Here’s what we know…
Despite filing for divorce 42 months ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s custody battle has been a messy one, with Angelina originally filing for primary physical custody of their six children back in 2016.
Little is known about their ongoing court disputes, but it is reported that while Angelina Jolie currently looks after the children, Brad will eventually get 50-50 joint custody. It is thought however that the time is being increased in stages, so it won’t be instant.
In the meantime, the 55-year-old is having to watch from afar, something that he is said to be finding difficult, especially following the release of photographs showing Angelina’s bodyguards babysit his children.
The recent photo in question shows Angelina’s bodyguard accompanying 10-year-old Vivienne and 12-year-old Shiloh on a shopping trip, with Ange nowhere to be seen.
‘Brad is disappointed he does not get to spend more time raising his own kids,’ a source told Hollwoodlife.com. ‘The worst part of the divorce for Brad has not been losing Angelina, but no longer seeing his kids on a daily basis.’
The source continued: ‘Brad is upset that he can not have a more hands on role raising his own children and Brad especially does not like it when the kids spend too much time with bodyguards, or other assistants Angelina hires to help and that Brad never gets to meet or approve of. Brad does not like the idea of strangers spending so much time influencing his kids.’
Neither Angelina nor Brad have commented.
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