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Brad Pitt In Weekly Therapy To Become Better Father To His Kids

Following a messy breakup, Brad Pitt is going to therapy to be a better father to his kids.

When the father of six and his estranged wife Angelina Jolie announced their separation in September 2016, the relationship between the actor and his children took a turn for the worse.

Despite his multiple child abuse accusations being denounced, the former couple have yet to come to an custody agreement over Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

However, a source close to Pitt told Us Weekly that while he and Jolie only live "just down the street" from each other, "it's never Brad or Angie that does the hand off. It's always the bodyguards and nannies."

Despite the pair's poor relationship, he doesn't let it affect his relationship with his children, as he makes sure to spend plenty of quality time with them.

"Brad doesn’t go out much with the kids or leave the house," the source said. "He prefers to keep things very private and safe."

"Brad really enjoys time with his kids," another source told Entertainment Tonight. "It's a really important time for him. The kids are his life. They mean everything to him."

So it makes sense he's taking proactive steps to become the best father to his children.

Following Pitt's split from Jolie, he became sober for the first time in years.

"Personally, I can’t remember a day since I got out of college when I wasn’t boozing or had a spliff, or something. Something. And you realize that a lot of it is, um - cigarettes, you know, pacifiers. And I’m running from feelings," Pitt told GQ last year.

"I'm really, really happy to be done with all of that. I mean, I stopped everything except boozing when I started my family. But even this last year, you know - things I wasn't dealing with. I was boozing too much. It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it's been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I've got my feelings in my fingertips again," Pitt continued.

But that's not all. Pitt also sees a therapist weekly to help him become a better person.

"He goes to therapy every week and is mostly interested in learning and bettering himself as a man and father," a source told Us Weekly.

Pitt "lives a quiet life and spends a lot of time at his home," the source added. "It’s his sanctuary and just being there is where he finds peace. He has projects around the house and is always making things or changing things around [to become more zen]."

What do you think about Pitt's decision to enter therapy?

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