“It is not over yet,” sources tell Radar. “Angelina doesn’t like to be told ‘no,’ and plans to keep fighting believing that she is protecting her children. The fear is that in the process she will end up destroying herself.”
The private judge hired by the couple made the decision after hearing months of testimony from therapists, child services professionals, and others who have spent extensive time with the children. However, Jolie doesn’t agree with the judge’s decision and isn’t backing down.
“Angelina wants to judge to hear from children themselves. Brad didn’t want to put the children, including the 12-year-old twins, through this,” adds an insider. “All he wants is to spend more time with the kids and start rebuilding the relationships.
Now that the custody order has been significantly modified, he will be able to spend significantly more time with Pax, (17), Zahara, (16), Shiloh, (14), and (12-year-old twins) Vivienne and Knox.”
Their oldest son, Maddox, who is now 19 and legally an adult is not subject to the decision.
“It isn’t joint custody that is the issue for Angie,” adds a pal who won’t say what is.
But friends of Brad’s counter: “If there was a smoking gun we would know about it by now. There isn’t a judge in America that would give more time to Brad if he was dangerous.”
The insider added, “She has been giving the chance to show the evidence and hasn’t been able to because it doesn’t exist. Angie is playing a PR game where leaks and innuendo have worked for her in the past. But this was a legal decision based on hard facts. Angelina might not like it, but that is the truth.”
As Radar first reported, Jolie is currently fighting her ex in appellate court. She believes the judge presiding over their case made numerous errors which resulted in Pitt being awarded joint custody.