There’s bigger Hollywood gossip news than the sex allegations swirling around Donald Trump: Brad Pitt had a chance to see some of his children for the first time since his split from wife Angelina Jolie.
That became the political news of the week for some people fed up with the drumbeat of bitterness from the presidential contenders.
“Somehow, the fact that Brad Pitt has reunited with his children is much more important than the Wikileaks email dumps or the constant rising of tensions with Russia! Unbelievable!” wrote one Facebook user.
“Whoopie F’n ding dong,” said a second. “Another society that don’t need the time of day.”
But for those who prefer celebrity scandals to political ones, it’s a welcome timeout from the latest Donald Trump outburst or accuser eruption. The meet-the-kids story is trending on social media.
People magazine reported that Pitt met with some of his children on Oct. 8 for the first time since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce on Sept. 19.
“According to a temporary plan recommended by DCFS and agreed to by Jolie and Pitt, a therapist was present during the meeting,” People said. “Pitt has vowed to do whatever he needs to do to spend time with his children amid an investigation by L.A.’s Department of Children and Family Services following allegations he was verbally abusive and got physical with their oldest son, Maddox, during a fight on the family’s private plane. …
“Until the DCFS recommended plan ends Oct. 20, both Pitt and Jolie will undergo individual counseling, along with family therapy. Pitt will also continue voluntary drug and alcohol testing.”
Facebook would like me to tell you all that Brad Pitt spent time with his children over the weekend.
— WrestleWithPumpkins (@WrestleSubtitle) October 14, 2016
As a guy 1/1000th as good looking as him, I never thought I would write this: I feel sorry for Brad Pitt.https://t.co/wLmIwt96WE
— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) October 13, 2016