Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt’s Team Of Hiding a ‘Little Secret’ in Their Ongoing Divorce

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt called it quits four years ago, but their divorce still isn’t final. The former couple has been going back and forth over the custody of their six children. They also have millions of dollars of assets to divide. In Jolie’s latest court filing, she has accused her ex of hiding a “little secret.” This could cause the case to drag out even longer.

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Angelina Jolie finally reveals why she ended her marriage

Neither Jolie or Pitt have discussed their divorce in any kind of detail with the media. This has led to years of speculation over the reason for the split.

What is known for sure is that there was an incident in September 2016. While the family was flying back to California, something happened between Pitt and the couple’s oldest son, Maddox.

This led to Jolie filing for divorce and accusing Pitt of child abuse. However, two investigations into the matter cleared the Oceans 11 star of any wrongdoing.

In a recent interview with Vogue, The Eternals star finally shared some insight into why she ended her marriage.

“I separated for the well-being of my family. It was the right decision. I continue to focus on their healing,” said Jolie. “Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media. But I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds. In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people.”

Angelina Jolie wants a new judge in her divorce case

Even though Jolie and Pitt are still trying to settle the issues of child custody and asset division, they are legally divorced. The private judge in their case – Judge John W. Ouderkirk – granted a bifurcation in 2019.

This means that they are both legally single while they continue to negotiate the details of their settlement.

It’s no secret that this split has been one of the nastiest Hollywood has seen in some time. And, it doesn’t look like there is an end in sight. According to Page Six, Jolie’s legal team recently filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court asking for Ouderkirk to be disqualified from the case.

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An insider says that this is most likely a “delay tactic” on Jolie’s part.

“Jolie is basically trying to fire the private judge overseeing their divorce case. She has every right to do this, but if she thought she was in a good place in this legal proceeding, she wouldn’t need to do it,” explained the insider.

Was Brad Pitt’s legal team hiding a ‘little secret’?

The insider claims that Jolie’s request for a new judge is “a classic case of someone expecting a bad decision trying to delay the process by asking for a new referee.”

However, Jolie’s legal team says that the Oscar-winning actress was “concerned that something untoward was happening.”  They claim that in the court docs that Ouderkirk has an ongoing professional and financial relationship with Pitt’s attorneys, Anne C. Kiley and Lance Spiegel.

This claim was allegedly Pitt’s legal team’s “little secret.” The court docs claim that Jolie’s lawyer discovered the alleged relationship between the judge and Pitt’s legal team on her own initiative. She also states that this “truth” should have been disclosed a long time ago.

Another insider told Page Six that Jolie isn’t trying to delay the divorce process. They pointed out that the court papers state that she wants to “get this issue with the judge resolved so there are no further delays.”

Jolie’s lawyers filed the motion on August 7 demanding the judge’s disqualification. Judge Ouderkirk has 10 days to respond.