A source close to the Fight Club actor says that he is hoping to reach a better place with his children amid the ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Jolie, 47.
Just days after the release of Angelina Jolie's FBI statement about their controversial fight in front of their six kids during a 2016 flight, Brad Pitt has been maintaining a "positive attitude." A source close to the Fight Club actor says that he is hoping to reach a better place with his children amid the ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Jolie, 47.
Pitt and Jolie, who share Maddox, 21, Pax, 18, Zahara, 17, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, were declared legally single back in 2019. "It's been a sad situation for years," said the source, according to PEOPLE. "Since Angelina filed for divorce, Brad has been focused on having the best relationship possible with his kids. It's been very difficult for him. Many times, there have been long gaps where he didn't see the kids at all."
"He misses the kids when he doesn't see them. He still has many good things going on in his life. He has a positive attitude. He believes there will be a time when he has a great relationship with his kids again," added the source.
I wonder if he said "I am sorry Angie, kids for my behaviour" Brad Pitt Has 'Positive Attitude' Despite 'Sad Situation' with Angelina Jolie FBI Report: Source https://t.co/i8gtZTTJY5 vía @people— Airim Lamprau (@monitamuchacha) August 23, 2022
Sources close to Pitt also claimed that Jolie intended to "revive an issue that was painful for everybody and was resolved six years ago" to "inflict the most amount of pain on her ex."
The Maleficient actress filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in March requesting the FBI records of the 2016 incident to be released publicly. Per the records, the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services and the FBI began investigating Pitt for having an argument which his ex-wife in a drunken state while they were traveling from France to Los Angeles on a private jet.
"THAT kid looks like a F Columbine kid." - #BradPitt— Tres 🥉 (@ATJolie_3) August 18, 2022
It's funny how for years he's been saying the opposite and apparently, we're right after all. Dude literally is a hostage-taker. The trauma to put on Angelina Jolie and the kids is unbearable. pic.twitter.com/jES5yTEoiN
Jolie who was referred to as Jane Doe in the reports where she described herself as "a victim of the assault herself" while alleging that the FBI "has hampered, and continues to hamper, her efforts to obtain for her children necessary ongoing care and medical attention, and has further harmed the children in the family law system."
At the time though, Pitt denied the claims of abuse and the FBI closed the investigation by November of the same year without any charges against him. Even the DCFS concluded its investigation earlier that month as they did not find any proof of abuse.
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