Wednesday 15 August 2018

Angelina Jolie 'ordered to allow Brad Pitt to spend more time with their children or risk losing primary custody'

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie before the split (Justin Tallis/PA)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie before the split (Justin Tallis/PA)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Justin Tallis/PA)
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt attends the premiere of Amazon Studios' "The Lost City Of Z" at ArcLight Hollywood on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie with husband Brad and some of their six children.
Brad Pitt; Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the "Unbroken" Los Angeles premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (C) with children (L-R) Pax Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's "Maleficent", starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
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Brad Pitt attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for for J/P HRO Gala)

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Angelina Jolie has reportedly been ordered to allow Brad Pitt to spend more time with their children.

The 43-year-old actress currently has primary custody over the six children - Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - she has with her estranged husband Brad, but according to new court papers, she could lose that custody arrangement the ‘Fight Club’ star doesn’t spend more time with his brood.

According to People, a judge in the couple’s divorce case has determined that the children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and said “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”

The judge also allegedly ordered the ‘Maleficent’ star to arrange a phone call with the children and their doctors to explain that “the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father,” after the 54-year-old actor was accused of child abuse in 2016 - of which he was eventually cleared.

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

In the papers, the court has outlined a summer schedule which details how often Brad should see his brood over the coming months. The schedule involves each child except for Maddox, who is being allowed to make his own choices because he is older.

The ‘Fury’ actor is set to spend time with his kids June 8 to June 17 for four hours per day while he stays in London, where Angelina currently rents a house.

During this time, Brad is required to designate one or two of the children to spend time with at a time, and must spend time with each child at least twice.

Brad then gets custody again for 10 hours per day from June 27 through July 1, before getting all his children for four consecutive days between July 8 and July 14.

Brad Pitt attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for for J/P HRO Gala)
Brad Pitt attends the 7th Annual Sean Penn & Friends HAITI RISING Gala benefiting J/P Haitian Relief Organization on January 6, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for for J/P HRO Gala)

From July 21 through July 29, Brad will then get custody of his brood whilst in California, and the court has put Angelina in charge of making sure they travel to Los Angeles, whilst Brad is responsible for their journey back to London again.

Court papers state: “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt].”

Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet with her children, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, for the film
Executive producer Angelina Jolie arrives on the red carpet with her children, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, for the film "The Breadwinner" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), in Toronto, Canada, September 10, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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