Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reach custody agreement over children

Angelina Jolie has reached agreement with her estranged husband Brad Pitt over custody over their six children.

Under the arrangement, the children will remain in the custody of their mother, with Mr Pitt allowed "therapeutic visits" to see them, a representative of the actress said.

Jolie filed for divorce in September, citing irreconcilable differences and saying it was for the health of the family. She sought sole physical custody, and Pitt asked a court last week to award joint custody.

The statement said both sides are committed to healing the family.

Jolie and Pitt with three of their children Knox (2nd R), Vivienne (3rd R) and Pax (l). Credit: Reuters

The couple got married at their chateau in France in 2014 but have been together since 2004.

They met on the set of the spy movie 'Mr And Mrs Smith' when Pitt was married to Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.

The last film they starred in together was called 'By The Sea' which was written and directed by Jolie.