According to the latest reports, Brad Pitt is discovering the struggle is real when it comes to co-parenting with Angelina Jolie.
For the past two years, Pitt and his estranged wife have been dragging their six children — Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — in courts during their bitter custody and divorce drama.
At this moment in his life, the actor and filmmaker has been making major changes, and he is focusing on his children and ignoring the nasty war.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Brad is focused on being a better father every day and working on his career, all while still healing from his divorce with Angelina. Their ongoing custody war is only making it harder for Brad to recover from the end of their marriage but he perseveres. He continues to want more time with the kids, while she wants more child support from him. So something has to give.”
The insider went on to reveal: “Brad struggles with the new dynamic of his relationship with Angelina. He is learning how best to co-parent with her as she continues to make his life challenging with her attorneys. Brad is also coming to the realization that he may never be completely whole again after Angelina who has really changed him and how he deals with relationships forever.”
As for Jolie, she seems to be moving backward, reminiscing on the days when she had Pitt by her side, and they used to talk about universal matters and were planning to change the world.
The source stated: “Angie misses talking to Brad every day. She has been busy healing and dealing with the regrets of her failed marriage with Brad, but the one thing she continues to struggle with is not talking to Brad anymore. Their conversations now are brief, if at all, and usually through an assistant.”
The pal went on to reveal: “As her time apart from Brad grows, Angelina misses connecting with her former best friend and lover every day. She misses sharing the ups and downs of life, her daily struggles with work or the kids, and she misses talking to Brad about the fun stuff too. Angelina feels not talking to Brad anymore leaves a hole in her heart she is not sure she will ever be able to heal.”
It appears that the former couple is in a standstill and have not been able to reach an amicable solution for their children.