After much custody drama between him and his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, it’s being reported that Brad Pitt will spend the majority of the summer with his six kids.
Since Angelina filed for divorce in 2016, Brad has struggled to see his children on a consistent basis. At one point, the actress was reportedly seeking full custody of their various children, though they have since worked out a joint-custody agreement.
Luckily, however, it appears things are going a lot smoother for the exes in terms of co-parenting. So much so, a source says Brad will spend most of the summer with his kids while they’re off from school and Angelina fulfills filming obligations.
In the past, sources have said Angelina felt Brad’s career got in the way of his parenting responsibilities. So, it’s interesting to hear that she’ll be the one spending time apart from the kids due to work.
“Angelina [Jolie] is going to be spending a lot of the summer filming Those Who Wish Me Dead,” a new source explained to The Sun.
“So, she reached out to Brad [Pitt] and offered him the chance to look after the children,” they revealed, adding Angie felt better with their kids spending time with one parent rather than none at all. They continued, “This is a massive step for them and the children, who have only had limited time with Brad since the breakup.”
Brad’s parents will reportedly be joining him at his home over the summer to help out with caring for the kids- whose ages range from 11 to 17-years old. “He invited his parents to stay with them at his mansion in Los Angeles so they can have some proper family time together,” the source said.
Last November, Angelina and Brad reached a custody settlement after much debate, albeit a temporary one (which is reportedly still being enforced). Even though the agreement offered Brad more time than his ex was requesting, a source told Entertainment Tonight Angelina was simply relieved the proceedings were over.
“[She is] pleased to be entering the next stage and relieved at the progress for the health of their family,” a source revealed.
The news of Brad and his kids’ summer plans comes after reports that the actor spent Father’s Day without his children. According to Hollywood Life, the kids were in New Mexico with their mom, who was filming for the same movie she’ll be working on this summer.
However, Brad was reportedly hopeful that he would still hear from his brood on the holiday. “Brad is looking to have a very low-key Father’s Day,” a source told the site. “He isn’t looking for any gifts, he is much more interested in hearing from his kids to wish him a good day and that’s about it.”
Well, he may not have spent Father’s Day with his kids, but it looks like Brad will have the whole summer to make up for that fact.