What a mess. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's lengthy divorce seems far from over; and it looks like the co-parents' messy relationship is starting to take a toll on their children. Pitt may be losing the father of the year award after daughter Shiloh reportedly dropped 'Pitt' from her last name on her secret Instagram account.
"This is a huge snub towards Brad and a sign he could be losing Shiloh to Angelina," a source revealed. "Even though she surely meant no harm by it, [it's] a real kick in the teeth."
Pitt "lives and breathes for those kids," the insider added. "Family is everything to him. So this has got to hurt, for sure."
This isn't the only relationship with his kid that Pitt, 57, has to worry about. The Fight Club star's relationship with eldest son, Maddox, 19, has reportedly been rocky since the 2016 plane incident that allegedly led Jolie, 45, to file for divorce. At the time, Pitt was accused of being "verbally abusive" and getting "physical" with Maddox on the family's private plane.
The alleged altercation took place after Maddox jumped in to verbally defend his mom during a heated argument between Pitt and Jolie. While a source confirmed to PEOPLE that Pitt was "drunk and there was an argument between him and Angelina," they added: "no one was physically harmed."
The insider explained: "Brad made contact with Maddox in the shoulder area, and there was absolutely no physical injury to him."
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In Jolie's petition for divorce, the Maleficent actress requested sole custody of the former couple's children, Maddox, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. The Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-stars have been fighting for custody over their six children since 2016.
As OK! previously reported, "Brad is asking for 50/50 custody to be put in place and stay in place." And while he doesn't necessarily agree with Jolie's parenting style, Pitt "knows she loves the kids and wants the best for them," a source shared.
The duo — who wed in 2014 after first meeting on the Mr. and Mrs. Smith set in 2004 — originally reached a custody agreement in 2018; however, their divorce became messy after Jolie requested to have Judge John W. Ouderkirk disqualified from their lengthy court battle.
News of Pitt's possible strained relationship with Shiloh was first reported in the February 15 issue of Us Weekly.