Page Six: Brad Pitt has been paying ‘millions’ for the kids’ therapy & security…?

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio back in their car on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

Ever since the news came out yesterday afternoon that Angelina Jolie will be requesting structured child support payments and back child support for the past two years, Brad Pitt’s team has been running to every outlet to claim that Angelina is “smearing” him as a deadbeat dad. Nevermind his team’s repeated shenanigans in story after story in which they paint Jolie as as awful, spiteful, hateful bitch. Because, you know, she left him and took the kids away while he was a violent drunk. He went to some kind of hokey rehab and ever since, he’s been Saint Brad Who Just Wants To Be A Dad Again, and Angelina is the Vengeful Bitch Who Took His Kids Away. Think about that. Anyway, Angelina wants a structured child support system and she says Brad hasn’t been paying “meaningful” child support for the past two years. His side says that he’s paid “millions.” So, obviously, Page Six got down and dirty:

After a period of relative peace, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce has become a battleground once again. Jolie filed papers Tuesday claiming that Pitt has not paid “meaningful child support” for their six kids since their split two years ago.

Now Pitt pals are fuming to Page Six that the “Seven” star has in fact been forking over hundreds of thousands a month — and that Jolie is just trying to smear her ex by claiming he’s a “deadbeat dad.” Insiders claim Pitt has paid “millions for therapists” for the enormous brood, as well as their travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards.

“The divorce case has been held in front of a private judge to keep it out of the press. But she filed [the papers on Tuesday] in LA Superior Court knowing that it would go public and that he would be made out to be a deadbeat dad — which he isn’t.”

Said another pal, “Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so.”

People close to Pitt think that Jolie pre-emptively filed the papers as a warning shot, because Pitt had told her he wanted to restart the formal divorce process. Sources close to the matter told us that the Jolie-Pitt divorce — which had started off with an ugly slew of unfounded allegations against Pitt — had been put on hold and moved to a private judge so that the couple could sort out thorny custody issues. But sources close to Pitt said Jolie has been “extremely difficult” during the negotiations and that he had told her he’d had enough of the endless back-and-forth over the kids.

[From Page Six]

I would enjoy hearing from the lawyer-commenters and family-law experts on this one, because I suspect that the court will not see it Brad’s way. I believe he probably has been paying for the kids’ security and travel and therapy. But none of that is the same as paying child support? The therapy in particular was probably a court-ordered cost completely separate from any loose child support agreement, right? It’s like the Kevin Federline-Britney Spears issue: Britney is paying child support to K-Fed AND she’s paying for school tuition, security, extracurriculars, etc. Brad has only been paying for the other stuff, the therapy and security, but he hasn’t been making child support payments to Angelina. As for all the other stuff about Difficult Jolie… it’s 2018, can we stop using words like “difficult” to describe women please?

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio back in their car on the set of 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'

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  1. Andrea1 says:

    Things are about to blow up in Brad’s face. Angie came prepared and has done her home work well. His PR campaigning and smearing of her is just about to blow up in his face.. There can only be an Angelina Jolie is an evil butch for so long……. The public ain’t stupid

    • Sash says:

      I was just about to make the same comment.

      But I also remember that Brad is teflon, not even any backlash for that Neri Oxman debacle. It’s so frustrating.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Exactly. She hired the best and I don’t think they’ll set themselves up to fail in court! He can only enjoy goodwill from the media for so long….. But we’ll see In the end

      • Jan90067 says:

        So THAT’S what is making his face look so jacked: Teflon! Seriously, how much work has he gotten done since the split? Ugh, he’s veering into Tiny Tommy’s Territory now.

        Does he even care that his kids will read about this (if they haven’t already?). Seems like all he cares about is revenge on his almost ex.

    • magdalene says:

      It’s interesting all those that slammed Jolie for not signing to seal the documents have not felt or expressed any outrage at all the leaks. Jolie files court papers and her people make statement with names attached, Brad and and his people are always nameless sources.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Magdalene it’s because their running out of defense for their beloved Brad. I bet they didn’t see this coming. Angelina is not playing games but playing by the books. She got the best hands in the business and I’m very sure it’s a shitty time to be a Brad Pitt

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        @Magdalene… so true! How can they not see the double standard. I admire Jolie regarding how she’s been handling this – naturally, this is based on the very limited info I have. All I know is my mother stayed with my father for YEARS despite the fact he was abusing me & her… granted, money helps everything & we had none. She did the best she could at that time. He was a gaslighter, a predator, just a POS & he had her under his thumb. When he’d “let” her have a job, he’d always make her quit when she was building up her confidence. It was frustrating to watch & I still have some anger about it, but he had successfully effed with her mind.

