Why one of the six Jolie-Pitt kids doesn't need to abide by strict custody rules.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s custody arrangements for their six children have been exposed – and it’s a strict timeline the kids are on.

This week The Blast published an obtained copy of court documents which spell out exactly where and when the children will be seeing their father over the US summer.

It reveals Jolie has full custody of Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, but includes the strict stipulation that if the children aren’t allowed to have a “healthy and strong relationship” with Pitt, his ex-wife could lose that privilege.

The document strongly suggests the 54-year-old’s father-child relationships are in need of repair.

Angeline with Vivienne, Shiloh, Knox and Zahara in 2017. Image: Getty

"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]," it reads.

And so the kids are scheduled to spend certain days and weeks with Pitt. But their eldest son Maddox, who Jolie adopted as a seven-month-old from a Cambodian orphanage in 2002, is not expected to stick to the same strict timeline.

According to The Blast, at 16 years old, Maddox has been deemed old enough to decide how much time he spends with his dad, who adopted him along with Zahara in 2006 - the same year the couple welcomed their first biological child, Shiloh. The following year they together adopted three-year-old Pax from Vietnam.

Maddox, pictured with Angelina and Pax, is now 16 years old. Image: Getty.

Commenting on the leak of the documents, a spokesperson for Jolie said in a statement they were "misleading".

"This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children."

"From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately.

"It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening."