Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Six Kids Could Be The Deciding Factor In Their Ongoing Custody Battle
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are squaring off in court in a few weeks and their children could determine who wins their bitter custody war. Insiders claim that all six of the former couple's children will testify in the custody trial, and Pitt hopes their testimony will prove that he is a fit father.
An inside source revealed that Pitt wanted to settle outside of court instead of dragging things out over the past two years. But with Jolie determined to win primary custody, his only choice is to fight her in court.
The actor hopes that giving his children a voice in the courtroom will sway a judge to his side and give him joint custody over Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox.
"Thankfully, the kids’ testimony about Brad will weigh heavily in the judge’s decision to give Brad custody," the source explained.
Another source told In Touch Weekly that Pitt does not want his children bashing their mom in front of the judge. Instead, the War Machine star wants to show the court that the kids love both of their parents equally. Pitt knows that he will still have to deal with Jolie after the trial, so he doesn't want to burn any bridges in the meantime.
Jolie and Pitt scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 4. It will likely take a few weeks or longer to settle the custody dispute. Once that is over, the two will have to agree to financial terms before they can settle their divorce.
While Pitt waits for the divorce drama to end, he is also fighting Jolie to keep the children over Thanksgiving. The actor then wants to see his kids on his birthday, which is Dec. 18, and on Christmas.
Angelina Jolie has a history of traveling over the holiday season, so Brad Pitt definitely has his work cut out if wants to spend quality time with his children over the next two months.