Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are single again, more than two and a half years after she filed for divorce.
The former couple’s marriage is officially over, a judge ruled on Friday, ET confirms, after Pitt and Jolie requested a bifurcated judgment, which would allow their single status to be restored while they finalize their divorce. ET has reached out to Pitt and Jolie’s reps for comment.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016, after two years of marriage and over a decade together. A tense custody battle over their six kids — 17-year-old Maddox, 15-year-old Pax, 14-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — ensued, but in November 2018 ET learned that the pair had worked out a custody agreement.
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, told ET in a statement at the time. “The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”
A source close to the matter told ET that Jolie was “pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved at the progress for the health of their family.”
Jolie recently stepped out with all six of her and Pitt’s children at a special screening ofThe Boy Who Harnessed the Wind at the Crosby Hotel in New York City in February. Watch below.
Courtesy: Yahoo News
Romp in America: Sammie Okposo Apologises to Wife, Withdraws from Ministration
Popular Gospel musician, Sammy has manned up! He has come out publicly to apologize to his wife, and asked for forgiveness and restitution.
In a painful social media post, the amiable artiste wrote ” Dear friends, I need to bring a very unfortunate incident to your attention as I am not proud of it but know that this is the right thing to do.
D’banj, Simi, Obi Asika to Feature As Judges As Nigerian Idol Returns
Popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol, is set to return for its seventh season. Billed to start on February 6, 2022, popstar, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, and Similoluwa Kosoko, aka Simi, will be the new judges on the show.
They will be joining Obi Asika, who returns as a judge from the previous season.
Speaking on the introduction of new judges for the new season, the Executive Head, Content and West Africa Channels at MultiChoice Nigeria, Busola Tejumola said, “We could not think of a better trio to be the season’s judges than Obi Asika, D’banj, and Simi. The three of them combined bring decades worth of experience in the music and entertainment business, as well as individual mastery of their crafts. We have no doubt that they will keep the viewers entertained in what will be a spectacular season!”
D’banj expressed his excitement at being one of the judges this season saying, “I was out of the country when I found out that I was going to be a judge for this season of Nigerian Idol and I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’m coming in with my own strategy so viewers should expect a bang.”
On her part, Simi said, “I’ve always loved the idea of being a judge and I think it’s a fun thing to do. I plan to be very honest and have fun and hopefully gain inspiration from those that come on the show.”
Returning judge Obi Asika added, “I will be looking for special talents and new faces this year. I’m also excited to work with the rest of the judges this season, and I will be very fair and real to every contestant just like I was last year.”
In the sixth season of Nigerian Idol, Kingdom Kroseide emerged winner after months of intense musical contest involving over 10,000 hopefuls from across the country, and over 16 million votes recorded at the finale.
He won a N30m cash prize and N20m in other prizes.
Headline sponsor of Nigerian Idol season 7 is Bigi Drinks and co-headline sponsor is Binance.
Juju Musician, Dayo Kujore Dies at 63
Veteran Juju musician, Dayo Kujore, has died at the age of 63.
Kujore, who was among the pioneers of the Nigerian styled musical art form is said to have died on Monday, according to his daughter, Dayo Kujore.
Circumstances surrounding the ‘Soko Extra’ crooner’s death are yet to be revealed as a formal announcement is expected to be made by the family.