Angelina Jolie In Therapy With 6 Kids For ‘Traumatic’ Split From Brad Pitt?

Angelina Jolie and her six children are experiencing the aftermath of her decision to divorce Brad Pitt, according to a new report.


Seeking to “stay strong for her kids” during the two weeks following her divorce from Brad, Angelina is in therapy, an insider told People.

“It’s been a traumatic situation.”

The children as well as the actress are participating in therapy, and she also reportedly has turned to friends and her brother James Haven for support.

Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven have always been close.
Angelina Jolie and her brother James Haven have always been close. [Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

“She did what she felt she had to do to protect the safety of the kids,” added the source.

Jolie wants full physical custody of the children, who are all struggling to adjust to their suddenly confusing life, according to the insider. Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and Vivienne and Knox, the eight-year-old twins, watch films and play in the pool in the home where they are staying with their mom.

“They didn’t leave the rental house for days,” shared an insider. “It was hard for all of them.”

The children are accustomed to having more “entertainment” and activities, making it challenging for them to be at home all the time, pointed out the source.

“The younger kids don’t understand what’s going on.”

In addition, there’s a new nanny for the confused youngsters in the form of Angelina’s brother stepping up to fill in the role.


Us Weekly reports that Angelina’s big brother, James Haven, has become the “manny” for the six children. They are temporarily living in Malibu, and Haven has gradually been easing into the role since early summer, a source told Us.

The $8.5 million rental house in Malibu was arranged by Jolie before she filed for divorce, and James also appears to have been part of her pre-divorce planning.

“He took on a more active daily role in June,” clarified the insider. “The kids call him ‘Uncle James.'”

Angelina Jolie once chose her brother James Haven as her Academy Awards escort; now he's the "manny."
E366553 3/26/00 Los Angeles, Ca. Angelina Jolie With Her Brother James Haven At The 72Nd Annual Academy Awards. (Photo By David Mcnew/Getty Images)

If Haven’s name sounds familiar, there’s a reason. Now 43, James infamously smooched Jolie, now 41, on the red carpet at the 2000 Oscars.

“I’m so in love with my brother right now,” announced Angelina at the podium.

The statement combined with the kiss resulted in criticism, with some fans accusing the brother and sister of incest and contending that their relationship was uncomfortably close. But despite that past, Brad reportedly is not perturbed by the relationship between Jolie and Haven.

“Brad thinks highly of James,” revealed the insider. “He’s always been incredible to the kids and is welcome in his home.”

Angelina’s and Haven’s parents are Marcheline Bertrand, who is deceased, and actor Jon Voight.

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