Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have finally been granted legal single status by the court. The decision has come more than two and a half years after Jolie first filed for divorce with Bitt. As reported by People, a judge in their case ruled a legal move called bifurcation after they requested the court to grant them the legal single status before the finalisation of their divorce. Bifurcation is a legal move in which the two partners can be considered as official exes before other things like child custody and finances can be materialised in their divorce. This is usually done if one or both the partners want to get married again before other final proceedings in the divorce are settled.

The website further quoted a source close to the development saying that both Jolie and Pitt are only focussed on getting what’s best for their six kids – Maddox (17), Pax (15), Zahara (14), Shiloh (12), Vivienne (10) and Knox (10).

It was in September 2016 that Jolie filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences with Pitt. The news shocked their fans who could see the couple happily married for two years. It was an intimate wedding for them in 2014 at their chateau in the South of France.

The filing of divorce led to a much-publicised court battle that involved fighting for the physical custody of their kids as well as dividing finances. In November 2018, the stars agreed to a temporary child custody agreement.