It Looks Like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Custody Battle Is Getting Ugly…Again

Starr Bowenbank
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Photo credit: Fred Duval - Getty Images
Photo credit: Fred Duval - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

  • Angelina Jolie recently requested that the judge on her and Brad Pitt’s custody case be removed.

  • The judge allegedly has a personal connection with Brad’s lawyer, which was undisclosed.

  • Reports say Brad is now upset Angelina is holding up their custody battle.

Just when we thought things between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were going well—and hot on the heels of them willingly spending time at each other’s homes—things have gone back to being complicated. Last week, Angelina requested to disqualify the judge on their custody trial due to an allegedly undisclosed connection with Brad’s lawyer. Now, sources close to Brad are saying he’s furious with Angelina for holding up progress.

According to an Us Weekly source, “Brad says Angelina has gone way too far this time.…He’s left with no other option but to dig in and fight back—hard.” In response to Angelina’s request for a new judge, Brad’s lawyers issued a response basically saying that she’s hurting their six kids—Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox—by making things difficult. “The individuals hurt most by Jolie’s transparently tactical gambit are the parties’ own children, who continue to be deprived of a final resolution to these custody issues,” the statement read.

Photo credit: Fred Duval - Getty Images
Photo credit: Fred Duval - Getty Images

After catching wind of Brad’s lawyer’s statement, Angelina’s lawyers replied in a statement to Us, saying, “Any delay in these proceedings is due to [Pitt’s team’s] zealous attempt to create an unrecognized special exception for their client’s benefit.” Ooooof.

Who knows what’s going to happen from here, but if these statements are any indication, things may, unfortunately, have to get a little worse before they get better. 😔

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