Revelations have surfaced that even before the breakup of the marriage between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, their matrimonial home could be liken to that of a war zone.
Sources close to the estrange couple said that the children; three adopted, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, and three biological, Shiloh, ten, and twins Knox and Vivienne, eight , lived a truly globe-trotting lifestyle, with nothing really remotely conventional about the Brangie Bunch.
It was said the children listened more to Pitt for discipline.
A nanny said: ‘They have no control over the kids. In the middle of the night they’re running down the hallway waking their parents up and trying to get into their beds.’
The MailOnline reports, “Aside from regular visits to war zones and refugee camps, which Angelina thinks is good for their development, daily domestic life has been a form of chaos.
“Earlier this year, Angelina put her brother James Haven in charge of the children — she trusts James and has always paid him 10 per cent of her earnings — and the number of nannies is said to have dropped to a more modest two, plus tutors.
“There has never been anything approaching formal school for any of them. Sources indicate that Maddox, whom Angelina boasts has a very high IQ, attended one of the Lycee Francais schools in LA about five years ago, but it didn’t last.
Now I’m told Angelina is keen to get them all into school for the first time — particularly now the older ones are teenagers. She feels they could do with a bit of ‘socialisation’.”
However, Brad had told the media before the celebrated breakup, “’I beat my kids regularly. It seems to do the trick,’ he said in 2011. ‘And I deprive them of meals.’
He once also admitted on a talk show, an early attempt to impose some boundaries on adopted son Pax, then aged five, by putting him into a ‘time out’ chair had ended with the child deliberately wetting himself in retaliation.