Currently, Angelina Jolie is in London filming the sequel to Maleficent.
And in keeping with the conniving nature of her poison curse-wielding character, she seems to have some minions doing her bidding back home in LA.
As you may have heard, the Pitt-Jolie children will be living with Brad during Angie's weeks abroad.
If you know anything about Jolie, you know that she's not exactly known for her ultra-chill-axed type B personality.
Brad, however, has a reputation for just going with the flow.
The former couple counterbalanced each other quite nicely ... until they didn't.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Angie is deeply concerned about Brad's parenting style, especially now that she won't be on hand to be the heavy.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that Jolie is so worried about leaving Pitt alone with her kids that she's hired a private detective to trail Brad and the brood while she's overseas.
“It’s nearly two years since Angelina filed, and she is still refusing to back down when it comes to finalizing a divorce and custody settlement with Brad,” a source tells the outlet.
“Brad is renowned for his relaxed persona, and Angelina is exactly the opposite – a real perfectionist.”
The insider adds:
“Her latest tactic of recruiting a team of spies to monitor Brad is part of that side to her personality.”
In addition to the PI, Angie has also recruited some of her friends to closely monitor Brad's activity:
“She has several confidantes who are highly connected in showbiz who are tracking Brad’s every move and reporting back his conversations and plans to her on practically a daily basis," says the source.
“Angelina told them she wanted them to compile dossiers of information she could use in their divorce and custody settlement.
"She wants to hear what women he’s hanging around with.”
Complete dossiers. Wow.
We think it's safe to say Angie's not messing around.
Apparently, the reason for all this surveillance is two-fold:
Angie wants to make sure her kids are safe while she's overseas, and she wants to build a case that Brad is an unfit father as fodder for the couple's future custody battle.
Needless to say, this situation is likely to get much uglier before it even begins to improve.
And in case you had any doubts about how serious Jolie is getting -- multiple sources have confirmed that her attorney quit due to his disapproval of some of her more nefarious tactics.
Best of luck, Brad!