Angelina Jolie is 'in agony' amid Brad Pitt divorce: 'Her family is broken'
Published 26/09/2016 | 11:13
Angelina Jolie is reportedly "in agony" as she begins divorce proceedings with Brad Pitt.
The Oscar-winning actress (41) filed for divorce from her husband of two years last Monday and the gloves have come off on both camps.
Jolie's motive behind filing was reportedly an altercation which took place earlier this month in which Pitt (52) with their 15-year-old son Maddox on their private plane.
It's now reported that the actor was "intoxicated" and "urinated on tarmac" afterwards.
While Pitt is said to be "devastated" as he was "blindsided" by the split, now relatives of the Maleficent star are rushing to her defence.
"Her family is broken and she is in agony," an insider told People. "Her children are recovering from the events that brought about the filing of the divorce."
"Her focus is on their health and emotional well-being."
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A source reportedly with knowledge of the situation said there was an argument between the actor and Jolie which resulted in a “parent-child argument” when one of their children stepped in, which then “escalated”.
However, the source said Pitt was adamant “it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed”.
“He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was nose to nose and was spiralling out of control.”
And the FBI confirmed they are considering an investigation, but any reports of a more formal inquiry is untrue.
The FBI issued a statement, saying: "In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."
Jolie has requested sole physical custody of their six children - Maddox, Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10) and Knox and Vivienne (eight).