Sources told the publication that they saw it as an important step as it let them "get on with their lives" and break away from each other, emotionally.
The judge told her at the time: "If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt]".
On Thursday, they went to the MoMA for the opening night screening of Prune Nourry's documentary, Serendipity.More news: SpaceX lands NASA launch for 'Armageddon'-style Earth defense probe
Angelina Jolie poses with her children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at the premiere for the movie Dumbo in Los Angeles. They are said to have gone to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where they saw Hamilton.
In March it was claimed by PageSix that the pair had requested a court to make them legally single again even though their divorce is yet to be finalised.
Her decision triggered a bitter custody dispute during which Pitt was investigated and cleared of child abuse, and both sides accused each other of trying to manipulate media coverage in their favor.More news: Falcon Heavy Launch Lofts Arabsat-6A and Achieves Historic Triple Rocket Landing
Brad and Angie announced their separation in 2016, however a lengthy legal battle concerning the custody of their children has meant that negotiations have gone on a lot longer than first anticipated.
The former couple are biological parents to children Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10, along with Angelina's three adopted kids Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, and Zahara, 14.
Pitt was previously married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005.More news: Recalled pre-cut melon sickens 93 people in salmonella outbreak
In 2014 they married in a small ceremony at their chateau in the South of France.