The custody battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took a new turn recently, with a judge stating Jolie has kept the kids away too much from her former husband.
When it comes to the kids, Angelina Jolie has been calling the shots for nearly two long years.
She's had primary custody of Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne, ever since she filed for divorce in 2016.
Brad Pitt only has had visitation that's often been at Angelina's will.
But now Brad can claim a major victory in the wake of their bitter split. After months of biding his time and biting his tongue, Brad's decision to play a long game as their emotionally fraught divorce battle rages on has paid off.
Spending more time with his children could give him the leverage he needs to get joint custody once and for all. He's been patient long enough, says the friend. Something's got to give. Angelina can't control everything forever.