When World War Brange first broke out, it was ugliness all around. The two then agreed to shut it down and it remained that way until earlier this year as Angelina Jolie was accused of keeping Brad Pitt from their children and then it came out that he supposedly wasn’t living up to his financial promises and then his side followed up by implying that she was making his life miserable through their children. After a few months of that, they again agreed to a temporary peace and then, late last week, it was revealed that they’d reached an agreement. Her lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean released a statement last Friday clarifying that: 

“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge … The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”

Brad was seeking joint custody. Up to this point, Brad’s visits with the children were supervised. According to Team Pitt, Angelina wanted full custody, unreasonably. According to Team Jolie, she’s always wanted Brad to have a relationship with their children and has asked that the court help resolve the issues that led to the divorce in the first place so that eventually he could be a full-time co-parent. As has always been the case, these two are polarizing. Those of you who are all “Angelina is a f-cking c-nt!” believe that she’s vindictively using her children to get back at Brad. Those of you who are all “Brad’s a goddamn asshole!” believe that she’s only doing the best she can to protect their children. Kinda like how people feel about Royal Meghan Markle. Is there a cross-section/Venn connection between the two? If you are a Royal Meghan hater, are you also an Angelina Jolie hater? If you are Team Meghan are you also Team Jolie? How do we go about conducting this research? 

Anyway, court documents were filed yesterday and now The Blast is reporting on just how this situation was resolved:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie officially filed their temporary custody agreement with the court on Tuesday and we’re told the arrangement will see Pitt gain more and more custody over time.

The specifics of the deal are confidential but according to our sources, Pitt gets less than 50% custody of the couple’s six children. We’re told Pitt will see an increase in his custodial time with the kids but it will come in stages.

Our sources say Pitt is angling for a 50/50 split when things are all said and done but that requires an agreement on the financial details as well.

The documents filed on Tuesday specifically says the court is “reserving jurisdiction over termination of marital or domestic partnership status and financial issues.”

Well that’s interesting. To begin with, if The Blast is to be believed, Brad will “get less than 50% custody” of the kids but, gradually, that will increase in stages. This is after months of evaluation. How would you read that? Again, see above – it depends on where you land on either side of the fault line. If you are Team Pitt, you’re going with this interpretation, courtesy of pro-Pitt US Weekly: that Brad “got what he wanted”, with a source telling the magazine that “Angelina agreed to a deal that gives Brad joint physical and legal custody of the children”. 

I don’t know if that matches up with what The Blast is saying after the documents were filed in court yesterday but the point here is that this is the spin that Brad is putting on it. He got what he wanted. He WON! BRAD PITT SCORES BIG VICTORY AGAINST ANGELINA WITHOUT GOING TO COURT!

I would have expected to see that headline in TMZ, the voice of the celebrity men’s movement. Is that coming soon? Because I really look forward to the day when the truth of men, like Johnny Depp, for example, will no longer suppressed.