Brad Pitt has paid ‘millions’ to support his children despite claims by ex Angelina Jolie that he has made no ‘meaningful’ contribution to their care, his friends say. Pitt forks over hundreds of thousands each month on therapists for his six children, travel expenses and round-the-clock bodyguards, sources told Page Six.
The same sources accused Jolie of trying to smear him by making him out to be a ‘deadbeat dad’ amid their bitter two-year divorce battle. The friends spoke out after Jolie filed papers in a public court on Tuesday accusing her ex of failing to support their children financially since the split.
‘The divorce case has been held in front of a private judge to keep it out of the press,’ one friend said.
‘But she filed in LA Superior Court knowing that it would go public and that he would be made out to be a deadbeat dad — which he isn’t.
Another added: ‘Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so.’
Another insider told People that the 54-year-old actor had in fact provided financial support in an amount ‘far more than any informal agreement would stipulate and far more than any judge would have ordered paid if there had been such an order.’
Jolie is asking the court to force her third husband to pay up.
‘Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO for the establishment of a retroactive child support order,’ the filing says.
She asked the judge to arrange a meeting to discuss the issue, she is also asking that the divorce be finalized this year.
A spokesperson for the actress told People she wants ‘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.’
Jolie’s net worth has been estimated at $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth and in 2014, she was ranked 74th highest-earning celebrity by Forbes. The same site puts Pitt’s net worth at $240 million.
Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.
It’s been nearly two years since their shocking split was announced. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016 citing irreconcilable differences.
It came amid allegations that Pitt had been ‘rough’ with one of their children on a private plane. Pitt was investigated but cleared of all wrongdoing.
It started months often nasty exchanges and the couple are still ‘not even close to settling their divorce’, according to E! News.