Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are starring in the most complicated divorce in Hollywood, which is also on the road to becoming the longest. The legal process began in 2016 and in this time each of them has spent a million dollars, according to information provided by divorce attorney Kelly Chang Rickert at Daily Mail. The couple in the past, known as Brangelina, have been mired in a fight in court since Jolie started it arguing irreconcilable differences with Pitt. Actors. in addition, they hired a private judge, who charges between $ 900 and $ 1,000 per hour. Brad seeks 50% custody of his five minor children and Jolie wants to retain full physical custody. The couple’s youngest children, twins Knox and Vivienne, are 12 years old, so the custody battle could last another six years until they come of age at 18. The couple who for years was one of Hollywood’s most admired women are already legally divorced but have not resolved their children.
Jolie recently sold a painting by Winston Churchill that Brad gave her at a London auction for $ 11.5 million to finance the long-term battle ahead with the actor. Kelly Chang Rickert explained: “ I think this could turn out to be one of the costliest divorce cases in Hollywood history in terms of legal fees. ”
The last chapter of this battle was fought on March 22 when it was learned that Angelina Jolie accused Brad Pitt of alleged abuse. On March 12, Jolie, 45, presented court documents indicating that she and her children were willing to offer testimony and evidence of their accusations against Pitt, 57. The court documents, in this case, are private but they were leaked to the celebrity portal The Blast.
A spokesman for the actor has told several US media that Pitt is “heartbroken” that Jolie has taken that path: “He has taken responsibility for his actions and his past problems: he has stopped drinking. The marriage was very passionate and toxic at times and, like all couples, they had fights, but they also shared many good times together. Pitt was never arrested or charged with any crime during his marriage to Jolie, nor were there any police reports of allegations of spousal abuse. There was a widely publicized incident aboard a private plane in which he was traveling with his family, but he was never charged. Two versions of this event have transpired. The first one refers to Maddox, who was then 15 years old, interposed between his parents in defense of his mother when they began to argue as the plane took off. This would have infuriated Pitt, who lashed out at his son. At that moment, Jolie tried to block the onslaught, apparently unsuccessful. The second version, on the other hand, says that the artist’s attack of rage occurred as a result of Maddox’s behavior on the aircraft and that he hit him but without intention. None of those affected has denied this event despite the passing of the years.
Maddox has already declared a few days ago before the judge to give his version of events. His testimony has not transcended but everything indicates that it has been in favor of the actress’s thesis. The young man is very close to Jolie, whom on more than one occasion he has defined as “an excellent mother”.