Is Angelina Jolie Using Her Kids As Weapons Against Brad Pitt?

It’s been three years since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shocked the world by announcing their divorce. The couple had been together for more than a decade, and they had recently become man and wife legally. However, an incident on the former couple’s jet involving their eldest son Maddox and Pitt shattered the illusion of their perfect marriage.

After the split was announced, Angelina Jolie retreated from the spotlight for some time. She focused on her mental health and the well-being of her children. For his part, the Fight Club actor came clean about his struggles with substance abuse and anger management.

Though the two A-list actors are both back in the limelight, working on various projects, some aspects of their split still aren’t settled. It’s causing a bitter war between the pair of them, with their children caught in the middle.

Angelina Jolie is angry at Brad Pitt for turning her life and her children’s lives upside down

Jolie and Pitt share six children — Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. However, Maddox, their oldest child who was adopted by Jolie in 2001 when he was just a baby, does not refer to Pitt as his father. The incident that propelled Jolie and Pitt’s slit involved Maddox and a belligerent Brad Pitt, who was heavily intoxicated at the time.

An insider explained to US Weekly, “Angelina still has a lot of resentment toward Brad. She wants him to be held accountable because she feels he turned her and the children’s lives upside down.”

Angelina Jolie has limited Brad Pitt’s visitation time with their children

Considering Pitt’s history of substance abuse in their marriage — it’s easy to see why Jolie would be overly cautious when it comes to leaving her children with their father. However, a source close to the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor feels like Jolie has gone too far and is being vindictive. The source explained to US Weekly, “[Angelina’s] using her kids as a weapon against her ex. Brad’s lost count of all the times they haven’t been available to see him on special occasions.”

This is the real reason Angelina Jolie is so furious with Brad Pitt

Divorces are always hard and troubling. However, the Maleficent actress is especially upset that Pitt is preventing her from moving abroad with their children. Apparently, the World War Z actor verbally OK’d the move for his ex-wife early on in their separation, but he has since gone back on the agreement. A second insider explained to US Weekly,

Before the divorce, the entire family led a very nomadic existence, and that was because of Angie’s restlessness. Angelina’s “restless” nature led to fighting because Brad allegedly wanted the kids to grow up in one place. Brad wanted the kids to have stability while Angie always said they were giving the children an idyllic childhood by exposing them to different countries, languages and experiences.

It looks like nothing is going to get resolved between the pair soon. For now —Jolie is focusing on “her kids, her job and cleaning up her messy divorce.” We just hope everything works out for the sake of the children.