        Money DOES help. It at least let’s you escape immediately.

      • A says:

        This! Oh my god is it frustrating to see people insist that “both sides are messy.” No. Both sides are not messy. Angelina has not been talking to the press, period. She has kept her side of the divorce on lock down. She files court papers in order to move the divorce forward and people (who I suspect don’t know how to read or don’t bother reading) are making up legal conjecture out of thin air about how this means that she’s stalling or that she’s stubborn and unwilling to work with Brad. Brad Pitt asked to seal the court documents only to wind up leaking the information to the press on his own. He’s the one blabbing about not-dating an MIT professor. But Angelina is evil because ???? I don’t know, but I’m guessing the people who are committed to disliking her will fill in that blank with their reason of the day.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I wish I was that optimistic. The public loves to believe the best of rich, attractive white men over anybody else.

      • Sarah says:

        There is not doubt in my mind that Brad will win the pr war but she’ll win the kids. I mean, Brad came out smelling like roses of his own divorce while Jolie and even Anniston were being ripped to shreds for a decade.

      • Morning Coffee says:

        That’s my frustration too, Veronica. I also take issue with the phrase “enormous brood.” As if Brad had nothing to do with the size of his family. It almost puts it all on Angelina. Did Brad adopt Maddox and Pax?

      • Carmen says:

        He adopted Maddox, Pax and Zahara. He is legally obligated to support all of them.

      • Carrie says:

        Yeah thats how Trump got to be president. People don’t want facts anymore, they want manipulation and spin and cruelty. It’s horrible.

        Brad may end up fine in the popular stakes but knowing he’s one of the slimy types helps us know who to avoid and ignore. There are different types of success. My standards are same as AJ – facts and law. I hope this ends soon so she can put this behind her as much as possible and let him live his stupid life. He’s such an ass, it’s kind of incredible to witness.

    • ariana says:

      The Court ordered Brad to pay for all costs incurred because of the “incident”, that includes all costs of the therapists, doctors, monitors, flights to and from the UK. That’s on top of paying normal child support for all six children.

      Brad Pitt has no one to blame but himself. Brad is trying to punish Angie for daring to leave him, his hubris is to blame for his erratic behaivior, the smearing and slandering of Angie, not putting his children first, not taking responsibility for everything that has happened since September 2016, leaking info that should be private.

      Brad needs to man up and accept responsibility and do everything he can to make amends to his children. I’m sure the children still love Brad, but at this time they are still afraid of him. a really sad situation.

  2. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Popped in for a shallow comment before I read the piece on Pitt. I think he’s having trouble aging. His cheeks and skin look pulled so tight. It’s off-putting. Almost like a ventriloquist’s dummy.

    Just an observation. Now on to the moolah arguments!

    • gingersnaps says:

      My word, you’re right about him looking like a ventriloquist’s dummy. I didn’t see it before and I can’t unsee it.

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        Freaky, isn’t it!? His spray tan is too dark. But his cheeks & forehead are pulled so tight & are bulging. Really strange! Man, he was so gorgeous back in Thelma & Louise, Legends of the Fall & A River Runs Through It. Now he’s a surfer dude version of Charlie McCarthy.

    • Juls says:

      His eyes are bizarre too. His left eye specifically looks……wonky? Like it does what it wants and he doesn’t have total control over its movements. I’m not trying to be insensitive. Maybe something happened to him to cause this?

      • AnotherDirtyMartini says:

        Agree, Juls. His eyes are even bulging out in that last pic, but he’s making a funny face. Yeah, I feel rude re his appearance. It’s just startling as heck 😲

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Yes, you captured it perfectly. It looks so strange.

      Robert Redford did it right.

    • Millenial says:

      Agreed. His aging process has been disappointing to say the least. Every so often I have to go look up pictures of Legends of the Fall to remember what all the hype was about.

    • Catherine says:

      Hahahahaha. This comment is the best thing I’ve read in a long time.

