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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Fixed Their Relationship In a “Secret Meeting” [Report]

Back in September of 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt following an incident aboard an aircraft that remains shrouded in mystery.

The former couple has experienced their share of ups and downs in the years since, but those who know Pitt and Jolie best say there have been more downs than ups.

While they’ve mostly refrained from talking about their situation publicly, it’s common knowledge that Brad and Angelina’s divorce has been a messy one, with both parties taking action make life more difficult for the other.

For most of the past two years, Pitt and Jolie were not even on speaking terms, communicating instead through attorneys and professional mediators.

So the news that Brad and Angelina arranged a secret meeting in order to settle their differences has come as quite a shock to fans:

“Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house,” a source tells E! News.

“It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children. Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.

“They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts.” 

The insider adds that it was Jolie who made the decision to attempt a detente with Brad:

“Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work and Brad was relieved and very ready for the offer,” the source continues.

“Brad has been dedicated to making peace throughout the process and now it finally seems like they are at a point where they can create a calmer situation for the kids.”

The timing of the truce is rather odd, as just last month, Jolie filed court documents accusing Brad of failure to pay “meaningful child support.”

The source claims that since that filing, Angelina reached the realization that in deciding to go nuclear against Brad, she was causing collateral damage to her children.

“Angelina created a very difficult situation for Brad and the children and she has finally realized her behavior backfired,” the insider claims.

“Angelina loves her kids very much and it seems like she felt threatened she might lose time with them and, in turn, she went on the attack. Unfortunately, everyone in the family has suffered,” the tipster continues.

“She started to see a change in the kids’ behavior because they missed their dad,” the source adds.

“The kids’ reaction to the divorce actually helped Angie try a different tact.”

While it’s unfortunate that it took Pitt and Jolie years to reach a mutually amicable co-parenting relationship, we applaud them for their efforts.

And much more importantly, we’re sure their kids will thank them.

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Angelina Jolie ORDERED to Give Brad Pitt More Visitation With Kids!

Brad Pitt sure is getting a lot of child visitation time for a guy who allegedly barely even pays child support.

But will it last? A report says that a court date for him and Angelina Jolie is looming — and it’s just days away.

These questions of custody, child support, and visitation could be resolved sooner than either estranged ex could imagine.

Until the next court date, which is scheduled for August 21, Angelina is being forced to send her six children to spend time with Pitt.

The court has ordered her, The Blast reports, to hand them over for “four hours every other day on school days and twelve hours every other day on non-school days.”

The order that they spend twelve hours with him every other day on non-school days is staggering.

Additionally, as we previously reported, she was ordered to surrender her children’s cell phone numbers to Pitt.

She was also instructed that she is not to monitor their communications with him.

As we mentioned, Angelina has accused Pitt of being a deadbeat dad.

In court documents, she alleges that he has made minimal contributions towards their children during the two years since their split.

This, she says, has forced her to shoulder the bulk of the costs of caring for all six of them.

It is not that she cannot afford to care for her children, but that it is the responsibility of both parents to support their children.

Pitt did not care for being called a deabeat — if not in so many words — at all.

Brad Pitt accused Angelina of “media manipulation,” though her complaint was filed in court documents.

He then went on to claim that, actually, he’s paid more than $ 9 million in child support.

That sounds like plenty to contribute to six children. More than plenty, really.

But Angelina’s team replied that he was deliberately distorting facts to make it appear that he was providing for his children more than he really was.

He had apparently given Angelina an $ 8 million loan after he insisted upon keeping the family home and the belongings within it.

Obviously, a loan is not the same thing as child support.

The loan was given to help Angelina secure a new home, and he is reportedly charging her interest on the amount.

It is possible that Pitt’s attorney will argue that since the loan is for a home that the children also occupy, he was helping them with it. That would make his case pretty weak, however.

It is difficult to imagine how that argument would work in court unless Pitt forgives the loan, and even then.

Hopefully, an official amount for future child support payments can be determined soon — perhaps in a matter of days, if the August 21 hearing goes well.

Many suspect that the court will make a new ruling on child custody and visitation — though that could, at least potentially, go in favor of either Angelina or Pitt.

Perhaps the court can also clear up who has paid what to whom during the past few years.

Hopefully, the court can do so in a way that does not allow one side or the other to misrepresent the truth using numbers and payments.

What everyone should want is whatever arrangement — in terms of finances and custody and, well, everything else — is in the best interests of the children.

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Angelina Jolie Slams Brad Pitt: A Loan is NOT Child Support!!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been trying to keep this ugly divorce as private as possible, but now their contentious battle has spilled out into the open.

Angelina can prove that Brad is an unfit father, because he hasn’t paid child support. Brad replied by slamming that as “media manipulation.”

Now, Angelina is firing back … and spilling a whole lot of details about his failings as a father.

Angelina’s attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, tells People that Angelina’s grievances against Brad Pitt are legit.

She says that Angelina’s court filing “was both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects.”

“What has been filed by Brad’s side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth,” DeJean states.

