Brad and Angelina were battling over adopting a baby in the years leading up to their painful split — and RadarOnline.com can reveal that the actress now is determined to go it alone as the two gear up for a nasty divorce and custody case.
"This was a huge issue between them and it affected their marriage in a negative way for almost three years," a source close to the couple said, revealing the two had fought over whether or not they could handle giving a home to a Syrian child.
"Brad was focusing on his career, taking on select projects and making his home life more stable, whereas Angie was and is still hell-bent on pushing herself to the limit in every area."
The 41-year-old actress, said the source, "wants to continue to travel the world, adopt more kids and somehow still make movies in-between all her other jobs."
"Slowing down isn't in her vocabulary, but Brad's desperate to get a handle on his and their children's life right now," noted the source.
"It's not so much about his worries for her anymore; he gave up holding her hand the minute she filed for divorce," added the source of Pitt, 52. "They were leading separate lives and had been for so long."
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