Angelina Jolie’s health has gone downhill following her split from Brad Pitt.
It’s only been a few weeks since the divorce, yet Jolie’s weight has fallen to a scary level because of panic attacks and added stress.
“She’s been suffering from panic attacks and crippling anxiety,” an insider told Life & Style Magazine. “She lost eight pounds in just one week, and her clothes are hanging off her. She can’t sit still and spends hours on end pacing around the house.”
Will Jolie get help before it’s too late?
“At one point, her hands were shaking so uncontrollably that she spilled a glass of water down herself as she attempted to drink it,” the source stated.
Jolie’s divorce from Pitt came in the midst of allegations of child abuse.
Apparently, the couple had been going through a rough time in their marriage, and Pitt’s anger problems were the final straw.
“Angelina will always do what’s in the best interest to protect her children. She appreciates everyone’s understanding of their need for privacy at this time,” Geyer Kosinski, Jolie’s longtime manager, shared. “[Jolie] will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given privacy at this time.”
According to People, Jolie and her kids are struggling so much that they started therapy to deal with the split.
“It’s been a traumatic situation,” a source told the outlet, adding that Jolie is “staying strong for her kids.”
Pitt and Jolie are locked in a heated custody battle over their six children, which was only made worse after Pitt’s outburst on their private plane.
The actor is currently being investigated by the Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles, and Jolie was forced to take the kids to a rental home during the first week of the breakup.
“She did what she felt she had to do to protect the safety of the kids,” the insider shared.
For his part, Pitt is reportedly devastated by the divorce and the possibility of losing his kids.
“[Pitt] has been absolutely devastated and heartbroken by the events of the past several weeks, both in terms of how those events have been wrongfully portrayed and how they have threatened to jeopardize his family’s ability to heal and move forward.”
Angelina Jolie wants full physical custody of the kids while Pitt is fighting for joint custody.
The couple was married for only two years before the divorce, though their relationship stretches back to 2005.
Their kids include 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Until the custody is worked out in court, Jolie has been keeping to herself with the kids in their rental.
“They didn’t leave the rental house for days,” an insider shared. “It was hard for all of them. They are used to more activities and more entertainment so it’s difficult for them to just stay at the house. The younger kids don’t understand what’s going on.”
Apparently, things got so bad that Jolie is losing weight at a frightening pace.
HGNG is reporting that Jolie has shrunk to 90 pounds because of all of the stress the divorce has caused.
This isn’t the first time Jolie has struggled with weight.
Back in April, Radar Online released images of Jolie during a public outing and experts agreed that she was well under the 90-pound mark.
The Tomb Raider star also suffered from weight problems after the death of her mom in 2007.
“Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it’s because I want to fit into skinny jeans. I want people to understand who I am as a person is not somebody that’s trying to look thin, but just trying to work through a very difficult year,” she said at the time.
Clearly, Jolie is dealing with yet another traumatic experience that is causing weight loss.
Hopefully, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can work things out soon and move on with their lives.
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