Written by Zoë Holloway, December 8, 2016

Last week, Angelina Jolie filed documents that would make the terms of her temporary custody agreement with Brad Pitt public – and now the actor wants these files private again.

However, the 52-year-old has had his request to have the files sealed rejected by an LA court, as was confirmed by his lawyer Lance Spiegel.

The attorney confirmed to E! news that Brad had moved to keep private all info in regards to the couple’s divorce and custody arrangements of their six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivienne. While his initial request has been denied, the documents could still be made private.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are seen after landing at Los Angeles International Airport with their children, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Knox Jolie-Pitt on February 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

‘The judge did not see Brad’s request as an “emergency action”, but did not deny the request to seal the documents,’ the attorney revealed.

‘Rather, the hearing has been scheduled for January, and Pitt still has a chance to make them private.’

A source close to the actor has since added that, ‘Angelina has consistently made public statements and public filings throughout this process. He has not. All he is saying – and any therapist would agree here – is that he wants to do what is in the best interests of his children, and his entire family, including her, frankly. And that is to keep this private.

‘It is inconceivable why anyone would argue against this being private. What is the argument for having it public? Why would you want any details about this incredibly difficult time to be broadcast to the whole world?’

HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 15:  (L-R) Actor Brad Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the premiere of "Unbroken" at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

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