خرج الممثل الأميركي براد بيت عن صمته بعد أن طلبت زوجته الممثلة أنجلينا الطلاق منه أخيراً، وأصدر بيانه الأول حول الصدمة التي سببها رفع جولي الدعوى منتصف شهر سبتمبر/أيلول 2017.
وقال الممثل في بيان مقتضب أصدره إن "كل تركيزه منصب على الوضع العائلي".
كما تغيّب الفنان البالغ من العمر 51 عاماً عن حضور العرض الأول لأحدث أفلامه Voyage of Time وهو من إخراج المخرج الأميركي من أصول سورية تيرانس مالك، حيث أوضح بيت أن حضوره "سيشتت الانتباه بعيداً عن الفيلم".
ويواجه النجم معركة قانونية شرسة حول حضانة أطفاله الـ6، بعد أن طالبت جولي في دعواها بحضانة منفردة للأطفال، التي واجه بعدها بيت تحقيقاً أشرفت عليه المباحث الفيدرالية الأميركية، انصب على حادثة وقعت على متن طائرة استقلها الزوجان مع أبنائهما، بدعوى أن بيت أساء معاملة ابنه الأكبر بالتبني.
مصادر صحفية ذكرت أن بيت لم يرى أياً من أطفاله منذ رفع الدعوى وأنه "سيدخل في معركة قضائية مع جولي من أجل الحصول على حضانة مزدوجة لأطفاله".
غير أن أكثر من مصدر نقل عن بيت رغبته في تسوية الصراع ودياً، حتى أنه لجأ إلى والد بيت للتوسط دون جدوى، في الوقت الذي غادرت فيه جولي والأطفال الستة إلى موقع مجهول بعد دعوى الطلاق مباشرة.
Brad Pitt announces hes skipping premiere of documentary Voyage Of Time to focus on his family
- Brad Pitt narrated Voyage Of Time for writer-director Terrence Malick
- Pitt, 52, announced he is skipping the premiere to focus on his family
- Angelina Jolie filed for divorce and is seeking joint legal custody
- However she is seeking sole physical custody of the children they share
He narrated the documentary Voyage Of Time for writer-director Terrence Malick but he wont be among those celebrating at Wednesdays premiere.
Brad Pitt announced that he is skipping the event because he needs to focus on his family amid divorce from Angelina Jolie.
The 52-year-old actor, who starred in Malicks Tree Of Life, had wonderful things to say about the movie and the visionary filmmaker in a statement to Access Hollywood.
No go: Brad Pitt (pictured last November) has announced in a statement to Access Hollywood that he is skipping Wednesdays premiere of Voyage Of Time to focus on his family
Terrence’s Voyage of Time is an incredibly beautiful and unique experiential IMAX film for children and families chronicling the birth of time, Brad said.
Im very grateful to be part of such a fascinating and educational project, but I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film, which I encourage everyone to see.
The Hollywood star, meanwhile, is gearing up for what could be the biggest custody battle of the century so far.
Custody battle: The 52-year-old actor is gearing up for a nasty custody battle with Angelina Jolie who filed for divorce last week
Divorce shocker: Angelina (pictured with Brad last year) is seeking sole physical custody of the couples six children
Angelina is seeking joint legal custody but sole physical custody of the children she shares with Brad - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Soon after filing for divorce, the Maleficent star moved herself and the children into a rented home in Malibu, California.
People magazine report the furnished five bedroom mansion is a very peaceful property and very kid-friendly, with a source saying that the home rents for $95,000 a month.
In Brads words: The films narrator said, I’m currently focused on my family situation and don’t want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film
Father figure: Brad starred in The Tree Of Life for the visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick
Brad and Angelina may not have issues dividing their financial assets - but its going to be war when it comes to custody of their six children.
The couple had an iron-clad prenuptial agreement in place before they wed two years ago, which makes the division of their $400 million fortune relatively cut and dry.
The two also share 12 properties scattered around the world, though most were purchased before the two were together.
Its going to be war: Brad and Angelina may not have issues dividing their financial assets - but its going to be war when it comes to custody of their six children (pictured 2013)
Brad owns seven of those properties and Angelina has two while three were bought while they were dating but not yet married.
The three properties the pair purchased while they were together include an apartment in New York Citys Waldorf Astoria, a $6.5 million mansion in the French Quarter of New Orleans and their French vineyard and estate Chateau Miraval, which they purchased for $60 million.
Brad is not expected to fight over these properties due to the documents the two signed before their marriage.
But hes going to do everything in his power to get joint physical custody of his kids.
His place: Brad is staying in his Craftsman-style home in LAs Los Feliz area
Her place: Angelina moved herself and the children into this rented and furnished $95k-a-month home in Malibu, CA
A parent with legal custody can make decisions about the childs schooling, religious upbringing and medical care and so on.
Physical custody means that a parent has the right to have a child live with him or her.
Maddox was adopted by Angelina from Cambodia when he was only a few months old back in 2002 - while she was still married to Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina and Billy Bob split just three months later and divorced the following year, and the Sling Blade actor never did legally adopt the boy.
The actress and Brad then began dating sometime around 2004 or 2005, and in 2006 Brad adopted both Maddox and his little sister Zahara.
That year, Brad and Angelina welcomed their first biological daughter, Shiloh.
Pax was adopted by the couple the following year and in 2008 Jolie gave birth to the pairs biological twins, Knox and Vivienne.