Brad Pitt Saw His Children Over Christmas Weekend Amid Divorce Drama With Angelina Jolie
By Antoinette Bueno
Brad Pitt spent at least part of Christmas with his six children he shares with his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie.
The 53-year-old actor saw the kids -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 -- over the holiday weekend, a source confirms to ET. The meeting, the source says, was not arranged by Jolie.
Another source tells ET that the meeting was set up by the therapist and the children, adding that Jolie was not present for it -- only Pitt, the kids and their therapist. The source also notes that the tabloid reports alleging that the actress was "furious" over the holiday meeting are completely false.
Jolie "apparently has no self-regulation mechanism to preclude sensitive information from being placed in the public record," the documents state, "or she has other motives pursuant to which she seeks to disseminate information in this proceeding which will be immediately made public, where the children can access it or where people in the general public will have access to it for their own uses."
Court documents filed earlier this month revealed that Pitt and Jolie have been unable to agree on a custody schedule for their children. In November, Pitt's attorney, Lance Spiegel, requested for Pitt to have more time with the children than what was in their Oct. 26 temporary custody agreement, requesting the frequency of their therapy sessions to be increased to twice a week. However, Jolie's attorney, Laura Wasser, said that she defers to the therapists in order to determine the frequency of Pitt's visits, and stressed that the two should stick to their Oct. 26 agreement.
Jolie was granted physical custody of all six kids on Dec. 2. Court documents stated that Pitt would continue to have agreed-upon therapeutic visits with his kids, as determined by the family's therapist, who "shall at all times consider the best interests of the minor children."