How Is Brad Pitt Doing Amid His Custody Battle With Wife Angelina Jolie?

Brad Pitt has been placed on supervised visits with his six kids, and according to a source, he is understandably struggling with the news.

According to a new report, 52-year-old Brad Pitt is “still totally crushed” from the recent end of his marriage to Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce on September 19 after two years of marriage, and their ongoing dispute over their children.

“[Brad Pitt] can’t believe this is what his life has become, and he’s in bad shape, but the kids are the only thing he’s hanging onto,” a source explained to Us Weekly on October 2. “He’s been leaning heavily on his family and speaks to his parents and close friends and his manager constantly. His mom has been talking to him constantly.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie parted ways on September 15 after a dispute between Pitt and their oldest son, Maddox, allegedly turned physical on their private plane. In the weeks that followed, Jolie and her kids were cooped up in a home in Malibu, California, while Pitt stayed at their former marital home in Hollywood Hills.

Following Jolie’s filing, Pitt was kept from his kids as a child abuse investigation against him was launched due to his rumored encounter with Maddox. Now, however, he and Jolie have come to a temporary agreement for the custody of their kids that will allow Pitt to spend supervised time with them. In addition, as part of their agreement, both Pitt and Jolie will receive individual counseling and attend counseling sessions as a family.

“[Brad Pitt] will cooperate in whatever way he can,” the source revealed. “He loves those kids more than anything.”

Speaking to Us Weekly, divorce attorney Hossein Berenji, who is not working with Brad Pitt and his wife, told the magazine that “for Angelina’s purposes, temporarily at least, this does the trick for her to make sure the children are safe while seeing Brad and possibly have Brad take some responsibility for maybe certain behaviors that he’s displayed or certain characteristics.”

During his visits with his kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, 8, Brad Pitt will be supervised by a therapist, and while the ordeal is likely tough to take, Berenji said it is in Pitt’s best interest to follow the procedure.

“For him, the best way to vindicate himself might be to put himself through this process even through there might be a stigma attached to it,” the attorney explained.

“It might actually just be a way to deal with this and put down all these rumors in a very short, fast, quick period of time that will not involve a whole huge scandal where the kids and their lives and their past and everything is dragged through public media,” Berenji continued. “So there is a benefit I can see to both sides, and I can see why both sides might be willing to go through this process and get this done.”

As Us Weekly reported last month, Brad Pitt was “beside himself and had been crying” after learning his wife had filed documents to end their marriage. At the time, a source told the magazine that Jolie had filed her papers just one minute before the close of business on September 19, which didn’t allow Brad Pitt any time to gain legal representation for the case. The source also claimed that, while Jolie had threatened divorce in the past, Brad Pitt never thought she’d actually go through with the idea.

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