Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit have been ruining each other’s lives during the divorce processions, but they are not the only ones suffering because of the ugly legal battle – their six children are lost and confused about what is going to eventually happen and they even have to live in a hotel.
The actress was spotted arriving at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles on December 8, along with her kids – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
This is only the second time the star is seen in public ever since the divorce has been announced. The broken family was checking in the hotel not long before a judge was set to meet with Jolie’s attorney, Laura Wasser, and Pitt’s attorney, Lance Spiegel.
The custody battle is stressful for everyone and it couldn’t have gone worse. Recently, Brad Pitt requested for the legal processions to be kept secret from the public eye in order to protect the children’s privacy, but his request was denied.
“I am extremely concerned that if court records regarding custody are not sealed, information contained therein will cause irreparable damage to our children’s privacy rights,” the actor stated in court.
“In order to protect our children from irreparable damage, I am respectfully requesting that all custody-related pleadings be sealed.”
The ugly custody battle is apparently out of control, especially after Brad Pitt broke a few rules last week when he requested more time than it was established with the children and even brought an unapproved therapist to talk to them.
At least, the child abuse investigations were dropped. Brad Pitt’s request to seal their divorce papers is set to be re-evaluated in court on January 17 and Angelina continues to push for full custody.
Amid all the disaster, the children are the ones who are truly suffering. Let’s hope the divorce will come to a favorable conclusion for them, and as soon as possible.