‘Brad and Jen love that they can just spend some quality time, just the three of them, in Italy, thousands of miles from LA – and Angelina – to escape the feuds. They’ve mostly been staying on the grounds of George’s estate, but also doing a little bit of sightseeing. It’s been good for Shiloh to get out and about, have some fun with Brad, and particularly Jen, after all the recent stress.’
Earlier this month, Ange launched a blistering attack against Brad, accusing him of being a ‘deadbeat dad’ and not fulfilling his financial duties towards their children. It was also announced that the couple, who split in September 2016, had reached an interim custody arrangement, meaning they have agreed on temporary custody issues for one month.
However, last week news broke that Ange had fired divorce attorney Laura Wasser in favour of child custody expert Samantha Bley DeJean.
‘Angelina has decided to change counsel to Samantha Bley DeJean, as Samantha’s [area of] expertise is the protection and best interest of children,’ a spokesperson said. ‘Angelina appreciates Laura’s cooperation in transitioning the case over the past several weeks.’
However, despite Angelina’s claim that she ‘remains focused on healing her family,’ her daughter Shiloh has been feeling increasingly lonely and lost and is turning to Jen for support.
‘Shiloh has been spending more and more time with Jen, just because she’s so desperate to get away from all the ugliness at home,’ reveals another source. ‘With Brad and Ange’s split still so nasty, Jen’s house in LA has become a safe harbour for Shiloh. She doesn’t have to hear any of the angry phone calls with lawyers or all the passive aggressive behaviour. She doesn’t have to walk on eggshells.’
This is exactly why Brad is overjoyed that Shiloh wanted to join him on his trip to Italy with Jen.
‘Jen and Shiloh have really built up an amazing friendship and Brad knows that it would be really good for her to get away from all the divorce bitterness at home,’ spills the source.
‘He knows that Jen is just the right person for Shiloh to be around at the moment – she’s so fun, so spontaneous – there’s no drama with her. And the fact that she watched her parents divorce, and had a tumultuous relationship with her own mother, means she can really relate to what Shiloh is going through with the split and Angelina.’
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