Brad Pitt is ‘still determined to have a fully resolved situation’ regarding the divorce

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been suspiciously quiet for months regarding their divorce and the custody battle over their six kids. At some point – around March/April of this year – things did seem to slow down. By that I mean, both sides stopped leaking sh-t about the divorce situation. I was more on Angelina’s side of the Great Leaking Debacle, because the leaks coming out of both camps showed that Angelina was mostly responding to Brad’s demands, and she seemed to have the kids’ mental health as her #1 priority, where Brad seemed to have his image as the #1 priority (that’s just my take, feel free to disagree). Brad also seemed way too eager to throw Angelina under the bus whenever possible, even when it was clear that she left him, he was trying to act like she wanted to get back together, when really she was still seething with anger even back in August/September.

This whole time, I have been wondering if their lawyers have been meeting and trying to work out some kind of comprehensive or even a partial divorce agreement and custody arrangement. I figured that since we hadn’t heard anything, a tenuous peace must have taken hold and no one was trying to rock the boat. But the current issue of Us Weekly has this story:

With Thanksgiving approaching, Brad Pitt is counting his blessings. Fourteen months removed from his split with Angelina Jolie, he’s celebrating a year of sobriety (“I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again,” he told GQ Style in May) and “is focused on work and shooting a movie,” says a source.

The dad of Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne is also fixated on cementing his custody arrangement with Jolie, 42, says the source, who notes, “He’s still determined to have a fully resolved situation for the sake of the whole family.”

Not a high priority: finding romance. Contrary to reports, the Oscar winner is not dating Monaco royalty Charlotte Casiraghi, says the source. While an insider told Us this summer the actor, 53, “may have gone on a couple of dates, he’s focused on the kids.” Added the source: “Things are in a much better place.”

As previously reported, the couple, who married in 2014 after dating for 10 years, split after an alleged incident involving their son Maddox on a private plane. The FBI investigated allegations of child abuse against Pitt, but later cleared him. Although their divorce was contentious, the two A-listers began speaking cordially again in March in order to focus on their children, a source told Us Weekly at the time. “They are in a place where they can put anger or hurt aside to focus on their children and how they plan to coparent,” one insider close to Jolie told Us. “It’s been a difficult time for Angelina, and both are now willing to move forward and begin the next chapters of their lives.”

[From Us Weekly]

“He’s still determined to have a fully resolved situation for the sake of the whole family.” That sounds… clinical, almost. It seems vetted by a lawyer. What does it even mean? That Brad is “determined” to, you know, finally get divorced for real and really hash out the custody agreement in writing? Well, derp, of course that has to happen. It’s been over a year and there’s been no movement (in public) about any of this. At the very least, I would have thought that they could have finalized the divorce and the financial part of all of that months ago. The big issue is custody, and that’s probably the sticking point and the reason why none of this is resolved. So what was the point of this story? Just Brad insisting that everything is going to be on his terms? (Angelina left you and ghosted you, dude.)

Also: of course he’s not dating Charlotte Casiraghi. I still believe he was briefly banging Sienna Miller this year though.

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  1. Hella says:

    Must be so weird to go on a date with someone and think, ‘I’m auditioning to replace Angelina Jolie”. Painful pressure!

    • QueenB says:

      Or you could be thinking “How will he act towards our potential future children?”

      • Shijel says:

        He’s got six already and is in his 50s. I don’t think he’s aching for another brood, mate.

      • Lady D says:

        But his next mate will be very, shall we say eager, to have his child. Relentless, even.

      • Citney anise says:

        Surely this man will never reproduce with anyone else, he’d be a laughingstock the same as Clooney.

        I can’t see Brad being able to stand being laughed at for having a child when he’s old enough to be a grandfather. He’s too conscious of his image.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I 100% agree that Brad seemed to be more interested in his image. The way he has handled this entire thing and the way he and his PR have vilified Angelina in the press has made me lose all respect for him. As for custody – the kids are clearly all old enough to understand what went down and I think that has probably been one of the major reasons why it’s taking so long. They simply don’t want to be around him.

    • Andrea1 says:

      Oh yes the golden boy image was his topmost priority!

    • LadyT says:

      V.V.- Give one single Brad Pitt quote vilifying Jolie. Just one. Sure, you can say whatever you want on the Internet but you deserve to be challenged for it.

