They add, 'All the kids were there – and while it was a little hard for them to understand with the split from Brad still being so raw, Maddox and Pax especially were excited to see their mum so happy again. It took place at her new man’s LA mansion, in a garden surrounded by white flowers – Ange’s favourite.'
The timing couldn't be more perfect for the mother-of-six.
With her costly custody battle said to be reportedly costing into the millions, not to mention the fact that she had to borrow $US8 million from Brad to buy her new home in LA last year, Ange 'is desperate to get married as soon as she can', the source continues.
'She thinks she’s found a real winner in husband Number 4.
'She’s impressed by his dedication to helping others and, quite frankly, by his huge bank account, which she knows will come in handy now that she no longer has Brad’s estimated $US240 million fortune … she really feels she’s hit the jackpot with her Englishman.'
And the star – who shares children Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10, with Brad – not only feels more secure when in a relationship, but she’s certain that having a man by her side will help her win custody of the kids.
'She knows having a wealthy man with deep pockets is only a good thing in her legal battles.
'Having a stable father figure in the children’s lives is going to help her get custody, and he is only too willing to help with Ange’s hefty legal bills. This is a win-win for Ange.'