A war between Brad Pitt, 54, and his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, 43, has left him sad and heartbroken.
This week, the naked truth in the bitter custody battle between Jolie and the father of her children was out.
It was revealed that Pitt has paid the actress $1.3 million in child support and lent her $8 million to purchase a home. Pitt made that information known after Jolie claimed that he was a deadbeat dad.
The public opinion and the court seem to agree that the actor is a great father to Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Knox, 10, and Vivienne, 10.
TMZ confirmed that he was recently awarded more time with his clan. However, the star is said to be miserable despite the happy news.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Brad is crushed Angelina has decided to retake this divorce public. He fears Angie is hurting the kids with her decision to go public again. Brad’s top priority will always be the well-being of his kids and thinks nothing good for them can come from a long, nasty, public battle between their parents.”
The person went on to say: “Brad was coping with Angie’s difficult moves when everything was sealed, but now that she is changing attorneys and going public with her filings again, he feels like she has taken off the gloves and is fighting dirty.”
The insider explained Pitt is baffled by Jolie’s nasty actions and added: “If there were no kids involved, Brad would be more understanding, but he thinks she has sunk to a new low. He is going to use everything he can against her in court to ensure that he gets as much custody of the kids as possible. Everything had been private until she chose to file publicly yesterday, and that makes Brad hurt, angry and ready to fight back.”
The source concluded by: “Brad is the consistent one, and has always been a very loving father despite Angelina trying to make him out to be a bad parent because of their child custody issues.”
Some law experts say that Jolie is in danger of losing her children to their father if she continues to escalate this fight.