Brad Pitt will spend Christmas Eve with his three youngest kids & no monitor

Brad Pitt at photocall 'Ad Astra' 76th Venice Film Festival

Some days, I wonder if Angelina Jolie is actually employing some kind of long-term strategy with her neverending divorce from Brad Pitt. It’s been more than three years, and they’ve yet to come up with a financial agreement on their divorce, and I believe they do not have a permanent custody/visitation agreement worked out. The custody arrangement they have right now is the “temporary” one they agreed to back in 2018, and it seems to be working out okay. But my theory is that Angelina wants to drag it out so that the kids will get older and begin to make their own decisions about whether they want to see Brad. Originally, Maddox was the only one old enough to refuse to see Brad. Then Pax refused too. And now it sounds like Zahara has zero interest in spending time with her dad over Christmas. Still, Brad’s people are happy that he’ll get to see the three youngest kids on Christmas Eve… without a monitor. For the first time.

Brad Pitt is getting into the holiday spirit! The actor is expected to celebrate Christmas Eve with some of his kids without a monitor, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Brad’s planning on having the younger kids on Christmas Eve,” the source tells Us about Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11, noting that this will be the first Christmas since his divorce with Angelina Jolie in which a monitor won’t be present at Pitt’s house. (The actress filed for divorce in 2016 after two years of marriage and 10 years together.)

While his daughter, Zahara, 14, was present last year, the Ad Astra star, 55, is “not expecting her this year,” says the source. And certainly not son Maddox, 18, and Pax, 16, either as Pitt is not on good terms with them. In the meantime, the producer can at least take comfort in being with his youngest kids to celebrate the holiday. “He’s hoping they’ll want to spend the night,” says the source, “but he’s really just looking forward to Christmas Eve with them.”

[From Us Weekly]

Is Zahara just old enough to make her own choices? Or did she tell Brad that she had other stuff to do and he was fine with it? I don’t know. We’ll probably never know. Oh well… I’m glad that Brad will get to see three of his six children on Christmas Eve. He better do the proper divorced-dad thing and buy them lots of presents and make sure the fridge is stocked with their favorite food. He might even want to prepare a proper meal.

Angelina Jolie and kids at Maleficent: Mistress of Evil - London Premiere held at the Odeon BFI IMAX.

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  1. Lala11_7 says:

    I’m officially SICK of Brad Pitt….

    SERIOUSLY! What a PAB!

  2. Smalltown Girl says:

    This sounds awful, but I am wondering if he only has an interest in having a relationship with the biological children? And that the older three know he doesn’t consider them equal.

    • LL says:

      @smalltown girl

      I’m glad you said it so I didn’t have to. That was my first thought as well, unfortunatly.

      • Sierra says:

        I think most of us mentioned before that we think Brad said some unforgivable things on that plane. Things like they are not his blood so not his children etc.

      • veroS says:

        @Sierra, I didn’t want to say it because it would be so heartbreaking for the kids, but I do admit to wondering. He just happens to be more estranged from his adopted kids than the biologic ones? It makes me think he said something to Maddox, which is why he seems to have pretty much no contact with him, but whatever he said also really hurt his other adopted children.

        Unfortunately, I’ve met a few people who were adopted that had similar experiences. One parent made no difference between their biologic and adopted children, and the other made an obvious difference, especially when they got older. It makes me really sad.

      • ZanB says:

        This story just makes me sad. I want to give all 6 of their children a big hug and a back scratch.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11…only the biological children??? I am glad someone else brought this up first.

      • Ennie says:

        My old school father found easier to deal with his younger kids, and even easier to deal with the girls than to the boys. As soon we hot puberty he did not know what to do with us, he went from a very loving father to a disciplinarian, even more so to the boys or if we were challenging. I think that of course he could’ve done better, but I know his upbringing left him with very few options, he would’ve benefited from therapy, but it was not available for him, and he was not from an open background. Other children were more damaged than me. He was much more patient aa an older dad, he was also an alcoholic, like Brad.
        Brad was probably more marked by his childhood and upbringing than he wants to admit.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      OMG I literally typed this and then decided not to post it. That to me is a HUGE red flag about his relationship with the the older three kids.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      As an adoptee this is looking awfully familiar to what I have been through with some extended family, I got a lot of “It’s just not the same as real family” and it stays with you, for a long time.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      Wasn’t there a report that Angie told Maddox that Brad didn’t want to adopt him or something? I wonder if those thoughts just permeated onto the other adoptees and now they just feel some type of way over him? (along with any other feelings they may have over him atm)

      • SaraR. says:

        Maddox? Angelina adopted Maddox before she met Brad.
        So, I guess it’s Angelina’s fault?

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        She adopted Maddox when she divorced Billy Bob Thornton, I think they actually started the process jointly, divorced and then she continued alone so before Pitt and Jolie got together.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        My bad it was reportedly Pax that he was said to have doubts about adopting.

        SaraR who said it’s her fault? Defensive much? Calm down Stan.

      • SaraR. says:

        If one parent, allegedly by some tabloid, said to the child that the other parent didn’t want to adopt him, it’s clear whom the finger is pointed to.

      • Carol says:

        @sarar yeah, its clear by the tabloids but its the tabloids.

        Im glad Pitt gets to see some of his kids over the holiday. I hope his focus will be on the kids and not himself. Hopefully, he continues working on himself and at some point he can mend fences with his other kids.

    • Algernon says:

      I also leaped to this conclusion.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      Also my first thought

    • Kebbie says:

      I think it’s more about age. The adopted kids just happen to be the ones aging out of mandated visits.

      • EveV says:

        @Kebbie
        This is what I think it is, as well. The adopted kids are all of the age where they get to choose, whereas the biological kids are still young enough to have to go along with what the courts mandate.
        I really don’t like people bringing up the adopted vs biological and attributing these feelings to Brad Pitt when we have no idea if that’s even a factor, at all. It would suck to be one of the adopted kids and read all these comments stating that their dad feels this way.

      • smcollins says:

        Very well stated @evev, and I couldn’t agree more. I know this is a gossip site and it’s pretty much all speculation, but this type of speculation makes me uneasy.

      • sealit says:

        I agree, Eve. I am adopted and my brother is bio. These assumptions are hurtful.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        @Kebbie, if it is this as well, that says something too about BP. His kids don’t want to spend time w/ him. They’re just inching to get older to get away from him. Dude must have been horrible w/ them and doesn’t know how to be w/ them now.

      • Kebbie says:

        @Sidewithkids Of course. I said down thread if he were a loving father to them for 10+ years, they wouldn’t be estranged after one angry outburst. I’m not willing to speculate that he said something awful because that seems unnecessarily cruel to the kids, but the image projected was obviously not what was going on behind the scenes.

    • Snazzy says:

      Ugh this was my first thought too. I really hope I’m wrong

    • Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

      Ugh, I really really really hope not but knowing where he came from and his mother’s racist screed…that might be true. In the hope that he didn’t inflict racial trauma on kids as well: the three youngest kids happen to be the white ones.

      Brad Pitt is getting away with so much. How was he able to actively promote TWO movies and now an Oscar campaign while his estrangement from his children never got above a whisper in the mainstream entertainment press? (And I hate that he looks so good! A pox on his plastic surgeon!)

      • lily says:

        Just remembered Brad’s sister also has adopted kids who are regularly with their grandmother. I feel sorry for them. At least they haven’t been cast aside the way these kid have though.

      • lucy2 says:

        Tom Cruise has gotten away with it for years.
        The lengths the media and the industry will go to in protecting white male movie stars…

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I always got that vibe from him. After he hooked up with Angelina, they had three biological kids in a row, and no adoptions. That *could* just be a coincidence, but like I said, that was also the vibe I got from him and is the major reason I don’t like him.

      (Not related at all to Brad Pitt, but I also dislike Woody Allen because he doesn’t consider adopted kids to be “real” children. I am giving him the benefit of the doubt that Soon-Yi was old enough to make her own choice, but even giving him THAT, it’s clear he doesn’t consider non-biological children to be the same — which is why I can’t believe he was allowed to adopt).

      • Kebbie says:

        They adopted Zahara before they had biological kids and Pax before they had the twins. It was Zahara in 2005, Shiloh in 2006, Pax in 2007, and the twins in 2008.

      • SaraR. says:

        “After he hooked up with Angelina, they had three biological kids in a row, and no adoptions.”

        Not true. They adopted Pax between Shiloh’s and the twins’ birth.

    • Joanna says:

      I’m wondering too. If he said something about the adopted kids not being his or treats them differently. Messed up if so, I hope that’s not the case.

    • Alexis says:

      Hmm, Zahara was really Brad’s last leg to stand on in terms of his relationship with the adopted kids as it’s been clear the boys have had problems with him for years but nobody was sure what Zahara’s feelings were. Oh well! Can’t say he has much creditability in my eyes.

      • Carmen says:

        I remember reading back in the day that Z was very much her daddy’s girl. She had him wrapped around her little finger. I wonder if he turned against all the adopted children? Or if he did or said something that made them all turn against him?

    • jade says:

      So true, its like he doesnt care for the adopted kids? Its like not only that he is not a good father but he is also a racist since all those kids are non-caucasians. Not a good press for Brad’s oscar campaign at all despite the fact that they are stressing he is no longer supervised during kids visit.

      Anyways, this story is from US weekly, so I dont know why its being reported as if its true. Didnt Us weekly reported all those BS that Brad is dating Neri, Charlize and ‘Sat Hari. They even had a fantasy concocted that Brad went to Boston and stayed at Neri’s apartment for a week. They were also certain that Brad dated Charlize fo 6 months and then Sat after her, when in fact Charlize herself said she has been single years and denied it on Ellen show.

      I believe both Angie and Brad or their friends had stop talking to the media since 2018. Yes, there were leaks from sources close to them, to TMZ, etc., at the height of their separation and formal statements before from their lawyers re the divorce proceedings, but thats about it. So, anything that comes out now are purely gossip and speculations from the tabloids.

      But one thing is true, Brad was in Japan again early this month but it was reported that he did not take a chance to see Maddox who is in nearby south korea. If its true, well this speaks badly of Brad, he seems to have more pride than his son. He has all the means and time I suppose to see him, although, strange enough, the tabs dont know anything also why he was on Japan again in the first place with his manager.

  3. Eliza_ says:

    It is a bit odd only his biological children are going? I mean he’s been father to all of them, apart from Maddox, since soon after birth.

    • Carmen says:

      The biological children have no choice. They are mandated to have visits with him until they are fourteen. The adopted children are all over fourteen and can decide for themselves.

      • Minxx says:

        Meaning mommy decides, they just follow her wishes. Z always loved Brad. Now suddenly she doesn’t want to see him? Manipulations of this vile woman can be seen a mile away by anyone with a brain.

      • serena says:

        @Minxx Pff please, this ‘Angelina is vile’ is so old and boring. Get on with the facts. He’s the one who messed up on that plane, the one alienating his children. He did it all himself.

  4. StormsMama says:

    I know it’s a totally different scenario than what happened with my husband and his narcissistic ex who alienated him from his daughters BUT I still get sad hearing this. I’m happy for him the younger kids (who probably are legally obliged to be with their dad) will be there but it’s sad that the older ones have dropped him. I realize we don’t know what happened and we don’t know what Angie says or doesn’t say- but it just feels like they should have both their mom and their dad – wasn’t he a part of their lives all through their childhood? And Angie would sing his praise? So surely he has some redeeming qualities and can be a dad to them. That’s what divorce does after all. It requires both parents to concede and put the children’s needs for both relationships ahead of individual wants.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      There is a TON of projection in your comment. And considering that Brad himself has admitted that he has anger issue and a drinking problem and that he has has to have SUPERVISED visits with his kids for the last three years, it’s safe to assume that whatever happened on that plane was detrimental to the emotional and allegedly physical well being of his kids.

    • enike says:

      Storsmama
      well, I would be not surprised as the court (the judge) had to tell Angie not to alienate the children, which she did
      so, who knows

    • Iknow says:

      Brad himself has admitted that at the very least, his behavior has not been great. He alienated himself from his kids. It’s not Angelina’s job to repair what he broke.

  5. Grumpier than thou says:

    Yeah, that’s really not a good look is it.

  6. Melody calder says:

    I hate to say ut, but he may not care that much. He gets “his” kids in christmas eve and that may be what matters. I know plenty of people that stop caring about the bonus children in divorce.

    • crogirl says:

      “I know plenty of people that stop caring about the bonus children in divorce.”

      They are not his bonus kids, he legally adopted them and they have no other father but him. If he’s truly only fighting for the bio ones he’s worse than I thought. And the kids seem very close, doubt the youngest three won’t hold it against him if he forgets about their brothers and sister.

      • Melody calder says:

        I agree, but not everyone looks at it that way. My “dad” did it to me (also adopted me) divorced my mom and haven’t heard from him in 10 years after I disagreed w him about something minor. And many other men who have legal claim over the kid. I can name many I know of personally. I dont understand how someone can walk away after years invested.

      • lucy2 says:

        I know someone going through that now, 30 years after her then-stepfather adopted her. I don’t know specifics, but it’s sad, though the healthiest choice for her.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        Lol. Right. It says if they want to spend the night. They’re not spending the night. Dude will have them for three hours and they gonna peace out after like that. Those kids all love each other and want to be w/ each other.

  7. Sierra says:

    Ok so I am just going to repeat myself from the other thread.

    Zahara turned 14, the legal age in Cali to decide in custody cases, and she decided to NOT see her father anymore.

    That is a huge red flag since all of those over the legal age have decided that.

    It also hints that the minors are all mandated/forced to see but personally don’t want to.

    I don’t think Angelina is playing anything at all. She mentioned in court papers that she stopped mediating between the kids and Brad last year and has left everything to the court. She had been, is and will always protect her children and act in their best interest. Samantha really is a wonderful lawyer and I am glad she is on Angelina & the kids side.

    • SaraR. says:

      Yes, Angelina said in August of 2018 that she tried to mend the relationship between Brad and children, but that she is done (after his leak), and everything is among Brad, his children and the court. I believe she tried, but was met by constant bashing from him and his team, and children are not blind, especially teens – they see and feel everything.
      They are obviously waiting for him to be able to have kids part of the time, without monitors, etc., so they can close that divorce.
      This bi-monthly reports to us weekly about the situation between Brad and his children are truly horrible. He sold his soul to them, so they wouldn’t write about what really happend on that plane? They write this one sided articles to kinda gain sympathy for him for some bits of info about his kids. Just sad.

      • Kebbie says:

        Do people feel sympathetic to him after articles like this? I feel less sympathetic to him. All I can think is three of his kids want nothing to do with him, what did he do? Shiloh turns 14 next June, if she cuts him out too, he had to have done something awful and just been a shitty father in general. One bad thing could be forgiven if he had other redeeming qualities.

        Maybe some people will say parental alienation by Angelina, but I think that’s less likely when you’re dealing with teenagers. And three teenagers all coming to the same conclusion makes it even less likely to me.

        If he’s behind these articles, he really needs to stop because they make him look horrible. Total silence would at least allow people to assume he’s got a relationship with his kids or that things are getting better not worse.

      • SaraR. says:

        @Kebbie
        Yes, people are sympathetic to him and they blame Angelina, by a big procentage.
        Of course he is behind these articles (his manager even has the same expressions in these pieces for different publications) and I don’t think he’ll stop because there is some, lol I can’t believe I’m using it, quid pro quo in this situation. Lainey wrote right after the divorce was announced that his team was going around all the outlets and offering future access for positive coverage.

      • Kristen says:

        Kebbie: Parental alienation is actually more likely to work with older children than younger.

    • Lucy says:

      When I saw the ages of the kids going, I assumed it was because they were too young to opt out. If the youngest kids continue to see him after they’ve turned 14, I think that would be more telling than this right now.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I think this is it.

      As they age, they realize more about what has happened since the airline event. I bet the older kids talk together about it, and feel even more bonded because of it. The others are still young and need a few more years of exposure to make their own assessments, I think. They will grow and have sibling discussions with the big kids…I’d imagine their eyes will be opened, too.

      Poor kids. 😞

  8. Tiff says:

    This is his first unsupervised visit? Hopefully it’s only for one day and the kids are not forced to spend Christmas away from their siblings. If this is his first unsupervised visit then I fully believe that whatever happened on the plan fully warrants his kids not wanting to be around him. Supervised visits are not common place and usually only used when the child’s safety is in question. Fuck Brad Pitt

    • Lady D says:

      Three years and two months after the event, he gets an unsupervised evening with half of his children.

      • lucy2 says:

        Crazy, isn’t it?
        Makes me think of all the years he promoted himself as the doting father of the big happy family.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      It doesn’t say this is his first unsupervised visit though. It says’s it’s the first unsupervised CHRISTMAS visit. It may or may not be first overall unsupervised visit, but I kind of doubt it, because I think they article would have said that.

    • Kebbie says:

      No, first Christmas unsupervised. They’re spending Christmas Eve with him and presumably Christmas Day with Angelina and other siblings.

  9. Shirleygailgal says:

    I just felt sad when I read this…sad for the three children he’s done with…I understand why they are done with him! I wonder about the 3 bio-kids being with him with NO supervision. I am not sure he is ready for that cause he’ll end up making it all about him instead of about them is my guess.

  10. Wow says:

    He always gave strong vibes of only adopting those kids because that’s what angelina wanted. He wanted to come across as a good dad and family man. It was all an image. The fact that one by one the adopted kids are choosing to not spend time with him when they turn 14 speaks volumes. He doesn’t deserve these kids and if he is toxic they should just cut him off. Glad they at least have angelina in their lives. Whatever her faults, she is a very hands on mother who really seems to love her adopted and biological kids equally.

    • Oy vey says:

      I don’t know about all of this, but I agree that their relationship was 90% image. Not an ideal parenting set up

  11. Dizzy says:

    I grew up in a family that mixed adopted with biological. It’s not an ideal situation and as you get older you feel less connected. It’s a tough situation. I definitely don’t feel like brother is really my brother. We are now in our fifties and we have no connection and no desire to see each other.

  12. ReginaGeorge says:

    It could be that they don’t want to see their dad for more serious reasons or the simple answer could be that now as teenagers these kids would just rather spend the holidays close to their friends, as been my experience. Who knows.

  13. Lily says:

    His sources went to Page 6 to talk about brad and jennifer and this was the most interesting part in that article:

    ”Although the younger kids are mandated by a court to see him, it’s more difficult for him to see the older kids, we’re told.”

    Will be interesting to see if Shiloh will do the same when she turns 14. People can’t turn a blind eye to this anymore if one of his biological kids do the same.

  14. Dulce says:

    WOW!! just until now; Brad has finally spend the night with his kids without monitor?? WHAT EXACTLY DID THIS GUY DO ON THAT PLANE!! 😲 jesus!!

    • GBDS says:

      I’m wondering that too.. I’m also curious if the youngest 3 will also decide not to have a relationship with him when they are older. if so he’s done a very bad thing!

    • Alexandria says:

      I am seriously wondering because Brad has had good PR before this divorce (although I did not get why he was considered a heart-throb). Helena Bonham Carter said recently there was no tea on him, said he was pretty much a good guy. So what happened? This is very sad. Thank God Angelina will be there for all the kids.

    • Kebbie says:

      It has to be more than just the plane, IMO. Even something truly awful could be forgiven if he were an otherwise attentive and loving parent. I think he was a lot more absent than we were led to believe when they were together. Or he was an angry drunk for years and those are their memories of him.

      • SaraR. says:

        Agree. I always thought that his actions after the plane incident were more relevant to how his relationships with his children deteriorated.

    • Oy vey says:

      Pretty sure this isn’t from his people. The use of the word MONITOR is a knife in his side. Whomever wants to make him look like he’s still the lunatic on the plane who lost custody of his kids will use the word MONITOR until their kids are in their forties. They’ll be at Nobu in Malibu for fathers day. He’ll be in his eighties and the ‘sources’ will say, “Brad Pitt’s children treat him to sushi on father’s day without a MONITOR” LOL!

      • Kebbie says:

        I don’t see how his people would think any of this would be beneficial to put out. He looks truly terrible. And the newest quotes about how he’s not going to force the issue anymore (the issue being spending time with his oldest three children) are even worse. I can’t see how someone who has previously had fantastic public relations would think this was a good idea.

        The only way I can imagine this being from him is if it is some kind of preemptive explanation because he was afraid Angelina would leak that Zahara has also chosen to not see him.

    • Oy vey says:

      I read the document last year with the temporary custody schedule. They split the kids time and that includes over night. Who knows with kids. I’ve seen teens that refuse to visit one parent or the other when divorce happens. I think what’s missing is Brad coming clean about “the incident” Tell what horrid thing you did Brad and let the healing begin. Healing happens when you admit what you’ve done. Healing happens in the light.

  15. crogirl says:

    I don’t think this is bio vs adopted as much as kids reaching the age to have a right to decide and dropping him one by one.
    It sounds like the youngest three don’t want to be there either. And he’s hoping they’ll want to spend the night? Does this mean they are mandated to stay for a few hours and not sleep over unless they choose so?

    • Oy vey says:

      In the agreement they had split time with the children. Yes he has overnights. I think they are referring to the fact that usually one parent get’s Christmas eve and the other Christmas day. Since waking on Christmas day is big with kids, and if she has them Christmas day, I imagine that would be a decision to be made. Where will they wake up Christmas day.

  16. CityGirl says:

    I didn’t even realize it was his adopted kids who opted out. I immediately jumped to their ages and the fact that at 14, they should be legally allowed to decide for themselves.

  17. Jaded says:

    I think their marriage was circling the drain for a long time and the “incident” on the plane was the final nail in the coffin. From the way he’s been trying to downplay/soften what he did while playing the victim and gaslighting AJ, he’s showing an ugly side that probably got a lot uglier when he was drinking excessively. Whether or not he got physically abusive on the plane, the kids probably saw a lot of verbal abuse and drunken assholery and decided they’d finally had enough.

    • Kebbie says:

      I agree. I think the wedding was their last ditch effort to save the relationship, a bandaid wedding. It’s possible their kids were pushing for it because they could sense the instability and thought it would solidify them. He was rarely photographed with them that last year and she looked sickly and unhappy.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I agree with both you and Kebbie.

      when they split, I remember saying how it threw that whole “balcony fight” (in late 2014) into a new light. and that was just a couple of months after their wedding. like, that was the first appearance of cracks in their relationship, but NO ONE wanted to say that about them. or, rather, the superfans really took issue with anyone implying that there were problems. even after they split, and I mentioned that fight on some page, I got yelled at and a poster referred to it as “a mythological” fight (as if it hadn’t happened!). at the time it happened (and we all saw those pics), and people (including me) were like “eh, couples fight, no big deal” even THEN the superfans were like “NO THEY NEVER EVER EVER FIGHT! they were just rehearsing for the movie!” (the movie being “By the Sea”.) and talk about autobiographical! a distant couple with a husband who drinks too much?!

      • Lena says:

        Rehearsing for a movie? Not on a movie set but on a hotel balcony in a public hotel? What a strange deflection.

  18. Oy vey says:

    He’s got the Heishi and Mala beads on each time I see him and often a Mala wrapped around his wrist. He goes to that Kanye church so he’s obviously going through some spiritual change. I wouldn’t speculate about families. and take what ‘sources’ say with a grain of salt. Unless they hired a monitor purposely, I doubt there is a monitor after more than three years. Courts DO NOT order monitoring for three years. You simply lose custody after effing up for three years.

  19. poe says:

    “Brad didn’t try to see Maddox,” a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. “There’s been no contact between them.”

    ”Brad no longer pushes for Maddox, Pax or Zahara to come. He knows it makes everyone uncomfortable. He’s decided not to force it because they’ve already been through so much”

    https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/brad-pitt-didnt-try-seeing-maddox-while-overseas-no-contact/

    His sources might as well say he doesn’t really care about the adopted ones as long as the biological kids are forced to show up. yikes.

    • Kebbie says:

      It sounds like he barely knows them. Was he ever close with them? Why would it make everyone uncomfortable that he wants to spend time with his kids?

      Now is when he should be trying the hardest to maintain contact with them, before his relationship with them becomes irretrievable.

      I still have a hard time understanding why his people would put this stuff out there. He looks SO BAD.

      • SaraR. says:

        I don’t think he thinks that makes him look bad.
        This will be also followed by new pieces about how he spent his birthday (with or without kids), after Christmas there will be update how that went, and there will be pieces after award shows, if he wins awards, how kids reacted, if they reacted, to it. Mark my words.

      • Kebbie says:

        @Sarar If the angle of the stories were about Angelina alienating them from him, I could see that, but these are just straight up saying the kids don’t want to spend time with him. I guess diehard fans and the DM crowd will just make that leap, regardless of whether or not it was actually implied.

      • crogirl says:

        @KEBBIE
        His people put this out there because they know his fan base. His diehard fans never considered the adopted kids his and now they are calling them ungrateful brats for not worshipping at the altair of Brad Pitt.

    • Brandy Alexander says:

      Or maybe he realized trying to force teenagers to do something will only make them dig in harder against it? I’m not even a fan of his, but I actually think that’s the best thing he can do.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      After three years, he now notices it (he) makes everyone uncomfortable. Geez. Dude seems miserable and wants them to be too. He is the perfect example of why $$ and fame doesn’t bring one happiness. He chose wrong. He chose fame/image over his family. He should have chose his family.

  20. Truth hurts says:

    All of this about the adopted kids confirm what I said day one. I’ve been right about a lot. Mad is out and so is Pax. Now it’s slowly leaking Zahara might as well be. I think he said something about the adopted ones while drunk. That’s what broke that bond no matter how much he apologizes.
    They refused to see him back in 2016. He wanted whatever he said and did BURIED!
    To garner her not wanting them to be around him (alienating possibly)is warranted if he did that regardless of what people think. He continues to try to vaguely explain or blame his hubris or vices for his stupid actions and said everyone makes mistakes and it shouldn’t be held against them forever.His words, So this scenario fits the bill.
    Can you imagine how that affected that whole family! No wonder they were in therapy so long! And the shade about Angie dragging this out is wrong. He is the one who keeps asking for extensions trying to jolt her out of Miraval like he did Aniston.

  21. Sidewithkids says:

    So dude still had to have a monitor to see the kids after three years? That’s not normal. Dude is sick and what’s worse is people/women still want to defend him as if he is some prince. It’s clear he only wants the “white” kids. That’s gross. Dude is gross. I’m done w/ him.

    • Zut Alors says:

      I strongly believe that due to his past conduct towards the non bio kids, the monitors were deemed necessary for the court mandated visits for Pax and Zahara’s benefit. Now that Pax and Zahara have opted out of these visits, the monitors are no longer required. I never bought into the “Zahara is a daddy’s girl” facade. His public interactions with her came across as performative parenting to me. In private pics that came out from time to time, she was always in Angelina’s arms.

  22. Bonnyday says:

    Maybe it isn’t all Brad’s fault. Angie reportedly doesn’t believe in disciplining the kids and she’s said as much herself in interviews. Perhaps the older boys, with Angie’s conscious or unconscious support, became increasingly defiant and disrespectful of Brad as they entered their teen years.

    • Hm says:

      Except that isn’t what happened and the kids are well behaved. There’s never anything out there about them being out of control. Brad on the other hand…

      • Bonnyday says:

        There have been numerous stories over the years of the kids being out of control and unmanageable. Discipline is reportedly one of the big issues that wracked their marriage.

    • Jjrd says:

      this theory is only plausible at just jared

      • Ava says:

        Numerous stories in tabloids, never a reputable source. They also seem well behaved and well mannered, and obviously respect their mother.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      What reports? CAA and his team only say that to excuse his mess. Quit lying. Those kids are good kids.

    • Lowrider says:

      Yes, it’s all the kids fault for being teenagers. They drove poor, little Brad to drink and lash out at them.

  23. Jjrd says:

    Deadbeat was spotted in Japan few days ago at a U2 concert. If he didn’t go to visit his Son and went all that way for a concert.. his more pathetic than I thought

  24. Ennie says:

    I think it has to be one: court ordered split time and two: them becoming older and him not having the slightest idea of dealing with older kids. It is easier to make children happy, not teens who are more observant and critical. Besides their differences in parenting.

  25. Missskirrtin says:

    It looks so tremendously despicable as if hes only keeping up the relationship with his children with Angelina, not with their adopted kids. Hideous.

    • Bonnyday says:

      It does look bad. Who benefits from this story?

      • Kebbie says:

        I get your point, but I’d also say that if it isn’t at all based in reality, there will be refutations by his people in People magazine and/or Gossip Cop. If his camp can deny that he’s dating Alia Shawkat, they will surely deny rumors about his lack of relationship with three of his kids. We’ll see, I guess.

      • Bonnyday says:

        I don’t think he has a good relationship (or maybe any at all) with the older kids, but I think the reason for it is complicated.

  26. Meg says:

    Would award shows be embracing him for his work if he was a woman who after three years only now gets to see their kkds unmonitored?
    Absolutely not

    • Sidewithkids says:

      Especially if this was reversed and this was Angelina. People would be all over the woman. Heck, they’re all over her now and she didn’t do anything wrong. Just goes to show you white women mostly keep white men like BP going and in power to do bad things.

  27. virginfangirls says:

    I read this article and had a different reaction. My first reaction was the older kids don’t want to see him, not the adopted. And I also thought of friends who divorced and where I saw one parent turn the kids against the other. And the parent shunned by the kids was not always deserving of it. But regardless whether he did something to deserve his kids disdain, he seems to be a better man today so it’s sad that he and his family can’t heal and reestablish a relationship. It’s a broken family and that’s sad.

    • Sidewithkids says:

      I disagree totally. I think he is still broken and he lies about all this recovery he has done and cares only of his image still. If he was so healed and better he wouldn’t still try to shade and smear Angie.

      I do think Angie and the kids are just fine, have healed and are a family.

  28. kerwood says:

    Zahara is Brad Pitt’s first child. He and Angelina adopted her soon after they got together and she was Zahara Pitt before she officially became Zahara Jolie-Pitt. Being the father to a Black little girl was Brad Pitt’s entrance to Black Hollywood (even though he’d dated several Black women before). He consulted with Jada Pinkett Smith and others about hair care products and other things.

    I don’t have much respect left for Brad Pitt, but if he’s done something to break that girl’s heart, he’s worse than I ever imagined.

    • crogirl says:

      Sorry but that’s not true. She was adopted by Angelina at first and than later they added Pitt to her name. She was never Zahara Pitt.

  29. Trashaddict says:

    One thing I noticed since Brad is out of Angie’s life. She looks happier, more relaxed, smiles more, and is wearing less black. I wish her and her children well.

  30. harlequin says:

    I think it speaks volumes that when Zahara made that jewelry line, the Zahara Collection, she donated the proceeds to the House of Ruth Shelters, a housing center for battered women and children in Los Angeles.