Tuesday, November 8, 2016






Random Fuzzy 3


The legal agreement that was announced yesterday was apparently put in place as the DCFS investigation is about to close but the children are still not yet ready to live with their father.  I had long speculated that once the DCFS closed its investigation, it would mean that the children were no longer in danger and they were free to move back together.  But given that "therapeutic visitations" have been advised by childcare professionals and could continue "indefinitely," we now have no clue when that will be.

But the fact that the investigation is closing should provide some level of relief for both of them and ease the restrictions now in place.

Recall that even last month Angelina sounded weary:  "Sources tell us Angelina was cooperative but her endgame is for the whole thing to just go away."  For Brad this will be a HUGE relief and knowing that it's imminent is probably why he has apparently reemerged from hiding.  (Thanks to Guest and Bianca Rosa for posting links to the photo).

Just a little piece of advice: Lainey is a rabble rouser.  She likes to stir things up to get people to react.  That's her job.  It's what her site needs.  When she's in that mode just ignore.


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The statement yesterday said:

We believe that all sides are committed to healing the family and ask for your consideration during this difficult time."

"all sides are committed to healing the family" -- Let's now see how they go about doing this.


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Fiorella asked if Brad's response meant he wanted a divorce since the DCFS investigation is about to close.  If Brad wanted a divorce, he should have just not responded and asked Angelina to seek a default judgement since they already had a custody plan in place that will continue "indefinitely."  A default judgement would have been the fastest and easiest way for them to get a divorce.

Brad is just the respondent, Angelina as the petitioner is the one who is presumed to want a divorce. 

And if he was worried about losing custody he would not have waited until two weeks AFTER he was in default to file.  But the fact is, even before he filed, they already had a legally binding agreement that was "determined by childcare professionals to be in the children's best interest" and regardless of what box he checked in the response, a divorce judge will just reaffirm that agreement.

But it had been noted that "The agreement has not been filed in the couple's divorce."  So if Angelina really wanted sole custody she has had two opportunities for it 1) while Brad was in default and 2) by asking the divorce judge to reaffirm this agreement.  But she is apparently not interested in taking advantage of either opportunity.  The obvious conclusion just from her actions is that she doesn't really want sole custody.  And of course we have her words to back this up as well.

But what is more important is, she has given every indication that the divorce filing is merely a tool for the children's protection.


Going back to Brad's response.  Clearly he didn't file expecting to get joint custody because he knew no judge would award him joint custody against the agreement -- so why then did he file?  If it wasn't for the DCFS investigation what other reason?  Perhaps as a statement to his kids that he wanted to have them?  That he would have "fought" for them whether he won or lost?  He is after all trying to win them back and convince them that he loves them despite how abominably he may have behaved towards them.   He responded late but maybe he just wanted it on record.

And again this is assuming Angelina will really push this divorce through.  And you probably already know that I don't believe that is her intent.  As the petitioner, its fate is still in her hands.    She filed and only she can ask to have it dismissed. 


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Some of you are concerned that Brad's reemergence is a sign that he has moved on from his family.  I honestly don't see how one can draw that conclusion.

It's been almost 2 months that he has been virtually in hiding, prohibited from directly contacting his family, having random drug tests, and having less than a handful of closely monitored visits with his children.  Just imagine being in that situation.  It would have been agonizing.  Yes, he is the offending party, but still.  Even Angelina said she didn't want him "punished."

The fact that he remained out of sight all this time can be read as his commitment to his "family situation."

Brad already passed up on Voyage of Time.  But now the DCFS investigation may be about to end. He and Angelina have worked with the childcare professionals on a custody agreement that extends indefinitely and should remove any concern the DCFS may have about their children's safety.  A measure of normalcy should start to return to their lives.  He and Angelina have finally been able to speak directly.

I think its time he resume his work commitments.  And the same for Angelina. 


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So Brad has loved Angelina for 12+ years, he said:
 And I’m surprised how much our history – Angie’s and mine – means to me. That we have this story together. That we know each other. That we watch each other getting older, through amazing moments, joys, pains.’

He was "blindsided" by her filing,  he let it be known that he still loved her, was "devastated" and was publicly pleading with her to give him another chance.  Even after the abuse investigation leaked and he was angry because he thought her side leaked it his "friends" said "the actor has nothing negative to say about Jolie and continues to have a huge amount of respect for the mother of his children."  He allowed himself to be in default for two weeks -- clearly trusting her.  He is trusting her again by agreeing to an open-ended custody agreement.

And there are those who think he doesn't love her anymore because he is promoting a movie he produced that may be an Oscar contender and another that he is starring in?

 I fail to follow.


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Like I said above, Angelina is in control of this situation.  She filed for divorce.  When I first read it I didn't think there was anything odd that it was her rep issuing the statement.  But gossip and news sites alike like to sow intrigue.  If Brad's rep had been the one who issued the statement I would not be concerned if her rep was silent.

