Divorces can be messy business. Even the divorces that go smoothly end up leaving waves of pain in their wake, and let’s face it, how many of them actually end up going smoothly? There’s usually a lot of vitriol as past transgressions come up now that both people are able to talk honestly.
While divorce is fairly common, it is a big part of our lives thanks to celebrities. Celebrities love getting married, especially quickly, and they love to get divorced even more! Maybe it’s all the money they have to spend on weddings and the divorce itself, but either way, there’s always a new celebrity divorce to distract us.
Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars have been going through it for quite a few years now: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. If there several adopted kids weren’t enough to complicate the divorce, Angelina Jolie has now accused Brad Pitt of domestic abuse. Could it be true? Or is this all part of the theater of divorce?
It’s only been a little over four years since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s split in 2016, but it’s turning out to be a true-life Mr. and Mrs. Smith battles as they argue over custody of their several adopted children, as well as figure out the child support situation as they go through their court proceedings. Early controversy involved Brad Pitt smoking marijuana and drinking, however, new information has taken a darker turn. Jolie is allegedly accusing Brad Pitt of domestic violence.
Jolie has filed new court documents that she claims will act as proof that the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star was abusive to both her and the children. If that wasn’t enough, Jolie will be testifying, as well as her children. Once the children start talking, you know you’re in trouble!
With this new court filing in place, jolie and the children will be able to make their testimonies in court. Pitt has been vying for “50/50 physical and legal custody” of their children which include Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and Knox and Vivienne, 12. This a new development that will certainly prevent him from getting that type of custody. The courts won’t likely look fondly on any accounts of abuse.
The court case has not been going smooth overall. Jolie had to remove the judge handling their case since the judge had a connection with Pitt’s legal counsel. This was denied by the court though. They had also recently debated who would get to spend the holidays with the kids, which certainly couldn’t have helped smooth things over between the pair.
Holiday plans did not go well for the Pitt/Jolie family. In fact, they were stated to be “pretty tragic for everyone.” Originally, the entire family was to spend the holidays together. Instead, the family was split on Christmas Day, and Pitt got to spend time with the kids on Christmas Eve. It leaves one thinking how the kids are doing with all of this.
Pitt has already been accused and cleared of child abuse back in 2016 after an incident between he and Maddox. After an eight-week investigation, the DCFS found that there was no harm done. This news could have bigger repercussions than just with Pitt and his family. This could possibly affect Pitt’s career depending on how serious the allegations are, although if we’ve learned one thing about Hollywood stars, it’s that fans are quick to forgive them.