Brad Pitt was granted joint custody of the children with Angelina Jolie, which the actor sought in court for five years. Until now, Jolie had sole custody, but Pitt protested this decision, having managed to prove that he could equally take care of the children.
вЂњBrad just wants to spend more time with his kids. And it was clear that Angelina was doing everything she could to prevent it. The trial dragged on for several months, and many witnesses, experts, therapists, and other people were brought in to help make the final decision, вЂњ the insider said.
According to previous agreements, the couple's children lived with Jolie in Los Angeles and met with Pete on a pre-approved schedule. The actress reserved the right to periodically check the former spouse for alcohol and drug use-Pitt openly admitted that he suffered from alcohol addiction.
According to media reports, after a course of therapy and several years of sobriety, the actor decided to review previous agreements and achieve joint custody of minor children: 16-year-old Pax, 15-year-old Zahara, 14-year-old Shiloh, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. It is rumored that this will allow the actor to reduce the cost of maintaining the family.
Recall that 57-year-old Brad Pitt and 45-year-old Angelina Jolie were together for 12 years. Shortly before their separation, information leaked to the press that during a flight on a private plane, a man, while under the influence of alcohol, hit his eldest son, 19-year-old Maddox. The actors did not comment on these rumors, but recently Jolie said that she decided to separate from her husband for the sake of the well-being of her family. вЂњIt was the right decision,вЂќ the actress said.
In turn, Pitt did not hide the fact that his marriage with Jolie was destroyed by his alcohol addiction. вЂњI can't remember a day since I graduated from college when I didn't drink. So you're running away from your feelings вЂ” вЂњ Brad admitted. вЂ” I'm glad it's over. I drank a lot when the family broke up. I had to face my own weaknesses and failures.вЂќ
Earlier, Jolie spoke openly about everyday life at home and how she is recovering from her divorce from Pitt.