“And,” DeJean continues, Brad wishes to “distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children.”

In other words, she’s saying that Brad doesn’t want the world to know that he’s a deadbeat dad.

So … what’s this business about a loan? As you may recall, Brad countered that he had loaned her $ 8 million to purchase a home.

“Following the incident of September 2016,” DeJean explains. “Angelina and the children needed to move from the family home, which Brad chose to keep, including all of its contents.”

The incident being the one that took place on a plane and led to Brad Pitt being investigated for child-abuse.

If Brad wasn’t going to leave, then Angelina had not real choice but to move out.

This was when, DeJean says, Brad was “asked to assist in the expense of a new home for Angelina.”

Brad offered assistance … after a fashion.

“Instead,” DeJean says. “He loaned Angelina money, for which he is charging her interest on a payment plan.”

Yikes. While interest on $ 8 million is definitely something that Angelina can afford, she might as well have gone to a bank for the loan instead of to the man who claimed the family home for himself.

DeJean affirms that Angelina fully intends to “honor that loa.n”

However, DeJean makes clear: “A loan is not, however, child support and to represent it as such is misleading and inaccurate.”

So it’s not like Angelina is trying to weasel out of paying interest on the loan.

Instead, DeJean says, she “is asking Brad to pay 50% of the children’s expenses.” You know, his job as a parent.

Unfortunately, DeJean says, Brad “has not” been contributing his fair share.

“Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years,” DeJean says.

DeJean reminds everyone: “Child support is not optional in California.”

“Typically,” DeJean says. “A father of means would pay these expenses voluntarily”

A good father would, anyway. But we suppose that a good father wouldn’t do whatever Brad did on that plane to end his marriage and get himself investigated by the FBI, either.

DeJean says that a normal father with the cash would already be paying “without the need for a request or court order.”

This might be a good time to mention that, according to the internet, Brad Pitt’s net worth is nearly a quarter of a billion dollars.

DeJean concludes: “We are hopeful that this can be resolved without further delay or posturing.”

Divorces can be messy — especially ones that are triggered by an incident of alleged child-abuse rather than by a marriage slowly succumbing to entropy.

Angelina and Brad have tried to keep the details of their divorce quiet for a host of reasons.

We suppose that it’s no surprise that what’s making them lash out at each other publicly is money.

Just because Angelina is a wealthy woman who can afford to single-handedly provide for all of her children does not mean that she should have to.

We hope that both parties are doing their part for their children, as required by the law and also by basic decency.

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Brad Pitt Fires Back at Angelina Jolie, Accuses Ex of Media Manipulation

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are, objectively, two of the best looking people on the planet.

It is therefore ironic that their divorce proceedings have taken a turn for the very very ugly.

On Tuesday afternoon, Jolie raised the stakes in her legal battle against Pitt by filing court documents that accused the actor of basically stiffing her out of child support payments.

Despite the stars not even having a formal financial arrangement in regard to their six children, an attorney for Jolie said in a two-page brief that Pitt “has paid no meaningful child support since separation.”

She added that her famous client intends to file for the “establishment of a retroactive child support order.”

This is a pretty damning accusation, as it managed to paint Pitt as both a bad father and as a cheapskate.

It’s no surprise, therefore, that Pitt has now fired back.

HARD.

On Wednesday, Pitt detailed (through his own set of legal papers) how he lent Jolie approximately $ 8 million to help her purchase her current house.

He also says he paid more than $ 1.3 million in bills for the benefit of her and their kids: Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

In full, Pitt’s response reads as follows:

“There is no need for a Case Management Conference to schedule a hearing or filing deadlines regarding child support.

“[Pitt] adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid significant child support.

“[Pitt] has previously loaned [Jolie] $ 8 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid over $ 1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”

Aside from this rundown, however, Pitt’s attorney also said Jolie’s filing is “unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage.”

Like we said, things have turned very ugly.

And also very personal.

Jolie alleges to have proof that Pitt is an unfit father, but we have yet to see it.

Some have argued for some time now that Jolie is simply trying to make her estranged husband look as terrible as possible in order to win full custody of her kids.

This allegation goes way back to when Pitt was investigated by the FBI for an alleged altercation between himself and his teenage son Maddox right around the time the stars separated in September 2016.

The actor was never found to have acted illegally or inappropriate, not in any official manner.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt nearly two years ago, citing irreconcilable differences.

The split seemed relatively calm and amicable for awhile, most notably just this past June when Jolie and Pitt reached a new temporary custody agreement.

It laid out all of the dates during the summer that the actor will have custody of the six kids.

A spokesperson for the actress released a statement shortly afterward which aimed to dispel the notion that Jolie was trying to paint Pitt with a negative brush in the press.

“From the start, Angelina has been focused only on [the kids’] health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately,” this statement, in regard to leaks, read.

It concluded:

“It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”

SIGH.

We’re not even trying to take sides here.

We just think it’s very depressing that it has come to this for the couple formerly known as Brangelina, don’t you?

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