Brad Pitt has been awarded more time with his children amid his ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
According to a source for People magazine, Judge John Ouderkirk has tentatively granted Pitt more custody over five of the couple’s six children: Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, who turn 13 this summer. Jolie’s eldest adopted child, Maddox, 19, is no longer part of the custody case because he is now a legal adult.
“A few weeks ago, the judge’s decision came down after a months long trial,” the source said. “Brad has been awarded significantly more time with the kids. He had had very limited time before.” The decision was reportedly based on testimony from “witnesses, experts, people who have been with the kids,” though the couple’s children have not been called to testify themselves.
It’s unclear if the latest decision is legally binding. But People‘s source said that Pitt “has always wanted what is best for the kids, and to spend time with them.”
Jolie is reportedly not thrilled with the latest court decision and on Monday filed a complaint to California’s Second District Court of Appeal over the ruling. She also previously attempted to remove the judge overseeing the divorce case.
“Joint custody is not the issue that Angelina objects to,” a source close to the actress revealed to People. “There were other issues of concern, but the court proceedings are closed and sealed.”
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