I think they can issue a joint statement when everything is settled and their family has "healed"


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I am happy that they've apparently moved away from TMZ.  I never liked their tabloid writing style.  When you're dealing with sensitive matters getting it straight out through Judy Smith is the right way.

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MPAA just released the rating for Allied:

Allied
Romantic Thriller


Par. 11/23/16 R violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use




-- Fussy

27 comments:

  1. Fussy I seriously hope there is a happy ever after for this family of 8.

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  2. If the case it`s about to close and Brad respond the divorce filling it can only means that he wants the divorce, right? Otherwise he would to just wait a little more.

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  3. Actually if Brad wanted a divorce and he wanted it fast and easy he should have just not responded and asked Angelina to seek a default judgement. After all they already have a custody plan in place. That would have been the quickest way for them to divorce if they both wanted it.

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    1. Fussy this is all confusing , have sad feeling he is actually going for the divorce and not the reconciliation with his wife.His fans already are saying he never looks back and its only the kids he will have contact with and as far as he is concerned Angelina is a good as never existed.

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  4. I don't agree with you Fussy
    With a default jugement , Brad would have lose his rights for joint custody. He wd have granted only visitations.

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    1. But they already have a legal agreement which was signed before he filed covering custody. Like I've said many times, if he was worried about losing his rights he would not have waited until 2 weeks AFTER he was in default to file.

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    2. I have to admit it's a complex and technical matter.
      Was he in default , do we know when he was served?
      Maybe he had an extension which we don't know about.

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  5. I don't like all these "sources" coming from right and left.
    If Brad was at the CAA screening yesterday, he's moving forward from this situation , we'll see if he has still his ring on . He's a man of few words , but actions.

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  6. Angie filled for divorce Brad respond so of course he will not wear his ring. And then you will have a whole bunch of articles how Brad moved on. And I agree Brad is a man of actions.

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  7. They could have done the joint statement yesterday
    It would have shut up the tabloïds
    So that's why i'm suspicious

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    1. I said the exact same thing in the earlier post. I don't see reconciliation between two of them after events of this week. After Angelina's statement yesterday, his side wanted to emphasize that he filed his divorce response and that he is determined to fight for joined custody. If they were reconciling, why would they be so eager to put that out? I really think healing for them means making relationship between Brad and kids good again. When Gossip Cop and ET said on 20th that they had no plans for reconciliation, maybe we should have believed them. It is sad, but it looks like a truth.



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  8. Makes me wonder if Brad, in his words at one time, was still sitting on his couch partaking in alcohol and weed? he did that with Jennifer and he did the same with Angelina.Shame he isnt man enough to fight for his wife and kids, just the kids to make him look good. PS why are his brother and parents so quite?

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    1. Family is probably angry with him. Just think its strange none of them had come out to support him when it was first announced but its understandable if they are he basically ended his family by his actions on that plan.

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  9. Fuzzy I think some of us may believe that Brad gave up and wants the divorce now. He was out and about last night. He will walk the red carpet tomorrow. He seems to be moving on. And the fact that they did not reliase the statement said something. Maybe they will reconcile in a couple months but right now I don`t think so. Actually even tho Angie was the one that filled for divorce I think she more open for a reconciliation than Brad. He seem so cold and distance.

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  10. Angelina is the one filing and speaking via représentatives , and yes i think she's open for reconciliation, Nothing harsh toward Brad.
    Brad is silent , but as i said actions will speak more than words.
    I agree Fussy, Brad has no chance to have joint custody at this time being.1) agrement 2)therapeutic visits 3) offendant parent
    Time is the key
    If Angelina is willing to push hard the divorce , she wd have sole custody granted easily.
    But i agree , it's not her goal.

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  11. With the DCFS case is still open it would be unwise for his family to say anything as it can be used against Brad or Angelina. I don't think Brad wants to work on his marriage I think he's over it and wants to move on.

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  12. Fussy Angelina can ask for the petition to be dismissed , but now Brad has to agree , because he filed his response.

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    1. She can file to have it dismissed anytime so long as it isn't final. He doesn't have to do anything.

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    2. Fussy, if I'm not mistaken, Brad Fields's a respondent and petitioner... I think he checked both boxes

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  13. Ok !didn't know that , thanks for the info.

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  14. They must file on the dismissal petition once Pitt responded.

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  15. Fussy, what will you think if Brad is without his ring tomorrow? Will you still think he is interested in reconciliation?

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  16. This is left field but how does Brad rehabilitate his image now? I think he needs Angie back to do that but maybe I'm too jaded toward him at the moment. The real tell is how Allied performs at the BO. I said before I'm not interested to see it, but in all honesty its not my kind of movie anyway. That said, prior to their breakup I would have been a patron because I always saw their movies.

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    1. He doesn't need rehabilitation. Media, blogs, Hollywood - they are all on his side. He is doing fine.

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  17. My God this ring watch is seriously going to kill me right now :D

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  18. He is not wearing his wedding ring nor the necklace... there's a photo in one of the private forum.... what's your take on this Fussy???

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    1. The necklace too! Its a statement to his wife and public.

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