Two Brad Pitt sightings in two days; it’s like the golden gossip days of yore. Brad walked the red carpet for the L.A. premiere of Allied Wednesday night and he happily posed with co-star Marion Cotillard (though, sadly, there wasn’t a Guillaume Canet sandwich) but the two of them together was sufficient enough to blast though cheating/Brad’s the dad rumours forever.
And while Brad looked a little more weathered than red carpet appearances of the past (for obvious reasons), he didn’t look as exhausted. Perhaps that’s because of the awesomely coincidental timing of news that the investigation into Pitt’s actions is closed and he’s been cleared of the abuse allegations against eldest son Maddox, reports TMZ.
According to TMZ, the case was “exhaustively investigated” but after interviews conducted by social workers with Brad, Angelina, the kids and witnesses on the plane, “no further action will be taken.”
But whatever happened on the plane and maybe even leading up to it, was enough for Angelina to not only end her marriage to Brad and ask for sole physical custody. That’s telling. History has shown that Jolie stays friendly with her exes, at least Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller. So it would take something pretty clear cut (or, as TMZ says, “a pattern of misconduct”) to propel her to get her and her family out of there.
This latest update is good for Brad, and maybe not-so-ideal for Angie. She’s still going to fight like hell for the “health of the family” to maintain sole custody. But Pitt being cleared is a sign that she can’t count him out. His wants joint custody, and with this burden off his back, we think he’s ready to battle it out. It’s going to get uglier before these two agree on anything. Here’s hoping the kids remain the priority.