Brad Pitt is blasting Angelina Jolie for painting him as a bad father. As news of their divorce hits fever pitch, things are quickly getting nasty between them. According to the latest reports on this failed marriage, high security is surrounding their Hollywood Hills mansion.
According to TMZ, Brad is “furious” with Angelina for alleging he poses a risk to their children for his supposed anger issues due to weed and alcohol abuse. Sources close to Pitt inform the news outlet that he pleaded with Angelina to handle their divorce “like adults,” but it didn’t turn out that way. Apparently, he wanted the divorce to be as quiet as possible for the sake of their children, but Jolie went against all of that. Brad is reportedly fumed that he’s a “prime target” for the paparazzi and fears for the kids.
Brad Pitt — Angelina Just Put Our Kids in Danger https://t.co/paWcYxWNnK
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 20, 2016
Everything was made worse when Angelina asked for sole physical custody of the kids in her divorce filing. Brad said she’s suggesting that he’s a risky dad and that she’s the one putting their kids at risk by bringing them into this.
A source quoted Brad Pitt as saying, “She’s just unleashed hell.”
The paparazzi are camped outside the gated property of Brad and Angelina’s mansion in Los Feliz, California and there’s heavy police presence. Radaronline reports that the increased security is for the protection of the family. Police SUVs began swarming the compound just hours after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
LAPD Public Information Officer Tony Im told RadarOnline that they were dispatched to provide “extra security for the family and the neighborhood.” He added that they’re “dealing with quality of life issues for the neighborhood.” Their job was to see if anyone needed anything and to assure that everyone was “respecting” the neighborhood with all of the commotion going on.
Brad and Angelina have six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox Jolie-Pitt.
Angelina’s manager, Geyer Kosinski, said she’ll always look out for the kids.
“Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest to protect her children,” he said.
Angelina Jolie asked for “joint custody” of their kids, but wants sole physical custody. She made clear in her statement that she filed for divorce from Brad “for the health of the family.”
— E! News (@enews) September 21, 2016
Brad responded by releasing his own statement.
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” Pitt said.
An earlier TMZ report reveals that divorce documents filed by Angelina strictly cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split. The actress’ entertainment attorney, Robert Offer, announced that there was “no third party” involved whatsoever despite what several tabloids have claimed for months.
A source in the report told TMZ that Angelina grew “fed up” with Brad’s anger problems stemming from alcohol and weed consumption. She felt he was creating an unhealthy environment for the kids.
Angelina Jolie’s main reason for the divorce was over her concerns regarding Pitt’s parenting style. He was reportedly more strict with their children and would often “yell” at them. Angelina has a less controlling approach and believed in a more relaxed parenting style.
The date of separation that Jolie listed was September 15, 2016. There are rumblings that things have been really bad between the pair for a long time. In spite of the tabloids publishing stories of doom in their marriage, Gossip Cop reported on the numerous stories about Hollywood’s biggest couple that were dead wrong.
Will the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce get uglier in the coming days?
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