The court has decreed that Angelina must start encouraging her children to have relationships with their father if she wants to remain their primary caregiver.
The estranged celebrity couple has six children between them: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year old twins Vivienne and Knox.
It has been reported that Brad is so committed to spending quality time with his children that he has rearranged his work schedule so he can see them as much as possible this summer. This supposedly means giving up spending some quality time with his new girlfriend, but apparently, it’s a sacrifice he’s more than willing to make.
Angelina, who left Brad due to his dependence on drugs and alcohol, is frustrated with the process, and just wants to take her kids to London with her while she’s filming.
But the judge in the couple’s ongoing divorce case said the six children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” adding that “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
The judge further ordered Angelina to arrange a phone call between the children and their doctors so they can explain to them that the court is sure that they will be safe with their father. She also must provide Brad with a cell phone number for each child, and allow him to call when he wants. She is also not allowed to monitor their texts.
This applies to every child but their eldest, Maddox, who can decide for himself how much time he wants to spend with his dad.