    • Tate says:

      He looks ridiculous.

  3. Maya says:

    About time Angelina came out fighting.

    Show the world what a pathetic man Brad really is by just telling the truth.

  4. minx says:

    If find it gross that BP’s people run to Page Six, in the Murdoch NY Post. That alone makes me not want to view him kindly.

  5. gingersnaps says:

    I see right through what Brad’s team is doing and it’s tiresome. It seems like he is such a shallow person who cares more about his persona and appearances rather than be a responsible man. Never been a fan of him or bought his squeaky clean good guy image.

  6. Beth says:

    If it really costs “millions for therapists, ” I’m glad insurance covered mine

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      And if they did need millions in therapy because of his behavior toward them, whose fault is that?

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Jeez, millions on therapy? Only if you use a therapist who charges 1K/billable hour and they receive 3 billable hours per child per week. With no insurance. Brad and Angelina both have insurance. So stop. I’m a psychiatrist with a decent caseload and I don’t pull in “millions” over 2 years.

      • Beth says:

        No kidding. We all know therapy doesn’t cost millions, but it said Brad was paying ‘millions ‘for therapy and security in the Page Six headline

  7. tracking says:

    Yeah, he’s probably paid millions but maybe not for the specific things Angelina wanted per their informal agreement(?) So I don’t know whether the total monetary payments or not having the specific expenses covered becomes the issue. Maybe the sum was okay but the specific allocation was not, or maybe the sum was not okay–I have no idea. This is why going through the courts from the beginning rather than relying on an informal agreement is better for both parties. Her side did say this filing is a normal part of “moving things forward.” Clearly they both had agreed to bifurcate, so it makes sense that finances would become a central issue at this point.

    • Millenial says:

      Yeah, my guess is he *feels* like he has given her millions, because maybe he just let her use/keep a house that is worth millions or has let her mainly use a private plane they have. He probably also foots some of the bills for their tutors and security and whatever. But I have doubts he’s actually paid her millions checking account to checking account, in the traditional sense that child support is used for food and rent and yada, yada.

      • lucy2 says:

        Didn’t she right away go rent a house, and then bought a big place a few months ago?

      • tracking says:

        Okay, his legal docs response is that he gave her an $8million loan for her new house plus paid 1.3 million of the kids’ expenses. Even if he has to pay another 1.3m in retroactive child support (I have no idea, just guessing, though I suspect he will owe more), he can demand repayment of the huge loan which puts him way ahead in terms of the money he’s expended thus far. Anyway, both are actually correct. He’s made a huge financial outlay, but much of it was not expressly for child support.

      • lucy2 says:

        Well that’s interesting…
        1.3 million over 2 years works out to about $55K/month. For six children. That’s not very much, especially as she’s had sole custody for the majority of that time. He’s going to end up forking over a lot more than that, I’m sure.

        I’m kind of surprised by the loan, I would have thought she’d have the money to buy it herself, or at least secure financing. Then again, she hasn’t worked a ton in the past few years.

      • tracking says:

        Maybe it was a liquidity issue (yes, her reported net worth is very high and I always had the impression he paid for most big-ticket items when they were together). Or maybe his lawyers are now advising him to term it a loan since they have all the financials to work out and don’t want it to be recorded as a gift or settlement at this point. I agree he will likely owe her more for child support, but presumably she’ll have to repay the huge loan as well. Apparently informal agreements expire after two years, so it was necessary that something be filed at this point anyway. His legal docs in response contain harsh language stating her filing was unnecessary and designed to escalate conflict, that Pitt was never opposed to working out child support payments–but she never asked. Remember she left that box unchecked in her divorce filing. Messy.

  8. lobbit says:

    In the end it always comes down to money, doesn’t it? I’m sure Brad loves his kids but the outlay of child support is pretty steep for a father of 6…unless he has joint custody, that is.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Well – he signed up for it all. Didn’t he formally adopt at least one of the older ones? And he did have 3 bio kids with her as well. So – again – he signed up for all of it and he’s a longtime major movie star/successful producer. Of all the fathers in the world, Brad Pitt should not be the one complaining about the high cost of child support.

      • lobbit says:

        I’m definitely not making a case for his right to complain here.

