Angelina Jolie Did NOT “Hand Over” Kids To Brad Pitt, Despite Report
The new cover of Life & Style, published on Wednesday, blares, “Brad Wins! Angelina Hands Over The Kids.” This is even touted as “breaking news.” Those lines are seemingly meant to imply Pitt has suddenly won custody of their children, and Jolie has passed the six minors on to his care.
This is not the case. It’s only inside the issue that it becomes clear the magazine is only referring to the temporary custody agreement that’s actually been in place for months. When the publication says in its story that “Angie is being forced to hand over the kids to Brad,” all it really means is the actor is continuing to get visitation.
There was no “huge victory,” as the outlet wrongly claims. Still, it’s asserted, “Brad is going to get his visitation much more regularly now. She has lost in the court of public opinion and will have to hand over the kids to him and stop playing games.” Of course, the “court of public opinion” has no bearing on whether Pitt sees the children, or how often.
As Gossip Cop has reported, this is all determined based on therapists’ recommendations. And despite the publication trying to make it seem like there’s been a game-changing development, nothing of the sort has taken place. For now, Jolie still has primary custody.
And what about the “therapists’ bombshell report” teased on the cover? That is actually just the tabloid’s supposed sources speculating about what the counselors could say in a court filing. Clearly, this is all very deceptive, and intentionally so. In fact, it’s only towards the end of the article that Life & Style says Jolie has NOT signed a “new temporary custody agreement that would broaden Brad’s visitation rights.”
Even an “insider” is quoted as noting the estranged couple have been “abiding by terms of a short-term custody agreement in which Angie retained sole custody of the kids, with Brad having monitored visitation.” Despite announcing “Brad Wins!” and misleadingly declaring “Angelina Hands Over The Kids,” the situation very much remains the same for now.