Brad Pitt claims he’s given Jolie Pitt millions since their separation

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt's attorney has slammed Angelina Jolie for trying to "manipulate" the media with her "meaningful" child support request, insisting the actor has given her more than $9 million in two years. On Tuesday, the 43-year-old actress' attorney filed papers in the Los Angeles Superior Court saying that she wanted a judgement "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018", stated the report.

According to E! News, the couple is keen to formally end their marriage, but they are focused on the custody battle above all else. "What has been filed by Brad's side today is a blatant attempt to obfuscate the truth and distract from the fact that he has not fully met his legal obligations to support the children".

Brad Pitt fires back at "calculated" ex Angelina Jolie over claims he has failed to pay any child support for their six children. "Angelina will of course honour that loan".

Custody issues have proved to be the biggest stumbling block in legally ending the Jolie-Pitt marriage.

"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 filing read, according to documents obtained by NBC News.

"Angelina is asking Brad to pay 50 per cent of the children's expenses". He has not. Angelina has had to shoulder the majority of those without his contribution for the past two years.

Another source added: 'Brad has completely lived up to his commitments as far as child support and will continue to do so'. Child support is not optional in California, ' the statement on Jolie's behalf went on. "Brad was coping with Angie's hard moves when everything was sealed, but now that she is changing attorneys and going public with her filings again, he feels like she has taken off the gloves and is fighting dirty", the source continued. We hope they can come with a conclusion that is best for their kids soon! "Everything had been private until she chose to file publicly yesterday, and that makes Brad hurt, angry and ready to fight back".

There seem to be a lot of unresolved emotions here - way more than your average celebrity divorce.

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