Angelina Jolie’s birthday trip to New York continued Friday as the A-list Hollywood icon took in … Red Hook?
Jolie, 46, strolled through the hard-to-reach Brooklyn neighborhood Friday unaccompanied by any of her children. Wearing a flowing white dress, nude flats — and carrying a Louis Vuitton purse — she “visited a handful of small art galleries” in Red Hook, according to paps.
Jolie arrived in New York on June 7, with all of her children, amid the still-raging custody battle over them with her ex Brad Pitt, 57. The famous couple share 19-year-old Maddox, 17-year-old Pax, 16-year-old Zahara, 14-year-old Shiloh and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
Pax and Knox were seen grabbing hot dogs with her at the Upper West Side Gray’s Papaya earlier this week; it’s unclear why Jolie went solo for her Red Hook trip; if, say, Maddox is more of a Gowanus kinda guy.
Jolie’s trip coincides with outlets reporting her next court hearing in the custody case will be on July 9.
Pitt was awarded joint custody in late May in what a source exclusively told Page Six was a “tentative decision.”
Another source with knowledge of the case told Page Six: “There was a significant change made in the custody agreements based on an extremely detailed decision made by the judge [John Ouderkirk].”
“This trial lasted for several months, and there were a f–k ton of witnesses, experts, therapists and other people who have been with the kids and around them, and the decision was based on this,” the source added.
After the custody decision, Page Six exclusively revealed that Jolie felt the California court system had failed her by not letting the children testify in the custody case.
“It’s sad that Brad’s people are gloating about a potential win when beating a system that exists to protect families and children from issues that harm their well-being is not something to brag about,” a source familiar with the case told us.
“The heart of this dispute has not been about keeping the children apart from their father, it’s been Angelina asking for care for her family,” the source added. “Her motivations have never been to deny the children a relationship with their father.”