      • crogirl says:

        Well I am not V.V. but what about “no self regulating mechanism” or she takes her kids to refugee camps therefore she is bad mother

      • LadyT says:

        The one and only quote (from his lawyer, not Pitt) that could be construed as mildly negative and it happened during the heated proceedings of last December. Not exactly evidence of Pitt vilifying her.

      • crogirl says:

        I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one. There is no way his lawyer would put this without his approval.

      • LadyT says:

        “The way he has handled this entire thing and the way he and his PR have vilified Angelina in the press has made me lose all respect for him. “ I agree Pitt let his lawyer say “no self-regulating system.” The Pitt hate and accusations still don’t add up to me. Anything else he’s supposed to have said or are those three words it?

      • crogirl says:

        I did give you other example. When his team called her a bad mother for taking kids to refugee camps. There are more but you will say that he didn’t say it personally.

      • LadyT says:

        Show me where Brad’s team said Jolie was a bad mother. Googled it and couldn’t find it. I found “Life and Style sources” say she wants to take kids to a refugee camp and Pitt is concerned for safety. Heading is “Rumors” and there’s no bad mother reference whatsoever. Yes, I prefer actual quotes over tabloid bs.

      • crogirl says:

        It was from this article
        It’s from TMZ, not their exact words but to me that’s the gist of it.
        Funny going through old article there is actually one where his team claims he has no booze issues, that was of course before the plane incident was revealed.

  3. ida says:

    he lost his looks completely. like depp.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      That’s what heavy drinking and smoking will do to you. Though I will say I do think Brad looks better than Depp – but the alcohol abuse is definitely showing

    • Dobby says:

      Uh what are you smoking? He looks better then ever. I think you are talking about Angelina. She looks like a skeleton and looks older then 42.

    • Sage says:

      Depp looks filthy! Brad looks like a 54 year old weathered man. He looks good but not better than ever.

    • Citney anise says:

      His looks are gone, he’s still handsome, in a grandfatherly sort of way. A grandfather that takes care of himself, for sure, and Brad has had work done in the last few years.

      Brad’s PR wants to portray him as the Brad of 15 years ago. Laughable.

  4. Andrea1 says:

    I see someone wants us to know that he hasn’t lost custody as its been speculated lately…

  5. Savasana Lotus says:

    Once there was a private judge and the file was sealed, they revised the stip and order and it was filed in January which gave Pitt unmonitored visitation. This calmed the storm of flying leaks. The next thing would be to bifurcate the divorce while assets and debts and property are divided which can take much longer. Jolie moving a mile away shows growth toward co-parenting and a year of family counseling has, I am sure been invaluable to the healing of each of the Jolie-Pitts. Glad they decided to end the war in the press, step back and be the best people they can instead.

    • smcollins says:

      Stop being so logical and level-headed @savasana lotus! Haven’t you heard? Brad is is an irredeemable monster undeserving of forgiveness and making amends with his family. And because there’s no photo evidence of him being with the children he’s a deadbeat dad who really doesn’t want them. It’s purely an image thing. (sarcasm)

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        Neither of them have to be ‘bad people’ in my book. Don’t know em. Just know some facts and what I see in the court record/docket. ;-) what’s best for their children are two healthy parents co-parenting. That’s what I know.

      • Ankhel says:

        I’ve never seen him giving out artisanal cookies to his children and their friends, while simultaneously watching them and working with a manuscript.

        I dont think he loves them.

      • boiledeggs says:

        Omg, this!! Respect to him for not using the pap-planned “take the kids to the toy store or movie release” positive image media barrage like A continues to do. Yes, he used to do it, but it looks like he’s now really trying to keep life with his kids private. He’s truly putting them first — it would be so easy to release a fuzzy, “unplanned” pap photo of him doing something with his kids in order to score points with the public. But so far he hasn’t. Major props for that.

        Angelina on the other hand…ugh, she’s just so obvious. She took artisanal cookies to kid’s karate and read a script AND never missed watching (and smiling…probably like a beatific angel) when her daughter made a move? Truly, a SUPERMOM (slow clap). There’s some clinical level narcissism in that one, and although I’m sure she has her good points, I would not wish that kind of parenting on anyone. Narcissists are like black hole vortexes sucking in all the attention in the room. ME ME MEEEEEEEE.

