Will Brad Pitt See His Kids On Christmas? Angelina Jolie Files New Court Documents
Where will Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children spend Christmas?
As rumors continue to swirl in regard to Brad Pitt’s ongoing divorce and custody battle with his estranged wife, a new report claims it has not yet been revealed whether or not the 52-year-old actor will be able to spend time with his kids during the upcoming holiday.
“[Brad Pitt] recently wrapped a global promotional tour for Allied, but he reportedly did not spend Thanksgiving with his children,” E! News revealed to readers on December 6. “As for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the source says the kids’ schedule is [to be determined], given that their therapist determines Brad’s visitation time like any other day.”
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie began their relationship on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, which was released in 2015. Then, after months of rumors regarding an alleged affair, Jennifer Aniston, Pitt’s then-wife, filed for divorce and Pitt and his now-estranged wife ultimately went public during a trip to Kenya with Maddox, 15.
During their 12-year relationship, Brad Pitt and the 41-year-old actress adopted three children, Maddox, 15, from Cambodia, Pax, 12, from Vietnam, and Zahara, 11, from Ethiopia. They also welcomed three children biologically, including daughter Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married in August 2014 and weeks prior to Jolie’s divorce filing, the former couple was seen celebrating their marriage with a night to themselves in Beverly Hills. At the time, Us Weekly claimed the actors reportedly enjoyed dinner together and spent one night at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
One month later, Brad Pitt began fighting for custody of his children after Jolie requested full physical custody of their brood.
In one of the latest developments in their ongoing case, People Magazine has revealed that Jolie recently filed new documents which allegedly outlined her current custody arrangement with Brad Pitt. However, according to sources close to the situation, nothing has changed since October.
“This is pure spin and manipulation, as absolutely nothing has changed,” a source with knowledge of the situation told the magazine. “The original agreement is temporary and voluntary and that has not changed in the slightest; absolutely no binding agreement has been made, no final decisions have been made, and there is nothing that should be presented as a legally binding custody arrangement at this time. There is zero legal purpose for filing this. Zero.”
A second source confirmed that nothing has changed with Brad Pitt’s current agreement.
According to family law specialist Steve Mindel, it is unusual that Jolie would have filed court documents for two reasons, one of which is the anonymity that most celebrities require. As for the second reason, Mindel wondered why Jolie would allegedly want to expose more information about her children. As he explained, her latest filing has reportedly revealed new information about the kids, including their location and schedules.
“Her filing is definitely sending a message to Brad that she wants this more in the public than less in the public. And that’s not particularly good for either one of them as celebrities,” Mindel explained.
At this time, Jolie reportedly has physical custody of her and Pitt’s minor children while Pitt has continued “therapeutic visitation” with the kids. As the outlet pointed out, this is reportedly the same agreement that was recommended by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services during their investigation into an incident allegedly involving Brad Pitt and his oldest son, Maddox (Pitt has since been cleared of all charges).
“[Brad Pitt] is not at all happy with this situation. He wants to spend more time with the kids and on his own terms. There is nothing about the current arrangement that makes him happy. He has no plans to accept it. He misses his kids. It’s a very sad situation for him,” a source close to Pitt told the magazine.
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