Angelina Jolie alleges Brad Pitt hasn't paid any 'meaningful child' support

Carla Harmon
August 8, 2018

"Jolie's attorney, Samantha Bley DeJean, stated: "[Pitt] has a duty to pay child support.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce proceedings have taken another turn. "The motion today was just created to move that process forward on those issues, including financial disclosure and child support", a source close to Jolie explained to E!

The actress, 43, is shooting the sequel to Maleficent in London, while the actor, 54, is filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in L.A. Pitt has also spent time with at least five of his six children in the United Kingdom, after a judge ruled "not having a relationship with their father is harmful".

Angelina Jolie, 43, made a shocking claim in court papers filed on August 7 that ex Brad Pitt, 54, hasn't paid any child support towards their six children in over a year and a half. As a result, she's seeking formal child support as well as retroactive pay against him.


Mindy Nyby, a spokeswoman for the actress, said on Tuesday that the court filing was intended "to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children".

Just when we thought the dramatic divorce proceedings between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (aka Brangelina) were coming to a close, it seems there's a new wrinkle to the almost two-year battle.

It's unclear, however, what "meaningful" support means in this context, as their "informal" agreement, as her lawyer describes, has yet to be made public.

The judge warned Jolie directly, "If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt]".


"It's just been the hardest time, and we're just kind of coming up for air", she told the magazine, shortly after moving into a $25 million, six-bedroom, 10-bathroom home with her children in the Los Angeles neighborhood Los Feliz.

Pitt and Jolie also have three children together, biologically: their daughter Shiloh was born in 2006, and their twins Knox and Vivienne were born in 2008.

Page Six was not immediately able to reach either of the actor's reps for comment.


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