Monday, July 15, 2024

Why Brad Pitt’s Relationship with His Kids Turned Sour


Brat Pitt and his kids have not been on good terms for a long time now!

I’ve noticed that there’s been some tension between Brad and his children with Angelina Jolie. 

It seems like things escalated with his first biological child with Jolie, Shiloh, who recently filed to remove Pitt from her name. 

Jolie and Pitt have six kids together: Maddox, 22, Zahara, 19, Shiloh, 18, Pax, 20, Knox, 15, and Vivienne, 15, reports. 

 Zahara also decided to remove her dad’s surname. Vivienne made headlines for dropping Pitt from her name as well, appearing as just Vivienne Jolie in a playbill for The Outsiders. 

It’s unclear if the other siblings have made the change legally yet.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were once the Hollywood power couple, reigning supreme for a significant period. During their 12-year partnership, their main focus was building a wonderful family together.

However, everything changed dramatically when they surprisingly split in 2016. Their divorce, lasting nearly two years, was marked by utter chaos.

What could have caused this rift? Do the kids really want to distance themselves away from their father or is there more to all of this? 

Angelina Joli and Brad Pitt alongside their kids on their wedding day

What went wrong with Brad Pitt and his kids

It has to do with their mother, it feels like they know how much she has suffered and want to be her hero. 

In September 2016, there was an incident that got pretty intense between Angelina and a supposedly really drunk Brad on their private jet from France to LA. 

Reason 1: Physically hurting them all

Legal papers that came out in 2022 showed that during an argument, Brad forcefully pushed Angelina into the plane’s bathroom. He grabbed her head, shook her, and then shook her shoulders before pushing her into the bathroom wall.

To make matters worse, Brad even punched the bathroom ceiling multiple times, causing a big commotion. Eventually, Angelina left the room and went back to their kids.

But things took a different turn when the kids got involved. According to the report, one of the children got worried about their mom, while the other one stepped up to defend her. 

The situation escalated when Brad choked and hit the children, with some begging him to stop. 

According to legal documents, Brad poured beer on Angelina and both beer and red wine on the children. 

After the plane landed, Brad blocked Angelina and the kids from leaving for twenty minutes. Witnesses heard Brad verbally attacking them on the tarmac before they were finally able to escape. 

Reason 2: Child Abuse 

Brad was under investigation for child abuse, but no charges were pursued due to various reasons. He denied the allegations.

Angelina and Brad agreed that she would have full custody while he would have visitation rights. 

His first meeting with the children after the plane incident had to be supervised by a therapist.

Following the plane incident, Brad finally met with five of the children.

Angelina Jolie hinted at enduring abuse for some time, but when she filed for divorce, she listed the date of the plane incident where Pitt hit Maddox for trying to protect her.

 She has spoken extensively about the impact of children witnessing domestic violence on their mental and emotional well-being. 

It appears that she tolerated the abuse for the sake of her kids, but when Pitt became physically violent with Maddox, Angelina finally woke up to the extent of its effect on them, not just herself.

Angelina Jolie’s kids are her biggest supporters

Reason 3: He was an alcoholic

He struggled with alcoholism while they were married. We don’t have all the specifics, but alcoholics can behave poorly, and the older ones have mentioned feeling the need to protect their mom at times. 

So, it’s possible that there was some violence witnessed by the children, other than the plane incident.

Reason 4: Angelina has been painted as the villain 

Angelina has been receiving a lot of negative attention from gossip sites lately. 

They are constantly portraying her as the one responsible for alienating her kids from Brad, as someone with personal issues, and as the woman who ended his marriage to Anniston. 

They always put the blame on her.

Everything Brad Pitt has said about his kids

 After his split from Angelina, Bratt Pitt always made sure to express his love for his children whenever he could. 

Usually, he would share with the world how much they mean to him, how much he loves them, and how he would do everything in his power to keep them safe. 

In 2020 when he won his first-ever Oscar he mentioned his kids and dedicated that award to them by saying “This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you”. 

Elsa Gecaj
Elsa Gecaj
Elsa is a Gossip Columnist at TheyGossip news. She holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pristina, specializing in investigative journalism, infotainment, and fact-checking. She’s a reporter who enjoys covering about intimate relationship, celebrity news, and entertainment news. Besides her passion for journalism, she enjoys practicing yoga, singing along to her favorite songs, and painting landscapes. contact:

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