"Brad is heartbroken that Angelina has gone that route," the source said
Brangelina's split has been getting toxic by the day! It has now been reported that Brad Pitt is 'heartbroken' after Angelina Jolie's 'abuse claim' in the divorce court. Sources close to the actor claim that the actor has been in a bad state since and feels isolated from his children reported Mirror UK.
Last week the couple made headlines after it was said that Jolie was “prepared to provide proof of domestic abuse” that occurred during her marriage to the star. The couple, who share six children namely Maddox, Zahara, 16, Pax, 17, Shiloh, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, are reportedly warring over their custody and financial arrangements. A source close to the 57-year-old actor said, "Brad is heartbroken that Angelina has gone that route. There’s a lot of emotion left after their marriage. He has taken responsibility for his actions and owned up to his past issues, he’s stopped drinking."
It was reported a little earlier that Brad's adopted son Maddox, 19, has testified against him 'as [an] adult in the ongoing custody dispute, and it wasn’t very flattering towards Brad.' A source close to the family said, “He doesn’t use Pitt as his last name on documents that aren’t legal and instead uses Jolie. Maddox wants to legally change his last name to Jolie, which Angelina has said she doesn’t support.” Their daughter Shiloh,14, has apparently also removed Pitt as her last name on her private Instagram account, Mirror reported.
This news comes five years after an alleged run-in between Maddox and Brad which was apparently the 'final straw' doe Angelina. The couple filed for divorce in 2016 and it was revealed that the FBI and social services were investigating Brad in Los Angeles. It was reported at the time that he was apparently “verbally abusive and physical with his children”. Pitt was then cleared of abuse allegations by the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. It was further confirmed that he had not committed child abuse when he got into an argument with Maddox on a private jet. Apart from Maddox's testimony, the judge is now seeking permission from the couple for Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne to testify as well.
The divorce continues to remain a turbulent one with many claiming that it is turning toxic. Last year, Angelina commented on the split saying, "I separated for the wellbeing of my family... I continue to focus on their healing." Insiders claimed that Angelina has decided to not marry again and that she “resents” Pitt for turning their children’s lives “upside-down”.
Pitt, on the other hand, has been linked to 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski after the divorce but the pair are said to have broken up in October last year. He is currently single but there have been rumors floating around that he may reunite with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, whom he left for Jolie, according to Mirror.