The resentment is real, and Brad Pitt is at the receiving end. Angelina Jolie threw a lavish birthday for her daughter, Zahara Jolie-Pitt, who turned 14.
The teen had all her friends and siblings at the event, but Jolie made sure that Pitt was not invited.
And it is being claimed that Pitt was hurt for not being part of the celebration.
An insider told Hollywood Life: “There’s still lingering resentment for Angelina when it comes to Brad, which does not make things easy when considering inviting Brad over for something like a birthday party.”
According to the pal, there is a lot of animosity between the estranged couple after two years of fighting in court and the public eyes.
The source continued with: “Other friends and family members are getting together for a small party Angie is planning, but Zahara’s dad will have to celebrate with her at a different time. Things have not been stable enough between Angie and Brad, she still has a lot of animosities, and there is arguing happening between them through their lawyers. It will be a while before the divorce is finalized and Angie can become comfortable enough to have him over for family events and birthday parties.”
Despite Brad’s absence, Jolie made sure that Zahara had the best birthday ever.
The insider went on to reveal: “Angelina is happy to treat Zahara like a princess on her birthday and fill all of her wishes while getting her anything she wants. Angelina does not feel like she is spoiling the kids at all, and especially not Zahara on her birthday.”
The pal concluded with: “Angelina feels lucky that all her children are good, well-behaved normal kids and she tries to keep them as grounded as possible. She doesn’t feel like she is raising a bunch of brats, so she feels like it is OK to have fun with Zahara and get her whatever she wants for her birthday. Especially after a rough year like this last, Angelina likes to give the kids special gifts on their birthday and make them feel good. On Zahara’s birthday, Angelina is doing everything she can as a single parent to bring joy to her kids.”
Those two will keep going back and forth for a little while.