      • V4Real says:

        Thanks @Boiledeggs for saying what I can’t say. You’re on point.

      • sage says:

        “it would be so easy to release a fuzzy, “unplanned” pap photo of him doing something with his kids in order to score points with the public. But so far he hasn’t. ”

        He used Cornell’s kids instead…

      • boiledeggs says:

        Good point, Sage. I’m pretty cynical about celebrity, and thought the way they papped out their kids when married, and seemed to use them as globe trotting accessories instead of children, seemed so very sad. He was obviously on board for this at the time as much as she was. I am hopeful that he’s learned something and is trying to give them a proper private life. If he used Cornell’s kids to that same end, I’m done with whatever amount of fandom I had for the man. I would think you might have to be a monster to have that as your ulterior motive for entertaining a close friend’s children after his suicide, and I don’t think I believe Brad Pitt is that monster. But what do we know? These are all just guesses gleaned from glimpses at photos and media spin. I guess it’s just nice to think there might be some decency there.

    • Mona says:

      Jolie played a lot of PR in this divorce

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I don’t think Brad should be vilified for his addiction problems. I am not an addict but I have other issues that negatively affected my parenting abilities and so I can sympathize with him and cheer him on for realizing he needed help and getting it. At the end of the day he is a human being and so are Jolie and their children. I hope everything works out so that the children have strong relationships with both parents.

      • Lady D says:

        His addiction adversely affected a lot of small children, for years, and he was okay with that. He should bear no repercussions for his actions? All his children are suffering because of it, his marriage, his family, his home all suffered for it. He’s living the good life, taking the time to care for himself (only), attending art classes, collecting standing O’s because of who he is, lots of good for him rumours of him with the young and hot, not suffering, and a far cry from being vilified. I too hope things work out for the children, but I think Mr. P is putting himself first again.

  6. Fa says:

    Not the time to smear Angelina when she is campaigning for her film, his two sons are old enough to read from online and their relationships with him are fragile, warning Brad.

  7. Jossy says:

    Good for him.He is great

  8. Mona says:

    I want Brad dating Charlize Theron

    • Truthful says:

      and I want Charlize Theron to do better ( the guy has stopped being all that in the looks department… while Theron is at the top of her game ;) )

  9. KBB says:

    Sienna Miller has been with Bennett Miller since before Brad and Angelina broke up and she’s still with him now.

    Sienna never hooked up with Brad Pitt, just like Charlotte Casiraghi didn’t, just like Kate Hudson didn’t, just like Elle Machperson didn’t.

    • Truthful says:

      Excatly : those are flattering storylines to try to plant the idea that hot (and mostly young ) women want him… sooo bad. mmmmmhhh. Not.

      The guy looks like a grandpa now

  10. Talie says:

    I do think Angelina’s initial approach backfired on her badly.

    Being private about their affairs is the best option when you have children who easily have internet access and can read everything.

    • Mona says:

      I agree

    • truth hurts says:

      I don’t think her initial approach backfired. Reasons why , she filed and left him for a reason. Then she was forced to leak why? The media and the press along with his PR team went for the jugular on her because they were upset she out his bad behavior. As long as she was being vilified or people thought he had cheated everything was all laughs and mocking. I don’t freaking blame her.
      The media creates the narrative on a lot of things and people eat it up or believe whatever they are being fed.
      Angelina got a lot of flack but, she weathered that storm that she knew would come. Brad on the other hand suffered the biggest lost. He lost his family. Wtf does gaining a sick pool of HW that hasn’t made him happy in 30 years. He suffers from depression, arrogance, addiction, alcoholism, and in his own words a lack of feeling and willingness to put up a facade for his own image. If that is winning then I really feel sorry for the people who think this is normal.
      If you listen to both of them Angie seems to be in a better place, hell she even talked about them all being in a lighter place and not being in the dark. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that addiction had darkened their life. It can be ugly at times esp if it had gotten bad. People are clueless and speak with hate instead of logic. A fine time to acknowledge most people are like our own President.

    • Spritely says:

      I agree. Divorcing quietly if you can’t be totally amicable about it is the way she should have played it.

