Brad Pitt wins joint custody of kids with Angelina Jolie
Former Hollywood power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s long-lasting custody battle finally drew to an end on Wednesday, with the court’s verdict standing in favour of Pitt. The Troy star has been granted joint custody of his and Jolie’s children, reported Page Six. The Oscar winner, 57, has been fighting his ex-wife, 46, through the courts for nearly five years for equal rights to their six kids.
However, reports suggest Jolie is allegedly unhappy with the decision. An insider noted that it was a “tentative decision,” adding that the Maleficent star is not stepping down yet and wishes to continue her legal fight.
Judge John Ouderkirk, the private judge hired by Jolie and Pitt to oversee the case, made his decision after months of witness testimony, including child services professionals who interviewed the former couple’s children and others who have been around the family. “There was a significant change made in the custody agreements based on an extremely detailed decision made by the judge,” revealed the source, adding, “Brad was just trying to have more time with his kids — and it has been clear that Angie has done everything possible to prevent this.”
The insider continued, “This trial lasted for several months and there were a ton of witnesses, experts, therapists and other people who have been with the kids and around them, and the decision was based on this.” While joint custody is not the issue that Jolie objects to, the source disclosed she has “other issues of concern, but the court proceedings are now closed and sealed.” Jolie and Pitt’s children include Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Maddox, and twins, Vivienne and Knox.
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