Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Kids Grow Close To Their Manny As Their Parents Continue To Battle It Out In Court

Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Kids Grow Close To Their Manny As Their Parents Continue To Battle It Out In Court
Source: People

As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to struggle through their custody battle, their six children are spending a lot more time with their manny, Oliver Crane. The nasty divorce is taking a toll on the Jolie-Pitt crew - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne - and in their dad’s absence, the bond is growing between the kids and their caregiver.

Last week, cameras caught Crane taking Shiloh and Knox to a robotics class in Tarzana, and an insider says he is particularly close to those two.

“They’re really smart kids and love finding out how things work, which is right up Oliver’s alley,” reveals the insider. “He’s a bit of a geek at heart and loves teaching them new things. He not only accompanies them to cool things like robotics classes, but he’s also entrusted with driving them.”

While the family drama doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon, Jolie sees Crane as one of the few people she can trust and rely on.

Crane is only in his twenties, but the Jolie-Pitt kids love him, and he often takes care of them when Jolie is out of town. He is the son of one of Jolie’s longtime friends, stuntman Simon Crane, and he is one of the lucky few she allows inside her home after her split from Pitt.

Jolie and Pitt separated in September 2016, and they have been tangled in a vicious legal battle ever since.

Even though it has been well over two years since they decided to end their marriage, the two actors still need more time to work things out. Earlier this week, Jolie filed a stipulation to extend the appointment of the private judge who is overseeing their custody battle.

According to US Weekly , Judge John Ouderkirk is scheduled to remain on the case until June 30th, but Jolie has requested an extension until December 31, 2019. Documents from the Los Angeles County Superior Court say that Jolie wants Ouderkirk to oversee all pre-trial motions and requests, and she also wants him to preside over the private custody trial, if necessary.

Jolie and Pitt were together for twelve years - and married for two - when they split. And, Angelina Jolie wants full custody of the kids, while Brad Pitt is requesting joint custody.

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