You know how, for a while there, it seemed like Brad Pitt and Angelina were starting to get along again?
Well, at the very least, they’d stop using lawyers to bash each other.
The case of whatever Brad may or may not have done to their oldest son, Maddox, on that plane was dismissed, and we haven’t heard anything about the custody battle for a while.
Compared to how things were when Angelina first filed for divorce last fall, they’re practically best friends now.
Or at least they were.
According to a new report from Radar Online, Angelina was seen at LAX on Saturday with all the kids in tow, gearing up to set off on a “surprise trip.”
Which would normally be fine, of course, and not worth discussing at all.
But Angelina took the kids off for this trip the day before Father’s Day.
While Brad is said to be hanging out in his L.A. home.
“Brad has been spending more time at the compound getting the outdoor areas, pool and gardens, ready for summer,” a source said.
“After the divorce news broke nobody saw him there for months but his is back and seems more comfortable again — hopefully the kids will visit soon.”
And hopefully they will — but chances are that visit didn’t get to happen for Father’s Day.
Was this surprise trip a vindictive move on Angelina’s part? Did she actively plan to sabotage Father’s Day for Brad by whisking the kids away for the weekend?
It’s hard to say.
But last month in his big tell-all interview, Brad insisted that he and Angelina were intent on making their split amicable for the children.
“It’s just very, very jarring for the kids,” he explained, “to suddenly have their family ripped apart.”
“If anyone can make sense of it, we have to with great care and delicacy, building everything around that. Our focus is that everyone comes out stronger and better people — there is no other outcome.”
He added that he’s seen bad things go down in similar situations — “I see where one spouse literally can’t tell their own part in it, and it’s still competing with the other in some way and wants to destroy them, and needs vindication by destruction.”
“I don’t want to live that way,” he said.
However, in the same interview Brad also said that “I’m an asshole when it comes to this need for justice.”
“I don’t know where it comes from, this hollow quest for justice for some perceived slight. I can drill on that for days and years. It’s done me no good whatsoever.”
So judging from this interview — the only real, intimate discussion of the matter from either of them — Brad could either be handling things really well, or really, really badly.
Meaning that Angelina could be keeping the kids away from him, or her trip with them could have just been some unfortunate timing.
For the sake of the children, we hope it’s that second one.