Wednesday, November 23, 2016
While the FBI's official announcement that it will not pursue an investigation or bring charges is undoubtedly welcome news, I think they've been expecting this anyway. I don't think it has any impact on their agreement which is strictly about their children healing their relationship towards their father.
Right now, this is what we have that is notable from their latest actions or statements:
- Brad's rep declined comment on the FBI news - notable because in similar circumstances you would normally get at least some expression of relief. That is what she said in what was a de facto statement for both of them after the DCFS closed its investigation. This time, she also did not comment.
- Angelina asked the ICC to delete its tweet on her -- notable because it just mentions that she welcomes the new OTP policy on children.
My conclusion from the above is they don't want to do or say anything that could in any way be twisted or manipulated or construed as being unfriendly - to put it mildly. This is about managing outside perceptions of relations within the family. Which suggests that relations within the family, i.e. between Brad and the children, may be at the point of healing or may have even just healed. They have never been this careful before. They may be particularly sensitive about anything that could reopen the wounds and lead the children to again be upset with their father. Some of the children may be savvy enough to get around attempts at limiting what they read on the internet about their parents.
Their actions and Brad's recent demeanor suggest they've achieved something that means a lot to them that they want to protect. Perhaps he just had a good visit(s) with Maddox and they may have truly reached a turning point this time around.
But right now, things are still at a delicate stage.
We don't know if Brad is already allowed unsupervised visits.
I know, we are all impatient for the family to get back together. But if we are impatient, just imagine how Brad and Angelina feel.
You can already see why the DCFS wanted safeguards so that the children's healing won't be rushed because they know without the petition in place, there will surely be a lot of pressure from many quarters to do so.
They have always been very guarded about their plans. So it is highly unlikely that any one who actually knows would reveal their intentions.
I've always preferred to rely on where the evidence leads me. Brad doesn't look or act like a man who is sad or depressed. He no longer looks worried. He looks and acts happy.
We also know that they act swiftly to counter any impression that they are acting against each other. So any reports about them that are at odds with those efforts are not true.
Posted by FussyKitty at 7:19 AM