Brad Pitt ‘isn’t thrilled’ that Angelina Jolie keeps taking the kids to movie premieres


Brad Pitt leaves the Museum of Modern Art in Paris after visiting the exhibition "Almost Human"

Last week, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were photographed on separate continents. Angelina stepped out in LA with her four youngest children at the Dumbo premiere. At the same time, Brad Pitt was in Paris for several days, and he was photographed going into and coming out of The Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibition Almost Human, done by his friend and fellow sculptor Thomas Houseago. Brad looked healthy and fit in the Paris photos, just as Angelina looked happy and healthy in the premiere photos. Can’t that be enough? Can’t they just live separate lives and be separately happy? I guess not.

It’s safe to say Brad Pitt isn’t planning to join his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, and their six kids on a red carpet anytime soon.

“Brad isn’t thrilled that Angie takes the kids to movie premieres, but it’s not going to trigger any actions,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “Angie has always chosen to be more public with the kids than Brad has.”

The 43-year-old Maleficent: Mistress of Evil actress has stepped out with Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne on multiple red carpets in recent months, including at The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind premiere in New York City on February 25. Less than two weeks later, Jolie and her four youngest kids were all smiles at the premiere of Dumbo on Monday, March 11.

According to an eyewitness, the kids enjoyed “plates of assorted corn dogs and hot dogs, bags of candy, cupcakes and chili cheese fries” during the family outing. “They were really chowing down on them in silence, obviously super into the food, while Angelina seemed relaxed and unbothered by all the junk food,” the onlooker added. “She was smiling a lot, and the vibe of the family was very low-key and content together.”

[From Us Weekly]

I’ve got to hand it to Brad, he’s using the only explanation he really has at this point for “why does it seem like Brad Pitt never sees his children, and why does it seem like the kids don’t want to see him?” His argument is always the same: he’s just not as “public” as Angelina. Yeah, he was plenty public when he was with Angelina, but whatever. I suspect if the kids wanted to spend time with him, we would be getting regular pap strolls with Brad and some of the kids. But as it is, it just seems like Angelina spends tons more time with them and they actually feel way more relaxed with her.

Film Premiere of Dumbo

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  1. Millenial says:

    Well, FWIW, I don’t think celebs should make their kids as public as Angelina and Brad used to do (and she still does). But they both did it, seems like it was agreed upon, so Brad can’t be complaining now.

    • Becks1 says:

      this is where I am. Their kids have ALWAYS been in the public eye, and Angelina (at first) and then both of them put them there. it’s unfair for Brad to whine about it now.

      I do remember reading an Esquire (I think) interview a few years ago with Matt Damon, where he talked about a convo he had with Brad, and Matt was talking to him about picking the kids up at school (apparently Matt could walk there so would walk to the school and get the kids.) And Brad was blown away because he couldn’t do something as simple as that without the paparazzi stalking him.

      and I remember thinking…..but you kind of did that to yourself. I cant even tell you what Matt Damon’s kids look like how many he has, anything really about them. Obviously Matt Damon did not marry another international movie star, so the pressure is different, but even that was a choice Brad made – to be involved with famous actresses.

      I’m not saying any children should be stalked by the paps as they walk home from school, but Brad can’t act like the kids were never purposely in the public eye, you know?

      • Kebbie says:

        I agree. Brad and Angelina both opened the door and welcomed us all in when they sold the first photos of their kids, tipped off the paps to catch them together in Kenya, sold photos of their wedding, etc. Angelina has just been consistent in seeming to understand that.

        Maybe Brad didn’t realize what he was opening the door to, but he only has himself to blame. And pretending he’s some innocent bystander just looks ridiculous, though some will buy it I’m sure.

      • Myrtle says:

        Not sure why Brad was “blown away” by Matt’s revelation, considering the J-P kids don’t even go to school, they have private tutors. (So much for that opportunity to be normal.) Meanwhile, Angelina is allowed to take the kids out for shopping, classes, ice cream, and yes, movie premiers. It’s not a pap stroll every time, but the paps are always ready to snap away so what is she supposed to do. Lock them away indoors forever?

    • Josephine says:

      Those kids don’t seem very public to me. They go to premieres and sometimes there are pics of them shopping or traveling, as in airport pics. What you don’t see is a bunch of insta-gram stuff of birthday parties, family vacations, etc. And when they are seen in public, they aren’t preening for the camera and are in age-appropriate clothes. They don’t seem nearly “as public” as a lot of celeb kids. Brad and Angelina seem to just live with the fact that part of their family’s life will be very public and handle it pretty practically.

      • Astrid says:

        I agree. These kids aren’t “public” unless they’re out and about at some event

      • Becks1 says:

        They are definitely more public than some other celeb kids, even without IG and all that. Think back to when Angelina first adopted Maddox and all the sightings of the two of them, or the People spread when Shiloh was born, etc.

        AJ does a good job of controlling the narrative around the kids, but they definitely have a public profile.

        ETA and to be clear, if AJ wants the kids to go to premieres, and the kids want to go, then whatever, you do you Angelina and crew. but that was also the norm while she was with Brad, so Brad cant whine about that now IMO.

      • Sash says:

        Exactly. I can understand if the kids looked uncomfortable on the red carpet but they look perfectly happy and fine. I’m more curious as to why we haven’t seen Brad at all with the kids in years.

      • Bonn says:

        Sash: Viv is quite uncomfortable on the red carpet and being papped. This was really clear in the video of the Dumbo premier, where she melted down a bit before they were to go on and Angie had to talk to her. I have no problem with the kids doing red carpets if they like to do them, but I think it would be better to let the ones who don’t like them sit them out.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – personally I wouldn’t bring kids to premieres and red carpets, at least not until they’re older teenagers and can better understand it all, but Brad is in no position to talk.
      BOTH of them made the children and their family a big part of their brand, and more than a few times had photo shoots with them. Didn’t he also have a bunch of private photos published in a magazine?
      Hypocrite, party of one.

      • Kebbie says:

        Lol he took photos of one of the kids breastfeeding for W magazine, IIRC. But he’s upset they’ve chosen, several of them teenagers, to walk a red carpet. Okayyy, Brad.

      • Erinn says:

        And that’s what I don’t get. The kids could wait to the side while she walked the carpet, no? It’s not like they’re uncontrollable toddlers that need constant supervision. I don’t see an issue with them going to a family movie, but I don’t get the need to pose with them for photos.

        Things change. Parenting changes and adapts. He’s no saint, and he’s royally effed up. But I don’t think that should at all mean he has no say. He wasn’t deemed to be unfit to be in their lives. He does not have equal custody, but that seems to happen a lot when one parent has been the major caregiver. It also doesn’t mean that the other parent should never make decisions when it comes to the kids. They should be able to find a happy middle ground for the most part. Bring the kids to the premiers, don’t let the minor children pose on the carpet. Bam done.

      • Kebbie says:

        Posing for photos with the kids isn’t a need, it’s a part of her PR strategy. It’s the same strategy they both used when they were together. The kids walked red carpets with them, they sold photos of the kids and family, and they gave anecdotes about the kids in interviews.

        If this story is legit, he’s being hypocritical. I think it’d be more than suspect if he suddenly has an issue with it now that it’s benefitting her image only. If it’s true, he should be talking to her not Us Weekly. That’s all if this story is real, which is questionable.

        As for kids on the red carpet, I wouldn’t do it either. I think because it was normalized for her as a kid, she doesn’t see it harmful or bad.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      to add, these kids are old enough to figure out whether or not they WANT to go to a movie premiere. if they didn’t want to be there, they wouldn’t, and they don’t look unhappy.

    • Opportune says:

      I agree. They both made the kids front and centre of their relationship and talked about them in detail. No privacy from the start and Brad shouldn’t be complaining now unless he outright clarifies he regrets having done that. I get the feeling he’s an absent dad.

  2. Sayrah says:

    Yep, we never see him with the kids because he doesn’t want to put them out in public. Eye. Roll.

  3. Weaver says:

    I don’t think it’s fair to assume the parent that does not have full custody doesn’t love their kids as much or that the kids hate them. This is especially true if the parents aren’t getting along.

    Angelina is only seen when she wants to be seen. That she’s being seen a lot with her kids is having the exact PR effect as intended. People perceive her as loving the kids more.

    • mint says:

      I dont think that people think Brad does not love his kids or Angelina loves them more. But he was a sloppy drunk and something disturbing happend on that plane. So much so, that his older kids dont want to see him and as far as I know, if he sees his kids, these visits are still supervised.
      Sure, Angelina is a master at PR. But I also think she is also a great mom. The kids seem relaxed with her

    • BaronSamedi says:

      Yeah, I agree with you there Weaver. I have no dog in this fight but it really seems like Angelina’s PR strategy is working perfectly. And I wouldn’t care if wasn’t so obvious. I mean it feels like there are new pictures of her out there with her children every couple of days.

      We’re all old hands at this gossip game. Jennifer Garner regularly gets torn to shreds for being photographed out and about but with Angelina its all natural parenting? Come on, people. I don’t care about Brad at all in this situation. I just think that acting as if she is doing anything but running a game is preposterous.

      • entine says:

        Garner used to get papped EVERYWHERE every single week at least 2 times, church, farmer’s market, school run, drugstore run, whole foods run, etc etc etc. no comparison there. It is just as how suddenly the Nahla frequent sightings stopped altogheter. Partly the public interest diminished along with the drama, and also both parents had to probably put a lock down on how many paps to call every time they were out and about.

    • Bonn says:

      I hope people understand that a lot of what is put out there is PR, from both sides, and that the reality of their situation is likely very different from what we are being lead to believe.

