Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have not been a couple in about two and a half years.
Not since the actress stunned most of the free world by filing for divorce from the actor back in September 2017.
But it’s taken all the way until now, until mid April of 2019, to announce the following…
… these superstars are, at last, SINGLE!
In an official and legal sense, we mean.
Based on court documents that were released on Friday, a judge has ruled that the celebrities can go back to being legitimately single before they finalize their divorce settlement, a legal move known as bifurcation that both parties requested.
Neither Pitt nor Jolie has commented on this development, which was first reported by The Blast.
Such a bifurcated judgment essentially ends the marriage between Jolie and Pitt while they keep negotiating a final settlement agreement for assets and custody of their many children.
The pair formerly known as Brangelina are the parents to six kids overall. They are:
Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-olds Vivienne and Knox.
There’s been silly/speculative chatter ever since Jolie filed for divorce that the couple may get back together — but this has really been exactly what we just described it as:
Silly and speculative.
This simply is not going to happen. Nor is Pitt going to get back together with Jennifer Anistion.
The global sueperstars married in a small ceremony at their chateau in the South of France in 2014, about nine years after going public as a very attractice couple.
Just two years later, in September of 2016, Jolie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Things were a big ugly afterward, with Jolie accusing Pitt of being a bad father; specifically referencing an alleged incident on board an airplane between Pitt and his oldest son, Maddox.
At one point, the FBI was even called in to investigate.
But Pitt was never charged with any sort of crime and neither he nor Jolie has spoken much at all about the split or about their differences since.
In November of 2018, the pair reached a temporary child custody agreement, which a source told People Magazine at the time was “to keep things moving along in the right direction.”
There still appears to be disagreement, however, over how much time Pitt can spend with his kids.
The actor was to share custody with Jolie, while Angelina wants primary custody.
“Brad is hoping the worst is behind them and that they can move on from the fighting and painful past,” a source has told E! News, adding:
“He knows in the long run the kids are best with both their mom and dad in the picture. He can now move forward and try be a stable and constant positive influence in their lives.”
The question on everyone’s minds now is this:
Who will get into a serious relationship first, Pitt or Jolie?
Pitt has randomly been connected to such women as Charlize Theron, but we never really believed that story.
Jolie, meanwhile, has been focusing on work and parenthood. We haven’t heard a peep about her and anyone else since her marriage ended.
So we’ll go ahead and put this question out there to the masses:
Will Pitt or Jolie get involved in a public romance first? And will it be with anyone else famous?