Their poor kids.
While fans may've been shocked at Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce decision, it seems the twosome have been at odds over how to raise their children for a while.
As you may recall, the Jolie-Pitts often traveled the globe together hopping from one luxurious residence to the next. We mean, Miz Jolie herself once said she wanted her kiddos to have a "global" life. Anywho, Pitt had reportedly become discontented with the migratory lifestyle.
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At one point, the Fight Club actor wished to enroll his little ones into a school in New Orleans whereas Angie wanted to homeschool their brood so they could travel. Back in 2009, a source dished to Us Weekly:
"Brad wants them to have a normal upbringing and worries that they'll come out spoiled, elitist and not grounded. But Angie feels they should be ‘children of the world.' They argue about it all the time: heated, screaming fights."
Eek. However, this tension may explain why the 52-year-old became the stricter parent. A Jolie pal recently told the magazine:
"[He] became a big yeller. And she would not tolerate him yelling at the kids. There were a few times Angie said she was terrified."
Oh man. Nonetheless, conflicting reports on the Allied actor's temperament paint him more as stern rather than abusive. Another insider relayed:
"When he raises his voice and yells at the kids, it's almost comical. He's not one of those guys with a temper. He's not a drill sergeant."
The insider went onto reveal that Brad would often play with the kids but would be strict with them about cleaning up after themselves. The confidant added:
"…he'd go, 'You clean up your bikes!' Regular fatherly things. He might say, ‘How come nobody did this?' or ‘Why didn't this get done?'
Also, the industry vet is supposedly a stickler for bedtimes too as he gets "upset" if the children stay up late playing video games. So… he's a normal parent?
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Still, Brad's parenting style sounds drastically different compared to Angelina's more laid back approach. A source close to Pitt relayed:
"Brad teaches them to be respectful human beings. Angelina lets the kids run around and behave badly."
It's no wonder the Oscar winner listed irreconcilable differences when she filed for divorce from the Hollywood hunk. Unfortunately, we're not sure if this recent update is going to help or hinder Brad as he deals with the Division of Child & Family Services over those child abuse rumors.
We guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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