After meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were considered the Hollywood couple. Since divorce negotiations began between Brangelina and Roberto, it has been non-stop drama between the two.
The drama seems to be not letting up anytime soon, as the reason for Jolie's alleged continued court battle with her ex was revealed. The divorce between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has been going on for six years now. Nonetheless, the ex-couple has not yet decided on custody agreements in their divorce.
Their six children are currently under Jolie's sole custody while Pitt has visitation rights. How can she still be battling her ex-husband in court? Sources familiar with the legal dispute told another source their side of the story.
The Brangelinas have six children together. Maddox is currently studying biochemistry at Yonsei University, Pax is still in school, Zahara will be attending college in the fall, and Shiloh (16), who made a viral dance video set to Doja Cat’s “Vegas,” and Vivienne and Knox, 14, who are twins.
In addition, Pitt's lawyers reportedly believed Jolie's attorneys attempted to contact court-approved child psychologist Stan Katz because the 47-year-old believed the doctor would favor Pitt in getting 50/50 custody of their two children.
In response to a file submitted to the Superior Court of California, the California Attorney General's office is investigating this child psychologist on a non-criminal basis. In Katz's 30-year career, he has not had any complaints about Jolie, according to a source close to the Bullet Train actor.
According to one insider, the Maleficent star had nothing to do with the investigation; however, another highly-placed legal insider felt they could have filed a complaint together. It's not Brad Pitt, according to a friend of his. The direction of this investigation is unknown.
58-year-old actor John Ouderkirk was disqualified in May 2021 for not hearing Jolie's side of the case, which related to allegations Pitt had been violent toward at least one of his kids in the past when his ex-wife was granted joint custody of his minor children. Pitt and Maddox allegedly had a private-jet altercation in 2016 that Jolie was not charged for and she sued the FBI under the name Jane Doe.
With the two exes still fighting it out over custody, the two were back at square one. He still gets to see his kids, but he's only granted visitation rights as he's still "riding it out" as the Best Support Actor nominee is reportedly still in contact with them.
The vineyard is another reason why this ex-couple is at odds with one another, other than their children. An Angelina Jolie friend believes Angelina Jolie sold her Chateau Miraval vineyard to Yuri Shefler, the founder of Stoli Vodka, who she didn't want.
The Fight Club actor said he and Jolie agreed to never sell their shares without each other's consent in the past. According to a Hollywood friend, Pitt invested all of his revenue into the vineyard and Miraval studios, which he intended to revitalize for his new role as an executive at a recording studio.
A subpoena was also sent to Pitt by Jolie's lawyers by process servers at the SAG Awards in February to catch him off guard. The event was not attended by him. A source in the know believes this is another instance of Jolie making a public spectacle. An industry friend of Pitt said he is not dating anyone exclusively and is focusing his time on art, architecture, being with friends, and promoting his movie Bullet Train, which is scheduled to come out in 2022.
The actor will also star in the upcoming film Babylon directed by La La Land's Damien Chazelle, which will be streamed on Apple TV+. As part of her upcoming movie project, Angelina Jolie will star in and produce the movie based on Jame Scott's novel The Kept. It would be great if these two actors could come to a standstill sooner rather than later.