Brad Pitt reportedly thinks his estranged second wife Angelina Jolie has gone ‘way too far’ with their divorce proceedings stretching into year four.
‘Brad says Angelina has gone way too far this time,’ a source said in the August 31st edition of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.
‘He’s left with no other option but to dig in and fight back – hard.’
On August 10, the 45-year-old actress-humanitarian requested to disqualify Judge John W. Ouderkirk for ‘failing to disclose’ his working relationship with one of the 56-year-old actor-producer’s attorneys.
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Ouderkirk also happens to be the judge who married the Oscar-winning former couple at their French estate Château Miraval in 2014.
‘The individuals hurt most by Jolie’s transparently tactical gambit are the parties’ own children,’ Pitt’s lawyers said in response to Jolie’s filing.
‘They continue to be deprived of a final resolution to these custody issues.’
Brad and Angelina co-parent five children – Pax, 16; Zahara, 15; Shiloh, 14; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12 – while Maddox, 19; studies abroad in South Korea.
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‘Any delay in these proceedings is due to [Pitt’s team’s] zealous attempt to create an unrecognized special exception for their client’s benefit,’ her legal team wrote.
The Ad Astra action star and the One and Only Ivan actress’ custody trial is set to begin in October.
Angelina has reportedly ‘threatened to move their children to Richmond,’ an affluent suburb in Southwest London.
‘She believes [Richmond is] a perfect environment for the kids, from a cultural standpoint and educationally,’ an insider told the Mirror.
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‘One scenario is that she could have the kids a few months at a time in the UK, then they’d be allowed back to see Brad for longer periods.’
However in November, Jolie specifically told Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live.’