“Angelina and the kids are staying at a rented house in L.A.,” the insider confirms to Us. “It is a five-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot bluff-top estate with a private path that leads to the beach.”
The temporary home is also outfitted with a “lagoon-style heated pool, ocean views, media room, in-home theater, gourmet kitchen, separate guest house with bedroom, bath and gym, spacious patios with ocean-view dining and entertainment space,” the source adds.
The house, which sold for $8.5 million in 2010, was previously rented this summer for $95,000 a month, and Jolie’s new neighbors include Owen Wilson, Sean Penn and Pitt’s Ocean’s Eleven costar Julia Roberts.
The space seems ideal for Jolie, 41, and her six children with estranged husband Brad Pitt — Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
The family previously split their time between two homes Pitt owns in the L.A. area: a sprawling compound in Los Feliz, and a 4,088-square-foot beachside house in Malibu.
As Us Weekly previously reported, Jolie filed court papers to end her two-year marriage to Pitt, 52, on Monday, following an incident in which the Allied actor allegedly got “verbally abusive and physical” with the couple’s oldest child during a flight to L.A.
“He got drunk and was fighting with Angie,” a Pitt source told Us of what went down on the couple’s private jet. “Maddox stepped in to defend Angie and got in Brad’s face.” Adds another source, “Teenagers have fights with their parents, especially when you have teens who are strong-willed and confident. You’re going to have back and forth.”
But, the source added, “the abuse suggestions are inaccurate.”
According to another insider, the Fight Club actor hasn’t been taking the divorce filings or the child abuse reports lightly. “He is beside himself and has been crying,” the source told Us. “He was completely caught off-guard and blindsided and had no idea she would do this.”
“Angelina filed the court papers a minute before the courts closed on Monday night,” the insider added of the Maleficent star’s carefully timed tactic. “He didn’t have a lawyer or anything. She had threatened divorce in the past but he did not think she would file this time.”
In a statement to Us on Tuesday, September 20, the Oscar-winning actress’ rep said, “Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time, and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time.”
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