The 56-year-old Hollywood actor was married to his Mr. & Mrs Smith co-star for two years, though they were together for 14 years altogether. But it has taken three years for them to agree on a settlement so far.
So, it was a big positive after they agreed on the educational path for their five school-age children. So as they continue to co-parent.
The Blast has reported that Brad filed papers in Los Angeles County Court which informed the judge that he and Ange have now made an agreement regarding ‘Education and Transitional Support’.
‘Traditional’ form of schooling
The couple has reportedly decided upon a ‘traditional’ form of schooling for their children.
Eldest son Maddox, 18, is now at college in South Korea. So the decision will cover his siblings Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shilo, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. While they were together, the children were mainly homeschool by nannies and tutors. So as Brad and Angelina relocate around the world for film sets and other projects.
Speaking about this set-up in 2017, 44-year-old Angelina says: “It bothered me how little I was taught in school”. She reveals that they chose to homeschool. Because of the multicultural backgrounds of their children.
Angelina continues: “I do worry about my children’s education. I homeschool partially because they are from around the world. And it’s very… I didn’t want them to have the same education I had when it came to Vietnam or Cambodia.”
Since splitting in 2016, the pair reach a custody agreement over their children. But is still finalising the financial part of the divorce, though a court has declared them both ‘officially single’.
Brad is to be worth $300 million (£282 million) while Angelina is worth $100 million (£81 million).
A source tells Us that traditional schooling is something Brad Pitt, 56, “had been pushing for and the children’s therapist also recommend. Brad wants the kids to be in a school setting, and not isolated being homeschooled”.
The stipulation would apply to the couple’s five youngest children Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Jolie, 44, and Pitt’s eldest child, Maddox, 18. So meanwhile, is a student at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
In March that Maddox is currently taking virtual classes at the university while at home with his family due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Maddox is home from school and focusing on his Korean and Russian studies until school reopens,” the insider says. “Angelina has the other children on a routine by waking them up early every day. And getting them to start on their school tasks shortly afterwards”.
Although Maddox is at home, for now, the Girl, Interrupt star says that her oldest son plans to return to his university once the pandemic calms down.
“I could not be happier about Mad‘s choice of university,” Jolie told DongA Daily on April 1. “It is, of course, close at the moment because of the pandemic. But he’s not transferring schools, he‘ll be going back as soon as things settle”.
Children have an interest in languages
Jolie dropped Maddox off at college for his freshman year in August 2019. Later that month, the Academy Award winner told Us. And other reporters that she had conflicting emotions about her son’s milestone.
“It’s hard but actually really exciting,” Jolie says at the time. “He’s ready and he’s so smart. And I’m so proud of him. And I’m excited. I’m excited about his choices”.
In 2016, Jolie detail how important education is for their family and reveal all six of her children have an interest in languages.
“All the kids are learning different languages,” the Maleficent actress told BBC Radio 4’s “Women’s Hour” at the time. “I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese. Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wants to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language”.