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How Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fooled the world: Their secret meetings post divorce

Months after their public falling out, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are said to have improved their relationship and have been meeting, outside the media spotlight, to make efforts to co-parent their six children.

hollywood Updated: Apr 01, 2017 09:16 IST
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This file photo taken on March 2, 2014 shows actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arriving on the red carpet for the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, once Hollywood's most celebrated couple, have reached an agreement to keep details of their high-profile divorce and child custody dispute private.(AFP)

When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced that they would be separating after more than 10 years together (two of them as husband and wife), the internet didn’t take it lightly. To make matters more scandalous, the initial report was closely followed by others that alleged Pitt physically abused his kids, and was being kept away from them by Jolie and her team.

Both kept out of the public eye for months. Pitt was largely absent during the publicity tour of his film Allied and the awards circuit, where Moonlight, a film produced under his banner won Best Picture at the Oscars. Jolie, meanwhile made her first public appearance only a few weeks ago, in February, when she took her six children to Cambodia.

This was the first time rumours emerged that Pitt and Jolie had been in touch. It was reported on eonline that Pitt secretly accompanied her to Cambodia to spend more time with the kids, with whom he had been steadily meeting with in the months since the separation.

This file photo taken on February 17, 2017 shows Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (2nd L) and her children including Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) as they gather at the royal residence for a meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap. (AFP)

But now, a new eonline report claims that the two have been constantly meeting up, co-parenting their children, and carrying out legal proceedings, without ever letting the world know.

Over Thanksgiving, Pitt stayed at the family’s French chateau while Jolie was in America with the kids, backing up an earlier report which claimed Jolie wouldn’t let him be near the kids over the holiday weekend.

But over the next month, relations had improved enough for him to carve out a special Christmas-themed weekend with the kids.

In Cambodia, Jolie told George Stephanopoulos that her family was doing much better. Choosing her words carefully, she replied, nodding affirmatively, “We are focusing on the health of are family, and so we will be. We will be stronger, when we come out of this, because that’s what we are determined to do as a family.”

When prodded about Pitt’s role in this new phase, she said, “We will always be a family, always.”

This file photo taken on February 17, 2017 shows Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (3rd L) and her children including Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C)as they gesture to media in front of the royal residence for a meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap Angelina Jolie had warm words for her estranged husband Brad Pitt and is optimistic about the future of their family, the Hollywood star said in an interview on February 21, 2017. (AFP)

The new report goes on to say that not only was Pitt there with the family in Cambodia, he was also present while Jolie was making her new movie in the country. “They were with Angelina for probably 75% of the time when Brad was in the country and they’d go back and forth between her and Brad,” a source said.

Last week, E reported that tensions between the couple had eased considerably, and that they were now communicating without the presence of lawyers.

This file photo taken on July 28, 2013 shows US film stars Brad Pitt (R) and Angelina Jolie (2nd L), accompanied by their children, arriving at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. (AFP)

“Brad hopes that they can be successful at co-parenting and get to a place where they can be friendly,” a source close to Pitt told E. “They both have agreed to put the kids first.”

And they did it without letting the world know.

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First Published: Apr 01, 2017 09:06 IST