Brad Pitt fires back at Angelina Jolie in new divorce row

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of By the Sea at the 2015 AFI Fest. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the premiere of By the Sea at the 2015 AFI Fest. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

If you thought the drama between the pair once known as Brangelina had died down, think again.

Angelina has fired a fresh salvo in the long and drawn-out divorce from Brad Pitt – and many are saying it was a low blow.

The actress recently tried to get the private judge who’s been overseeing their divorce dismissed, apparently because he had ties to one of Brad’s businesses.

In legal papers filed earlier this month, she asked that Judge John Ouderkirk be removed from their case, claiming he wasn’t “open enough” about other cases he was hired for involving Brad’s attorney, Anne C Kiley.

But the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor was having none it, accusing his ex of trying to stall their divorce proceedings and claiming her actions are only serving to hurt their kids.

In legal documents obtained by People magazine, Brad’s legal team accused Angie of underhand tactics.

“Unfortunately, the individuals hurt most by Jolie's transparently tactical gambit are the parties' own children, who continue to be deprived of a final resolution to these custody issues,” court papers read.

Documents claimed that the Maleficent star had always been aware of the judge’s other cases and “never objected” to them before.

Angie and Brad, who share six kids Maddox (19), Pax (16), Zahara (15), Shiloh (14) and twins Knox and Vivienne (12), have been locked in a long-running legal battle since 2016 when Angie filed for divorce.

Like many other high-profile couples, they hired a private judge to handle their case to keep its filings sealed and not made public.

Meanwhile the actress is also said to be keen to move to the UK with her kids – which would be another blow for Brad.

She apparently has her sights set on the affluent suburb of Richmond in south-west London where she and Brad once lived in 2011.

“She believes Richmond is a perfect environment for the kids, from a cultural standpoint and educationally,” an insider told the Mirror

Angie and Brad, who share six kids Maddox (19), Pa
Angie and Brad share six kids Maddox (19), Pax (16), Zahara (15), Shiloh (14) and twins Knox and Vivienne (12). (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

The star has spoken openly in the past about giving her kids, who are currently based in Los Angeles where they divide their time between her and Brad’s homes, a global upbringing.

“I enjoy being out of my element. I want the children to grow up in the world, not just learning about it but living it, having friends around the world.”

Sources: foxnews.com, mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

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