Angelina Jolie could be at risk of losing primary physical custody of her children with Brad Pitt if she doesn’t improve their relationship with their father.
In court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge in the couple’s ongoing divorce case said that their six children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” continuing on to say, “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
Jolie and Pitt’s custody dispute has continued for more than 20 months after filing for divorce. The couple has three sons and three daughters, all ages 16 and under. The court order outlined a shared custody schedule, CNN reports, that will have the children split their time between Los Angeles and London this summer, with Jolie continuing to have primary physical custody. Pitt was also granted unrestricted phone access to the children, and the judge also ordered the actress to give her kids cell phones that Pitt can call without Jolie monitoring.
In the court documents, Angelina Jolie was advised by the judge that the custody arrangement could change. “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt].”
“This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children. From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately,” a spokesperson for Jolie told CNN. “It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”