      • truth hurts says:

        There was no way this divorce would have been quiet. No way on earth. Plus he is the reason why she filed and had to go through all the CPS stuff anyway. IF that had not happened then maybe there wouldn’t have been so much scandal. That was on him once that call was made and no one can prove she is the one who called. I don’t think she did it because they questioned her too. Plus she had so much to lose. She is a UN advocate for child abuse and rape, how does that look that her husband had charges at CPS for hitting their adopted son while drunk.
        Again it is something people want to believe.

  11. Who ARE These People? says:

    I don’t know what this means, either. Few people enjoy living in a grey zone of ambiguous relationships. If he contributed to the need for it to stay that way in terms of contact with his children, so be it. If he wants it “completely resolved” so he can get involved with/dependent upon someone else, well … we’ll see soon enough.

  12. Kate says:

    His precious golden boy image is intact and she has custody. I think each got what they wanted.

    • LadyT says:

      Angelina curates an image herself. They both do. They both did it together. I’m not sure how it’s suddenly something to diss Pitt about. Image is obviously important to them both. It’s part of how they sell themselves and their projects.

  13. Tito says:

    I don’t know if all the negative press about angelina came from brad. Remember that the press always loved to write nasty things about her and they just wait to write negative stories about her. Jennifer was always the victim and angelina the bad woman who wronged Jennifer . This went on for more than a decade. So that narrative they build around angelina all these years just continues. It’s easy for many people to hate on her. You can read that everywhere.
    I dont know their situation, so its not easy to judge here, even though i think he had his issues. They were together for a very long time and i don’t think that any of them took the separation easy. Even not Angelina though many here think shes so over him. Maybe now but i believe it took her a lot of time.

    • Abel says:

      Toto I agree with you about what you said, but I also believe that they both still love each other, but sometime you have to let gone, maybe later, get back together😁

  14. Spritely says:

    Fully resolved sounds like it was worded carefully to fit in with the rest of the article, which is a kind of PR fluff piece to my reading. He wants to say he’s keen to be divorced but doesn’t want it to sound harsh: “Brad Pitt is eager to finalise divorce.”

  15. FF says:

    I will never look at him the same way. It’s not just his relationship with Jolie, it’s all his other relationships and how they reflect on him in light of how his relationship with Jolie ended.

    Whatever anyone thinks of her, I still can’t fathom anyone choosing to get blotto on a plane with six children under the age of 16 on it, let alone the rest of his behaviour. I can’t help but think that if someone else hadn’t reported him it would be a press game of “nothing happened” and she is “overreacting”.

    I also can’t say I understand him working with Weinstein and Tarantino when both Jolie and Paltrow had abusive experiences with Weinstein. He’s finessed his way put of that observation quite well since the wave of harassment and rape allegations.

    Frankly, as I see it, he was always overrated actor and who got lucky working with David Fincher and gaining credibility in large part via that going forward. He’s pretty much hit and miss acting wise, and always has been. If he has a career at all at this stage, then I guess he’ll always have one.

    • truth hurts says:

      I agree with you FF. It’s all wrong. I took time today and read about Jolie’s past addiction to drugs and I can see why this went left really quick and she hopped ship when it started to affect the kids. Albeit that she isn’t totally innocent in this but I truly believe she did what she had to do. We don’t know the specifics because he did EVERYTHING to hide what happened. Therefore to me he is the guilty party.
      Why anyone chooses to get that drunk on a flight from France is beyond me too with 6 kids in tow. Unless that is common practice with you.
      She fought her addictions and I believe keeps busy to overcome her appetite for it. That is the norm. I don’t think she is a drug addict or has anorexia. The signs would be overwhelming if she were using.

  16. truth hurts says:

    @LadyD..I don’t know how this lie got to be a giant truth but all people need to do is look at the footage. I repeat he DID NOT GET A STANDING OVATION!!!!!!!!!! A lie will travel faster than the truth.

    ” collecting standing O’s because of who he is.”

  17. Katrina says:

    He seems like he has really been working on himself and is getting to a better place

  18. Jamie says:

    He seems to be in a much better place,

  19. Citney anise says:

    Why is Angie “unstable”, because she kicked Pitt to the curb, or because she stepped up and took on parenting their six children alone?

  20. truth hurts says:

    People have using the same “Verbs” to describe her for years and that it one courteous of her half baked daddy. But for many reason actions speaks louder than words. If anyone is unstable it does not seem to be her. If anyone is an addict,it does not seem to be her. if anyone is anorexic it does not seem to be her. If anyone is bitchy it does not seem to be her.