  4. Lala11_7 says:

    Let’s see…I’m a world famous actress with children…now HOW would I want to see family orientated movies with my kids…

    1. Sneak off to a local cinema…risking GAWD knows what harm while I keep one eye out for the paps and the other out for my kids…and my THIRD eye on the lookout for any crazy that can come my way…

    or

    2. Go to a premier where there is security up the yin/yang…and VIP treatment…

    Brad…how about YOU take YOUR kids to some appropriate movie premiers and stop whining to the press

    • Lisa says:

      Exactly.

    • Kebbie says:

      I mean she could easily just get a screener and watch it at home, or attend the screening and not walk the red carpet. It’s not like she HAS to pose on the carpet to see the movie.

      I think the bigger point is he has no right to complain about something he fully supported and participated in when they were together. He was there when they all walked the carpet for Unbroken, he was there when they did it for WWZ. And those weren’t even kid appropriate movies! He had no problem with it when he was in the photos.

      • Maya says:

        I personally think Disney asked her to attend and bring the global media attention she always brings to a movie.

        Dumbo is now being mentioned on a global stage because of Angelina attending. That’s her power and I am glad she uses it for things she enjoys.

        As for her children, they are all over 10 and probably decided they too want to support this movie. They all look happy & content and that is what matters in the end.

      • entine says:

        Maleficent is coming and they are hipyng up thePR for it. He needs to relax, she did not take them to a R rated film, but Dumbo, and some of them even acted in Maleficent. blah. He wants them to be in hiding or something. he can take them out of state to visit his relatives, then, go ahead.

    • Jadedone says:

      Angelina works for Disney, she could easily get screeners of films and watch at home

  5. Belle Epoch says:

    Why shouldn’t they go to premieres? It’s probably fun. These kids have grown up in movies, going to movies, talking about movies, being on sets… movies are a giant part of their lives. Maybe Angelina has a deal with the paps: here are your pix, now don’t bother them.

  6. Everley says:

    As usual he runs the media even though he is the privatest celebrity ever.

    • LadyT says:

      Or as usual USWeekly needed something to print this week and Pitt/Jolie sells. The kids went to a premiere and that was a jumping off point to concoct a story.

  7. Cee says:

    Seems like Brad is always whining about something. #FreeAngie is what I say. He had no problem being papped with Chris Conells kids but he has a problem with Angie being seen with the kids. People get rag on Angie all they want but they can never deny that she is a great Mom , humanitarian, actress, and director/producer and an amazing person. Seems Brad is in a hurry to be single before Cannes.

    • Maya says:

      Yeah he is in such a hurry that he STILL hasn’t submitted his financial statements to the court and keeps asking for extension…

      Angelina has been ready to move on since last summer and proved it by submitting it legally.

    • Alexandria says:

      I just realised this too, he hasn’t stopped whining since the divorce, about one thing or another.

    • Bonn says:

      This US Weekly story fits your narrative so you believe it. If it said instead that Angie did something wrong, you would cry foul. Angie and Brad are hopefully on the road to co-parenting in a mature manner. At least I hope so, cause I’m tired of hearing that these two middle-aged adults can’t cooperate and treat each other respectfully for the sake of the kids.

  8. Lizzie says:

    he didn’t have a problem making his kids public when he was the photographer of the most intimate celebrity photos ever published in W mag when angelina had the twins….

  9. Maya says:

    I agree with Kaiser that Brad is running out of excuses as to why he hasn’t been pictured with any one his children in almost 3 years.

    They are obviously still working on repairing their relationship and are probably not comfortable around Brad fully yet.

    No doubt at all that Angelina loves her children and they love her.

    • Kebbie says:

      He’s not running out of excuses, he’s used the same one for years now. It’s absolute BS for anyone who has somewhat followed them through the years, but he’s obviously not reaching for any different ones. And for the people who hate her, they can convince themselves Brad never wanted them on red carpets, despite all those times he posed with them on red carpets.

  10. JadedBrit says:

    Better public outings to the pictures than losing on a plane in private, eh, Brad?

  11. Michelle says:

    Angelina isn’t on any social media & we see celeb kids all the time on there. The kids spend majority of time with Angelina so why shouldn’t she do fun things often with them? They spend their time with brad stuck in a house because only up until recently he had to be monitored with them. Those kids were famous since her first pregnancy where the media hounded them. People will criticise Angelina for breathing, so she’s living her life with no fucks to give. Good for her.

  12. mycomment says:

    no one knows what the hell is going on in these families; other than what ‘anonymous’ sources are spoon feeding unreliable gossip mags who are desperate for sales. and guess what sells?
    i’ll also disagree with the looking healthier opinion. she’s still very underweight and her eyes betray that description.

    • Bonn says:

      Exactly. When did US Weekly become reliable? I read other articles that said Brad had no problem with the kids going to premiers if they wanted to go. Why cherry pick this one?

      • Bonn says:

        Quote from another unreliable tabloid source saying the opposite of what US Weekly says: “Brad wants his kids to be happy so if they are going to a movie premiere and they want to go and are having fun there is no reason he would be upset about that. At the end of the day, its their well bing he care about and if they are enjoying themselves going to these events then there is no reason for him not to sign off on it,” a source close to the World War Z star tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.”

