Angelina Jolie isn’t happy with the court’s choice to grant Brad Pitt joint custody of their kids, an insider uncovers only in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Jolie is “bitterly disappointed” after Judge John Ouderkirk ruled in favor of her ex-husband, earlier this month. “Angelina’s testimony lacked credibility,” the source adds. “The decision was based on extensive testimonies from people who spent time with the kids and by highly respected professionals.”
On May 13, the judge issued a temporary ruling giving the duo shared custody of the children excluding Maddox, who is no longer a minor. Pitt was “delighted” by the decision, the insider says, but Jolie is already planning her next move.
“She will never forgive him,” the source says, adding that she will use “everything she’s got” to appeal the arrangement. “She maintains it’s far from over and still believes that justice will prevail.”
The special envoy to the United Nations previously attempted to remove Ouderkirk from the case, claiming in August 2020 that the judge did not disclose “on-going business and professional relationships” with Pitt and his legal team. In May, she also claimed that the judge had refused to let her children testify.
“Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” the actress’ team alleged in court documents filed on May 24.
In March, а source told Us that Maddox had testified аgаinst his father and said it “wasn’t very flattering toward” the Moneybаll аctor. “He doesn’t use Pitt as his last name on documents that aren’t legal and instead uses Jolie,” the insider added. “Maddox wants to legally change his last name to Jolie, which Angelina has said she doesn’t support.”
Given that the current ruling is only provisional, Pitt knows that his ex-wife will try to appeal the decision, “but he has stopped letting her make the decisions,” adds the first source. He wishes Angie no harm. Her door is open if she wants to be courteous. “
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who got engaged in 2012 and married two years later, have been fighting in court since their separation in September 2016.
They share six children: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. Maddox isn’t minor and against his father.