      • Carmen says:

        He legally adopted all of the older ones — Maddox, Pax and Zahara — and he is legally responsible for supporting all of them.

    • Alice says:

      Joint custody affects *decision making* (joint decision making on certain important kids related topics, usually defined as education, religion, health and well being) not child support. For his child support to be reduced, he would need to have *shared* custody where the kids live almost equal amounts of time in both parents’ homes thus child support is recalculated to reflect that. In their case with his past actions, shared custody is highly unlikely, IMO.

  9. Puffs says:

    Yeah if brad really has the receipts he would do it in court like Jolie and not run to the tabloids with nameless sources to bash her. Brad looks bad here and it’s his own fault. He’a Jolie’s Thomas/Samantha Markle.

  10. whatWHAT? says:

    “extremely difficult” = wants what’s best for their kids and is being protective of them and Pitt is bitter because he isn’t calling the shots.

    *eye roll*

  11. bap says:

    I am sure Angelina paid for 1/2 of the children therapy and security. He acts like a Manchild , He needs to learn to take responsibility, pay your child support.

  12. Melania says:

    I’m #teamJolie in this story.

  13. Natalia says:

    I had to laugh at somebody’s comment yesterday about Laura Wasser getting annoyed with this latest crap. Ha! People at her level don’t get annoyed, they snicker. They know the game. She’s not going anywhere. If anything, they’re shoring up the team and going in for the (warranted) kill. AJ and the Wasser team have their ducks in a row. It’s obvious!

    I really like Brad as an actor but he’s gotta be so frustrated right now – he’s in a Catch-22.

    • A says:

      I knew when the news came out about her hiring a new set of lawyers that the divorce was moving forward from child custody issues to financial issues, and I was right. People don’t hire a whole barrage of new additions to an existing legal team if they’re unhappy with the custody agreement–they generally fire the lawyer who is handling that and then bring in someone who is more amenable to their demands.

  14. anna2222222 says:

    Why would you crow about paying for your kids therapy when you’re the reason they need therapy?

    • Sarah says:

      Thank you! Pitt acts as if the children needing therapy is one of Jolie’s whims and not something they need because of his unhinged behavior.

  15. Sarah says:

    Brad Pitt has spent almost 12 years with this woman but it’s like he does not know her at all. She won’t back down, and smearing her in the tabloids won’t work because she’not a Meg Ryan or a Jen Anniston. Her career does not depend on her being seen as the American, sweet girl-next-door type, especially now that she is directing more than she’s acting.
    For a decade, she was seen as the evil, slutty vilainness who broke up America’s favorite Aryan couple and her career did not suffer one bit, quite the contrary actually. If he goes low, she can go lower, especially if her kids are involved.
    As the NY Post said, Brad is going to have custody of Hollywood and win the PR battle, but she will have the children.

    • Andrea1 says:

      Preach it Sis! Preach it! Thank you for articulating this far better than I could.

    • Laura says:

      Good point Sarah. Makes me look at their relationship in a different way. For so long I was blind to their issues because I loved them together so much. It does feel like he doesn’t know her at all.

    • minx says:

      And I think if he gets custody of Hollywood and she gets the kids that would be fine with her. She just wants money for the kids to be taken care of and she wants to live her life.

  16. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    He may feel he’s shelling out enough, but what about food, clothing, tutors, etc.? I’d imagine they should both be paying half. Not sure who is worth more or has more assets.

    On yesterday’s post I saw people defending Brad. I live in CA too. My SIL’s ex put his hands on her son (his stepson) & left marks on his neck. Then he took off with their toddler they had together, telling his FIL he was going to kill himself and his son. It led to car chases, etc. Cops got him on terrorist threat. He was only allowed to see his son for supervised visits. Same as Brad. So, something major happened on that airplane. Now my BIL was a POS & refused to accept responsibility for his actions. He skipped out on his child, never seeing him again.

    Regardless, I do not feel sorry for Brad. Grow the eff up, dude.

  17. Meg says:

    Maybe he paid something, but Angelina wants to make it official so she can move on with the divorce. Settling child support is one of the things they have to settle before the divorce is final. Angie wants the divorce to come to an end soon

  18. Gaby says:

    To people that complain about Angelina fighting him so hard for sole custody, just stop and think for a second: she saw him at his worst, the plane incident wasn’t the first, his kids couldn’t be alone with him for over a year, they had therapy sessions over visitations with him, I could go on and on.

