Brad Pitt is reportedly taking the High Road with Angelina Jolie amid legal drama

This article contains allegations of domestic violence.

Despite splitting almost six years ago in 2016, new details about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s split are still coming to light. Although Jolie filed for divorce days after the split was announced, things between the two were not finalized until 2019. Tensions still haven’t ended as a recent FBI report revealed an intense altercation between Pitt, Jolie and their six children on a private plane in 2016. According to the documents, which refer to Jolie as “AJ” and Pitt simply as her husband, he reportedly “grabbed her head and shoulders” and verbally abused her when one of her children intervened.

During the traumatic flight, Pitt reportedly said the kid who got on it “looked like a friggin’ Columbine kid,” a reference to the perpetrators of the tragic 1999 school shooting (according to the New York Post). While the report didn’t say who Pitt was talking about, Fans have since speculated it was Maddox Jolie-Pitt, based on the children’s age and style at the time, as well as the fact that they are currently estranged. Maddox also testified against Pitt in 2021 as part of his parents’ custody battle, which remains unresolved.

Now Pitt is making some things clear as the drama between him, Jolie and their kids continues to unfold.

Brad Pitt is still dating Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt has reportedly continued to support Angelina Jolie throughout their bitter divorce and custody battle, as well as the exposure of the alleged assault incident in 2016. “He’s not against her, not personally, not professionally, not romantically,” an insider told Us Weekly. “If she’s happy, he’s happy. Brad loved Angelina and he still cares about her.”

Similarly, in the years following the family’s 2016 flight, Jolie has refrained from blowing up Pitt, despite his alleged behavior out of respect for her children. That said, she didn’t necessarily forgive and forget the incident. The same source also told Us Weekly, “Angelina is angry that the public adores Brad so much when she feels he has been very unkind to her.”

According to FBI documents about the alleged altercation, Pitt was heavily drinking at the time. However, in a recent cover story with GQ, he finally admitted to having a problem, even having joined Alcoholics Anonymous: “I had a really cool men’s group here that was very private and selective, so it was safe. Because I’ve seen things of other people being recorded while they’re pouring out their guts, and it’s just horrifying to me.” No matter what turns the former power couple’s legal battle takes, at least all parties seem to be sharing health and healing to have prescribed.

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