As we discussed, the 2020 Golden Globes felt like the 2002 Golden Globes, because it was all about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. The Jolie Years have been erased from the narrative, which annoys me but I bet it doesn’t annoy Angelina Jolie all that much. Brad did not make any kind of reference to the Jolie Years in his acceptance speech, and some Brad & Jen diehards really wanted him to say something to or about Jennifer, his one true love (apparently?). Brad didn’t even make any reference to his kids. Which was noted in some of the coverage, like on this blog. Well, Brad went to TMZ to let us know that he made a conscious choice to exclude his six children… because privacy!
Brat Pitt thanked all the usual suspects after winning a Golden Globe — except his children, which was an intentional and strategic move for their well-being… He shouted out fellow nominees, director Quentin Tarantino, costar Leonardo DiCaprio and also his parents — but he made no mention of his 6 kids. It was a curious omission, but our sources closely connected to Brad say this is par for the course — he never mentions them publicly and wants it to remain that way. We’re told he feels this is the best way to maintain their privacy, because he knows simply acknowledging his children in a speech could attract unwanted attention.
Our sources say Brad has never used his kids as a publicity tool … as those around him feel his ex, Angelina Jolie, has at times. As for his relationship with their children … we’re told it’s the same as it has been since he and Jolie reached a custody agreement in late 2018. He sees them regularly, even 18-year-old Maddox, though we’re told that relationship is still a little strained.
“He sees them regularly, even 18-year-old Maddox, though we’re told that relationship is still a little strained.” Yeah. So strained that Maddox refused to see him ever since the 2016 plane incident. So strained that Pax wants nothing to do with him, and now that Zahara is old enough to make her own visitation decisions, she’s been avoiding him too. The one thing I’ll say is that I do think Brad made a conscious choice not to speak about his kids publicly, on the record or in a speech. But it’s not about respecting their privacy. It’s about avoiding questions on Brad’s part, and using all of this to constantly smear Angelina. But hey, at least Brad and Jen are back together again, right?
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt attended the same 2020 Golden Globes after-parties on Sunday. The 50-year-old actress and the 55-year-old actor were at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. for Netflix’s big soirée. An eyewitness told E! News Pitt sat at a booth with Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of their Once Upon …read more