    It is so obvious this wasn’t one particular incident, maybe it was the first one where things got physical with one of the kids and that was the tipping point for her.

    If you are a mother and have witness abuse, you also would fight tooth and nail to keep your kids with you because it would feel safer that way. She has every right to be pissed. The fact that people still defend him and accuse her of alienating shows how much power he has.

    She is not a bad mother for being this worried about his proximity. He didn’t even follow a rehab program fully, the possibility of a relapse is huge. And the fact that he is more worried about his image than making amends with her to have a good co-parent situation speaks volumes.

    • KA says:

      Agree. I feel like any hint that AJ is not/ was not a perfect parent, perfect mother, perfect wife..etc… results in people defending Brad. BUT clearly he did something SOOOOO terrible that she took those kids, immediately had them in her care, etc. The courts have sided with her on that issue… the kids need supervised visits with him, therapy, etc.

      She is not perfect. But she is doing her best to protect these kids from whatever harm he caused. She has and she will make mistakes doing that… BECAUSE she is a human. But I don’t blame her one bit for moving hell and earth to protect those kids.

  19. Pas says:

    Goodness. It was his fault, he really needs to pay that and the security. Definitely, the MOST MEANINGFUL child support hasn’t been fulfilled. How about the kid’s schooling? Their everyday needs? When shiloh broke her arms, was it only Angie?

  20. sert says:

    “Win custody over Hollywood”. What a brilliant phrase. It never stops to baffle me how some people in hollywood can seemingly do whatever they want, while others gets torn asunder for things that seems insignificant. I so want to know how that works!

  21. Endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

    Also, lawyers would likely have reviewed this article – Brad’s team’s tactic is to deflect through specificity. Ie “Brad absolutely never hit his son in the face.” As a lawyer, this is so alarming because if one could one would have stopped the sentence at “hit his son.”

    Same with the above statement “Brad pays for x, y and z”. Ok. So what about A through W Brad? Kids are expensive. Sounds like he’s paying for the court ordered therapy and certain security and travel arrangements which are likely related to visiting him. Housing, food, education, clothing, extra curriculars, spending money, nannies, etc are all notably left out and would be included if they could be.

    • Sarah says:

      The moment that sentence “Brad never hit his son in the face” was written is the exact moment I knew something really bad had taken place in that plane.
      The fact that people still give him the nefit of the doubt when he is not able to deny HITTING his own 16 yeard old son is frankly sad although not surprising.

    • Alex says:

      This. He’s using specificity. Ofcourse he pays for security, it’s his security too. They still share a security team headed by his right hand man. The order stated the he bore the costs of the children’s travel and had to pay the therapists. So they are deflecting through specificity, and like you say what about the rest? Weak.

    • Alice says:

      Exactly. The guy owes support like everyone else. Pay your dues, dude!

  22. Millenial says:

    You know, a lot of people gave Gwyneth crap for her insufferable my-divorce-is-better-than-your-divorce “conscious uncoupling” and gave Jennifer Garner crap for covering for Ben Affleck’s cheating and alcoholism time and time again and playing happy family after the divorce when we know it’s anything but, but I would take either of those situations over this.

    • Sarah says:

      Goop and Martin’s divorce and co-parenting ways are a great example, I agree. But Garner and Affleck..? This is mostly a story about a disgusting man who does not have one bit of respect for his wife, the mother of his children and a woman who does not respect/love herself. I would be horrified if one of my friend or sister was acting like that.

      • Erinn says:

        I’d be horrified in a lot of ways, too. Sarah. But still – in comparison to this situation, it really doesn’t seem SO bad in the long run.

  23. smcollins says:

    What a mess, but then it was always going to be if they ever split. The amount of passion that started their relationship was no doubt going to take another form at the end of it. It’s just a shame that there’s 6 kids stuck in the middle of all this drama. They need to lock this sh*t down and stop the public battling. I’m not ride or die for either one, so I’m holding them both accountable for this nonsense (although I do think AJ is more slick about it).

    • Sarah says:

      There are parts of the divorce that are always going to be public though, like papers filed in courts.
      And honestly, even the request to have everything sealed seems too little too late and more for show than anything else. At the end of the day, the kids were all in that airplane when the incident took place. They were there when Brad “did not hit his son in the face”. I don’t think anything that is written in tabloids is worse than wutnessing a scene like that between your dad and one of your sibling.

