Guest wrote:Yes. Agreed. He did a lot of ranting. He loved her. Not just because he was the children's mother. He loved her but got to the place where he couldn't take the abuse and isolation anymore. She wanted to completely run him like she runs the children's lives.
She wanted him with her 24 7. But he did not respect his right to father the children. She mocked and belittled him in front of them and behind his back. . He wanted her, the family but a life outside as well. And he could not calmly tolerate the abuse. Now, He is settling in to the life he wants. Friends, activities, he loves his work and his standing in hollywood. He would never have left the family. He always knew she was difficult but she became unbearable. He drank more and more to put up with her
She wanted out but she didnt want to take the hit. Plus she wanted the kids with her near 100% and she needed his money to keep up her ott lifestle. She miscalculated. When she saw how bad it all got she tried to pull it back but by that time brad was getting his legs under him again and was strong enough to let her go and just fight her through his legal team. The first hurdle was getting out from under the investigation. He probably needed to sign over custody to her at that time but that was his biggest shock. Even after running. Hiding. Keeping the kids from him, he still thought he could trust her. When she filed the agreement in court after promising not to, trust in her died.
Once he got the first judgement last spring he realized he did not have to go along with her to get to see the kids. The custody agreement he signed when under investigation was the hardest thing to push back on. After he got that thrown out he started to feel free. All last year was pushing her on the custody until she finally agreed on joint custody even though she got more than 1/2. But he always had joint legal custody and the ability to tie her down, so that is what he used. And is still using as he inch by inch moves her out of the picture when he has the children for his share of moving toward 1/2. And he will get 50%. She is completely out of the drivers seat now.
He has been masterful with his use of media. And his nuggets dropped few and far. Until now, people believe him completely when he says hes closing the door on the angelina chapter of his life. Hes got that door nearly closed and it wont open again. A part of his heart may always be with her. They had a wild ride. But it's well and truly over now.
I doubt he loved her. He never showed affection to her that he showed to jen and goop in candid pics. Almost like he was interested in her because of kids but not as a woman or a wife. Just different. From the beginning of the diivorce he was like he only wanted kids not her. He refusecd to marry her for 10 years and never mentioned her name on her speech when he won awards say a lot . He wanted out for a long time but stayred for kids. Now he is finally free