It's been two years since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt.
In that time, reports of Pitt and Jolie's custody battle have provided constant fodder for salacious tabloid fodder.
But as is so often the case with this sort of thing, all the focus on the feuding stars has overshadowed the children at the center of the battle.
According to Radar Online, Brad and Angelina have reached a custody agreement, but Brad still won't be able to see his children nearly asd much as he wants to.
And it seems the reason for that is that the eldest three just don't want to spend time with him.
“It’s not the big win that Brad was hoping for," a source tells the site.
He’s getting the joint physical and legal custody he asked for, but there are contingencies."
The insider adds that Brad is deeply wounded by his children's decision.
“His eldest kids never want to see Dad, and that hurts him. They’re on Angie’s side — and always have been," says the source.
“These three kids are at the age where they can decide things for themselves. Brad is left hoping they come to see him out of their own free will."
It seems the biggest holdout is Brad and Angelina's oldest son, Maddox.
As you may recall, it was a fight between Brad and Maddox that prompted Angelina to file for divorce, and it seems the 17-year-old is still very upset by what transpired that day.
“Brad’s very sad about what happened but accepts the relationship is deteriorated beyond repair. He won’t force Maddox into anything,” the insider tells Radar.
Zahara and Pax reportedly share their brother's misgivings about Brad.
Insiders say Brad and Angie's 10-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox "don’t have a lot of the serious issues their siblings do."
Caught in the middle is 12-year-old Shiloh, who reportedly feels loyalty to both parents.
“Shiloh’s case is perhaps the most painful of all. She wants to see her father and is desperate to have some kind of relationship with him but she’s afraid of him, too,” says the source.
“Brad can be thickheaded sometimes, and Shiloh’s at a sensitive age. Brad’s trying to change.”
The situation has apparently taken a tremendous toll on the pre-teen:
“She’s been struggling,” an insider claims.
“Shiloh even ran away from home last summer, and it was hours before anyone realized it.”
Sources say the custody battle was brutal for Brad who was forced to anser some very difficult questions and watched as his eledest children testified against him:
“Brad’s mental health was called into question,”
“The children explained he mistreated their mother, and he was moody and indifferent to their needs.
“He’s been ordered to get individual counseling for his psychological issues while continuing his recovery Opens a New Window. for alcohol addiction.”
The source adds that the ongoing custody battle has taken a tremendous toll on Angelina's mental health.
“Angie can’t sleep,”
“Her vicious battles with Brad have kept her up at night! She now suffers from terrible insomnia — which leads to crippling anxiety ... She’s a bundle of nerves and worries constantly.”
Another insider adds that Angelina is "losing weight again at an alarming rate."
The sour battle may have finally come to an end, but needless to say, this situation remains very tumultuous.