Brad Pitt has ended 2016 on a devastating low.
Still embroiled in a bitter custody battle with former spouse Angelina Jolie, Brad was reduced to tears when he was only allowed to see his kids for a limited time under strict supervision during the holiday period.
The actor was said to have met with five of his children – insiders say Maddox did not want to attend – briefly on Christmas Day to give them their presents.
‘Brad’s anguish is palpable right now. He desperately misses having his kids with him at Christmas and New Year. These supervised visits are sheer hell on him. He’s broken down in tears so many times – he’s not ashamed to cry any more,’ a source reveals to the Mail Online.
Brad is like a broken man. He feels betrayed by a woman whom he says he still loves. He misses her despite everything that has happened between them.
‘He was blindsided by their divorce – he still believes Angelina made an impulsive decision and can’t figure out how to reverse it and save face.
‘He vacillates between being furious with her and longing for her. He thumbs through scrapbooks of photos of better times and wonders how it all went wrong. He calls her but she doesn’t return the calls. He sends gifts as peace offerings but she sends them back.
‘He’s learned to stay away from the internet rather than risk reading about his situation.’