Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt back in court fighting over child custody as mother seeks evaluation for 5 kids
In 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt alleging that he threatened to attack their oldest son Maddox when the actor was in an intoxicated state. Shortly after that, the actor confirmed that he had been struggling with alcohol addiction for years.
Now, Jolie has filed a child custody evaluation for five kids — custody of Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox — against Brad Pitt in Los Angeles on March 3. Their oldest son Maddox is 18 and lives in South Korea, studying in a university.
Usually, a child custody evaluation is filed in a case where there are concerns about different types of abuse and mental health problems. In such cases, a judge usually digs deeper into the parents' history of abuse, mental health and parenting practices before a custody agreement is ruled out.
The Blast confirmed earlier this week that Jolie and Pitt's custody case is back in court, but since the actress requested to keep details under wraps, further negotiations will continue to move forward in private. This means that there is no scope to have access to the filing even in the future.
When speaking with The New York Times, Pitt said that he refrained from alcohol after what happened between him and his son while they were on a plane. He also revealed that he had been attending AA meetings for a year and a half.
"I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges. You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself," he said.
The actress intends to live abroad. "I would love to live abroad and will do as soon as my children are 18. Right now I'm having to base where their father chooses to live."