  13. Itteh Bitteh says:

    Pretty sure he can shut his pie hole. If he really gave two sh*ts, he would do what needs to be done to be there for his kids. Which he doesn’t, hasn’t, and won’t. So again. Shut your pie hole, Brad. You voluntarily gave up your right to complain about the only (active) parent those children have when you decided chasing everything else was more important.

    Signed, A Former Pitt Fan

    • Bonn says:

      So you want to silence Brad as their father because…?

      • Hmmm says:

        He silenced himself and a court evaluator determined he couldn’t have 50/50. So perhaps the court system also silenced him. Oh well the kids seems waaaay happier now that he’s not in their lives often enough to damage them.

      • Bonn says:

        Please link to the court evaluator’s report.

      • Hmmm says:

        The fact that your boy keeps screaming about the agreement not being permanent is proof enough. Derrrr.

  14. DS9 says:

    Taking the kids to premieres is part of what makes her a bankable star particularly on kid friendly flicks like Disney.

    So he’s basically saying, I don’t like how you work just months after saying he doesn’t like how much it costs to raise those kids.

    He can kiss my whole ass.

  15. Adorable says:

    Uhm,excuse me Brad You took the kids to Angie’s Premiere when she was sick,why are the “Rules”now changed just cause you’re divorced?So the Kids aren’t to be seen at all now?i mean these are pre-teens and actually Teenage kids get real!

  16. Veronica S. says:

    Interesting how he wasn’t complaining when her PR maneuvers helped rebrand his career as a Hollywood family man. *eyeroll* While I personally wouldn’t want my children in the spotlight, at the end of the day, as long as they’re well provided for physically, mentally, and emotionally, there’s no reason to worry.

  17. cherry says:

    Is this supposed to be shade, too:

    According to an eyewitness, the kids enjoyed “plates of assorted corn dogs and hot dogs, bags of candy, cupcakes and chili cheese fries” during the family outing. “They were really chowing down on them in silence, obviously super into the food, while Angelina seemed relaxed and unbothered by all the junk food.”

    Pity poor Brad’s hands are tied while the villainess Jolie is mistreating those poor kids by taking them outside and eat junkfood! The audacity!

    • Kebbie says:

      They were kind of famously known for letting their kids eat garbage. Their kids were always photographed with sodas and cheetos and in the drive-thru at McDonald’s (with Brad driving.) Lol it would be funny if he suddenly didn’t approve of corn dogs.

  18. Lady Keller says:

    Breaking news – mother of adolescents let’s them eat junk food during special movie outing. Next thing you know we’ll be hearing about how she let’s them stay up late on special holidays.

  19. stormsmama says:

    I love Angie

    but i also worry about parental alienation
    They deserve a dad- IF he can be in their lives in a healthy non-toxic way…

    I don’t want to have an Angie VS Brad war of the ROSEs style saga in the press forever – Its really unfair to the kids

    • Bonn says:

      The assumption that Brad is irredeemable is prevalent here. As is the assumption that Angelina is the only worthy parent. We simply don’t have the facts to support these black and white judgments.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Nobody is irredeemable, but his behavior in the wake of the incident spoke volumes to us who have dealt with alcoholics before. He’s a charismatic and wealthy white man with plenty of connections and available support systems if he so choose. For him to lose custody and unsupervised visits is a big f*cking deal. Courts do not typically go that extreme unless there’s evidence it’s necessary. His utter lack of remorse in the wake of the break up was also very telling. I’m all for him getting sober, healthy, and reconciling with his children, but that needs to be on their terms, not his. They’re the victims here, not him. Recovery is not easy, and my suspicion is that he’s not surrounded by people who want to tell him the hard truths of what he needs to do to get fix this mess.

      • CA Family Code says:

        I agree Bonn. What I do know as fact is A.) Brad never “lost custody” and currently shares custody. B.) In Family Court it is not “on their (the young children’s) terms” C.) The judge clearly suspected parental alienation on the horizon and so righted the ship by setting some very clear boundaries and spelled out potential consequences D.) Brad admitted to being self-centered and not-present due to personal issues and substance abuse E.) Angelina said over and over from 2005-2016 that Brad was a good father F.) Angelina is a uniquely talented woman who is very clearly a devoted and protective mother. G.) Brad is looking rough in that picture so I think the term ‘golden boy’ is a bit stale by now. P.S. It has to be awful being scrutinized by a court and by public opinion. I was scrutinized in the very same courthouse during my divorce and we both made mistakes.

      • Bonn says:

        Angie also acted problematically after the “plane incident” and her behavior has also damaged the fabric of the family. They both need to try harder and be better parents.

      • Christina says:

        Bonn, I agree that we don’t have the facts to support any judgements here. What I see, though, are the results of the hearings in public, and its pretty easy to tell who is speaking to the press based on the slant of the articles. Based on my experience in the same court system very recently, BP has issues that could have been explained by parental alienation. The problem is that parental alienation can be overcome if there are lots of professional eyes on the case and lots of money for therapy. Kids need to “come around” with their own minds. You can coach kids, but the pros can tell instantly when kids have been coached.

        Based on what I see, and in my own case, he isn’t willing to do the work to get them to come around. My daughter was alienated from me; I didn’t see or speak with her for two years. When the police took her from him, because of a restraining order, my daughter had to go to court mandated therapy. She hated me and ran away several times when she came home. She wrote a letter to the judge that she gave to him to mail (he’d find ways to communicate with her when he wasn’t supposed to). When the judge received the letter, none of us reacted negatively to her. She expected to be severely punished the way she was at her dad’s, but all of the professionals, and I, knew that she was being manipulated. She realized she was being manipulated when he added a sentence to her letter, in his own handwriting, asking that her court-appointed attorney be fired; she liked her attorney over me at the time because she felt her attorney was fighting for her, which she was. That’s when my daughter realized that a bunch of things he said didn’t make sense. It came out later that he was hitting her the entire time and knocked her out cold. She could have died that night, and I know about it because she realized that he didn’t deserve to be protected from what he did to her. It turn out that he’d been chasing her around the apartment with a knife and was kicking in doors to scream at her. Last week, our restraining order was made permanent (80 years).

        I’m not saying that BP is as bad as my ex, but kids have eyes and hearts and brains. As they grow up, they start to see which parent makes actual sacrifices for them and which doesn’t. In my view, BP cannot hide his narcissism or substance abuse from his children, and they know that his needs will always come before theirs. If he has access and they are supposed to be with him half the time, it would be all over the media.

      • Hmmm says:

        Angie acted in the best interest of her kids after brad Pitt abused them. That’s not even just alleged at this point. He lost custody and had to have supervised visits for 2+ years. He still doesn’t have joint custody as his team keeps screaming the current agreement isn’t permanent lmao.

      • Bonn says:

        Hmmm: What we know as truth is in the above post by CA Family Code. Nothing in your post is supported by the evidence. Brad and Angie both have issues they need to work out in order to be better parents.

      • Maya says:

        @Christina, I am so happy you and especially your daughter is safe from your dangerous ex.

        I know it must have hurt you immensely when she choose to believe him over you in the beginning. But I am glad your love & patience won and showed your daughter the true meaning of a parent.

      • Bonn says:

        Christina: I’m very sorry to hear that this happened to you. I can’t imagine being alienated from my kids. Glad she was able to find her way back to you! Sometimes it takes a very long time.

      • Christina says:

        Thanks, Bonn and Maya. It was like losing my arm. She is fine now, and got into three colleges, and we are very close. It took a long time to fight the war. The BP-AJ dissolution, like the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce, is too close for comfort. Amber was so smart to leave and not have kids with him. These men are combinations of my ex, who is now in prison. The rich White guys don’t go to jail as much. But the thing about California family court is that nobody, rich or poor, goes through it thinking that the process is fair, so it must be fair most of the time. These men are not “normal” to me. Someone who just wants the best for their kid and who wants to live as a separate family and is coping with the stress of dissolution and custody doesn’t have to humiliate their ex. That’s different and horrifying, but way too common. I hate when people say that this crap is normal. Normalizing is not the same as appropriate. Normal is the average, and men view women as property. Women do it, too, but it is mostly men, so women are disproportionately victimized by these narcissists and sociopaths.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Look, we can attempt argue equivalence of responsibility on this matter all we want, but at the end of the day, somebody on that plane witnessed behavior so disturbing from Pitt they felt intervention from legal authority was required. It wasn’t Jolie who called them – there were other witnesses. And they broke every unspoken rule in the book about keeping up Hollywood appearances to do it. So whatever happened, it was big, it was ugly, and it led to a very public divorce fallout.

        You don’t have true full or even custody of your children if you require visitation supervision. That implies a level of distrust remains as to whether the parent is capable of behaving properly. My parents had a hella nasty divorce, and it never came to that. Do I think Jolie is an angel? No, but that’s a strawman’s argument. She doesn’t need to be for the courts to find his behavior problematic. Her level of culpability in this mess doesn’t erase his actions. I don’t want the kids to be alienated, and I’d hope she was better than that, since I’ve been there, I know how it feels. But I’m also not blind to the fact that this started with a very dramatic and ugly event involving police intervention.

  20. Reggie says:

    Yawn

    The man clearly has not gotten over being unceremoniously dumped by Angie

    Have barely heard a peep out of him for months but the moment Angie and the kids pop up in the news here he goes

    Meanwhile, his visitation remains supervised

    Get a hobby, Bradley

  21. CA Family Code says:

    I’m with you. Speculation and conjecture should not be perceived as fact. It takes way more energy than I am willing to give it to Pitt (bad pun) these two against each other. They are more likely the same as thousands of divorced couples who don’t see eye to eye on everything. Big deal. Calling someone you’ve never met a hypocrite doesn’t make sense any more than intimating that Jolie stuffs her kids with junk food by one glance on one evening. My perception of Jolie taking her kids out in public is that she is teaching them to live as normally as possible with their parents fame and without fear. BTW. We’ve all been hypocrites at times and we’ve all made mistakes with our kids. It’s what you do to right the ship when off course that shows you love them and are there for them.

  22. VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

    It’s interesting to see the responses to these stories and how they are taken as fact. This has been Bras and Angelina’s storyline in the tabloids since they got together and before.

    Angelina was always depicted as the vicious man eater who chewed men up, had no women friends bc she stole all of their men. Brad as someone who made zero decisions and had no agency. Could some aspects of this be gleaned from their interviews? Sure.

    But since they got together, the story has always been ANGELINA stole Brad from Jennifer. ANGELINA is making Shiloh transgender. All Brad does is want to take the blond bio kids back to Jennifer away from mean old Angelina (bc of course the tabloids special brand of racism has always been prevalent regarding this family) and/or runs from the room crying.

    Acting as though these stories are anything other than the norm for them is laughable. Tabloids aren’t going to do a 180 and post positively about Angelina bc Brad messed up.

    • gal says:

      Tabloids have always made up these stories and their sources are the guy down the hall at the tabloid office. I don’t believe any of them.

  23. Jumpingthesnark says:

    Don’t see the big deal here. Kids movie, takes place in daytime hours, “fun” part of Moms job (although I get that a premiere wouldn’t necessarily be fun for all kids- if they don’t want to come, can stay home with the Nanny) , and tons of security as opposed to a regular movie theatre. Sounds like the kids had a good time. Brad is just whining, probably jelly because he didn’t get to do it first (might not be allowed under his visitation restrictions)

  24. Aj says:

    To be honest, Brad is NOT fighting hard for his kids, BUT he is fighting hard to repair his public image!! And if Brad was so private parent; he will NOT have photographed Angelina breast feeding for an magazine cover, right?? 😒 Brad is ONLY private parent, when it’s convenient for him; like NOT showing the world by paparazzi how uncomfortable his kids are with him!! 😐

    • Bonn says:

      If Brad didn’t love his kids, he would have bailed a long time ago as so many men (including celebrities) do. Both Angie and Brad obviously are invested in protecting their public image as it is critical to their career success. It doesn’t mean they prioritize it over their kids.

      • Hmmm says:

        He did bail when he was married to their mom. Once he had her under his thumb he ditched them plenty. He used them to force her to marry him. Many fathers days and birthdays were spent traveling, but now he wants to pretend he’s a good father. B.s.

        Even now he could’ve forced angies hand and asked to judge to allow him to take her children to Paris with him but he either didn’t or couldn’t. Choose one.

      • Aj says:

        Bonn…
        I NEVER say Brad doesn’t love his kids!! Brad seems like an absent father and even Brad told something like this, in his last GQ Interview. He didn’t bail, BUT he was not very present in their lives!! And I’m not the only one on this board, how thinks this!! 😐

    • Luna Lovegood says:

      He was at the SEVEN DAY hearing last summer all seven days. Jolie only attended one day. He clearly was there to fight for his kids. And don’t say she wasn’t available. People make time for family court. She clearly just didn’t want to hear his side. The judge had to straighten her out.

      • Maya says:

        Or Brad messed up so badly that he had to spend seven days defending himself. Seven days it took him to convince the judge to agree to let the children see him under supervision. Seven days to argue that the judge should ignore the children’s apprehension towards him.

        Angelina wasn’t accused of anything and she only needed 1 day to prove her point.

  25. Coool? says:

    I thought you wouldn’t post the 1st one so try short again … It’s not a her taking the kids it’s her intention with it..Her permire or outings with kids usually are when she want him even out or concide his things.. she uses it for this reason… Watch…for upper hand etc not?…

  26. Olive says:

    he’s just unhappy they won’t come to his premieres.

    and it’s rich he’s claiming angelina was “always more public with the kids” when he put baby shiloh in his film. they’re both guilty of the same thing here.

  27. anp says:

    Why has he not been seen with a least one of his children in almost 3 years now.

    • Bonn says:

      Because he is evil incarnate.

      • Hmmm says:

        Nah it’s because he has the janelle from teen mom custody arrangement. A weekend a month and possibly a week or two in summer.

        Buuuuut it’s not permanent so don’t worry. Lmao not permanent my ass!

      • Bonn says:

        Please link to your detailed information about the custody arrangement.

  28. Hmmm says:

    The Jolie family seem a lot happier and relaxed without deadbeat daddy.

    He has Shiloh in one of his movies as a baby, Maddox was a zombie in the zombie flop, he photographed the family for W magazine, the kids were on red carpets with him, he used them plenty to sell his movies. Now that he can’t and Angie will certainly not be at his premieres with her kids he has a problem. B.s.

    • Bonn says:

      The family is not without Brad. It includes him and he has shared physical and legal custody. Hopefully all of them are more relaxed as the parents cooperate with each other and start coparenting like mature adults.

      • Hmmm says:

        The family is very much without brad and now Angelina is saying she wants the divorce pronto so they can emotionally move on.

        After the custody evaluator determined that Angie would get majority custody she released a statement through her obviously superior lawyer that she was happy and relieved that it was OVER and she looked forward to the next stage -which for anyone paying attention means DIVORCE finalization. Team Deadbeat screamed kicked and hollered that it’s not permanent.

        His fans need to deal with the facts. He never really wanted custody and just wanted to look like he did for his image. I see hisnpaid for minions are out in full force trying to change his narrative because he has movies coming out. 🤣🤣🤣

        I predict that she is currently seeing someone and wants to be legally free. The kids will have a stepdad and deadbeat can go on without pretending that he wants 50/50.

      • Bonn says:

        Hmmm: LOL.

      • Olive says:

        @Bann there’s been a divorce so there are TWO families. Brad is not part of Jolie’s family with the kids, and likewise, she is not part of whatever family Brad has with the kids. this is how it works when parents separate – the parents are not part of the same family anymore. it’s the reality of divorce.

      • Bonn says:

        Olive: I agree with you. My point was only that Brad is indeed still in a family with his kids (without Angie), and that there is shared legal and physical custody. We are not privy to the terms of the custody agreement though Hmmm writes as though she is familiar with the details of the arrangement.

      • Hmmm says:

        Choosing a college to attend is a big deal in a kids life but brad Pitt is nowhere to be seen when Angelina and her son are touring. But keep it in your dreams that he’s involved .

        If the custody was the way you see it he wouldn’t be crying about it not being permanent. 🤣🤣.

        Oh yeah and you kept going on about us weekly not being legit but yet that’s exaclty where you got the idea that he somehow has joint custody 🤣🤣🤣🤣

        Face it- he’s the janelle Evans of Hollywood dads. Hell, even Charlie sheen got joint custody and we know how shitty he is. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Carmen says:

        Brad has not acted like he was part of a family in years. As with all his other projects, he wants the credit without putting in any of the work.

  29. ariel says:

    Brad Pitt “isn’t thrilled” with the *optics* of Angelina and the kids smiling, versus no pics of him with the kids.
    Brad Pitt “isn’t thrilled” the mother of his children chose to protect those children from his violent alcoholic outbursts. [She did not mess around. She did not second guess. He put his hands on her first born, and she was 100% done from that moment.]
    Brad Pitt “isn’t thrilled” that his children are having to re-build their trust and relationships with him after he behaved abhorrently (again: violence, drunkenness).
    Brad Pitt’s PR team “isn’t thrilled” unless Brad looks like a saint/victim/good parent, and Angelina looks like a lunatic, unreasonable bitch, villainess.

    Frankly, Brad Pitt makes me tired.
    I’m just going to think of him as the young robber with the abs that swindled Thelma and Louise, after giving Thelma really good sex for the first time.

  30. Xxy says:

    He is right

  31. Hmmm says:

    Angelina and her son are touring universities around the world and daddy dearest is nowhere to be seen but yes he is very involved in their lives. NOT!

  32. Musgrave says:

    We were never allowed to have soda /juice/cereal growing up, and other treats were rare and limited to one at a time – you could get fries, or a cheeseburger, or a shake, but not the whole meal. Although we were extrememly poor, so maybe my mom stressed our health because it was financially sound? It always worries me though to hear about kids binging on junk food like this. I know it’s just tabloids,and they lie, but they love to promote that Angie loves to feed her kids junk food.

    Paris Jackson and her boyfriend went to KFC the other day – I can’t imagine having al that money for the best, freshest, and finest foods and still choosing to eat like THAT.

    • Genessee says:

      “Paris Jackson and her boyfriend went to KFC the other day – I can’t imagine having al that money for the best, freshest, and finest foods and still choosing to eat like THAT.”

      Because although it’s unhealthy as all get out, it’s tasty as hell! :-) No one eats junk food for the health benefits. They eat it because it tastes good or it’s all they can afford. Or both.

    • Opportune says:

      My parents were also super strict about junk food and that really shapes your palate in a good way. I agree fast food is horrible and Angelina and Brad’s kids seem have been photographed eating junk a lot. Aside, Justin Bieber is worth something like 100 million and constantly does fast food runs.

  33. truth hurts says:

    Brad …STFD!
    As someone stated above he exploited their relationship and the kids since 2005. He is a sourpuss. And the truth be known he is whining because Angelina is seemingly rubbing it in his leatherface. For whatever reason unbeknoweth to us he hasn’t been seen with his kids since the summer of 2016 and that is disturbing to say the least. That just isn’t normal idk what he or his fans say and it isn’t because he is private.
    I think the story is made up but possibly hinted by his PR team.
    These kids went to a god damn Disney film premiere. They went to a Netflix film premiere that was important for them to watch since they themselves are a part of their mum’s humanitarian projects. They went to FTKMF premiere because they were a part of some of the behind the scenes.
    If he Bradley would minimally involve them in some of the things he does that could help with spending more time with them. He talked about hoping art was important to them, well take them to a freaking museum or involve them in some of the projects you are working on.
    I’m sick of his selfish azz for real!

