Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s child custody battle is one of the most extensive custody battles in Hollywood's history.
The ongoing legal battle between one of Hollywood’s most famous ex-couple is set to begin in the coming week.
After the two got divorced back in 2016 due to irreconcilable differences, Brad and Angelina have barely communicated with each other. This has also seen the relationship of Brad’s children with Angelina destroyed.
In 2018, Academy award-winning actress Angelina Jolie filed for full custody of their six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12.
This was, of course, contested immediately by Brad Pitt, citing that he was a capable father to parent their six children. During this time, Maddox was still underage, having no say in the situation.
Currently, Maddox is of legal age now and can consent to who he wants to parent him and he has chosen his adoptive mother, Angelina. Brad is now fighting for his custody rights for his five kids.
Angelina Jolie has called on seven witnesses, including her and Brad, for the custody battle, while Brad has called on over 21 witnesses.
According to sources close to Angelina, the unbelievable number of Brad’s witnesses is to prove to the presiding judge of the custody battle that he is a competent father.
Right now, Angelina has the bulk of the time when it comes to their six children. The previous judge who presided over the custody awarded the actress the longer hours to Angelina.
Brad Pitt was left with minimum hours and not even an allowed overnight stay.
Now, it seems that Brad’s newest relationship with the German model Nicole Poturalski will also prove to be difficult for the custody battle as this is considered a non-serious take on a serious matter.
Pitt also brought his new girlfriend to the South of France, which has enraged Angelina Jolie after learning that he brought the model to Chateau Miraval, the chateau where they got married.
The 56-year-old actor is asking for 50/50 custody of their five children but does not want to settle with Angelina if she decides to move to the UK, which the actress has expressed as her plan.
The rift between the two has also cost the children their relationship with their grandparents. According to insiders, the children are very close to Brad’s parents, but they have barely seen their grandparents due to the bloody battle between their parents.