Famous American actor Brad Pitt has refuted his now estranged wife Angelina Jolie’s claims that he hasn’t supported their children financially. A motion was filed in court on Wednesday by Pitt’s legal team which said that he’d made a payment of more than $1.3m in costs in addition to having given a loan of $8m to Jolie in order to help her purchase a house. This was in accordance with Jolie’s lawyer’s claims made on Tuesday stating that Pitt hadn’t given any ‘meaningful child support’ since 2016, the year in which she filed for divorce. The couple was together since 2005 had only recently gotten hitched in 2014.
Documents submitted by Pitt’s lawyer also stated that Jolie had pulled off such a stunt in order to steer media coverage for her own benefit. No comments have yet been made by either Jolie’s representatives.
The filing by Jolie’s lawyer made on Tuesday said that Pitt hadn’t paid any meaningful child support since the couple separated ignoring his statutory duty towards his kids. He further added that the informal arrangements that were made regarding payment of Pitt and Jolie’s kids’ expenses haven’t been sustained regularly for more than 1.5 years and hence Jolie has every intention of filing in order to establish a retroactive order for child support.
The reason that Jolie cited behind her decision to end her marriage to Pitt was “irreconcilable differences”. Following that announcement, the couple got entangled in a messy and bitter dispute over child custody for several months. After the incident of Pitt losing his cool in presence of some of the children, he was investigated for probable child abuse. The allegations against him were later cleared.
The pair who met on the sets of their 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith was famously called “Brangelina” by their fans. This was Pitt’s second marriage, his first being with Jennifer Aniston, the popular Friends star, and it was Jolie’s third following Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Charlotte Wilson is a reporter for Lake View Gazette. After graduating from North Dakota State University, Charlotte got an internship at The Walsh County Record and worked as a reporter and editor. Charlotte has also worked as a reporter for McKenzie County Farmer. Charlotte covers entertainment and community events for Lake View Gazette.