New stepdad for the kids?
Angelina Jolie is already talking marriage with a new guy, so it’s safe to say that her dating life post-divorce from Brad Pitt is moving quickly.
Even though it’s clear the mother-of-six is eager to find a new man, she is still taking it slow in one regard: She hasn’t introduced him to her kids.
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“Though she realizes Brad will always be their father, Angelina still wants to make sure her kids like and accept her new man,” a source close to the fam revealed to In Touch.
The 41-year-old has a steep task ahead of her as winning over six children doesn’t sound easy. Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8, have grown up knowing only Brad as a father, and Angie is still waiting for the right time to make the big move.
“Initially, Angelina was hoping to wait until the divorce with Brad was settled,” the source said. “But now she may introduce her new man to her children L.A. in the next few weeks. She’s especially concerned that he bonds with Maddox and Pax.”
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Her concerns are understandable considering, according to the source, her teenagers have had a strained relationship with their father ever since he allegedly got into an altercation with them on a plane.
While Angelina is eventually planning an introduction between her new man and her six kids, this is not something father Brad is ready for.
As In Touch previously reported, Angie’s new relationship was a shock to Brad and “caught [him] completely off-guard.”
"The idea that another man will be spending time with his kids is absolutely sickening and disheartening," said the insider. "Brad hasn’t met Angie’s man, doesn’t want to meet him, and considers him an interloper in his family."
Though she’s attempting to reboot her love life, the Oscar-winning actress did open up about the hardships of ending her more-than-a-decade-long relationship with her hubby, who she wed in 2014.
"It's been a difficult few months," Angelina said to the BBC. "Right now I'm going through a moment where there's just, everybody's in my room. Two hamsters and two dogs and two children at the moment. It's wonderful. So usually I just wake up trying to figure out who's going to get the dog out, who's gonna start the pancakes and did anybody brush their teeth."
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Though it’s been a rough road, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith star is mainly concerned with her children’s happiness.
“Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family — we’ve all been through difficult times. And my focus is my children, our children — and my focus is finding this way through," she revealed. "As I said, we are and forever will be a family, so that is how I’m coping. I’m finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Well, we hope the bunch likes her new man!
Scroll through the gallery below to see Brad and Angelina’s relationship through the years
The couple met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2003 while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Although they tried to keep their attraction under wraps, their love blossomed.
"I think a few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work,' " she told Vogue in 2006. "Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair."
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