Brad Pitt’s parents Jane and William have allegedly not seen their six grandchildren in seven years, it was claimed on Friday.
According to a report from The Sun, the former A-list couple’s children Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 15, have not visited their paternal grandparents since 2016.
A source told the publication: ‘When they were together, Brad and Angelina would take the kids to visit their grandparents.
Rift: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children ‘have not seen their grandparents in FOUR years’ it was claimed on Friday (Jane and William pictured with Brad, Pax, Shiloh and Maddox in 2015)
‘The kids would run riot. The Pitts have a huge backyard and they would go sledding in winter and have campfires in the summer.’
The source also claimed that ‘as far as [they] know’ Jane and William had not been visited by their grandchildren since 2016, and cited tensions between the matriarch and Angelina as the cause.
‘Jane is a Christian conservative who once slammed gay marriage, while Angelina is a liberal who has dated women, so it was never a recipe for a friendship. But no one ever thought it would turn out like this,’ they claimed.
MailOnline has contacted Angelina’s representatives, a spokesperson for Brad has declined to comment.
Tensions: A source claimed Brad’s parents Jane and William had not seen their grandchildren since 2016, because of tensions between the matriarch and Angelina (pictured in 2015)
Family matters: Angelina and Brad share children Maddox (far right), 22, Pax (centre), 19, Zahara (right), 18, Shiloh (centre right), 17, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 15 (left)
Jane celebrated her 80th birthday party at Brad’s beach house in Goleta, California, on Thursday, but Brad and Angelina’s children appeared to not be at the festivities even though was surrounded by her other grandchildren.
Brad’s brother Doug’s children Landon, Sydney and Reagan, and the actor’s sister Julie’s children Cruz, Rylie, Josie, Caden and Caleb, were all in attendance at the event, and shared a glimpse of the birthday bash on Instagram.
Sydney took to her social media to share a slew of snaps with Jane, including a selfie of all the girls in their bespoke ‘Grammy’s 80th Birthday Banger’ t-shirts.
Relations: Jane celebrated her 80th birthday on Thursday and Brad’s children didn’t seem to be there, but his brother Doug’s children Landon, Sydney (pictured) and Reagan, and his sister Julie’s children Cruz, Rylie, Josie, Caden and Caleb, all attended
Celebration: Sydney took to her social media to share a slew of snaps with Jane, including a selfie of all the girls in their bespoke ‘Grammy’s 80th Birthday Banger’ t-shirts
Tribute: Brad’s niece Rylie (L) also shared a snap with Jane during the party with sister Josie
Sharing a sweet tribute to Jane, Sydney wrote: ‘To the best Grammy around, happy 80th Couldn’t love you more!’
Josie, Rylie, and Reagan also shared snaps from the party, as they posed with Jane and enjoyed the party as a group.
On Monday, Angelina asked that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt’s attorneys.
Sweet: Cousins Reagan (bottom) and Caden (top) also enjoyed spending some quality time with their grandmother at the party
Gushing: Josie also shared a tribute to Jane as said she was ‘the sweetest’ grandmother ‘there ever was’ as she wished her a happy birthday
In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argued that Judge John W. Ouderkirk should be taken off the divorce case that she filed in 2016 because he was too late and not forthcoming enough about other cases he was hired for involving Pitt attorney Anne C. Kiley.
It says that during the Jolie-Pitt proceedings Ouderkirk has ‘failed to disclose the cases that demonstrated the current, ongoing, repeat-customer relationship between the judge and Responden’s counsel.’
It goes on to say that Pitt’s attorney ‘actively advocated for Judge Ouderkirk’s financial interests in moving – over the opposing party’s opposition – to have his appointment (and his ability to continue to receive fees) extended in a high profile case.’
An email to Kiley and Pitt’s lead attorney Lance Spiegel seeking comment was not immediately returned.
A new twist: On Monday Angelina (pictured 2018) asked that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures.