A source has claimed Angelina Jolie will “never forgive” her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, after a judge awarded the former couple joint custody of their children last week.
The bitter divorce and custody battle between actors Angelina Jolie, 45, and Brad Pitt, 57, has been going on for some five years.
Jolie has been fighting in court to get sole custody of their children, which she reportedly believed was best for their wellbeing, but last week Judge John Ouderkirk made the decision to grant joint custody to Jolie and Pitt.
The divorced couple share six children — Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and Knox and Vivienne, 12.
This week, reports surfaced saying that Angelina Jolie was “bitterly disappointed” with the outcome and intended to keep fighting to appeal the decision.
The court ruled that all their children — except Maddox, who is now an adult — will be under the joint custody of Pitt and Jolie.
However, Jolie believes “justice will prevail” and that the legal battle with her ex-husband is “far from over,” according to the source, who said she will give everything she has to overrule the decision.
The person said: “She will never forgive him… She maintains it’s far from over and still believes that justice will prevail.” Jolie has decided to give “everything she’s got” to appeal the decision in court.
The main issue for Angelina Jolie was that her children were not allowed to testify in court, sources say, particularly amid allegations of domestic abuse.
It is believed that Angelina Jolie objects to the “lack of care” shown to her family and did not think that the “full set of issues” affecting them were taken into consideration.
After the custody agreement was revealed to the media, a source close of the actress and humanitarian spoke to Page Six and slammed Brad Pitt for gloating and made some wild accusations.
The court took into account the full set of issues that affect her family. The family friend revealed: “The custody schedule was always determined by the court. It’s sad that Brad’s people are gloating about a potential win when beating a system that exists to protect families and children from issues that harm their wellbeing is not something to brag about.”
The person went on to say: “The heart of this dispute has not been about keeping the children apart from their father; it’s been Angelina asking for care for her family,’ they continued. ‘Her motivations have never been to deny the children a relationship with their father.”
Judge Ouderkirk — who officiated the wedding of Jolie and Pitt in 2014 — had reportedly spent hours hearing from a range of experts, including child service professionals who had spoken with their children.
Sources have said it is not Jolie’s intention to prevent Brad Pitt from spending time with his children or having a relationship with them.
Last year, Jolie filed an appeal to have Judge Ouderkirk taken off the case due to his business interests with Pitt, which had not been disclosed initially.