Brad Pitt's Christmas could very well be childless this year, much to his chagrin, according to a new report.
In the new issue, Us Weekly quotes a source close to Brad who said the actor "hopes to see the kids for Christmas at some point, but when hasn't been determined."
Brad, who shares six children with his estranged wife Angelina Jolie, did not see his kids on Thanksgiving either.
Since splitting in September, the superstar parents have been locked in a custody dispute over Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. Angelina has filed for full physical custody of the children. Under a temporary agreement, Brad currently gets visitations, but only after a single therapist agrees to it.
Ian Russ, a psychologist who specializes in child custody issues, is named in the paperwork, which states the "frequency and conditions of the therapeutic visitation shall be determined by Ian Russ, Ph.D."
Both parents are also required to participate in group therapy sessions with the kids, per their current custody arrangement, but that can be changed if there's a court order or if both parents agree to change it.
Brad also has to submit to at least four random drug and alcohol tests per month.
On Dec. 6, the actor and his legal team filed documents to try to make their custody battle private and requested an emergency hearing to ask a judge to seal all documents and proceedings. The judge rejected the request the following day.
Throughout the divorce, there has been some good news for Brad. In November, he was cleared of child abuse against Maddox.
The accusation against his eldest son stemmed from an incident on a private plane in September, which occurred one day before Angie filed for divorce.
Whether there is a light at the end of the tunnel, well, the answer is rather murky.
Following the most recent court hearing, Angelina's lawyer Laura Wasser told awaiting cameras, "My hope is that with the upcoming holidays, things will come down a little bit in all of our cases." When asked if Angelina and Brad would be together for the holidays, she responded, "I don't believe so."
As the months have dragged on, Brad has grown "sad and frustrated," Brad's pal told Us. Most recently, court documents show that the actor has asked for extra time with the kids, as well as a "step-up in connection" over the holidays.
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