Angelina Jolie did not invite Brad Pitt to daughter Zahara's 14th birthday over 'lingering resentment'

Angelina Jolie celebrated her daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt's 14th birthday on January 8, however, there was one important person missing from the event, the child's dad Brad Pitt


                            Angelina Jolie did not invite Brad Pitt to daughter Zahara's 14th birthday over 'lingering resentment'

Angelina Jolie recently celebrated her daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt's 14th birthday on January 8 in a grand way. Jolie reportedly left no stone unturned to make Zahara's day special and many close family members and friends cheered the teen as she rang in her birthday. However, there was one very important person missing from the big event — Zahara's father Brad Pitt.

Why would Pitt, who spent Christmas with his four children, miss his daughter's birthday? Well, according to sources, Pitt’s absence was definitely not due to his inability to attend. It was because Jolie decided not to invite him to the party.

Actor Brad Pitt holds Zahara Marley Jolie (Angelina Jolie's daughter) as they arrive at the New Tokyo International Airport on November 27, 2005 in Narita, Japan. Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in Japan to promote a film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt holds Zahara Marley Jolie (Angelina Jolie's daughter) as they arrive at the New Tokyo International Airport on November 27, 2005 in Narita, Japan. Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in Japan to promote a film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Clearly, the nasty divorce battle has left a bitter taste in Jolie's mouth and has strained the dynamic between the erstwhile iconic couple.

“There’s still lingering resentment for Angelina when it comes to Brad, which does not make things easy when considering inviting Brad over for something like a birthday party,” a source close to the 43-year-old actress told Hollywood Life.

Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

The couple were engaged in a messy custody battle since they split in September 2017 but they did eventually reach an agreement involving their six kids in early December 2018.

The source revealed that things have not been stable between Jolie and Pitt. "She still has a lot of animosity. It will be a while before Angie can become comfortable enough to have him over for family events and birthday parties.”

Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie hugs Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt (L) and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt (R) at The Forum on March 28, 2015 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The source added, "Angelina feels lucky that all her children are good, well-behaved normal kids and she tries to keep them as grounded as possible. She doesn’t feel like she is raising a bunch of brats."

"Especially after a rough year like this last, Angelina likes to give the kids special gifts on their birthday and make them feel good.”

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Zahara Jolie-Pitt attend the Premiere Of Gkids' 'The Breadwinner' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Zahara Jolie-Pitt attend the Premiere Of Gkids' 'The Breadwinner' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on October 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)