Hollywood actor Brad Pitt met his children for the first time this week, following his split with Angelina Jolie on September 19. “Brad has spent some wonderful time with children recently,” a source close to the couple told People magazine.
The LA Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has maintained an open investigation following allegations that Pitt was verbally abusive and got physical with their oldest son, Maddox, during a fight on the family’s private plane. “Brad loves his children more than anything in this world, and they matter more than anything else to him,” said the source.
“He will do whatever it takes to be with them, now and always,” the insider added. According to the temporary plan, both Jolie and Pitt agreed to what was recommended by DCFS, a therapist was likely present when Pitt met with his children for the first time.
Jolie requested sole physical custody of their six children in her divorce filing with visitation for Pitt, while Pitt wants shared custody.
Until the DCFS recommended plan ends on October 20, both Pitt and Jolie will undergo individual counseling, along with family therapy. Pitt will also continue voluntary drug and alcohol testing.