The latest Brad Pitt news has brought out a mixed bag of emotions.
While appropriate agencies have now closed their inquiries into a September incident on a private plane involving Pitt and one of his six children, there is some new information about Brad's relationship with ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children following their recent custody agreement.
According to Us Weekly, an unnamed source close to Pitt's wife Angelina Jolie explained that Pitt spent the Thanksgiving holidays without his kids.
"The children did not request to be with Brad on Thanksgiving."
Of course, a friend close to Pitt has pushed back on that notion and replies that the decision was all Jolie's.
"Angie could have had [Brad] there if she wanted."
Sometimes, the holidays can bring healing or more hell for families undergoing dramatic change such as this news. Clinical psychologist Edward Farber, PhD. has his own ideas of how holidays should be handled when children are involved, but it comes right down to how couples are getting along. Per the WebMD quote on the subject of children and separated parents during holidays, Dr. Farber says the idea is to keep children "from being stressed."
"It's not the specifics of the arrangement that matter so much as preventing your kids from being stressed, because they are seeing you in conflict with your ex."
Dr. Farber also cautions adults on how much alcohol is consumed at holiday gatherings.
"You want to be able to have a business-like interaction with your ex so that there is no tension in front of the kids."
As concerns the recent Brad Pitt news, in order to reach a custody agreement for their children, Pitt and Jolie needed to work out what they believed would be best for their children, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The Brad Pitt news could be better, it seems, but a rep for Jolie apparently announced in a statement then that "childcare professionals have encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides."
"In accordance with this agreement, the six children will stay in their mother's custody, and the children will continue therapeutic visits with their father. This has been determined by childcare professionals to be in the children's best interest," a source told Entertainment Tonight.
Back in September, TMZ reported that Brad Pitt-Angelina family news, of course. The story relates that there was a three-week "temporary custody deal" from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services.
"'[I]t involves therapists and random drug testing. Angelina believes Brad has issues with alcohol and weed,' even though the same TMZ report states that 'law enforcement sources say Brad's first test was negative for drugs and alcohol.'"
The Brad Pitt news has been dramatic in its unfolding. According to Inside Edition, Angelina Jolie's dad, actor Jon Voight, recently weighed in on his own personal emotions about the Pitt-Jolie marriage and family news.
Although the 77-year-old actor has had a strained relationship with Jolie, Voigt also stated that his daughter's motivations were just not then clear to him at the time of the interview. But he was, of course, "concerned."
"I don't know what it is. It's a sad thing. Say a little prayer."
According to Variety, the Brad Pitt news over the Thanksgiving holiday drama comes alongside the actor's newest film release, Allied, which is described by the writer as being "a WWII romantic espionage thriller in which he stars with Marion Cotillard."
#Allied starring Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard is NOW PLAYING. Do you have your tickets yet? https://t.co/rsVJxVKnxx pic.twitter.com/EjbRiumwYm — Allied Movie (@AlliedMovie) November 24, 2016
"Is there still a big audience for a movie so knowingly old-fashioned that its first half is set in Casablanca? Thus far, the box-office grosses for "Allied" have been … OK."
As the personal drama and Brad Pitt news continues, perhaps fans will not forget the actor's career has been one of dedication to his work.
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