Nearly one year after filing for divorce, Angelina Jolie is finally speaking out about her split from Brad Pitt — and taking subtle digs at her ex-husband in the process. The Oscar-winning actress painted Brad in an unflattering light for her Vanity Fair interview, but he has decided to take the high road.
Sources reveal exclusively to Life & Style that Brad, 53, has done a lot of healing and isn't returning fire. "He feels that Angie is still making him out to be the villain, and he can’t stand that,” says a Brad source. “But he’s rising above it.”
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In her interview, Angelina, 42, revealed that the couple's six kids aren't healing from a divorce, but rather, "healing from some...from life, from things in life.” Brad, the source says, felt that Angie was “saying that the kids are trying to heal from him. He was really wounded by the way she phrased that.”
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Brad in his own interview for GQ took the blame for the divorce and admitted to struggling with sobriety during their marriage. "I enjoy wine very, very much, but I just ran it to the ground. I had to step away for a minute. And truthfully I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka. I was a professional. I was good."
Previously, Life & Style reported that Brad told his ex that he wants full-custody of the kids instead of seeing them just once a week. This angered Angie, who admitted to crying in the shower so the kids won't see, and now the couple is struggling to amicably come to a custody agreement.
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However, Brad maintains his focus is on his six kids, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne and not publicly bashing his ex-wife. “Although Angie took some strong shots at him in the interview,” the source explains, “he knows he’s finally in a good place with the kids and that one day, he’ll have the custody arrangement that he wants."
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