Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's 'Maleficent' are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace in London, England, May 8, 2014. Getty Images/ Anthony Harvey

In yet another bogus rumor surrounding former couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, a recent report claimed that the actor became confident of his decision to split from his estranged spouse only once the custody battle was done and dusted – a premise that did not make much sense as far as reality goes, let alone have any credibility.

This is because it was not Pitt but Jolie who filed for divorce two years ago, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Hence, there was no question the “Troy” actor of being confident about the divorce because he wasn’t exactly given a choice in the matter. Secondly, Pitt has never publicly said anything about doubting the divorce procedure.

Nevertheless, in an article titled, “Brad Pitt: Why He’s ‘Confident’ He Made The Right Decision By Divorcing Angelina Jolie,” Hollywood Life suggested that it was only recently that the actor had come to terms with his divorce.

“Brad feels that Angelina and her divorce tactics continue to be hypocritical, vindictive, vengeful and controlling,” an anonymous tipster told the publication. “The long, arduous process of separating their lives and the custody war over their children has only strengthened Brad’s resolve. He feels more confident than ever that divorcing Angelina has been the right thing to do for him.”

The so-called insider also claimed to have insight into how Pitt felt following his separation from Jolie and what led him to be convinced that getting divorced was the right direction for his life.

“While he was heartbroken over the loss of Angelina for a while, seeing the uglier side of Angelina during this divorce battle has given Brad some peace and affirmation. He knows in his heart that he is doing the right thing and what is best for his family. He is looking forward to more peaceful days ahead, when the divorce is finalized and life post-Angie,” the unnamed source added.

Taking the false narrative to whole another level, the tabloid proceeded to reveal phony details about the custody battle for the couple’s children - Shiloh, Pax, Zahara, Maddox, Vivienne and Knox – that concluded on Dec. 4. The article claimed that Jolie had received a stern warning from the presiding judge at the custody hearing because she tried to limit the children’s access to their father.

She was allegedly told that “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them [the children],” and attempting to bring that about could lead to Jolie losing primary custody.

“If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt],” the questionable tipster said.

However, none of the details regarding the custody proceedings could possibly be true since those information were not made public.

“A custody arrangement was agreed two weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said in a statement last month. "The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial. The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”

As for Pitt’s struggle to gain confidence about his divorce from Jolie, Gossip Cop debunked the fabricated story. Pitt’s team has assured that no one from their said ever spoke to Hollywood Life and hence there was no way for the less-than-reliable tabloid to have inside information regarding the actor’s life.