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Angelina Jolie Explains Why She Requested Child Support from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie Explains Why She Requested Child Support from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie‘s spokesperson is speaking out to clarify why the actress is requesting child support from estranged husband Brad Pitt as part of their divorce settlement.

The Oscar-winning actress’ lawyer filed a brief on Tuesday (August 7) that stated Brad “has a duty to pay child support,” but that he has “paid no meaningful child support since separation.”

Angelina intends on filing a request for a court order for the establishment of a retroactive child support order.

The spokesperson told People the request for child support “is 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.”

Angelina and Brad are working out custody for their six children – Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

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  • mahbelle

    Bitch has done her best to keep Brad from their kids so why should he pay her a dime? She’s a vindictive beyotch.

  • LegalBetch

    WTF does “meaningful child support” mean??? I can’t stand this snake.

  • tom

    She’s a poisonous spider.

  • Liz

    What this means is:
    1. I don’t want have to work and make a movie every year to support my children, I want Brad to be the one working.
    2. I need money to continue my globetrotting ways.
    3. I need money for my next plastic surgery.
    4. I need money to fund my next directorial movie.
    5. I want to continue these divorce proceedings to stay in the press.
    6. I want to continue smearing Brad in the press for as long as I can.

    Add to this list if you wish.

  • Sim

    Since she has as much if not more money than him doubt she can’t cover her costs when she has the children. She was making for years 25 million a movie, that’s more than Brad. Why can’t they cover costs equally, he pays when kids and she pays when she as the kids… O I forgot because she doesn’t want him to have the kids.

    She has mental problems, she would for years in interviews say what a great father he was. The reason she gave for them getting married after years of being together, was that children wanted to see them married, 2 years later he is the worst father and can’t be with his kids unsupervised, and is throwing every ridiculous thing at him, even child support.

  • Sophia Max

    Angie, you need intensive therapy. Put your ego aside and do the work!

  • Jtberry

    She learned much of her vindictive, controlling nature from her Mom, Marcheline. It’s sad to see those children and Brad being kept apart, the judge needs to put a stop to this. I can just imagine the fallout when the kids come of age and begin penning the tell alls and making the talk show rounds, Heaven help them.

  • Felly Smoak

    She wants full custody of the kids and Brad out of the picture completely. Unfortunately for her Brad is not giving up on his kids. Suck it up Angie.

  • mahbelle

    And she’s such a humanitarian🙄🙄🙄

  • mahbelle

    And she’s such a humanitarian🙄🙄🙄

  • mahbelle

    Brad’s also a producer and probably has more money than her. And she didn’t make $25 mil for years.

  • mahbelle

    Brad’s also a producer and probably has more money than her. And she didn’t make $25 mil for years.

  • mahbelle

    Even her rabid fans on JJ aren’t commenting.😃😂🤣

  • Rebecca Lous

    She seems bitter and is using the kids to get back at him. That is not fair and she is being selfish. I feel bad for the children. They are the ones suffering for their mother’s pettiness.

  • LetMeTranslate

    She doesn’t want his money. She’s got plenty of her own. This filing is so that she can finally end the marriage and he needs to do his financial share to end this marriage.

  • cee

    Sounds to me like she wants this divorce finalized so that she can move on with her life. Brad seems to want to drag it out. He needs to man up and help get the child supportarranged so that the divorce can be finalized. She gave him 2 years to get his act together. Don’t hate unless you have walked a mile in her shoes. Sound to me like Brad has been pretty selfish both about money and his life. Remember Angie had to buy a new home, not Brad.

  • mahbelle

    Rabid loon

  • mahbelle

    When he gets to see his kids on a regular basis, he will. They don’t have a child support arrangement.

  • mahbelle

    Boo hoo…she left him, he didn’t leave her

  • LetMeTranslate

    I will always remember how she and the 6 kids were renting a house in a rush in Los Angeles, basically, homeless. Yes, Angie bought De Mille to be closer to Brad so that she can work to repair the children’s relationship with him. I will always remember.

