Brad Pitt’s custody battle with Angelina Jolie is heating up. This past week, Jolie’s team of lawyers slammed the World War Z star for not paying child support. Pitt promptly responded by showing exactly how much he’s dished out over the past few years, leaving inside sources to believe that he will eventually win joint custody over their six children.
Jolie claims that Pitt has not paid adequate child support over the past two years. Pitt, however, fired back by revealing he has paid over $9.3 million since Jolie filed for divorce in the fall of 2016. That includes $8 million for a house Jolie wanted to buy. Jolie’s lawyers, however, say that the money loaned for the home does not count as child support.
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Despite the back and forth, inside sources told Us Magazine that Jolie is worried that Pitt will win joint custody of the brood. That is one reason why the actress has been in attack mode and doing her best to drag Pitt’s name through the mud once again.
“She sees the writing on the wall: Joint custody is a done deal, and there is nothing she can do to stop it,” the source explained.
Jolie and Pitt were together for over a decade before tying the knot and share six kids together: Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Knox, 10, and Vivienne, 10. Their marriage only last two years and Jolie is currently seeking full physical custody of all the children.
Although Jolie appears to be on the losing side of the custody war, this is not the first time she’s attacked Pitt in public.
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Shortly after filing for divorce, Jolie slammed Pitt for abusing their oldest son on a private plane. The accusations led to an official investigation, which eventually found Pitt not guilty of the charges.
Since then, Pitt has changed his life around and gotten sober, which is another reason why he will probably gain joint custody. The only hiccup is whether a judge awards Jolie more money for child support. If that happens, Pitt could be on the hook for millions of dollars each year, especially given Jolie’s luxurious way of living.
Whatever ends up happening, it is clear that Brad Pitt is willing to do whatever it takes to be a part of his kids’ lives. Angelina Jolie and Pitt have not officially responded to the rumors surrounding their divorce.