In the middle of Angelina Jolie’s latest health scare, a former bodyguard claims that he basically “fathered” the actress’ six children with Brad Pitt. According to Us Weekly, Mark Billingham, an ex-SAS officer, sat down with the Sun and discussed his work with the now divorced couple back in 2007.
Billingham revealed that Jolie and Pitt’s biggest fear was the safety and well-being of their six kids: Maddox (15), Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).
“The biggest concern for them was the kidnapping of the kids, it’s all about money,” Billingham shared. “Angie and Brad are very worried about who goes near the children.”
Despite the paranoia about somebody ransoming off their children, the couple trusted Billingham to the fullest extent.
Although they wouldn’t let anyone near the kids, including other security professionals, they allowed Billingham free reign and even let him take the children out on his own.
“It was clear from the start we had great chemistry and they trusted me with the kids,” he explained. “We got very close, I was living with them all the time. I could take the kids anywhere I wanted to on my own. No one else was allowed to do that.”
Billingham spent so much time with the Pitt and Jolie’s kids that he became a father figure to them.
“I took them swimming. I fathered them, basically,” he stated.
Billingham served as the couple’s top security guard for 18 months. He decided to leave his job because he wanted his life to return to normal.
“I never had a private life. I was exhausted,” he revealed. “I lost direction in my own family life.”
Billingham’s duties extended beyond caring for the kids. In fact, the Daily Mail reports that Billingham’s biggest job was keeping stalkers away from the couple. While Billingham had to fight off fans who adored Angelina Jolie, he revealed that many disliked Pitt, which created security problems of its own.
“People love her but hate him,” he stated. “You have to figure out a way of protecting them from all that. It was challenging, but interesting.”
The former bodyguard, who is now getting ready to co-host his own show, also revealed a little insight into how Pitt and Jolie lived.
“What surprised me was their low level of common sense,” he explained. “I found it crazy when they would ask me questions like, ‘How do I go down to that bar?’ and ‘What do I need to do to get there?’ They’re not stupid, but because of the world they live in they just haven’t done something like that for so long. I found that weird.”
Despite all of the challenges, not all of Billingham’s work was strictly business. On a more humorous note, Billingham related a story about Pitt playing a practical joke on the family.
“It was Angie’s birthday and we were all sitting in a frigging Audi Q7,” he explained. “I hadn’t been working with them long and suddenly Brad has locked the doors and farted and we couldn’t get out. He won’t have a problem with me telling you.”
Meanwhile, apart from Billingham’s revealing comments, HNGH is reporting that Jolie is in the middle of another health crisis. The Tomb Raider star is reportedly down to a shocking 90 pounds and is losing more weight as her divorce with Pitt continues to unfold.
“Friends are concerned that the divorce is pushing her over the edge both emotionally and physically,” an insider revealed to Life & Style Magazine. “It’s like she’s totally given up on herself.”
The source added that Angelina Jolie’s friends are trying to get her to eat more regularly and get professional help. The stresses of the divorce, however, are proving too much for Jolie to handle.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt a few weeks ago and has been living with her six kids ever since. The details of their custody agreement have not been settled in court and Jolie has been living in isolation in order to cope with the changes.
This isn’t the first time Jolie has struggled with weight issues. Back in 2007, Jolie lost a lot of weight following her mother’s passing. In addition to the weight loss, Movie News Guide reports that Jolie is suffering from panic attacks.
In light of all the problems associated with the divorce, Jolie and Pitt are planning on going through therapy sessions. Hopefully, Jolie gets all the help she needs to work through this difficult time.
At the same time, Radar Online reveals that Jolie is doing everything she can to erase the memories of her two-year marriage to Pitt. This includes removing any tattoos that remind her of Pitt.
“She’s got Brad’s birthplace coordinates on her arm, plus a romantic design they both got for each other in Cambodia, and she wants them both gone,” a source told the outlet. “She’s a cold-hearted machine right now and not letting herself weaken.”
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