Here's What Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Fought About
Sources say they had wildly different parenting styles
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2016 10:58 AM CDT
In this 2013 file photo, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, from left, Angelina Jolie, and Brad Pitt attend the 2013 Governors Awards in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie supposedly had a crazy fight about their kids while aboard a plane right before Jolie filed for divorce, citing "the health of the family" as her reason. Now, sources are going into more detail about the parenting problems that supposedly caused the split. For one thing, it seems Pitt wanted the children to have a home base in New Orleans and attend one school there, while Jolie preferred to bring them along on all sorts of globetrotting adventures while home-schooling them. Pitt was also the stricter of the two parents, although "he's not a drill sergeant," a source tells Us. He just got mad about "regular fatherly things," like the kids not going to bed on time or not putting their things away.

"Brad teaches them to be respectful human beings. Angelina lets the kids run around and behave badly," says another source. But a source on Jolie's side says that Pitt is "a big yeller," including yelling at the kids, and that "there were a few times Angie said she was terrified." As Us points out, sources said in the past—before the divorce—that Brad and Angie had "heated, screaming fights" about how to parent their six children. LA County's Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the alleged plane incident, and People reports that Pitt is cooperating and took a voluntary drug test, which TMZ notes was not officially required for the DCFS investigation. Another source on Pitt's side tells Us that Jolie had been unhappy for a while, and the plane fight just gave her a way to get out of the marriage and "destroy" Pitt. (Is Pitt using Jolie's humanitarian work against her?)