Angelina Jolie allegedly still has her sights set on relocating to the UK with her six children that she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt.
The actress and humanitarian, 45, reportedly wants to start anew in Richmond, an affluent suburb in south-west London, where she once lived with Pitt, 56, while filming in England in 2011.
Over the years, Jolie has been very open about her desire to live overseas with her kids but the former couple are still embroiled in their almost four-year-long divorce battle.
‘She believes [Richmond is] a perfect environment for the kids, from a cultural standpoint and educationally,’ an insider told the .
Before Jolie and Pitt’s 12-year relationship ended in 2016, which included two years of marriage, they shuttled their family around the world to accommodate their A-list movie star work schedules and give their kids a diverse, global upbringing.
‘I enjoy being out of my element. I want the children to grow up in the world, not just learning about it but living it, having friends around the world,’ she said.
The Academy Award-winning actress has reportedly been looking into properties in the Richmond area and whether it would be workable once the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.
‘One scenario is that she could have the kids a few months at a time in the UK, then they’d be allowed back to see Brad for longer periods,’ the source added.
Just this past November, Jolie revealed that she would be living overseas with the kids if it were not for Pitt, who wants the children in Los Angeles, where he resides for the most part.
‘I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now I’m having to base where their father chooses to live,’ said the Unbroken director said for the December issue of magazine.
During their union they had three biological children together: Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, and three adopted children: Maddox, 19, who’s been studying at a university in South Korea, Pax, 16, and Zahara, 15.
The former couple are legally divorced but they are still dealing with some of the terms of the separation, which includes finances and custody of the children.
Just this past week things got contentious once again when Jolie sought to remove the judge overseeing the case.
In paperwork filed August 7, she claimed Judge John W. Ouderkirk – who married the former couple at their French estate Château Miraval in 2014 – failed to disclose other ‘business relationships’ he had with Pitt’s lawyers, suggesting that he would be ‘biased’ in their divorce case.
Pitt’s legal team formally responded six days later and accused her move as a ‘transparently tactical gambit’ to delay matters, adding that it will be their own children who are ‘hurt most’ by the hold up, according to PEOPLE.