Angelina Jolie is being reprimanded by the courts for not allowing Brad Pitt to foster a relationship with their children, according to multiple media reports. She needs to abide by a new summer schedule the exes worked out for their six kids or else she risks losing custody.
According to Us Weekly and The Blast, the LA County Superior Court determined that “not having a relationship with their father” would be “harmful” to Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 9.
The recent ruling made it a point to mention that the kids “are safe with their father,” and that it is “critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship” with both of their parents. The court ordered Jolie give Pitt “each of the minor children’s personal cellphone numbers so that [he] may text them."
Reports also say that the “Maleficent” actress, 53, and Pitt, 54 were ordered to meet with their children and two psychologists “to explain the summer schedule,” while granting Pitt physical custody of their children for four hours a day from June 8 to July 17 in London where Jolie rents a home.
However, the ex-couple’s eldest son Maddox is permitted to spend as much time with either parent as he wants. Since he is 16, the court deemed him old enough to decide for himself.
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Jolie's team fired back after news of the new arrangement made headlines.
“This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children," said a spokesperson for Angelina Jolie. "From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately. It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”
Jolie and Pitt now have an agreement in place that seems fair to the “Moneyball” actor, a source told Fox News.
“Brad has always stayed the course and respected the court when it came to the children," a source close to the actor told Fox News. “Although he isn’t seen with the kids, he spends ample time with them.”
And, while Jolie has never been shy about the public time she has spent with their children, Pitt opted to fly under the radar, the source added.
“Brad is really mindful of the privacy the kids need to have and never saw it beneficial to parade them around everywhere, the source continued. “He is a father first, and hopes the court’s decision will allow him to be on more amicable terms with Angie. Brad loves that he can see his children without many restrictions, and only wants to make sure they’re taken care of and live a life where both parents are readily available.”