The custody battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is on the verge of getting ugly, and their six kids are getting caught in the middle.
Angelina is reportedly very angry because Brad refused to let two of the couple’s six children appear in her new movie Maleficent 2. This decision has left her pretty upset as the couple’s younger daughter, Vivienne, appeared in the first movie.
According to the Daily Mail, Angelina wanted 12-year-old daughter Shiloh and 9-year-old son Knox to appear in Maleficent sequel, which she is currently filming in London, the same way Vivienne, Knox’s twin sister, appeared in the 2014 original Disney movie.
Angelina is currently in the UK filming the new movie with Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer, and wanted her children to be a part of the cast. However, Brad forbade the children to appear in the film.
A source close to the couple told 'He refuses to sign off her plan to include Shiloh and Knox in Maleficent 2.' The insider added, 'The kids are being used as pawns.'
Angelina and Brad share six children together, Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox, and custody of the kids has become a hot-button issue since the couple announced their separation.
The former couple, who had been together since they met on the set of the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith, shockingly ended their 11-year relationship in September 2016. Jolie stunned everyone when she filed for divorce and requested primary custody of her children.
However, Angelina was recently court-ordered to give Brad more time with their children after a judge with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County determined that it would be “harmful” to the kids to not have a relationship with their father.
The judge ruled that Maddox is old enough to decide how much time he wants to spend with his father. As for their other five kids, they should abide by a strict visitation schedule.
Jolie must also give her ex “each of the minor children’s personal cell phone numbers so that [he] may text them,” and she cannot monitor the messages. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa.