Brad Pitt has a ‘huge cloud hanging over him,’ his divorce ‘war’ has taken its toll

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In recent months, Angelina Jolie has been winning. Winning in court, winning her media relations, winning financially, and winning in life. Judge Ouderkirk’s biased ruling was overturned and he was kicked off the divorce case. The California Supreme Court dismissed Brad Pitt’s petition to overturn Ouderkirk’s dismissal. Angelina sold her half of Chateau Miraval and the winery. Angelina told the world that Brad ignored her when she told him about Harvey Weinstein, and that she was afraid for her family’s safety with Brad. Angelina has been looking as beautiful as ever during the Eternals’ press tour, and she seems to be enjoying herself so much. The fog of the past five years has definitely lifted for La Jolie. All of which has made Brad Pitt’s ass hurt.

One day at a time. Brad Pitt has a “huge cloud hanging over him” as his ups and downs with ex-wife Angelina Jolie continue to make headlines, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“Brad is working hard and staying as positive as he can be right now,” the insider says, noting that the 57-year-old Fight Club actor doesn’t view dating as “a priority” at the moment. “He’s just not mentally ready and doesn’t know when he next will be.”

Pitt was married to the 46-year-old Eternals star for two years before they announced their separation in September 2016. While they were declared legally single in April 2019, they remain locked in a messy court battle regarding the custody of their children Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13. (Their eldest child, Maddox, is now 20.)

“This whole war with Angelina has really taken its toll [on Brad],” the source tells Us. “Thankfully he has his own incredible willpower to count on, plus a wonderful support group and the tools he’s learned in recovery when times get super tough.”

The two-time Golden Globe winner has been on “some dates” and had “some fun over the past few years,” but is focusing on himself and his kids for now, per the source.

[From Us Weekly]

It was just fourteen months ago that Brad took a thirsty, married Instamodel to Miraval on what would have been his wedding anniversary and tried to convince everyone that she was the next Angelina. Since that catastrophe, Brad hasn’t been seriously linked to anyone, although I would guess that his crisis management team is still reviewing their options. Anyway, Pitt’s pity party makes me happy. That’s how you know he’s taken L after L this year. His only recourse is whining about how Angelina has the kids on red carpets, and how he’s super-depressed about everything.

Angelina Jolie with her 5 kids at the "Eternals" UK gala screening

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  1. jo73c says:

    shouldn’t have tried to turn it into a war then, dumbass.

  2. Chaine says:

    That huge cloud is just the dust that he kicked up when he reaped what he sowed.

  3. Jillian says:

    Brad needs to stop messing with his face. And be a better person generally, but baby steps

  4. Amy Bee says:

    Brad is exhausting. Why doesn’t he just settle the custody case so that he can get on with this life?

    • Lolloser says:

      Because he refuses to accept that like Angelina, his kids have dumped him and want nothing to do with him. So he’ll keep fighting to make sure they’re not heard in court and any evidence of his domestic abuse (that she has ready to go) is not revealed publicly.

    • Carmen says:

      Are you kidding? And lose all contact with Angie forever? Why do you think he’s been dragging this out? He will never forgive Angie for leaving him and this is his way of ensuring she’ll never be free of him — at least, till the twins turn 18.

      • sunhine says:

        exactly. thats why he ignored her when it came to the wine company. There’s no other reason to keep an ex as business partner when they want out and is supposedly sabotaging it like he claimed. He’s the worst type of ex to have. The type of ex that makes me worry for everyone’s safety

  5. Lucy2 says:

    What part of his history suggests an “incredible willpower “?
    He could have ended this “war” a long time ago by owning up to his behavior, doing the work to be better, and trying to rebuild his relationships, instead of spending the past few years attacking Angelina via the tabloids and making up romances.

    • GRUEY says:

      I hate to say it but I think that’s a euphemism trying to spin him doubling and tripling down, and relentlessly hounding his ex. It’s such a gross, toxic masculinity inversion of “strength.” It’s been said on here before, but he really is reminding me of Thomas Markle and his proclamations that he won’t stop until Meghan gives in. If Brad wanted to sound exactly like a classic narcissistic abuser, he’s succeeded admirably.

    • Myjobistoprincess says:

      the intent behind the words “Incredible willpower” is to purposely and indirectly say to Angelina that he will not stop. a little threatshade. gross.

    • lucy2 says:

      Oh for sure, it comes across threatening here, but it’s just an odd choice of words to describe someone who has blown apart a lot of his life due in some part to substance abuse and anger/physical abuse issues. I don’t think of him as a shining example of willpower.

  6. MrsGuyIncognito says:

    That “toll” (of his own making) has caused him to go from a hot dude to looking so much like my Aunt Joanne it’s disarming. He’s a barf machine

  7. Fanciful says:

    The AJ haters are like the Sussex haters: hate for no real reason. Pitt forments that just like the Lamebridges do. I only compare it because it’s so samey. Losers hate, winners win. We see you, Brad.

