Alone for the holidays — again? Brad Pitt made headlines back in 2016 when he spent Thanksgiving holed up in a Turks and Caicos villa after Angelina Jolie refused to let him see the kids at home in LA. Now, the Hollywood actor fears the same thing will happen as their bitter custody battle rages on.
“Angelina likes to hold all the cards, but Brad is intent on having the kids with him for Thanksgiving as well as his birthday [on Dec. 18] and again at Christmas,” a source tells Life & Style magazine. “They are at complete loggerheads.”
PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 30: Actress Angelina Jolie and her children Maddox, Shiloh, Vivienne Marcheline, Knox Leon, Zahara, and Pax are seen leaving the Louvre on Jan. 30, 2018. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
Recent court filings show there’s still a lot more to fight over, despite splitting more than two years ago. The former power couple asked a judge to give them until June to hash out all of the details of their divorce — including divvying up their property. Angie wants half of Brad’s fortune, which could total $200 million, a second source says.
“Angie’s still fighting Brad on every front,” says an insider. “They are far from on good terms.”
That said, it seems like the Ocean’s Eleven star has the upper hand these days. Over the summer, he was granted more court-ordered visitation and Angelina was warned she could lose custody for not facilitating a relationship between her kids and their dad. Still, she’s determined to “stick it” to Brad over the holidays.
“Angelina knows how much he loves watching them unwrap gifts and helping them put toys together,” says the insider. “She really is trying to do whatever she can to limit these family memories for Brad. It’s cruel, but he isn’t letting her get away with it.”
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