Brad Pitt hasn't been spotted in public with his kids in over 560 days — more than 18 long months — but that's about to end thanks to his fed-up mom , RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively! The Hollywood hunk's disappearing act has been stage-managed by manipulative real-life director Angelina Jolie, sources told RadarOnline.com. But at his mom Jane's urging, Pitt demanded Jolie grant him a vacation getaway with their brood — and she caved! Click for more on the shocking story!
Jane visited her son over the holidays, and was appalled at the arrangement he'd accepted from Angie, insiders said. What's more, the source indicated Jane ordered Brad to confront his ex!
"Jane told him this was an unfair arrangement," an insider told RadarOnline.com.
But Fury stud Brad — or, more accurately, his mom, Jane — has apparently had enough!
"Angie has insisted that Brad only spend time with the kids behind closed doors, and usually with two nannies present," dished an insider.
"They've come over to his house for two or three hours at a time in a blacked-out SUV driven by a bodyguard." According to another source, Jolie set up the arrangement to prevent Brad, 54, from garnering any more public sympathy by appearing with his kids — Maddox, 16; Pax, 14; Zahara, 13; Shiloh, 11; and twins Knox and Vivienne, nine.
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"She knows Brad's winning with his post-divorce image makeover," the source said.
As RadarOnline.com has reported, Brad's sobered up, and adopted a "boring life" of art gallery openings and sculpting in a lonely L.A. studio!
"The last thing Angie wants is for Brad to be seen as a doting single dad, too," the insider added. Since blindsiding Brad with divorce papers in September 2016, Angie has been cold-shouldered by Hollywood.
Desperate to win single-mom sympathy, the 42-year-old actress has dragged their kids from one red carpet to another.
"Angie has paraded them around at premieres and film festivals. It dawned on Brad that he was being a coward."
After the maternal pep talk, Brad "had a heart-to-heart with Angie. He knows she wields the power, but he wanted to make her see his side of things," added the source. "Brad said he wanted to take all six kids away on a trip over spring break. Miraculously, Angie agreed as long as a bodyguard went along. Brad was stunned and pleased. "In the end, Brad stood up for himself — and made his mom proud!"
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