The California Supreme Court has decided not to look further into Brad Pitt's request in the custody case between him and Angelina Jolie.

It was previously decided that the judge who sat on the case should be replaced and Pitt challenged that, but without success, the AP reports.

Judge John Ouderkirk was initially assigned to rule on custody but was removed from his role after it was revealed he would have a business relationship with one of Pitt's attorneys.

According to Jolie and her legal team, there was a conflict of interest, something Pitt disputed.

Remarkably, it was also Oudenkirk who married the couple in 2014 and was hired in 2016 to settle their divorce and finalized it in 2019.

He separated custody from the divorce.

Brad and Angelina have been competing for five underage children Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (15) and twins Vivienne and Knox (13).

Eldest son Maddox (20) is of age and is therefore not part of the business.

Jolie wants full custody, something Pitt doesn't want.

He would prefer an equal distribution, his team believes that everything indicated that the actor would get his way.