  34. Lena says:

    Custody is never permanent. It can always be challenged and changed by either party going to court either before the final divorce or for as many years after divorce ends as it takes for the kids to turn 18.

  35. ad says:

    Of course he is not thrilled! it’s simply because he is not part of the gang anymore, he can’t stand the fact that his children are enjoying their mother’s company. The children are not babies they are old enough to decide if they want to join their mother or not + Angelina has always involved them with her work they are no strangers to the industry. Jon Voight said “My grandchildren has got the genes of actors, they are sorrunded with people from the industry & Angie is a good mom”! In one of Angelina’s interviews she said “if they want to join her they are welcome they are not forced”.

  36. Lindy says:

    I really do think she’s better off keeping them out of the spotlight.

  37. Rebecca says:

    My theory is that he still has supervised visitation and doesn’t want to be seen with the kids and the counselor. He believes that will make him look bad. I do think that it’s obvious that the two oldest want nothing to do with him, however.

    I also think he treats his biological children better than his adopted children. Hence the reason that when they become old enough and can decide for themselves, they don’t want anything to do with him.

  38. OriginalCarol says:

    If this story is true then it’s not a surprise at all. Since Jolie filed for divorce, Pitt and his team’s strategy are to exchange “exclusives” for favorable stories from certain tabs. I can name 3 that he had certainly leaked stuff to them since they are divorcing each other : Us weekly, Page Six and the Blast. I dare anyone who can find a positive story written by any of these three about Jolie in the last few years . Remember, Page Six leaked the story about Dr Oxman when no one even knew of her. Us weekly followed up with zillion stories about their supposed romance with her being out of this world, you know a unicorn of some sort. And the Blast is his go-to for anything about his custody/divorce details etc.., with the latest being that they both wanted to bifurcate their marriage as soon as possible cause they can’t stand being married to each other, blah blah. Never mind that she was one who filed all the needed paperwork to bifurcate this messy marriage as fast as she could. Certainly not him. Again saving face here. It’s all about his public image. It couldn’t be him that dragging out the whole process just to be spiteful, could it? It would surely hurt his gigantic ego that not only his ex wife dumped his ass and never looked back but that she wanted to speed up the process too. No, that’s not a good look for him. He’s the one that always does the leaving, lol.

    Pitt is such a pathetic whining deadbeat of a father that he beats out the likes of Ben Afflect and Charlie Sheen as the worst daddy dearest of the year. Hands down.

  39. Sidewithkids says:

    So, I have a few things to say and they are very obvious if you have been following these two even prior to the divorce proceedings. I’ve been following Angie for a long time and I was a BP fan too but after seeing how horrible he was to Angie and the kids. Plus that horrific smear job he tried to pull on the mother of his kids, I found that shameful and I no longer can be his fan and/or support him. He is apart of the toxic masculinity we need to shutdown in the world.

    BP checked out a long time ago. Plain and simple. This is the truth. Kids picked up on it, especially Mad and Pax being the oldest. So they began to resent BP and BP prob began to resent them. I remember the line in the GQ article where he talks about how he didn’t fit anymore when he saw the kids w/ Angie. He felt like an outsider. Truth. Now, when these pics come out of her and them, it does two things, makes him still feel like an outsider but also a bigger affect (something he absolutely hates), now we (the fans, the audience, the public) can see it too. So this is huge, more so b/c it’s not private anymore. Its out in the open. He is the outsider.

    I don’t think Angie is doing this as a PR job. I think she absolutely adores/loves her children and likes hanging out w/ them and they love hanging out w/ her. You all have to start reading what she says. One time she said in a magazine, when she opens the door one, if not more, of her kids will ask can they go w/ her. They genuinely just like being together. BP maybe not so much. He may not come off as genuine. Kids know y’all.

    Now, a couple of things to look out for in the coming year or so, the child support will not include Maddox and/or Pax. They aren’t his kids anymore. They prob haven’t even seen him in bout two years or so. This may be what they’re fighting over in the divorce. Plus, I believe when Maddox turns 18, Angie’s gonna have him speak for himself and he’ll put out a statement about the college he’s attending but he’s also gonna have his name changed back legally to Jolie, erasing the Pitt. Pax will then follow and do the same. I think it’s come to that. BP still gets supervised visits w/ Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Viv but it doesn’t take a genius to see those visits are seldom.

  40. Hmmm says:

    Team non abusive men. That means not team brad Pitt. LoL

  41. Olive says:

    there shouldn’t be any teams here. this all should be about what is best for the kids, NOT either parent “winning” or being in competition for the kids. that’s an immature mindset.

  42. Hmmm says:

    Of course there should be teams. I will never be a fan of someone who abused their children so bad that they needed trauma therapy and he couldn’t have visits without supervision for more than 2 years.

    Team Angelina and her kids.