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Angelina Jolie Steps Out For Victory Lap With Children In Paris After Major Win In Custody Battle Against Ex Brad Pitt

Jul. 24 2021, Published 10:59 a.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie couldn't wait to step out into the spotlight, taking a victory lap after her major win in court against Brad Pitt.

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The 46-year-old actress may be more than 5,000 miles away and on another continent, but she didn't try to hide just hours after it was revealed the judge in their nasty custody battle was thrown off the case on Friday.

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Angelina has been in Paris, France all week with three of their children -- Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, and Shiloh, 15.

On Friday, a California appeals court disqualified the judge used in the estranged couple's nasty divorce case, finding he failed to disclose his ties to Pitt's attorneys.

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The 2nd District Court of Appeal agreed with Jolie that Judge John W. Ouderkirk did not reveal his business relationships with her ex's legal team and kicked him off the case.

This is the same judge who granted Pitt joint custody of their five minor children -- Maddox stands as an adult at 19 years old.

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Now that Ouderkirk is off the case, his decision for joint custody could get thrown out, -- which means Angelina and Pitt might be starting over in their battle over the kids.

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The news proves a major victory for the Maleficent actress.

Angelina looked chic in a tan trench coat, making her debut with her children following the news.

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Paparazzi have been swarming the building where Angelina and her kids have been staying all week. The actress appeared to be in good spirits for the first time as she greeted the shutterbugs and spoke to the hotel staff.

As Radar reported, Angelina was pissed when the judge granted Pitt joint custody and vowed to fight -- but she's not the only one willing to go to battle.

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Despite Ouderkirk being kicked off the case, Pitt's legal team tells us "the facts haven't changed."

“The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue," a spokesperson for Pitt tells Radar.

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"The facts haven’t changed. There is an extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the judge—and the many experts who testified—to reach their clear conclusion about what is in the children’s best interests," they continued.

Making it clear Pitt is ready to fight for the kids he shares with Angelina, the statement ends with one powerful note.

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"We will continue to do what’s necessary legally based on the detailed findings of what’s best for the children," the statement concluded.

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