Angelina Jolie’s health continues to plummet in the wake of her messy divorce with Brad Pitt.
While Pitt deals with the fallout of an FBI probe, Jolie is so stressed out that she is down to a skeletal 90 pounds.
“Friends are concerned that the divorce is pushing her over the edge both emotionally and physically,” an inside source revealed to Life & Style. “She’s living on herbal tea and a few grains. It’s like she’s totally given up on herself.”
The Tomb Raider star is currently living in a rental home in Malibu while the divorce agreement is ironed out.
Jolie is hiding away with her six children – Maddox (15), Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and twins Vivienne and Know (8) – and brother.
Despite the added company, the actress is barely keeping things together.
“She’s so frail. Friends are urging her to eat, and to get help,” the insider explained. “But she just isn’t coping well with the divorce.”
According to Daily Mail, Jolie’s former nanny weighed in on the divorce and is begging Jolie to stop alienating Pitt.
Krisann Morel, who looked after Jolie when she was a kid, believes that she is using the kids to demonize Pitt.
“I’m speaking out because I want to send a message to Angelina, who I care about very much,” Morell said. “I want to tell her, ‘Please don’t cut Brad out of the children’s lives. Don’t use the children as weapons in your divorce. And don’t demonize your husband.”
Morel is also worried that Jolie is repeating the past.
“Because that is exactly what your mother did when she was breaking up with your father. And the result was you had a lonely and traumatic childhood. Why would you inflict the same tragedy on your kids?” she explained. “I am worried that Angie is repeating the past – repeating the same mistakes her mother made during her divorce – and I want to get this message across to her before it is too late.”
Morel went on to describe Jolie’s troubling childhood and how her parents used her and her brother, James Haven, to hurt each other.
Things got so bad that Jolie and Haven were basically raised by a collection of nannies and experienced very lonely childhoods.
“There were so many helpers that she often had one nanny put her in bed at night and another one to wake her up in the morning,” Morel continued.
Morel believes that Jolie risks the same future for her kids if she doesn’t make things right with Pitt.
Jolie filed for divorce a few weeks ago in a move that completely blindsided the actor.
Since then, Pitt has been accused of drinking heavily, smoking weed, having an affair, and abusing his oldest boy, Maddox.
In fact, the FBI is allegedly investigating Pitt over a disturbance on a private jet in which Jolie claims he physically abused Maddox.
Of course, the Pitt camp is adamant that Angelina Jolie is launching a smear campaign in order to gain sole physical custody of the kids.
Although Jolie appears to have the upper hand when it comes to the custody of the children, Movie News Guide reports that the strain of it all is starting to take a toll.
Along with the weight loss, the actress is dealing with a good amount of depression and panic attacks.
Things are getting so bad that Jolie is having trouble completing simple tasks. She is reportedly shaking so much that she can’t even hold a glass of water without spilling it everywhere.
Fans can only hope that the divorce gets resolved soon and that Jolie and Pitt can work out a healthy custody arrangement.
In the meantime, Daily Star revealed that the couple’s former bodyguard, Mark Billingham, is speaking out about his time as the family’s top security guard.
Protecting the family was Billingham’s top priority, though he admitted that he spent so much time with the kids that he basically raised them.
Billingham explained that Pitt and Jolie were very paranoid about anyone getting near their kids.
They trusted him, however, and he could basically “take the kids anywhere and soon became like “a father” to the six children.
“The biggest concern for them was the kidnapping of the kids, it’s all about money,” he explained. “Even when I wanted to bring in extra people, they wouldn’t let any of those near the kids.”
The security guard also discussed what it was like protecting the actors from stalkers and crazy fans.
“People love her but hate him,” he stated. “You have to figure out a way of protecting them from all that. It was challenging, but interesting.”
Billingham worked for the family for over a year before having to call it quits because the schedule was too demanding.
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