Brad Pitt has reunited with his children for the first time since estranged wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce last month, a source aware of the situation told Access Hollywood on Thursday.
The source claims that Brad and some, but not all, of his and Angelina’s six kids were able to visit with each other on Oct. 8 for “a brief window of time” which did not last longer than an hour. Angelina was in the house at the time, the source added, but claims that she and Brad did not interact.
Additionally, a therapist supervised the gathering, the source claimed, per an order from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. A representative for the LADCFS could not confirm the visit when contacted by Access, citing confidentiality reasons.
“The kids are having a pretty hard time” with the split, the source told Access, and “are pretty traumatized.”
As for Angelina, the actress and director “is really worried” and “trying really hard to stay strong for the kids,” but the situation is “trying,” the source added.
Together for more than a decade, Brad and Angelina tied the knot in France in 2014 and are parents to Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.
As previously reported, Angelina cited irreconcilable differences in a Sept. 19 court filing obtained by Access. The 41-year-old Oscar winner requested physical custody of the children, and for Brad to share legal custody with visitation.
There are currently no other visits scheduled between Brad and the kids, the source said, and the DCFS order will remain in place until Oct. 20.
Contrary to multiple reports, the source also claims Angelina has not blocked Brad’s phone calls.
A rep for Brad had no comment when contacted by Access Hollywood on Thursday.
— Erin Biglow