  8. Mslove says:

    I’m so glad brad is taking this time to focus on himself and the kids. I strongly suspect he doesn’t even remember the kids names.

  9. Irene says:

    Brad gave an interview some months after the incident where he admitted that he effed up and that he was doing drugs + was an alcoholic. He also talked about parenting with his ‘life partner’ Angelina. It felt like it was a big moment in the situation and he would step up not only as a father but as a partner (parenting wise) for Angelina. How wrong was I.

    He clearly thought that Angelina would take him back after that interview and when she didn’t, his ego exploded.

    All he had to do was step up. That was all. The kids would have accepted his demons and appreciated his efforts to get rid of them. Let them know his behaviour was NOT him by showing them everyday since until he dies. Actions were needed.

    If he had done any of the above, I am 100% he would have an even closer relationship with all of the kids and Angelina. They would be spending holidays and birthdays together.

    Now? Angelina has the kids and Disney. Brad has a bought Oscar and…?

    • Myra says:

      I also thought that their situation would improve after that interview, but alas he seemed to get more punitive when it was clear she was really done with him. Now it makes sense why the announcement of the divorce came as a shock to him. He must have really thought that sobering up would have solved all his problems.

      • Sidewithkids says:

        Interesting how people thought an interview was going to change her mind. If the interview is just an interview and not real then why would that change her mind? She knew he was only doing the interview to change her mind and not b/c he really want to change or believe he should change. Fakeness is the problem here. Him always using PR is the problem here.

        She just said that in an interview, she likes people who know who they are and are clear in their realness and not just doing something for others but b/c it’s true to them as a person. Doesn’t sound like BP to me.

  10. Grace says:

    First E! Then page 6 and now us weekly?! My god he’s doing a press tour just to whine about the fact that Angelina and the kids are undeniable happy. What a miserable person he is. I wonder if he has ever think about the emotional toll his actions have had on Angie and the kids. Have he ever thought about the emotional toll this has had on Maddox in particular? No of course not. Narcissistic only think about themselves.

  11. Izzy says:

    The only reason his divorce keeps making headlines is because he and his minions keep dragging it into the limelight to play for sympathy. If the STFU and handled it quietly and with dignity, he’d have a better outcome and more of the public’s respect.

    • Lily P says:

      The difference between media coverage when Brad “wins” in court versus when Angelina does is striking. Whilst there’s obviously coverage there’s a marked difference and definitely less parading.

  12. SolitaryAngel says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a better asshole.

  13. Zut Alors says:

    He can’t manipulate the public via strategic leaks because the courts spanked his ego in the open, so now he’s going the pity party route.

  14. Jess says:

    It’s nice to see karma working the way it’s supposed to once in a while.

  15. Mireille says:

    Again, this is US Weakly trash, so whatever, but I will say this, Angie doesn’t want him to hurt or deprive him of his access to his kids. She’s been consistently saying this in her interviews. She wants her family to heal including him and until he actively gets the help he needs the kids are better off with her. I don’t think people realize that her fighting hard for custody has more to do with his behavior over the years than just the “plane incident.” The plane incident was just the final straw — where authorities were called in for something HE DID. She wants him to GET HELP. He’s admitted in his GQ interview that he has substance abuse issues — and he’s had them for YEARS. But he’s done the bare minimum to satisfy the court mandates. To me that says a lot about how he views his addictions — he doesn’t need to do anything about them. He just cares about his image. Again, Brad Pitt just wants to be Brad Pitt — not a man willing to do the work to be reunited with his kids.

    Angie only cares about the kids — she didn’t give a damn what the media was saying about her during the custody battle. I think about Jessica Simpson and her path to sobriety — and I compare her to Brad. She chose her life and family over her addictions. I honestly wish Brad would do the same.

  16. Pix says:

    Brad Pitt is officially a sad sack.

  17. Deanne says:

    He’s such a raging narcissist. They have a very hard time when they don’t get their way and can’t spin the truth. Suck it up Bradley. You are reaping what you have sown.

  18. westportgirl says:

    Brad is obsessed with Angelina he will never move on from her but who would? Lol and now that she might be dating this young musician he is really seething. I love it

  19. Adorable says:

    Oh back to the “Pitt-y party”🙄…Seeing Angie happy & all the kids all grown,must’ve really did it for him.He knows he now has to play “nice “with Angie,cause I doubt she’ll agree to a private judge situation again..

  20. westportgirl says:

    Also can we add that Brad Pitt is nowhere near sober. He’s been seen smoking weed with his buddy buddy Alia Shawkat and caught with a bottle of alcohol the guy is not sober has never been. He needs help and Angelina knows that.

    • alycea says:

      People on twitter who have seen him blew that lid off. The same friends he’s out there smoking/drinking with were the same friends he dumped in the beginning of his relationship with angelina. I suspect getting him into a long-term treatment plan was what they were fighting over last year.

      I am sorry but 1 and 1/2 years in aa is NOT enough for someone who has been had an addiction for over 20 years.

