Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's nasty divorce battle is starting to take a toll on their relationship with their children, as the actors' six kids have started to bond with their manny! Click through RadarOnline.com's gallery to see the latest photos of the famous brood and learn more.
As Brad Pitt, 54, and Angelina Jolie, 43, continue to struggle with their custody and divorce war, their kids are spending a lot of time with another man in their lives: their manny, Oliver Crane.
Sources have said Oliver has formed a strong bond with them in their dad's absence, a claim which was only made more event when Radar obtained exclusive photos of him taking Shiloh and Knox to a robotics class in Tarzana, California, last week.
"Oliver is particularly close to Shiloh and Knox," says an insider. "They're really smart kids and love finding out how things work, which is right up Oliver's alley. He's a bit of a geek at heart and loves teaching them new things. He not only accompanies them to cool things like robotics class, but he's also entrusted with driving them."
Amid the family's ongoing drama, Oliver is seen as one of "the few people Angelina can truly rely on."
Even though he's only in his twenties, the beloved manny is often charged with taking care of the Maleficent star's children when she's out of town, thanks to their strong family ties.
"Oliver is the son of one of Angie's oldest friends, her stunt coordinator Simon Crane," said the insider. "She's really closed ranks since her split from Brad and rarely allows anyone into her home. Oliver is one of the lucky few."
As Radar readers know, Brad and Angelina has been tangled up in a vicious legal battle ever since their 2016 split. Though they've made some progress when it comes to their custody agreement, they have yet to fully resolve their issues, and are set to face each other in court this December 4. The case will finally dictate how the pair will share custody of Maddox, 17, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
While Oliver, who's keen to get into the film industry himself, is said to be hugely grateful for the opportunity to work with the offspring of the biggest stars in the world, friends of Angelina say it's her who's thankful to have him in her life.
"All six kids love him. He's mature and conscientious but also knows how to get on their level and make them feel heard and important," the source told Radar. "Angie's incredibly grateful that Oliver's around to have such a good influence on them during such an ordeal. He's been a real distraction while she figures out the court battle with their dad."
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