According to Page Six, if Angelina Jolie had her druthers, the child army would be grabbing their Europe summer bags (they probably have pre-packed luggage for every season and continent at the ready) and headed to London to be with her while she films Maleficent 2. But no matter how many withering sighs (band name alert!) she utters, Angie can’t get around the rules of her ongoing custody battle with William Bradley Pitt. Us Weekly reports that Brad purposefully chose projects filming in Los Angeles and rearranged his summer schedule just so he can spend time with the kids.
The custody battle between Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiance David Otunga is taking a sharp turn into Sticks and Stones Land with Jennifer’s recent claim that David does nothing but lie around the house all day watching old wrestling matches on YouTube in his drawls. In other words; He needs to get a damn job, like, NOW!
Jesse Williams has run afoul of his estranged wife Aryn Drake-Lee once again. TMZ reports that Aryn has lodged a complaint that states Jesse is in violation of the couple’s custody agreement. Last time, Jesse was the one complaining about Aryn not let letting him see the kids over Christmas. Now Aryn is saying that Jesse has violated the agreement by introducing the kids to his new lady friend (NOT MINKA!). And for doing birthday cupcakes all wrong.
The Jackson family’s collection of lawyers might not want to plan any holidays in the next couple of months – er, you know what? Better make it years. Because Janet Jackson is currently on what could potentially be a terrible mess of a custody journey with her estranged husband Wissam Al Mana.
Jesse Williams’ split from his non-famous wife of almost five years (and partner for more than ten) Aryn Drake-Lee started messy and it’s staying messy. Jesse was rumored to have ended his marriage, which began when Jesse was still a struggling actor, by going full Hollywood and hooking up with Minka Kelly (a rumor he tried to brush off with little success). E! News says we’ve entered the custody battle part of this textbook messy Hollywood breakup.
Yesterday we learned that Scarlett Johansson’s divorce and subsequent custody battle with her French husband Romain Dauriac was getting more uncomfortable than watching ScarJo get a reach-around kiss from John Travolta. Scarlett filed divorce papers on Monday and asked for primary custody of their 2-year-old daughter Rose Dorothy. Romain’s lawyer publicly talked bout the situation, to which Scarlett responded by releasing a statement asking “other parties” involved to keep their le trap shut and do this in a private way.
“It is indeed unfortunate, especially for our daughter, that Scarlett filed in Court and made our personal differences so public. I would implore her to withdraw her action promptly and go back, as uncomfortable as it might be, to the negotiating table. We are the parents of a lovely daughter whom we will continue to co-parent for many years and share her joys and sorrows as only a parent can.”
I love how that statement is both shady (see: the part accusing Scarlett “Private Person” Johansson of making their drama public) and art-house sophisticated (see: that part about sharing her joys and sorrows).
The thing I learned the most from Romain’s statement is that he communicates with words. I always assumed Romain just moved from room to room, communicating solely through intense gazes. There goes my theory that their divorce battle would reach a breaking point over a moody stare-down.