The world was shocked when Angelina Jolie announced she was filing for divorce from actor Brad Pitt, after a 12- year relationship and 2-year marriage. The announcement, which was made on September 19, was then followed by an FBI investigation against Pitt to rule out any abusive treatment by the actor towards the couple’s six children after an incident on a private jet. Brad allegedly was intoxicated and lunged at Maddox, 15, while the teen was protecting his mother.
???? Angelina Jolie leaving the hotel, in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/CFsXoqji7k
— Angelina Jolie (@joliestweet) December 9, 2016
Brad has been cleared of any abuse, but the drama and struggle for custody of the children continue. Jolie stated that she was parting ways from Pitt due to having the best interest of her children in mind, and added that she would be seeking full custody. The former star couple is now in the middle of a heated struggle for the children and reports are being made that the strain is now on more than just Brad and Angelina. The kids are feeling it too, as Radar Online notes.
“Brad Pitt and Angelina Joliearen’t the only ones suffering during their divorce — their six children are being put through the wringer with all the changes — including living at a hotel! The 41-year-old actress, who has already removed her wedding ring, was spotted arriving at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles on Dec. 8 with her children in tow — Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.”
The most recent sighting of Jolie marks only the second time the UN special envoy and actress has been seen in public since filing for divorce from the 52-year-old actor. The only other time Angelina was seen was when she arrived with their six children at the Malibu beach home she is renting, which is costing $95,000 a month.
Angelina files papers revealing therapist decides on Brad Pitt’s visits with kids https://t.co/ovLCV6PFue
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 5, 2016
The kids and Jolie were checking into the hotel just before a judge was to meet with the star’s attorney, Laura Wasser, as well as Pitt’s attorney, Lance Spiegel. The custody battle is going far less smoothly than both parties had intended it to. Pitt recently requested that documents from their files be sealed from the public, yet the judge refused his plea and Jolie’s legal team countered his request, as News 18 shares.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt — Child Visitation Changes in Hands of Therapist https://t.co/6hnJmVywrX
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 5, 2016
Radar notes that it obtained documents dated December 7, within which a plea by Brad was made, and relays the words of the notable actor.
“I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children’s privacy rights. In order to protect our children from irreparable damage,” Pitt added, “I am respectfully requesting that all custody-related pleadings be sealed.”
Following the judge’s denial, the battle seems to be taking a negative turn, seeing as Pitt has reportedly broken some rules that were in place during their temporary custody arrangement by demanding more time with his kids and inviting a therapist for visits that had been unapproved.
The publication states that Jolie is looking extremely thin, yet in photos, she does not appear any thinner than she has previously, although both stars do appear more stressed and worn in recent snaps, which is entirely understandable given the circumstance.
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