Brad Pitt celebrated Thanksgiving without Angelina Jolie and their kids this year.
The “World War Z” star, 52, jetted off to Turks and Caicos with a close male friend over the weekend and enjoyed a getaway at the Amanyara Villas, a popular celebrity resort, Us Weekly reported. A source previously told the publication that the actress “did not invite Brad to spend Thanksgiving with their kids.”
Despite this, it seems Pitt still had a good time. An insider told People magazine, “Brad had a very restful and relaxing stay in the company of an old friend.”
As for Jolie, she spent the holiday with their six children — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Prior to Jolie filing for divorce from Pitt in September, the estranged couple had always made it a point to celebrate the holidays with their kids. Plan B exec Dede Gardner previously told People that the two prioritize spending every occasion as a family, saying, “Every event is cherished. Every birthday is cherished. The holidays are cherished. Events are made of every moment in the most positive way.”
Since their split, their children have been living with the actress, with Pitt only getting supervised visits — an arrangement which he’s far from satisfied with. “[Pitt] has been very unhappy with the arrangement. He loves his kids and wants to spend more time with them,” a source told the magazine.
The children’s living arrangement was suggested by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) amid the ex-couple’s current legal battle for custody of their kids. In her Nov. 4 divorce petition, Jolie requested sole physical custody of the kids, but Pitt is pushing to have joint physical and legal custody.
Pitt was previously accused of child abuse after rumors surfaced that he was verbally abusive to and got physical with his eldest son, Maddox, during a Sept. 14 flight on their private jet. However, the FBI cleared the actor of all allegations, releasing a statement confirming that no charges will be filed against him.
“In response to allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation,” the agency said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Nov. 22. “No charges have been filed in this matter.”