Angelina Jolie is more than Okay with keeping her and Brad Pitt’s ugly divorce and battle for custody under the spotlight, while he is desperately trying to have their dirty laundry away from prying eyes.
Brad Pitt had his team of lawyers request for a seal on official documents containing details on their lawful battle over the custody of their six children, Maddox, 15; Zahara, 11; Pax, 13; Shiloh, 10; and 8-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox.
The documents that show his futile try to cover up the ugly divorce details have been ironically made public.
Brad Pitt’s declaration in the court claims that Angelina “and I have been unable to agree on a custody schedule and I intend to file a Request for Orders to establish a schedule unless an agreement is reached.”
The father of six shared his deep concern for the mental health problems that may be caused to their children by the trial processions and media attention to the case. “I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children’s privacy rights.”
“In order to protect our children from irreparable damage, I am respectfully requesting that all custody-related pleadings be sealed,” Pitt pleaded in court.
Sadly for the 52 year old actor, his request was denied because, as the judge explained, he is requesting to “specifically identify the documents to be sealed.”
However, the decision of the court is only temporary and his legal request is reasonable enough to be possibly reconsidered at a later date. “The Court recognizes the privacy rights of the minor children and will be guided by what is in the minor children’s best interests.”
Is the war between the two Hollywood titans ever going to stop? – If not because of mutual respect, at least for the sake of their children.