Brad Pitt’s parents Jane and William have allegedly not seen their six grandchildren in four years, it was claimed on Friday.
According to a report from The Sun, the former A-list couple’s children Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, have not visited their paternal grandparents since 2016.
A source told the publication: ‘When they were together, Brad and Angelina would take the kids to visit their grandparents.
‘The kids would run riot. The Pitts have a huge backyard and they would go sledding in winter and have campfires in the summer.’
The source also claimed that ‘as far as [they] know’ Jane and William had not been visited by their grandchildren since 2016, and cited tensions between the matriarch and Angelina as the cause.
‘Jane is a Christian conservative who once slammed gay marriage, while Angelina is a liberal who has dated women, so it was never a recipe for a friendship. But no one ever thought it would turn out like this,’ they claimed.
MailOnline has contacted Angelina’s representatives, a spokesperson for Brad has declined to comment.
Jane celebrated her 80th birthday party at Brad’s beach house in Goleta, California, on Thursday, but Brad and Angelina’s children appeared to not be at the festivities even though was surrounded by her other grandchildren.
Brad’s brother Doug’s children Landon, Sydney and Reagan, and the actor’s sister Julie’s children Cruz, Rylie, Josie, Caden and Caleb, were all in attendance at the event, and shared a glimpse of the birthday bash on Instagram.
Sydney took to her social media to share a slew of snaps with Jane, including a selfie of all the girls in their bespoke ‘Grammy’s 80th Birthday Banger’ t-shirts.
Sharing a sweet tribute to Jane, Sydney wrote: ‘To the best Grammy around, happy 80th Couldn’t love you more!’
Josie, Rylie, and Reagan also shared snaps from the party, as they posed with Jane and enjoyed the party as a group.
On Monday, Angelina asked that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt’s attorneys.
In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argued that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C. Kiley.
It says that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings Ouderkirk has ‘failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Responden’s counsel.’
It goes on to say that Pitt’s attorney ‘actively advocated for Judge Ouderkirk’s financial interests in moving – over the opposing party’s opposition – to have his appointment (and his ability to continue to receive fees) extended in a high profile case.’
An email to Kiley and Pitt’s lead attorney Lance Spiegel seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Pitt and Jolie, like other high-profile couples, are paying for a private judge in their divorce case to keep many of its filings and the personal and financial details within them sealed, though some legal moves must be made within standard court procedure.
Jolie’s filing emphasizes that a private judge must follow the same rules of disclosure and conflict of interest that other judges must.
The filing says ‘it doesn’t matter if Judge Ouderkirk is actually biased. Under California law disqualification is required so long as a person aware of the facts ‘might reasonably entertain a doubt’ about Judge Ouderkirk’s ability to remain impartial.’
Jolie’s attorneys have sought in private proceedings to have Ouderkirk disqualify himself, but the filing says Pitt’s side has insisted on keeping him.
Pitt and Jolie were declared divorced, and the Pitt was dropped from her name, in April of 2019, after their lawyers asked for a bifurcated judgment, meaning that two married people can be declared single while other issues, including finances and child custody, remain.
Because most of the documents have been sealed, it is not clear what issues remain unresolved, but Jolie filed papers in 2018 saying Pitt wasn’t paying sufficient child support, which his attorneys disputed, calling the filing an effort to manipulate media coverage of the split.
Jolie, 44, and Pitt, 56, were a couple for 12 years and married for two when Jolie filed for divorce in 2016.
Their shock divorce back in 2016 was allegedly triggered by an incident between Pitt and his then 15-year-old son Maddox, on a family flight home from France.
The alleged altercation was investigated by the LA Country Department of Children and Family Services, and the FBI, though the actor was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing and did not face any charges.