Brad Pitt is heading to court next week to face off with Angelina Jolie once and for all when it comes to how custody of their six children will be determined, but in the meantime, the former couple’s kids are reportedly bonding with another man.

According to Radar Online, the “Manny” Jolie has hired to look after their brood—consisting of sons Maddox, Pax and Knox and daughters Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne—has formed a close bond with the couple’s kids, especially Shiloh and Knox, as they have been spending a lot of time with him while their parents’ divorce continues to play out in courts.

In addition, the actress is reportedly grateful for the man, identified as Oliver Stone, because he has been a huge help.

Angelina Jolie and Kids Angelina Jolie is reportedly letting her kids bond with their “manny” as her custody battle with Brad Pitt looms. The actress is pictured with kids Maddox, Pax, Vivienne, Knox and Shiloh at the Toronto premiere of “First they Killed my Father” in Toronto, Ontario on Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Image

“All six kids love him. He’s mature and conscientious but also knows how to get on their level and make them feel heard and important,” a source told the website. “Angie’s incredibly grateful that Oliver’s around to have such a good influence on them during such an ordeal. He’s been a real distraction while she figures out the court battle with their dad.”

The source maintained that Oliver is also one of the few people Jolie feels she can count on, and she has only allowed certain people to grow close to both her and her kids since her divorce began in 2016.

“Oliver is the son of one of Angie’s oldest friends, her stunt coordinator Simon [Crane],” the insider said. “She’s really closed ranks since her split from Brad and rarely allows anyone into her home. Oliver is one of the lucky few.”

Meanwhile, she and Pitt head to court on Dec. 4 to finally hash out their agreement. The “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” star is seeking joint custody of their kids, while the “Maleficent” actress is seeking sole physical custody.