    • Amelie says:

      I said this the other day about their relationship! I always hypothesized what would happen if they ever did break up and I never thought it would be amicable. They are two passionate people and they’ve both made comments in interviews over the years suggesting to me if it ever did end, it would not end well. I just never expected it to be this intense.

    • Anika says:

      I’m not “ride or die” for either of them, and never have been. In fact, I think it’s foolish to declare yourself as being ride or die over some celebrity who you don’t even know. The only people I would passionately, whole heartedly defend are people who I know very well and deeply love. Having such blind faith in someone you don’t know seems…blind.

  24. Lucy says:

    Team Brad

  25. Sparkly says:

    Are people actually buying his spin? I mean, you can look at his behavior and see that he’s full of it. And paying for therapy (which is your fault) and security (which is half your fault) is not the same as child support or paying the daily needs of six children.

    • Sarah says:

      People always buy white men’s bs. That’s one of the (many) reasons Bankrupcy Batista is president.

  26. Amelie says:

    These two had a prenup right?? So they are mostly fighting over child custody and child support, not division of property assets or that kind of thing.

  27. Becks1 says:

    Sigh. yes, Brad’s paying for food, shelter, clothing, etc for the kids could count as “child support.” Or contributions to their welfare or whatever. it doesn’t mean its the same as writing Angie a check, but the court may say that he can write a smaller check if he’s covering all these other things. the point of child support is to help the custodial parents with life expenses like shelter and food (so a custodial parent using CS to pay the rent is fine), and also so that one parent isn’t directly responsible for all the clothes, doctor visits, activities, etc. So if he’s picking up the tab for stuff like that (and NO ONE here knows if he is or isn’t) But it can get messy bc the paying parent can ask to see receipts, so to speak. That’s why a lot of times in REALLY messy divorces, you have a child support agreement and that’s reworked a year or two later bc the paying parent argues that the money isn’t going to the child in any way.

    (I’m a lawyer but haven’t worked in family law in a long time, and family law is also hard because it is almost completely state specific – and specific to the circumstances. It’s why it can get so drawn out and messy.)

    • Erinn says:

      I can only imagine that 9/10 times it’s better to have a clear, formal agreement. I’m sure there’s the odd ex-couple who can manage to work things out perfectly fine without it. But it HAS to be the exception. It’s better for BOTH sides of a divorce to have everything clearly set out and revisited at a later time if needed. It should at the very least help with accountability on both ends.

  28. bap says:

    He needs to man up and pay his child support. Right now he is displaying a weak and spineless attitude toward his family. Stand up be a real man and father.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Brad’s first divorce: Saint Brad Who Just Wants To Be A Dad
    Brad’s second divorce: Saint Brad Who Just Wants To Be A Dad Again

    Poor Brad! Why won’t people just let him do whatever he wants with no consequences. like he always has!?

  30. Bridget says:

    Semantics are important here. Both parties agree that there was no formal agreement, and both parties agree that Brad has been paying *something* – if you notice, Angelina worded it as “meaningful”. Which is difficult to interpret, because it could be that he’s paying only what they agreed, or what she is thinks a “meaningful” sum is different than the rest of the world. So it isn’t that Brad is skipping out on child support, it’s either that Angelina doesn’t agree with how much is being paid OR what he’s paying the $$$ toward.

  31. Nicole Le says:

    More people should really love their kids more than they hate their ex.

    • Jennifer says:

      Child support is a child’s right, not the parents. Those kids are entitled to child support from their father as the court deems appropriate, not what Brad thinks is enough.

      • Nicole Le says:

        What are you even spewing on about? Did my comment say it was for Brad or Angelina? Brad is a POS. I want him to love his kids more than he hates Angelina. How do you even can jump to the conclusion that I would be Team Brad, when I didn’t even list him or her, is beyond me.

      • Jennifer says:

        Replied to the wrong comment, apologies if you felt I was “spewing” anything at you.

  32. Hmmm says:

    Wow that picture scared me. Wth is he doing to his face? He’s paying millions for plastic surgery he damn well better be paying for his kids therapy.

