LONELY DAYS

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Amid their nasty cus­tody bat­tle, An­gelina Jolie wants to keep the kids from Brad Pitt, says a source.

Two months af­ter he split from An­gelina Jolie in 2016, Brad Pitt sud­denly found him­self the sub­ject of abuse in­ves­ti­ga­tions and spent a stark Thanks­giv­ing lick­ing his wounds in Turks and Caicos alone and, lit­er­ally, on an is­land. Two years later, now in the midst of a cus­tody bat­tle (and long since cleared of all al­le­ga­tions), he’s re­port­edly ter­ri­fied of spend­ing yet an­other hol­i­day sea­son ex­iled from his fam­ily. Though Brad, 54, en­joyed a minivic­tory when a judge ruled ear­lier this year that Angie, 43, could no longer keep Pax, 14, Za­hara, 13, Shiloh, 12, Knox and Vivi­enne, both 10, away from their dad (the court al­lowed 17-year-old Mad­dox to de­ter­mine how much time he wants to spend with Brad for him­self ), he could have a new rea­son to be wor­ried. A source says that Brad and Angie had talked about split­ting hol­i­day time with their chil­dren; but that was be­fore one of Angie’s high-pow­ered at­tor­neys, Joseph Man­nis, re­quested cus­tody hear­ings halt un­til af­ter Christ­mas. “Brad is stressed Angie will take ad­van­tage of her lawyer’s un­usual mo­tion and sab­o­tage his plans with [the kids],” a source told OK!, adding that Brad wouldn’t put it past his es­tranged wife to “pull a stunt” that leaves him pushed aside yet again.

And it turns out Angie may have set the wheels in mo­tion al­ready. Ac­cord­ing to an in­sider, the ac­tress is con­sid­er­ing whisk­ing the kids to France for the hol­i­days, thou­sands of miles from dear old dad. “Brad’s upset that Angie’s even think­ing about this,” says the in­sider, adding that the whole brood used to spend Christ­mas at their pri­vate French es­tate, Château Mi­raval, as a fam­ily, and that Brad’s feel­ing “es­pe­cially left out. They used to pick out a tree to­gether and have a chef pre­pare a big spread. This would make Brad feel like he’s re­ally miss­ing out.”

DOWN AND OUT Angie’s machi­na­tions haven’t only kept the kids apart from Brad: A source claims his Mis­souri-dwelling par­ents, William and Jane, haven’t seen their grand­kids in two years, while their neigh­bor, Joy Ed­mond, con­firmed, “The kids used to visit all the time. Dur­ing the win­ter, we could see them sled­ding in the yard.” “Now Angie won’t let them go,” claims a source, who warns that Brad may soon “reach the end of his rope.” Adds the in­sider, “Brad fears that all these trea­sured tra­di­tions are in the past, and he doesn’t want the kids to for­get about him. If Angie takes them to France, she could de­stroy what lit­tle re­la­tion­ship he has left with them.” OK!

IN THE MIDST OF A CUS­TODY BAT­TLE, BRAD PITT IS WOR­RIED HE’LL BE SPEND­ING THE HOL­I­DAYS ALONE — IF HIS EX AN­GELINA JOLIE HAS HER WAY

PLAY­ING FA­VORITES Angie’s been treat­ing the kids to such a good time that Brad is wor­ried the brood “may not even be ex­cited about spend­ing Christ­mas with him,” shares the source.

NO RSVP NEEDED Angie may spend Christ­mas with the kids at her $60 mil­lion French es­tate — mi­nus the prop­erty’s co-owner, Brad!

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