And the drama continues for the Jolie-Pitt family. Brad Pitt fears estranged wife Angelina Jolie hasn’t provided a proper education for their six children. As the complicated divorce trudges along, things are apparently getting worse for their kids. A family insider tells In Touch that Angelina has “lost control” of the children, and that includes their schooling — which hasn’t gone unnoticed by her ex.
“He’s troubled that they are not getting enough basic education from home tutors, whom the kids know how to con and manipulate,” the source reveals. “One of Brad’s biggest bones of contention with Angelina remains his wanting the kids in structured private schools. He knows they are smart, loving children, but he doesn’t want to see them become lost individuals later on in life.”
The 42-year-old actress is currently living with their kids — Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — in the six-bedroom estate she purchased in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood. And though Brad is just a few blocks away, the insider claims she’s “overwhelmed” by life as a single parent.
Because of that, her 53-year-old ex is hoping to have their custody arrangement settled soon, with schooling playing a big part in the negotiations. The source explains, “He wants a firm say in their education when custody is finally sorted out.”
This all comes after numerous reports of the A-list duo’s children running amok in their new California hometown. In early September, daughters Shiloh and Vivienne were spotted walking barefoot and looking unkempt in a Target parking lot. A source close to Brad details this is just par for the course when it comes to Angelina’s “no rules” parenting style.
It gets even worse behind closed doors, where junk food and late bedtimes are the norm for the growing brood. “It’s not uncommon for all of the kids to be up past midnight during the week, eating sugary snacks and soda,” adds the insider. “They go to bed very, very late and end up sleeping in very late the next day.” With limited sleep or nutrition, education might be the least of their concerns.