Brad Pitt has been left reeling by shock claims that actress Kate Hudson is pregnant – and he could be the dad.
The actor, who is rumoured to have had a brief fling with Kate earlier this year, is ‘totally in a spin’ by the surprise development, nervous that it could affect his messy divorce and custody case with estranged wife Angelina Jolie.
The ugly court war has already seen disturbing allegations of alcohol addiction and child abuse made public, and Brad is worried that a shock pregnancy so soon after his marriage split could give Ange even more ammunition.
‘This is literally the last thing Brad needs at the moment,’ says a source close to the actor. ‘He’s been locked in intense negotiations with Angelina over having more access to the kids and she is using everything she can to get the upper hand.
‘Now hearing the Kate pregnancy rumours is only going to rile Ange up even more and get her jealous – and angry. Brad is dreading it being brought up in court proceedings. Talk of a pregnancy couldn’t have happened at a worse time.’
News of Kate’s surprise broke last week, with US magazine Star reporting that she is four months pregnant with her third child, believed to be a baby girl.
The actress – who’s currently dating musician Danny Fujikawa – is believed to be ‘freaked out’ over the identity of the baby’s father.
‘I wouldn’t blame Kate if she freaked out a bit when she learned she was pregnant,’ a source close to Kate told Star.
‘I bet she immediately started scrolling through her calendar, trying to see if she could narrow down the conception date so she could figure out if the baby was Brad's or Danny's.
‘Danny may think it’s his, but the fact is Kate got together with Danny soon after her fling with Brad, so I think it’s impossible at this point to know who the father might be.’
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