    • BrutalEthyl says:

      IKR? He looks like he’s getting ready for the lead in a Dudley Doo Right movie. Got dang that’s one huge chin!

  33. Hmmm says:

    It’s funny tho because Angelina said she is the breadwinner now and she’s back to making at least 2 movies a years. Maleficent 2 and that other Disney movie. So I don’t believe he’s paying for everything. He and his team are proven liars.

  34. PaulaHay says:

    I don’t know…neither seem blameless to me. Both seem petty. Dragging him does not make things better for the kids? And why is her lawyer donzo? Angie strikes me as a little unwell also

    • Hmmm says:

      This is the thing that his fans can’t answer. How is she petty? are you guys forgetting that he’s the one that had cps and the FBI investigating their family? She chose her kids over him and his fans hate it.

    • Maya says:

      So attacking her mental state is so a man’s thing to do.

      Who should Angelina sit quiet when Brad constantly smears her in public?

  35. Abby says:

    I’m laughing at the idea that therapy is included in the “millions” he’s been spending. Therapy for six children does not cost millions of dollars . Security ….fine but listing therapy costs in his contributions is so funny/petty.

  36. ChristineM says:

    Not a lawyer, but I live in CA and this is my experience.

    My divorce was finalized from my ex (who abused my son and I) 2 years ago. In that divorce decree, child support was ‘reserved’ because I had no idea if my ex was working. I would then file with the State Child Support Service Unit, they would investigate and then base child support on whatever he earned through the employment they found. Well guess what, they can’t find employment, which is common (a lot of these guys work and get paid under the table)

    In this time, my ex is fighting to get supervised visitation with my son. My son doesn’t want to have contact with him because of the horrific abuse he witnessed and endured over (we left when he was 11 and he just turned 14) We have been to court, and while visitation is separate from child support, the judge did ask ex about why he hasn’t paid. He said it was because he didn’t know what ‘reserved’ meant. (yeah that went over well) AND it is part of his probation that he is supposed to provide support for his child (which he isn’t but whatever).

    In this supervised visitation fight, we have progressed to my son seeing a conjoint family therapist. My ex, per agreement, is paying all fees associated with that, which is $300 per visit with my son. So that’s twice per month at $600 total AND it still hasn’t progressed to any point of my ex seeing my son. When and if we finally go back to court (this will drag on until therapist feels she has exhausted all options) with the final recommendation from this therapist (whether she thinks supervised visits will be good or not) the child support issue will also be heard. I had to file an RFO for child support that attached to this visitation fiasco. At that time, ex will have to tell the judge and provide documentation of employment and she will set amount at that time and refer it over to Child Support Services. At the very least, there is a set minimum amount in CA for child support which is likely the amount she will assign. This will be retroactive.

    He is obviously working, since he can pay his living expenses and $600 per month in therapy. Over this time, he has sent a pitiful amount here and there through my lawyer (there are restraining orders in this case so no direct contact, total amount over two years $1000) I have paid all expenses for my son, including individual therapy to address his PTSD and anxiety issues, twice monthly for almost 3 years (when we left)

    My son has been seeing this conjoint therapist since March and is still adamant that he does NOT want to see his dad EVER and hates him. This therapist has tried to nudge him toward forgiveness but my son isn’t having it and gets angry at her too. So much so, she granted him a month off from therapy, I think to regroup. The court will want to do everything in their power to try and get supervised visitation because their view, regardless of the circumstances, is that the child should have both parents in their lives. (felony spousal and child abuse conviction with 5 years probation and he goes straight to state prison if he gets busted again, apparently makes no difference)

    So, to conclude, what Jolie is doing is standard. Just because Pitt is paying for therapy, that isn’t the same as support (which has been made abundantly clear by the judge in my case to my ex) I don’t care how many millions of dollars Jolie has, Pitt is father and has an obligation to pay child support. She filed the RFO to get this enforced, as is standard procedure.

    So hope this helps with anyone trying to understand what is going on with this case from a legal standpoint. I think my case is a pretty good sample of what the Jolie/Pitt issues might be.

    • ocjulia says:

      I’m glad that you got out of that horrible situation. I can’t imagine how difficult it has all been. Best wishes to you and your son.

      • ChristineM says:

        Thank you @ocjulia I really and truly wish we could put this all behind us, but this visitation crud could continue on until my son turns 18. Fingers crossed it doesn’t.

