Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Cannes

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are legally single again, but are not yet officially divorced.

In September 2016, the 43-year-old actress filed papers to end her and the 55-year-old fellow Oscar winner's two-year marriage. 

E! News has confirmed that on Friday, a Los Angeles judge issued a bifurcated judgment, which allows Jolie and Pitt to go back to being legally single before finalizing a divorce settlement and permanent custody agreement. The news was first reported by The Blast. Jolie and Pitt have not commented.

After the divorce filing, Jolie and Pitt, who were involved romantically for more than a decade, engaged in a custody battle over their six kids—Maddox, 17; Pax, 15; Zahara, 14; Shiloh, 12; and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, and reached a temporary custody agreement late last year.

After the former couple reached their custody deal, a source told E! News that Jolie was "pleased to be entering the next stage and is relieved with the progress for the health of the family."

However, a second source said that Pitt did not find the situation "ideal," adding, "There's an arrangement in place but it's not a permanent agreement, and there's a long road ahead."

"Brad is hoping the worst is behind them and that they can move on from the fighting and painful past," another source had said. "He knows in the long run the kids are best with both their mom and dad in the picture. He can now move forward and try be a stable and constant positive influence in their lives."

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