Angelina Jolie is not calling off her divorce from Brad Pitt amid their custody battle, despite a false tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk the claim. The story is completely fabricated.
Last month, a judge established a new custody arrangement in which Pitt would get to spend significantly more time with his children over the summer. The judge even indicated that Jolie could be in danger of losing custody if she didn't follow the court's order. Now, according to the Globe, the actress believes the only way to keep full custody of her kids is to reunite with her estranged husband.
An alleged insider tells the magazine that Jolie was "blindsided" by the idea that Pitt could take the kids from her because she believed "there was no question she'd end up with full custody." The unreliable outlet further contends that the actress has decided to stop the divorce proceedings as a result, but it's only a ploy to ensure she doesn't lose her kids. "She's doing her best to mend her fractured relationship with Brad and become a family again," adds the outlet's supposed source.
None of this is accurate. For starters, Jolie is following the visitation schedule set up by the judge and allowing the kids to split time between her and Pitt. There's no reason to believe the actress would defy a court order, so she doesn't have to call of her divorce in order to keep the children, who all currently live with her in London as she films Maleficent 2. As for the suggestion the actress is in such a state of panic that she's willing to stay in a fractured marriage, People recently reported that Jolie is "doing great" and staying positive amid the custody battle.
It should be noted, the Globe also wrongly reported in early June that Pitt and Jolie were calling off their divorce, but it was for a different reason back then. At the time, the untrustworthy outlet said the two "mended fences in a sizzling reunion between the sheets." Less than two weeks after the story was published, the exes' new custody agreement was put in place. Had the two actually been back together, there wouldn't still be a judge presiding over their case.
Also, this latest article makes no mention of Pitt and Jolie having supposedly reconciled in early June. Instead, the tabloid maintains that the actress only decided to call off her divorce following the judge's most recent ruling. The publication can't keep its stories straight and is simply coming up with new angles as it goes along.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.