It’s been nearly two years since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their split, and since the former couple has yet to settle their messy divorce, their six kids continue to be caught in the crossfire of their parents’ constant fighting.
According to Radar Online, the Jolie-Pitt children — Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 10 — are “confused and upset” by Brad and Angelina’s divorce and custody battle.
“This has been going on for such a long time now. No amount of money or help from nannies can take away from how heartbreaking it is to see their parents at war like this,” a source recently told the entertainment news outlet.
“They’re confused and upset that things have turned out like this,” the insider added. “What’s worse is they can’t talk about their frustrations to either parent because they’re both so closed-minded and firm in their stances.”
It has also allegedly been difficult for the six Jolie-Pitt kids to be constantly moved around the world by their uber-famous parents. While Brad calls LA home, Angelina prefers to live in Europe. “If Angie had her way they’d stay in Europe indefinitely but the kids are American and they miss their dad. They also find it terribly hard being away from their LA homes and support systems,” the source shared.
In a tell-all interview last year, Angelina candidly opened up about how her split from Brad has affected their family. “Things got bad. I don’t want to use that word… Things became ‘difficult.’ [Our lifestyle] was not in any way a negative. That was not the problem. That is and will remain one of the wonderful opportunities we are able to give our children,” she told Vanity Fair in June 2017.
“They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them. [Our children have been] very brave… in times they needed to be. We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing…They’re not healing from the divorce. They’re healing from some… from life, from things in life,” Angelina added at the time.