One of this week's tabloids claims Angelina Jolie has been spoiling her six kids in an effort to win them over amid her custody battle with Brad Pitt. The premise is entirely untrue. Gossip Cop can correct it.
Over the past few weeks, Jolie has been spotted treating her children to toys and ice cream, as well as going on fun outings, including trips to the movies and the Escape Room in Hollywood. These types of activities aren't new for the actress, who's been known to show her kids a good time. According to Woman's Day, however, the actress's sole purpose for entertaining her children is to get on their good side.
An alleged insider tells the magazine that the kids have been "trying to sneak out in the dead of the night" to see their dad, so Jolie is trying to "remedy the situation" by keeping them occupied with fun and games. "In her mind, if she spoils them, they'll be happy and won't want to try and run away again," adds the questionable source.
The magazine's narrative is completely flawed, as Jolie has been spending fun quality time with her children for years. The most recent developments in the actress's acrimonious custody battle haven't caused her to amp it up. For example, Jolie brought her kids to Disneyland twice last year, once for Shiloh's birthday in May, and again in July for twins Knox and Vivienne's birthday. And in June of last year, Jolie brought the kids to a roller skating rink in Los Angeles.
In May 2017, Jolie took her kids to a Renaissance Faire in California, where they were spotted playing carnival games. As for going to the movies, this seems to be a frequent hobby for the family. Jolie brought the kids to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in December 2017, and in March of this year, Jolie and the kids caught a showing of Love, Simon. There are dozens of more examples of the actress occupying her brood with various activities. Simply put, Jolie's most recent outings with the kids have no relation to her custody battle.
The tabloid's article is nothing but a weak attempt to make a connection between Jolie's recreational time with her kids and her battle for custody with Pitt. There's zero correlation. The outlet is just baselessly suggesting that the actress is attempting to manipulate her own children to win their affection. Jolie and Pitt's custody battle is undeniably complicated, but the magazine has no insight into the situation, so it's instead making up a phony angle.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.