  21. Coco says:

    Funny how when Angelina talks it’s about how it affected the kids and he’s talking about how it affected him.

    I also see Brad is back on his PR bs again. He has a pattern of putting out evil Ex and pity party stories when ever Angelina has a movie coming out, he’s been doing the same thing for 5 years.

  22. Coco says:

    Funny how when Angelina talks it’s about how it affected the kids and he’s talking about how it affected him. Narcissistic party one right here.

    I also see Brad is back on his PR bs again. He has a pattern of putting out evil Ex and pity party stories when ever Angelina has a movie coming out, he’s been doing the same thing for 5 years.

  23. Dee Kay says:

    I guess to a narcissist, every time your “enemy” (i.e., escapee) “wins” in public, that means you lose. Pitt could just *not* talk every time Jolie has a movie premiere, at this point no one would be checking for him when there’s news of her. He inserts himself into the conversation, badly.

  24. MJM says:

    I don’t really care about how Bradley Pitt is doing – do you?

  25. lulu says:

    Brad is seeing the consequences of his actions. Surprise!

  26. Agreatreckoning says:

    Brad Pitt is a huge dark cloud. You see him roll in, seek safe shelter.

  27. Huh says:

    I find it fascinating how different sites interpret the same events in such radically different ways.

  28. Anonymous says:

    @Huh: So true.🤷‍♀️

  29. Sidewithkids says:

    He basically contradicts himself as he continues to do, he’s not dating but he’s been on a few dates. What? Lol.

  30. sunhine says:

    What an insufferable man. I am sure he’s 100 times worse in private. When will his pr team learn these articles are starting to have the opposite effect on people. The tides have officially turned after the appellate court’s decision and after seeing the kids on the red carpet. it will be easier if he just tried. ring a good parent.

  31. Soo says:

    Where was this “cloud” when he starred in a film that got him a pity Academy Award? A film where he played a man who murdered his ex-wife, btw.

    That’s when he crossed the line for me, not sorry. If Maleficent had a subplot with Angelina killing her ex-husband, people would’ve b1tched so much. But I it’s okay Brad did it in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I guess.

    He ain’t sh1t. He was just a pretty face and that pretty face is gone. When are you going to do something about the people who’re homeless because of you, Brad?

    • LOL says:

      @SOO Tarantino had even gone on record and said what interested Brad Pitt in the character he played was that ” he brutally kills his wife and the domestic violence to his wife was what made him accept the role “, that’s how mentally sick he is towards Angelina. Jolie
      he fantasies her death . …not
      not forgetting his war tank tattoo aimed at her old A initial, seeing his hix kids must have felt seeing the war machineaimed at Angelina’s old A tattoo initial with her kids. Can you imagin what must have gone through those kids minds when they see his war tank aimed at their mother.. just sickening the level of violence this man has in his mind aimed at Angelina .. .. let’s not forget the awards smchozzing gaslighting speeches against Angelina where he was making digs at her expense and people cackling
      … Where was the cloud of worry then he showed No Remorse, no empathy towards the family he had hurt and abused physically and mentally and left Angelina to pick up the pieces, with vunrable minor children on her own… yet now he wants to derail her movie promotion to make it all about himself and his fake mental health. Where was his mental health when accepting movies after another and parting with his friends taking married escorts to his kids home, I didn’t see any show of remorse then so why now? Because he’s lost cases to get the corrupt judge back … he’s jelous Angelina’s picked herself up and protected the kids , who are such happy kids now. He’s feeling left out so what way to torture them with more lies and pity party

  32. Barbie1 says:

    Still can’t believe he was given a standing o during his Oscar win. He threw away a beautiful family.

  33. #facts says:

    A big ole pile of poo poo. I can bet Angie is regretting that moment she thought he would be the perfect dad or partner. When a man tells you all he did was lay on a sofa smoking and was unmotivated red flags

  34. LOL says:

    The man who was given standing ovations when he was first seen after hitting Maddox in the face and leaving Angelina and six kids traumatised in the wake of his abuse. Yet he got the heros welcome got American sweetheart Jennifer Aniston inviting him to her celebration parties, had the media and public on his side. Yet not once anyone in Hollywood ,nor media, nor public showed any empathy any concerns towards the emotional and physical impact left upon Angelina picking up 6 vulnerable broken children , while their father played with being the big man saving his image. I didn’t see Brad Pitt working about the state of his family then , I didn’t see Brad Pitt worrying what his actions in public via Harvey Weinstein publicist he hired would have on Angelina and the children? I doubt Brad Pitt cared for his children feelings when he was openly flirting with his friends married escort wife and took her to his children’s homes? I didn’t see him worrying what the children would think? Now 5 .5 years later and after all his minipulated judge and lawyers games backfired in multiple losses , now he wants pity OMG is this guy for real . This guy lived the life of fun and adoration after he dumped his family and never looked back, apart from gaslighting them adopted children and their mother. Now that they have picked themselves up after years of therapy , He’s back making put he’s the one that’s traumatised how selfish abd insensitive is this man .