In 2014, Pitt got married to his “Mr and Mrs Smith” co-star Angelina Jolie. The marriage was, however, not to last and resulted in a particularly messy divorce.
Reaching out to Aniston after his divorce, the former couple became close friends, and their closeness stroked rumors that the Hollywood favorites’ might be getting back together. Still, it seems their relationship has hit yet another rock!
A Long And Bitter Battle
Pitt and his ex-wife Jolie are presently locked in a custody battle for their six children. As reported by New Idea, the “Oceans Eleven” actor plans to leave Los Angeles for an unprecedented time if he loses the custody battle to Jolie.
And there are speculations that Aniston, his ex-wife, and now a friend is not considered part of the move.
Sharing a tidbit about Pitt’s present predicament, a source revealed that the actor has been fighting a four-year-long custody battle to win joint custody of his children and just wanted it all to be over.
Angelina Jolie Is Not Willing To Share Custody
The source continued that it seems Jolie was trying to stall the proceedings again.
Reportedly, the “Maleficent” actress has previously tried to get the presiding judge removed and failed. She is now demanding that psychologist Dr. Stan Katz, appointed by the court to evaluate the former couple’s six children, be taken off the case and for his testimony to be thrown out.
If the court grants her request, it would mean a total overhaul of the custody case, as appointing a new clinician is as good as pressing the restart button.
Brad Pitt Takes A Break
56-year-old Pitt, however, is done with Jolie’s games, sources claim.
Setting his path in anticipation for the final verdict, Pitt is resolved to retreat to his hometown, Missouri, if things do not go his way.
The film producer knows Hollywood will always be there for him, but he needs time to clear his head for now.
However, his upcoming move back home is of no consequence for Aniston, who has since moved on from him. The 51-year-old has been reportedly spotted with younger men, including 26-year-old Harry Styles.
Back In Time
In 2016, Jolie requested and got the full custody of their six children partly because one of their six children, Maddox, was still a minor and Pitt was given visitation rights.
However, the visits could only be made after the actor submitted to a drug test and in the presence of a therapist.
In an on-air family drama, Pitt allegedly got into a screaming match with his son, Maddox. Maddox had tried to defend his mother after she and Pitt got into an argument on the family trip.