New court documents obtained by The Blast state that the judge in Jolie's divorce proceedings with Brad Pitt is stepping in to make it clear that the former couple's kids need to have a relationship with their dad, as "not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them". Pitt will have custody again from August 11 until the next scheduled court hearing on August 13.
The arrangement kicked off on June 8, with Pitt granted access to the kids for four hours per day as he visits them in London, where Jolie is now filming Maleficent 2.
Because Maddox is older, he will get to decide how much time he spends with his father.
According to The Blast, a judge ruled that if she doesn't help fix her children's relationship with her ex, she could lose primary custody.
The Maleficent star is not to read any text messages between the children and their father, or secretly monitor calls.
- Through July 17, Pitt is expected to be able to spend varying amounts of time each day with the children and over consecutive days while visiting them in London, where Jolie has a house and is filming the sequel to her blockbuster film "Maleficent". "It is hard for her to be away from the kids, but she is working a lot this summer too, so she has no choice but to go along with the judge's orders and have faith that the kids time with Brad will be safe and good for them". Pitt will choose one or two of the minor children to see at a time and during this period, he gets to spend time with each child at least twice.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach
Contentious: Jolie and Pitt split in 2016 amid allegations of child abuse against Pitt during an incident aboard a private plane.
The couple initially separated in a nasty, high-profile breakup in September 2016. The court also said that a child therapist will be present, either for the visits themselves or to check in with the children after the visits.
Brad Pitt scored a major victory with respect to temporary custody of his kids with Angelina Jolie - and the court issued the actress a stern warning. Jolie is responsible for the children traveling to Los Angeles and Pitt for returning them to London.
While in the care of Pitt, Jolie is only allowed to call the kids one time per day at a time agreed on in advance by both parents.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 15th annual AFI Awards Luncheon at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 9, 2015.