It has been a complicated legal fight between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. After finalizing their divorce in 2019, the couple is now battling over the custody of their children.
A recently recovered document is revealing that the custody battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has brought their kids in the forefront. Lawyers of the 46-year-old actress filed for a document in December 2020 claiming that three of her six children with Pitt, 57, wanted to testify against him during the proceedings.
The couple are parents to Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. The identities of the children testifying in court are however unknown. Nevertheless, Maddox has already given his testimony.
The document obtained by US Weekly reads “The children whose custody is at issue are old enough to understand what is going on. “
“The trial is necessarily going to impact them emotionally. Three of the children have asked to testify. To make any of the children endure what may be a futile and void proceeding is beyond unjustified. It is cruel.”
The document was filed in an attempt to disqualify Judge John Ouderkerk because of his alleged connections to Pitt’s legal team. As a reason, the children had to be put in the position to want to testify. “Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” the documents filed earlier this year claimed. As per court records, the hearing now falls on July 9.
Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie seems to be reconnecting with an ex-husband.
On Friday, she was photographed visiting Jonny Lee Miller- an ex-husband from two decades ago.
According to The Sun, the friendly exes are back in touch after spending time together with Jolie’s sons Pax, 17, and Knox, 12, during her family’s recent trip to New York.
“On her first evening with Jonny, Angelina only took Knox along, and they got on like a house on fire,” a source claimed to the paper. “Knox is a sweet kid, and I imagine she decided he was the easiest one to begin introductions with.”
The insider further alleged that Jolie later returned to Miller’s apartment with Pax a day after Knox met the actor, 48, so that the he could get to know the “guy she’s always spoken so fondly about.” Adding, “They only hung out for a short while at Jonny’s apartment, but they seemed to get along well.”
Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller go way back to the 90s. The actors first met in 1995 while shooting for “Hackers.” They married in 1996. However, with a busy Hollywood schedule they separated in 1997. Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller officially filed for divorce in early 1999.
Despite their separation, Jolie has been quite fond of Miller over the years. In a 2004 interview with B magazine, she reportedly said divorcing Miller “was probably the dumbest thing I’ve ever done.”
Guess Bennifer aren’t the only ex-reunions this season.