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Angelina Jolie “Livid” She Can’t Travel With Kids Amid Brad Pitt Custody Battle Is Made-Up Story

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By Andrew Shuster |

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A tabloid report claiming Angelina Jolie is “livid” she can’t travel with her six kids amid her custody battle with Brad Pitt is provably untrue. Gossip Cop can expose the magazine’s made-up story. There’s concrete evidence to debunk it.

According to OK!, the actress wants to take her children to London while she films the sequel to Maleficent, but “she’s not legally allowed” amid custody negotiations with her estranged husband. Had the unreliable outlet bothered to do a minimal amount of research, it would know that all six of Jolie’s kids have already joined her on the London set of Maleficent 2.

Last week, People correctly reported that the Pitt-Jolie children, who include Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9, are going to school on the set of their mom’s Disney movie. A trailer has been designated to serve as the kids’ classroom, and they’ll be taught while the actress is busy shooting the film. In fact, Jolie was spotted landing in London with her kids in mid-May, almost two weeks before production on Maleficent 2 even began.

Additionally, a source close to the situation told Gossip Cop last week that the kids will spend the summer in London with Jolie, aside from “potentially one exception” where they’ll spend some “brief time in Los Angeles” with Pitt. Not only is it abundantly clear that OK! doesn’t have reliable sources for the famous exes, but it appears the tabloid doesn’t even keep up to date on real news about the pair. People, known to be a dependable entertainment publication, already made it clear that Jolie currently has her children overseas.

Last week, Gossip Cop busted a similarly untrue story surrounding the ex-couple’s arrangement when In Touch wrongly reported that Pitt “landed a victory” in their custody battle. The outlet falsely claimed that the Pitt-Jolie brood would be spending the summer with their dad in LA while he shoots the upcoming movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. As noted above, the children may visit Pitt at some point, but they’ll primarily be with their mom over the next several months.

Conclusion: There’s definitive proof to refute OK!’s claim that Jolie is “livid” she can’t travel with her kids. For starters, the actress was photographed arriving in London with her children last month. Meanwhile, all six kids will spend the summer on the set of their mom’s movie in the U.K., where they’ll take lessons while she shoots. Every aspect of the tabloid’s article is bogus.

Sources

Russian, Ale. “Angelina Jolie Films Maleficent 2 in London — with All Six Kids Going to School on Set!” People. 31 May 2018.

Russian, Ale. “Angelina Jolie Lands in London With Kids.” People. 17 May 2018.

Lewittes, Michael. “Brad Pitt Has NOT Landed ‘Victory’ In Custody Battle With Angelina Jolie, Despite Report.” Gossip Cop. 31 May 2018.


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