week, the Maleficent actress strongly disputed Pitt’s claims that she freely publicized sensitive information. In fact, Jolie claimed that Pitt is “terrified that the public will learn the truth.”
“There is little doubt that [Pitt] would prefer to keep the entire case private, particularly given the detailed investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Dept. of Children and Family Services into allegation of abuse,” state the court documents.
Prior to this, Pitt claimed Jolie “exposed the children by making public the names of their therapists and other mental health professionals.” He added that Jolie has “no self-regulating mechanism” regarding information released to the public. “Although she had already made them public, she did it again,” he said.