With Angelina Jolie seeking sole physical custody of the kids in her divorce from Brad Pitt, many are wondering if she’s scheming behind the scenes to pit the six children against their father. But is that really what’s been going on?
Angelina Jolie, 41, reportedly requests full custody of the kids in her divorce documents because of an alleged physical altercation that went down between Brad Pitt, 52, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 15, on a plane Sept. 14. However, she’s definitely not trying to keep the kids from having a relationship with their father, according to a new report.
“[Angelina] is not trying to poison the kids against Brad,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She wants them to have a relationship with him once their health and safety is assured.” The FBI’s investigation into the child abuse allegations is still ongoing, and the exes are currently held to a temporary custody agreement, in which Angie gets physical custody and Brad gets supervised visitation with the children. This ends on Oct. 20, at which time, experts overseeing the case will decide the best situation for the kids.
Meanwhile, the actor has only had one visit with his kids since the divorce filing, and Maddox reportedly refused to attend, the mag claims. Instead, the teenager stayed with his mother. Angelina adopted Maddox before she even started dating Brad, so it’s no surprise that he would take her side in this seemingly bitter battle.
The 52-year-old has adamantly denied the claims of abuse against him. Sources on his side admit that he “put his hands” on Maddox during the plane altercation, but say that the ordeal never got physical. Officials are continuing to gather facts and information before making a decision about how to proceed.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Angelina is pitting the kids against Brad?