Monday, May 8, 2017

-- Only 1 of 3 "sources" quoted in the latest ET sounds legit: "Pitt has worked very hard to get his kids back and the whole family is in a much better place," the source says.  But even that source doesn't offer anything new.  The Custody Stipulation required him to attend group therapy so the fact that he attended meetings is not news.  And of course all such meetings are discreet.  The quote from the 3rd ET source that Angelina wants the children to have a relationship with Brad is from articles back in October when the DCFS investigation was still open.   A true insider who is aware of what has been happening with the recovery process would not repeat that quote now.  Staying in Malibu has worked for them all these months and there is no reason why it wouldn't continue to work if it was just a question of having a relationship.  As explained previously, without a legal property agreement and proof that it was purchased with separate funds, the DeMille will not be her separate property but their property.

-- I'm a bit skeptical about all these "sources" suddenly cropping up spilling info about Brad's counseling sessions.

Brad Pitt attended a special VIP facility for professional help in getting sober following his split with Angelina Jolie, Page Six has learned.
We’re told that Pitt’s team urged him to get help at a discreet Los Angeles center designed for high-profile Hollywood figures.
Sources say Pitt attended meetings and therapy sessions at the facility in a private residence, which we’re told was set up by a wealthy individual who had suffered with substance issues and wanted to help others in a similar position.
Insiders tell us it provides “intense” group and one-on-one programs to aid with recovery from dependency, among other things.
“He has used this time for a lot of self-reflection, self-improvement,” said a source.
In an interview with GQ Style published last week, Pitt opened up about his struggles with alcohol. But he did not mention rehab.
“I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something,” he told the men’s magazine, adding that although he had quit drugs when he started a family, around the time Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, “I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem.”
The “World War Z” star — who has six children with Jolie, Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 — also said he is addressing some of his emotional issues without numbing his feelings with alcohol.
“Sitting with those horrible feelings, and needing to understand them, and putting them into place,” said Pitt, who adds in the article that he is now in therapy. “In the end, you find: I am those things I don’t like. That is a part of me. I can’t deny that. I have to accept that. And in fact, I have to embrace that. I need to face that and take care of that.”
Pitt and Jolie’s marriage reportedly ended after Pitt got into a dispute with Maddox on a private jet, before which Pitt had been drinking.
Reps for Pitt didn’t comment.

A separate source says Pitt sought counseling for his drinking by attending meetings at a discrete location in Los Angeles.
"Pitt has worked very hard to get his kids back and the whole family is in a much better place," the source says.
"Angelina has said in the past she wants the kids to have a relationship with Brad," the source notes. "It just makes sense for them to be closer in location to him."

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