In a few hours we will have photos from the Allied premiere
But first, let's look closer at the photos from yesterday's Moonlight screening
For comparison on his appearance, here is the last photo I have of him before the incident.
There are fans who are hating on him for showing up at the screening and smiling.
That film, Moonlight, was produced by his company and he is listed as the executive producer. It is widely considered an Oscar contender. He is a professional. He knows if you make an appearance you should be ready to fulfill what is expected of you. As the executive producer and the biggest name associated with the film he was expected to help promote it. And he did. And I for one have no problem with that.
During the past two months that the DCFS has been investigating him, there was a safety plan in effect and a protective order against him that imposed strict restrictions on any direct contact or communication with his family, including Angelina. Outside of the closely monitored visits. there would be limits on the physical distance he can approach them and he would not be allowed near where they live.
Those two months have clearly taken a toll on him. He is thinner, paler, and looks older. Brad normally has a tan. That tan has faded. Even when he is smiling you can see the difference between the sparkle in Julia's eyes and his.
When the DCFS closes its investigation and if they do not recommend charges or any further action against Brad, many of the restrictions they all had to live under will presumably be lifted. They will then finally be able to resume some semblance of a normal life and start to heal their family.
The custody plan they agreed to may have the only remaining restrictions they have to abide by and those should be much easier for them to live with.
Among other things Brad and Angelina should now be free to have contact with each other. They will finally be able to start to repairing their relationship.
Right now, there is no relationship. On paper, they are a couple headed to divorce who have been separated for two months and had no direct contact for much of that time. There's a lot they need to talk about and work on.
"We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family"
I believe that they will be able to "heal" their family and bring it back together. But I also believe that Angelina will help Brad get his life back on track. He needs her help. He looks quite fragile now. If we can notice the difference in his appearance, Angelina, who has probably not seen him in two months, will notice them even more.
When she filed, she wanted it out there that he was still "the love of her life". She will not abandon him at this time if he is serious and is making an effort to solve his problems.
I wrote yesterday that we will likely only see their rings (and whatever other jewelry carries meaning for the two of them) after they have healed their relationship. The rings are symbolic of their relationship and as I noted above, right now they have none.
The same is true with the necklace that was apparently symbolic of their family. We will likely only see that when their family has "healed" and is again a "family."
That gives more meaning to those jewelry and the act of wearing them.