Not over. Angelina Jolie’s reaction to Brad Pitt’s custody decision suggests she didn’t expect the judge to rule in her ex-husband’s favor.
Judge John Ouderkirk ruled in May 2021 to grant Pitt joint custody in his and Jolie’s five-year custody battle for their six children: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne. 12. The former couple, who got engaged in 2012 and married in 2014, have been on trial for custody of their children since they separated in September 2016.
A source told Us Weekly on Tuesday June 2nd that Jolie was “sorely disappointed” with the judge’s decision and that Pitt “will never forgive” the way their relationship turned out. “Angelina’s statement was not credible,” the insider said. “The decision is based on extensive testimony from people who have spent time with the children and from highly respected professionals.”
The insider continued, “She will never forgive him.” The source also noted that Jolie plans to use “everything she has” to appeal the decision. “She claims it is far from over and still believes that justice will prevail,” the source said.
Prior to the ruling, Jolie attempted to remove Ouderkirk from the case, claiming in August 2020 that the judge had failed to disclose “ongoing business and professional relationships” with Pitt and his legal team. In May 2021, she also alleged the judge refused to allow her and Pitt’s children to testify, which harmed her case. “Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial and falsely excluded her evidence relevant to the health, safety and well-being of the children, evidence that is crucial to the establishment of her case,” Jolie’s legal team said loudly on Jan. May documents submitted.
In March 2021, Maddox, Pitt and Jolie’s only child over the age of 18, testified against his father. A source told Us Weekly at the time that Maddox’s statement was “not very flattering” to his father. “He’s not using Pitt as his last name in documents that aren’t legal, he’s using Jolie instead,” the insider said. “Maddox wants to legally change his last name to Jolie, which Angelina says she doesn’t support.”
As for Pitt’s response to the custody decision, the Us Weekly source claims that the “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” actor knows that Jolie will attempt to appeal the verdict. “But he’s fed up with letting them rule,” said the insider. “He doesn’t wish Angie any harm. His door is open if she wants to be polite. “
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