According to a new report from The Blast, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie need more time to iron out their legal squabbles. It was revealed by the publication that Jolie filed a motion to extend the appointment of the private judge dealing with their custody battle.
The Blast reported – made possible through the acquisition of the Los Angeles County Superior Court documents – that Judge Ouderkirk will remain on the case until the 31st of December, 2019, rather than the 30th of June.
The 43-year-old, Jolie, in the documents, said she wanted Ouderkirk to look at the pre-trial motions as well as the requests. She also wants the judge to oversee the potential custody trial which will be private.
As it was previously reported, the Maleficent alum filed for divorce from the 54-year-old actor, Brad, back in September of 2016 after being married for approximately two years of marriage and twelve years as a couple.
They have several adopted children, Vivienne, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara, Pax, and Maddox, who are 10, 12, 13, 14, and 17, respectively. Jolie wants physical custody of the children while Brad wants joint custody.
Previously, Jolie and Pitt were supposed to be in court on the 4th of December to deal with their issues, but a source who spoke with Us Weekly claims they will postpone the trial.
Recently, Brad supposedly pleaded with the actress to settle of court, reports Us Weekly. The star told the source that he was hoping to persuade her to end it amicably, but Jolie wasn’t interested.
An insider added that Jolie was continuing to work on making things work with Brad, hoping he can, at some point, get back together with his kids. However, another insider had the opposite side of the story: “Angelina doesn’t want Brad to see the kids. That’s why she’s trying to get full custody. She’s mad.”
Things went sour when Brad and one of the boys of the family got into an altercation on a private jet. Once the media got their hands on the report, their relationship quickly fell apart. It isn’t known precisely what occurred on the plane that day.