  • Passing Through

    I flagged all the troll comments!

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    According to this statement, now things have been clarified and to be fair, I have to apologize to Brad.

  • mahbelle

    Remember she rented a house in Malibu 2 weeks before the “incident”?

  • Beck

    Child support isn’t usually paid in 50/50 custody arrangements is it? Someone who knows more about this than I do correct me if I’m wrong.

    And here I am still confused as to why this request needed to be announced to NBC and why they didn’t just have an official agreement on the books to begin with.

  • Passing Through

    Ok…I’m waiting…where’s the apology to Brad?

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    When I meet Brad face to face, I apologize to him. LOL!

  • Passing Through

    Be sure to take PHOTOS… LOL!

  • LetMeTranslate

    Why?

  • Lady Fucking Valeria

    Upvote pls

  • Snoopy

    Child support for closure, oh that makes sense lol. I’m not saying that they should not share expenses but the way she is doing this is just crazy.

  • Lady Fucking Valeria

    50/50 is regarding their physical and joint custody. If one makes significantly more then child support can be filed for so that the kids have an equal lifestyle with both parents.

  • Observer2

    I do what I can for you, Lady Fucking Valeria!

  • Lady Fucking Valeria

    Hahaha!

  • Observer2

    It didn’t need to be filed publicly.

    They should have but, they’ve made major missteps from the jump of this mess.

  • Observer2

    So, basically, Angelina being the breadwinner isn’t enough? LOL

  • Passing Through

    Don’t agree with you often, Snoopy…but I ain’t disagreeing this time. She’s got a bee up her but and it’s not on behalf of the children…

  • Snoopy

    She has a back end deal or whatever you call it for Maleficent. I bet she has almost as much as Brad. But still they should share the cost of the kids either way.

  • Beck

    Thank you! I guess I had figured they were able to afford comparable lifestyles separately but maybe Brad had been paying for more stuff than I realized over the years.

  • Observer2

    OK! That was funny. LOL!

  • Lady Fucking Valeria

    Oh don’t say she doesn’t get 20 million for sneezing in the direction of a script.

  • Lucy

    Brad Pitt is a deadbeat dad.

  • Observer2

    Have people flagged the trolls that always post first and then leave their stench behind?

  • Passing Through

    Hahahahaha…I asked if we were moving to this thread…and now I gotta leave… Ain’t that always the way…

  • Observer2

    What do you think that’s like? LOL

  • Observer2

    I think that is what it is. He’s worked more than she has. Her choice/their choice because he supported her decision.

  • Observer2

    Check your e-mail.

    Have a tech question.

  • Passing Through

    I did…but it may take more than 1 person flagging them…

  • Lucy

    Brad was supposedly ordered to pay Angie’s attorney fees, the cost of the children being flown to see him, and being flown back to Angie, plus Brad was ordered to pay ALL cost of the children seeing the many therapists. I was under the impresssion this was Court ordered because it was IN the documents. If Brad has shirked his duty as a father, it will not go well for him in Court.

  • Lylian

    Shaking my head! If the spokesperson is real, then it is a stupid move to make this public.

    It simply makes Angie look vindictive. And the people to suffer the most are their children.

  • Beedyq

    I don’t think that is in question here. The kids lifestyles were equal to me.

    They are probably both making fairly equal amounts.

    But the question remains that why no FORMAL child support agreement with the Court sought in 2 years. This public filming was not necessary. Just pony up to Court and have your attorney file something with the Private Judge you are employing..

    Like sharing the cost of the BGs, transportation when you have them, food and clothing, health insurance, home schooling teachers…

    But if one parent does not have the kids almost none of the time and the kids lifestyles are very similar then what additional child support is required? And does this $$ go into a trust?

    Whereas if 50/50 custody then split the costs 50/50.

    That sounds fair to me.