Amidst the exhausting legal battle between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie over their divorce and kids, the former reportedly has a “huge cloud hanging over him”. According to a source close to Brad, who talked to US Weekly recently, “Brad is working hard and staying as positive as he can be right now.” The insider also added that the 57-year-old actor doesn’t view dating as “a priority” right now. “He’s just not mentally ready and doesn’t know when he next will be.”
For the uninformed, Before announcing their separation in September 2016, Brad and Angelina had been together for 12 years and married for two years. When their divorce was finalised in April 2019, they were considered legally single. Now they are in a legal war for the custody of their children, Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (15) and the twins, Knox and Vivienne (13). They also have an elder brother Maddox who is now 20.
Moreover, the insider commented: “This whole war with Angelina has really taken its toll [on Brad]. Thankfully he has his own incredible willpower to count on, plus a wonderful support group and the tools he’s learned in recovery when times get super tough.” While he’s in no space to date, Brad has had “some dates” and had “some fun over the past few years,” but currently is only focusing on himself and his kids.
According to Mark Vincent Kaplan, a Los Angeles divorce attorney, Brad and Angelina have certainly spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions” on legal fees — and might wind up spending much more. It is true that there have been some setbacks but either of them is certainly not ready to give up this legal battle.