        Not a big fan of the court system either!!

    • Sparkly says:

      Thank you for sharing your story. I’m glad you were able to get out. I hope the court listens to your son. He’s plenty old enough to decide.

  37. Hmmm says:

    I’m just gonna throw this out there but I think Angelina did change when she met arminka helick . Her new best friend. Arminka probably sees that Pitt hasn’t been pulling his weight. Right after AJ dumped his sorry behind his team leaked something against her new friend. They called arminka and her other friend “two witches” lol.

  38. TheOtherSam says:

    It doesn’t matter what Angelina’s net worth is, she’s had primary-full custody these many months and as such is entitled to child support. It may not even have been a large amount, since both parents are wealthy – she’s still entitled as are the children. Paying for bodyguards and therapists is fine but doesn’t cut it. If the court determines she is owed back payments she will receive them.

    That being said – hold up because it needs saying – this filing is also a strong sign that official 50-50 custody is near, which as many have posted is the extremely strong status quo in CA. Once that’s in place whatever support Pitt would be paying to Jolie as the primary custodial parent would diminish quite a bit. Her attorneys and advisors would have advised her to file this retro order now while he’s in (alleged) arrears, and not after a shared custody determination. She’s taking their good advice.

    • tracking says:

      This all makes sense, TOS. We shall see.

    • KBB says:

      Their next hearing is August 13th, so that makes sense. Maybe she is anticipating him getting more custody and wants to ensure she is properly compensated for the last two years. I’m curious how it will play out with the $8 million loan. Will what she has to pay him back just be reduced or are those two separate things?

  39. CityGirl says:

    Team Jolie – all the way. But, They Need to Stop with this messy behavior. Their kids are aware of everything in the media. It’s ugly and risks damaging the kids and or their relationships with their parents.

  40. Karen says:

    I fear for,their children’s mental health. I don’t give a hoot about their financial fight. They both have plenty of money. No one sees the big picture.

    Child support covers food, clothing, medical, childcare, education, extracurricular, entertainment and travel (I don’t think private jets).

  41. Joannie says:

    A couple of narcissistic assholes. Both of them!

  42. D says:

    How about this Brad? What exactly are the “unfounded allegations”?! We can decide from there thanks

  43. DS9 says:

    From the get this has sounded like a control issue for Brad. Angelina isn’t playing ball anymore after years of whatever belligerent drunk issues he struggled with off and on.

    Every move he’s made has been to control his image, his finances, etc.

    I believe he has paid money for things specifically, for the things he wants to, the thing he agrees to, or that he can frame as specifically for the kids. But I would bet their therapy bill that he hasn’t given her any money directly and/or money that he can’t control the specific spending of.

    Some of these men are so damned alike, small or large. Leave a petty man and he’ll buy the kids a pair of play sandals but won’t give you money for school clothes. He’ll buy them a new bike but won’t give you money for the rent. When called out he’ll tell you all the things he’s done for the kids, all on his terms, nothing that resembles meaningful contributions to his children’s household.

    Whatever amount he’s paid out, it’s only a drop in the bucket of the overall expenses these six children incur and it’s likely gone to things the kids can live without like sports or to the cost of therapy stemming from his behavior.

    And he’ll swear he’s acting this way because he can’t trust the woman he’s been with all these years, the woman who has been raising his children and trying to handle his bad behavior. He trusted her all these years but now he can’t trust her to use child support for the rent solely because she doesn’t want to be with him anymore.

    • Jennifer says:

      Amen. And when they are finally forced to pay directly to the mother, you can count on the payment being at the very end of the month and not a day earlier.

  44. Coco for puffs says:

    Well Pitt just got sued for not wanting to compensate and take credit for the millions he spent on his self renowned architectural project at Miraval. So we know he has a patten.

  45. Deeanna says:

    To me, the continuation of supervised visits is a strong indication that something major took place on that plane.

    As for this filing, she has a reputable attorney. Attorneys are legally considered to be officers of the court. If Brad is current on child support it is doubtful an action would be filed stating that he is behind. It is easy enough to check on those things.

    Re: Brad loaning her money to purchase a home.

    She likely has that much monetary interest or more in properties they already own.
    So, although being written as a “loan” it may actually be an advance on what is already rightfully hers.