Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt will ask the court to grant him more time with his younger children. The actor is pictured attending the premiere of Amazon Studios’ “The Lost City Of Z” on April 5, 2017 in Hollywood, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have yet to step foot in a courtroom for their custody battle, but new rumors suggest the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor has been unhappy with his estranged wife’s behavior.

Over the weekend, Jolie, who is asking for psychical custody of the children, was photographed sharing a laugh with her youngest kids, Shiloh, Vivienne and Knox. However, Pitt reportedly believes the “Maleficent 2” star was putting on a show for the cameras.

Hollywood Life published an article claiming Pitt feels Jolie has been using their kids to manipulate the media ever since she filed for divorce in 2016. “Brad continues to be disappointed and disapproving of Angelina’s actions with their children during their custody war,” a mysterious source told the site.

The supposed confidant claims the 54-year-old is unhappy with the way Jolie has chosen to disregard their children’s privacy. “While Brad continues to nurture his relationship with the kids privately, behind closed doors, he is bothered every time Angelina puts the kids on display in public, something Brad is working hard to avoid while the divorce war rages on,” the “insider” explained.

“He thinks the kids’ privacy is most important during this time and it makes him sad that Angelina does not protect the children the same way.”

While the report implies Pitt is upset with Jolie for using the kids to convince the public she is an “amazing mother,” the actor has not issued a statement addressing the recent outing.

Jolie and Pitt are expected to head to court on Dec. 4, where the “World War Z” actor will request joint and legal custody of his children.

Angelina Jolie
Rumors suggest Angelina Jolie has used her children to manipulate the public’s opinion. The actress is pictured arriving at a press conference on Oct. 23, 2018, at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images