While estranged Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are seeking a court solution to their divorce the former filed on Sept. 19, the actress in the meantime asked her older brother, James Haven, to help take care of the pair’s six children temporarily. “Uncle James” began to take a more active daily role as the kids’ nanny at the family’s $8.5-million temporary home in Malibu.
Despite his differences with Jolie, Pitt does not mind having Haven play a bigger role now in the children’s lives because the actor thinks highly of his 43-year-old brother-in-law, sources told Us Weekly. Haven is said to be always welcome in the family of his younger sister because of the incredible way he has dealt with his nephews and nieces.
Haven and Jolie are the children of former actor Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand. Born two years apart, their “too-close-for comfort” relationship was the subject of criticism in 2000 when Jolie, who just won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the film “Girl, Interrupted,” kissed Haven on the lips on the Oscars red carpet. The kiss and her remark, “I’m so in love with my brother right now,” caused fans to accuse her of incest.
Parenting Plan Deal Specifies Brangelina's Shared Legal Custody
Under a parenting plan agreement that Jolie and Pitt signed, they still keep shared legal custody, but Jolie has temporary physical custody of Maddox, 15; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, 10; and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
The FBI and L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services are still currently investigating Pitt over reports that his drinking and allegedly being physical with Maddox while they were traveling on a private jet five days before Jolie filed for divorce.
Therapy To Help Family Deal With Trauma Of Separation
People magazine reported that because the family is struggling adjusting to their new situation as they cope with the couple’s separation, Jolie and the six kids have begun therapy. But the trauma is not just on Jolie and her children but is also felt by Pitt who has been devastated and heartbroken by the turn of events in their lives.
Most of the time, the kids just play in the pool or watch movies, according to the report. Since they do not leave the rental home, the children find it quite difficult because they were used to having more activities and entertainment when their parents were still together.