With the divorce process dragging on for almost one year now, Brad Pitt is ready to move on with his life — and that means finalizing his split from Angelina Jolie. After being blindsided by Angelina, 42, last September, Brad is finally ready for his marriage to be a thing of the past.
“He wants to speed up the divorce,” an insider tells Life & Style exclusively. “Brad’s done waiting. The settlement negotiations have stalled, and Brad’s ready to move on with his life.” To make that happen, Brad, 53, plans to file a bifurcation motion.
Celebrity divorce attorney Debra Opri, who doesn’t represent either star, explains “under California law, either party is entitled to go before the judge six months after the divorce filing and say, ‘I’m not interested in [an immediate] global resolution about custody, division of assets, financial settlement — I just want to be free.’”
While the couple has yet to finalize a custody agreement for their kids Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, the last straw for Brad was Angelina’s revealing Vanity Fair interview. “I was very worried about my mother, growing up—a lot. I do not want my children to be worried about me,” she said. “I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”
She also threw shade at her ex recently, calling herself the breadwinner of the family after it was revealed she would be reprising her role as Maleficent in a sequel. As for Brad, he “is putting lots of pressure on his attorneys to wrap things up,” adds the insider. “He wants the divorce to be over and done with.”
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