Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's fans were blindsided last month when they announced their divorce — and since then, the former couple have been involved in a bitter custody battle.
While the 12 Years a Slave actor recently made headlines for alleged drug and alcohol abuse in addition to bad behavior with their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, both 8 — In Touch has exclusively revealed there may be some fabrication behind those reports.
Brad, Angelina and their kids. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"A look deep inside Angelina's camp shows a disturbing pattern of behavior," an insider told the magazine. "Her first two advisors were planting stories with the media that Brad had a severe drug and alcohol problem and was violent. It was an abhorrent course of action."
Brad is currently being investigated by the DCFS, which should conclude by the end of this month.
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"He was devastated by her power play at first, but he truly believes that once the DCFS investigation is concluded, family court will side with him,” the source added. “He’s ready for her. He believes he’ll be able to refute all her claims in front of a judge.”
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In the summer of 2004, the pair met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The following March, Brad's wife at the time, Jennifer Aniston, filed for divorce. Though the actor has denied having an on-set romance with Angelina, many speculate they got up close and personal before his separation from Jen.