Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are struggling to reach a financial settlement in their divorce three years since announcing the end of their relationship.
Despite going their separate ways in September 2016 and being legally declared single earlier this year, the actors’ marriage is still yet to be fully dissolved.
And according to legal documents seen by The Blast, it seems like official separation could be a long time coming, after 55-year-old Brad filed documents to the court asking for the appointment of a privately compensated temporary judge in order to continue their discussion.
The request was approved by Angelina and later the LA County Court.
The Blast notes that one major sticking point in the dispute is Miraval, a French winery that the pair bought in 2011 with the intention of passing on to their six children.
Ending their relationship after more than 11 years, Angelina has recently been opened up about life post-split, admitting that she felt she ‘lost herself’ when the relationship initially ended.
The 44-year-old, who is currently starring in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, said: ‘I don’t know what my fate holds but what I am convinced of is that I am in a period of transition, like a return to my roots, a return to myself. Because, I had lost myself a bit.’
Clarifying, she added: ‘I think it happened as my relationship with Brad was coming to an end, then at the beginning of our separation.
‘It was a complicated moment, where I didn’t recognise myself anymore, where I had become… how can I say… smaller, almost insignificant, even if it wasn’t necessarily visible.’
‘I felt a deep and genuine sadness, I was hurt,’ she added.