Brad Pitt has much to celebrate. Almost five years after the start of the divorce proceedings initiated by Angelina Jolie, a judge ruled in favor of the actor who wanted more than anything to be reunited with his children, from whom he was more or less dismissed over the course of his separation from the actress. This Wednesday, May 26, the American site TMZ, judge John Ouderkirk granted shared custody to Brad Pitt. In 2018, the ex-spouses had reached a temporary agreement for the custody of their children but were still struggling to find a long-term organization. The 57-year-old actor will be able to reconnect with five of his six children because Maddox Jolie-Pitt is not affected by this decision.
At 19, he is considered to have reached the age of majority and therefore cannot be forced into contact with his famous father. It must be said that the links between the star and her eldest son are not in good shape. Maddox Jolie-Pitt has, in fact, already testified against his own father in the context of the conflict over custody. “Maddox has already testified as an adult in the ongoing custody dispute and it was not very flattering for Brad,” said a source close to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in March 2021 in the columns from Us Weekly. A conflictual relationship would have formed between the father and his son. The young man would even like to change his name.
Brad Pitt is accused of violence
Maddox Jolie-Pitt spoke of an altercation that allegedly occurred in 2016, during his testimony, during which Brad Pitt would have become physically and verbally violent. Allegations echoing those of his mother. Because, as a reminder, Angelina Jolie accused her ex-husband of domestic violence against him, but also towards their children. The date of these alleged facts has never been revealed but, for someone close to Brad Pitt, it is nothing more or less than a gratuitous attack to injure the comedian of Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood . Regardless, the decision of Judge John Ouderkirk (whom the Lara Croft star wanted revoked) can still be challenged.
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