Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can agree on one thing and one thing only these days.
The estranged spouses released a statement through their lawyers a few weeks ago in which they said they will keep the personal lives of their children out of the press for the duration of their divorce.
That seemed like progress at the time.
It seemed as if Jolie and Pitt were done playing games and were intent on actually pushing through with their legal breakup in the most amicable way possible.
Since then, however, well…
… there’s been talk that Pitt checked himself into rehab for substance abuse issues.
… and there’s been chatter that Jolie is intent on adopting a seventh child, despite Pitt being strongly against any new siblings for his kids.
It really is amazing just how far this previously-beloved couple has fallen.
They were the apple of Hollywood’s eye just a couple months ago and now each rumor about the former couple is more disheartening than the one before it.
But anyway. On to the latest! Jolie is demanding $100,000 in child support each month from Pitt. And while Pitt has filed for joint custody of the children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 – and while he “has no issue taking care of the kids,” a source tells the tabloid that he finds this number to be excessive.
According to this report, every year, $250,000 will be put in each child’s trust fund, which will be capped off at $5 million.
This disagreement is merely the latest in what has become a sad saga.
Pitt has said in court that Jolie often exploits her children any time she thinks it may “benefit” her career or her cause, adding that his former wife has “exposed the children by making public the names of their therapist and other mental health professionals.”
In retaliation, Jolie has said that Pitt wants to keep details about their children’s life private because he’s afraid the public will otherwise learn the truth.
And that truth, according to Jolie, is that Pitt is a bad father who got drunk on a plane in September and assaulted their 15-year old son.
Last month, the two faced off over whether or not to send their offspring to a “traditional school.”
“Brad’s team is insisting that they enroll the kids in a traditional school in LA, but Angie’s team rejected the idea
“[Brad’s] team also proposed that one parent always stay behind in LA when the other has to go away on a film shoot or out of town for work, which would allow the kids to remain in school.”
Things really have grown ugly.