The nasty custody battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues, despite reports that the two were trying to work things out for the sake of their six children. A new report claims that the Oscar-winning actress continues to be “extremely hard to deal with,” and she isn’t strictly adhering to the judge’s June ruling.
Earlier this summer, the judge in Jolie and Pitt’s custody case told the Maleficent star that she needed to help improve the children’s relationship with their father. That included allowing Pitt to have access to all of their phone numbers and being able to call and text them whenever he wanted without Jolie monitoring the communication.
‘Over the last few years the courts over here and there have recognised what they call the ‘creeping alienation syndrome’, where one parent can try to eradicate the parent from the children’s lives. So they’re starting to recognise that can be harmful.’ https://t.co/qly0lqRfPU
— Simon Thorne (@simonthorne01) October 6, 2018
He also imposed a strict visitation schedule during the summer that allowed Pitt more time with the six Jolie-Pitt kids — Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Vivienne, 10, and Knox, 10 — even though Jolie was filming in London. And, the judge told Jolie that she could be in danger of losing custody of the kids if she interfered with the schedule.
But, Us Weekly is reporting that Jolie could be living up to earlier allegations that she is “crazy and manipulative,” and determined to embarrass and punish Pitt. After two years of fighting over custody and a divorce settlement, Jolie continues to be “out for blood.”
An insider claims that she is also interfering with her estranged husband’s custodial time with the kids, and there have been several occasions where the kids have been late, and Pitt can’t reach anyone to get answers.
Pitt and Jolie split in September 2016 after a ten-year relationship that included two years of marriage. At the time, the actress, director, and humanitarian accused Pitt of having a drinking problem and said he had been abusive towards the children. Apparently, Pitt and his oldest son Maddox got into an altercation of some kind during a flight on a private plane from Europe to California.
However, after multiple agencies (including the FBI) investigated the allegations, charges were never brought against the Fight Club star, and he was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Have Recently Had Secret Face-to-Face Meetings https://t.co/ZfWEINF7Nm
— U Lay (@ULay91882420) September 29, 2018
Pitt did admit in May of last year that he had come to terms with his habit of relying on alcohol and marijuana to “run from his feelings.” He said that his breakup with Jolie had left him in an unraveled life, and he was trying to figure out how to mend it back together.
In recent interviews, Jolie has started to make indirect digs at Pitt, and in response to a feminism question, the 43-year-old said that it is not said enough how much women need the men in their lives to be strong, capable, and the best they can be.
One source close to Angelina Jolie says that the actress is not trying to hurt Brad Pitt’s relationship with the kids, and instead, she is focused on healing her family.