Brad Pitt is said to be furious that his estranged wife Angelina Jolie has started going public with their divorce because it's "terrible" for their children.
The estranged couple had been working out the legalities of their split behind closed doors with a private judge, but, after the 43-year-old actress ditched her celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser and hired a new legal team, the details of their court battle have been made public and the Hollywood hunk thinks it's "terrible" for their children Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Vivienne and Knox, nine.
A source told The Blast that Brad thinks their divorce battle should remain private and the fact that it's now out in the pubic eye is "disgusting" because some of their children are now old enough to read about it on social media and on the internet.
The insider has told the publication that Brad is hoping Angelina will eventually see how their bitter battle is hurting the kids and stops the public fighting.
Last week, Angelina claimed Brad hadn't paid enough child support to her since their split almost two years ago and that she intends to file a request for a court order.
Her lawyer Samantha Bley DeJean said: "[Pitt] has a duty to pay child support. As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation.
"Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order."
The public remark led to the 'Fight Club' star filing his own papers, in which he called Angelina's claim "a thinly veiled effort to manipulate media coverage."
Brad's lawyer Lance Spiegel has claimed in the papers that the 53-year-old actor "loaned" his estranged wife $8 million to help her purchase her current house and has contributed over $1.3 million "in bills for the benefit of [Angelina] and the minor children." Brad also "adamantly disputes the contention that he has not paid child support."
The divorce proceedings were kick started immediately after their split, but the former couple are not "even close" to settling things because they can't agree on anything.
A source said recently: "Brad and Angelina are not even close to settling their divorce. They are so hung up on dealing with the custody issues that they haven't even exchanged any financial documents yet, which is routine in divorces and one of the first steps people take in the filing process. There will be no settlement or resolution anytime soon. They are kind of at an impasse at this point because the focus has been on custody; nothing else has been hashed out yet."