Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's split is ongoing and unfortunately for the actor, it means that he has reportedly been forced to go without seeing his children for long periods of time.
As Jolie and the kids, including 16-year-old Maddox, 13-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, continue to be seen together in Los Angeles, Pitt is reportedly struggling to cope with the holiday season.
“The holidays are extra hard for Brad,” a source close to Pitt told Hollywood Life on Nov. 25. “He misses his kids more than ever. He does get to see them but it’s not nearly as much as he would like and it’s always up to Angelina when it happens.”
Since their breakup in September 2016, Jolie and Pitt haven't been seen together at all and Pitt also hasn't been spotted in public with his kids. As for Jolie, she is often photographed with the brood, who she frequently treats to shopping sprees near their home.
In addition to Pitt missing his six children, his parents, William and Jane, have reportedly been kept from seeing their grandchildren.
“They’re not seeing their grandchildren the way they would like to be,” the insider said. “They would love Brad to bring them all to Missouri for Christmas but it’s very unlikely Angelina will go for that, she’s not going to want to be without them on Christmas. And what’s even worse is that Brad’s got to worry that she might take them out of the country for the holidays, to London or something."
"She’s very unpredictable,” the insider added.
Pitt and Jolie's romance began over a decade ago but it wasn't until 2014 when they tied the knot. As fans may recall, the couple chose to get married at their home in France with only their children in attendance and during the event, Jolie sported a wedding dress with drawings from her kids on the skirt.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in September 2016 and requested full physical custody of the children at the time of her filing. According to reports, Pitt and his now-estranged wife frequently feuded over his parenting decisions for their kids as well as his drinking habits and potential use of drugs.