Brad Pitt is feeling devastated by Angelina Jolie’s decision to file a divorce, even more so that the actress is seeking to block the World War Z actor from visiting their six children, a source told Mirror.
Even worse for the 52-year-old actor, Angelina has filed a child abuse case against him amid the Brangelina divorce hoopla that has caught the entire entertainment world since Monday.
Jolie and her six children are reportedly staying in a top secret location, presumably to stay away from Brad, at least until the FBI’s investigation on the child abuse case has been concluded.
Sources claim that Brad had a “physical altercation” with 15-year-old Maddox on a private jet on Wednesday.
But it looks like Pitt is now off the hook following footage released by Minnesota’s International Falls Airport showing there was no such altercation between him and Maddox, although there was “screaming” involved.
Brad and Angelina reportedly had an argument on the private plane on their way from Europe to LA. When Maddox came to his mother’s defense, Brad allegedly lunged at him.
Whether the accusations against Pitt were exaggerated or not, the actor is seeking joint physical custody of the six children. Pitt was reportedly distraught and shocked by Jolie’s decision to file a divorce more than a decade into their relationship.
FBI says it is evaluating child abuse allegations against Brad Pitt. https://t.co/jBuMQE6u36— The Associated Press (@AP) September 23, 2016
“He [Brad Pitt] is beside himself and has been crying. He was completely caught off guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this,” a source told Us Weekly.
“Angelina filed the court papers a minute before the courts closed on Monday night. He didn’t have a lawyer or anything. She had threatened divorce in the past but he did not think she would file this time.”
The FBI is still gathering facts concerning the abuse case filed against Pitt. The actor denies being abusive and is “cooperating fully” in the investigation.
A source close to Pitt told Mirror that the charges against the actor are “exaggerated and fabricated,” that he is a loving father who happened to have disagreements with his children, which is quite normal for most families.
“He [Brad] is a very caring and attentive father and it’s sad that people are continuing these smears, which only hurt the children and the entire family.
“These claims are exaggerated and fabricated. It’s unfortunate for the whole family that people are insisting on continuing this endless smear campaign against Brad that hurts everyone.
“They are a solid family with two caring parents and a normal share of disagreements. Hopefully people can move on and leave them all alone to work this out.”
Sources close to Pitt provided new insight as to Pitt’s “disagreements” with Maddox, 15, and the 12-year-old Pax.
“Angelina as a mother can be very protective. It was a typical disagreement between parents and kids. Things got heated but they were never in physical danger.
“They both love the kids more than anything else in the world. Maddox and Pax are very protective of their mother and they are both growing up and developing their own personalities.
“And while sometimes there is screaming and yelling and they can all get boisterous, there is no huge problems here. Brad’s relationship with the older boys is great but from time to time they have differences, which is very normal for fathers with teenage boys.”
Inside Brad Pitt's Relationship With Son Maddox: Pitt adopted the 15-year-old in 2006. https://t.co/DUnJbg5GoY— Ron Young Media (@RonYoungMedia) September 23, 2016
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce Monday, citing irreconcilable differences and seeking sole physical custody of their children, including 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
Angelina said in a statement that her decision to file for divorce was made for the “health of the family.”
“Angelina is doing what’s best in the interest of taking care of her children. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time,” Jolie’s long-time manager, Geyer Kosinski, said.
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