Brad Pitt spends Christmas with four of his children from Angelina Jolie as oldest sons Maddox and Pax refuse to see him

Pitt has had a hard time dealing with his oldest sons Maddox and Pax ever since he and Jolie filed for divorce last year


                            Brad Pitt spends Christmas with four of his children from Angelina Jolie as oldest sons Maddox and Pax refuse to see him

Brad Pitt seems to be still struggling with his oldest kids Maddox and Pax. The actor reportedly spent a low-key Christmas at home with his four kids, who he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, since his two oldest children refused to go.

Although Pitt was "extremely happy" to have his four children spend the night at his house, "Maddox refused to go, and Pax didn't go either," reported a source. "Brad exchanged Christmas gifts with the kids on December 25 at his house," the source added.

Actor Brad Pitt arrives at Narita International Airport with his children (L to R) Vivienne, Shiloh, Zahara and Knox on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. (Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt arrives at Narita International Airport with his children (L to R) Vivienne, Shiloh, Zahara and Knox on January 27, 2009 in Narita, Chiba, Japan. (Getty Images)

The same insider remarked, "[He] has never spoiled the kids for their birthdays or holidays. It wasn’t over the top but low-key." It was then said that the kids' sleepover was supervised, with a monitor sleeping in a guest room.

The very next day, Jolie was spotted in Los Angeles with four the of the children: Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox. Pitt has had a hard time dealing with his eldest sons Maddox and Pax ever since he and Jolie filed for divorce last year.

Angelina Jolie with Brad Pitt at the premiere of 'By the Sea' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie with Brad Pitt at the premiere of 'By the Sea' at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015, in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)

It was previously reported that Jolie had allegedly told her 15-year-old son Pax that his father Pitt "never wanted to adopt him." It is reported that Jolie also told Pax that Pitt "was angry" that she had gone ahead with the adoption. The source claimed, "It's harmed his and Brad's relationship, though Brad denied having said that specifically."

It was a rather trying time for the couple as the argument took place less than a year after they welcomed daughter Shiloh. At the time, Angelina allegedly told Brad, "Pax needs me more than Shiloh." They almost ended the relationship, but Brad stayed.

Actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive with Jolie's children Zahara Marley Jolie and Maddox Jolie at the New Tokyo International Airport on November 27, 2005, in Narita, Japan. Pitt and Jolie are in Japan to promote a film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' (Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive with Jolie's children Zahara Marley Jolie and Maddox Jolie at the New Tokyo International Airport on November 27, 2005, in Narita, Japan. Pitt and Jolie are in Japan to promote a film 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.' (Getty Images)

However, amid the couple's nasty divorce battle, Pitt has realized that he is extremely thankful to Jolie, who he credits for allowing him to see how strong he has been throughout the ordeal, and it was because of her that he has not felt the need to resort to alcohol to cope with all of life's struggles he's currently dealing with.

The insider close to the actor said, "During the most challenging time in Brad’s life, he is happy and proud that he has been able to maintain his good health and sobriety. Brad has persevered through these tough days with a lot of hard work and determination to better himself."

Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016, in Westwood, California. (Getty Images)
Brad Pitt attends the fan event for Paramount Pictures' 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre on November 9, 2016, in Westwood, California. (Getty Images)