Wait one second – I thought Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were celebrating the recent news of their pregnancy? Angie is reportedly pregnant with their seventh child, so what’s this talk of money and custody issues?
According to one set of “sources” Angelina and Brad have “officially split” and are fighting over their children – Maddox, 7, Pax, 5, Zahara, 4, Shiloh, 3 1/2, and twins, Knox and Vivienne, 9 months. Yet, according to others, they’re over the moon with their recent news – Angie is pregnant with their seventh child. So, which is it?
A friend said the couple have been arguing a lot, and it’s now come down to money and the kids.
“The children are Angelina’s life. I think she’s already resigned herself to the fact she and Brad may not weather this storm and she’s prepared to do anything to keep them. From the start, Angelina made it clear that money was no object and she’d fight tooth and nail for sole custody of all children.
“The fact remains she wants them with her on a daily basis. To ensure this, Angelina sat Brad down and calmly informed him she was prepared to make a one-off, no questions asked $90m payout to him if he’d agree to forgo a nasty custody battle.”
The insider added, “Angelina is always jetting off all over the world and she has homes in several countries, whereas Brad is more settled in the US. She wants to make it clear the kids will be mostly with her.”
Brad, apparently, was insulted she would even suggest such a thing.
“Of course, Brad nearly fell off his chair when she proposed the financial settlement. I think he thought she was joking for a while and told her to stop being so ridiculous.
“He rejected the offer and said in the event of a permanent split, he intends to fight for - at the least - joint custody and a promise that all children will be raised and educated primarily in the United States near his family.”
Angelina isn’t doubting Brad’s ability as a dad, no matter what happens between them.
“Despite their differences, Angelina thinks Brad is a brilliant father,” said the source. “But I think he is insulted and above all hurt that despite all he and Angelina have shared together and the children they’ve had, it’s coming down to money.”
Brad is too good of a father to be “bought,” although, if there is any truth to their split, I think both will put the kids’ needs first!