ANGELINA Jolie is said to be furious over the recent development in the custody battle between her and ex Brad Pitt, with sources saying she “will never forgive” him.
The mom-of-six has blasted the temporary ruling issued by a judge on May 13, which gives the former duo shared custody of their children, except for Maddox, who is 19 and no longer a minor.
Angelina, 45, and Brad, 57, have been at war since their 2016 divorce, with the actress bidding to retain custody of their children amid allegations Brad was abusive to their then 15-year-old son Maddox during a private jet flight from France to the US.
Last month a judge handed Brad a major victory in their dispute, agreeing to give him 50/50 custody of their children after she blocked access.
Angelina and Brad share six children -Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12.
While Pitt is thrilled by the decision, a source close to the drama has revealed the Tomb Raider star is “bitterly disappointed.”
Speaking to Us Weekly, the insider said: “She will never forgive him. She maintains it’s far from over and still believes that justice will prevail.”
In regards to the ruling, the source added: “Angelina’s testimony lacked credibility. The decision was based on extensive testimonies from people who spent time with the kids and by highly respected professionals.”
Following years of acrimony, Judge Ouderkirk ruled that he did not believe the allegations about Brad’s behaviour and ordered him to be given access again — split 50/50 with his ex.
The ruling followed almost five years of the Oscar-winner attempting to win equal rights to their six children.
The case saw months of witness testimony, including from child services experts and therapists.
A source close to Brad revealed the actor was "delighted" with the decision.
“Needless to say he’s delighted about the overall verdict though, and can’t wait to make up for lost time with the kids," the insider revealed.
“Brad has a lot of exciting stuff he wants to plan, like visits to see his family in the Missouri and trips with the kids to his beach house near Santa Barbara," the source said.
"He’s excited to have a July 4 celebration with them and hopes to take them abroad on a big summer vacation when it’s safe to travel.
“Until now it’s been difficult to have extended time away with the kids because Angie needed them back at her place at the earliest opportunity.
“Now though, Brad will be able to enjoy a lot more quality time with them and more weekends and overnights.
“There will be sensitivities and some awkwardness to adapt to as they figure out a new routine, he accepts that, and it saddens him that Maddox has no interest in seeing him out of loyalty to his mom.
“Brad has an extremely close bond with Shiloh and the twins though, and he hopes to spend more time with Zahara now, as well as Pax if he’s open to it."
The former couple have not reached a settlement on how to split their multi-million dollar fortunes or the custody of their five underage kids.
Us Weekly previously reported that Maddox appeared to take Angelina's side as he spoke during their lengthy custody battle.
Legal experts believe that the legal battle may go on for the next six years.
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