Angelina Jolie has been spotted for the first time since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.
The actress, 41, was seen with the six children she shares with Brad, 52 – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and twins Vivienne and Knox, eight – in Los Angeles on Sunday, where they reportedly visited a rental property.
Walking barefoot up a flight of stairs followed by her flock of children, the mother-of-six cut a low-key figure in a large tan cardigan and aviator shades.
A source told ET the group visited the beach together before touring the property, spending over an hour at the house.
Angelina was also joined by a large group of security guards as well as child minders.
‘The kids were running around and they seemed happy and to be doing well,’ the insider said.
The whole brood were in tow, including Angelina’s brother James Haven, 43.
According to Us Weekly, the former actor, who famously kissed Jolie on the lips at the Oscars in 2000, now has ‘an active daily role’ in raising the children.
‘He took a more active daily role in June,’ said a source. ‘The kids all call him Uncle James.’
A People source has said in the past: ‘James is her rock. She trusts him.’ok
This comes ahead of the reported temporary custody reassessment on October 20th.
Last week it was reported that Brad broke down in tears when he saw his children for the first time in nearly three weeks after Angelina announced she was divorcing him.
Pitt had to be supervised by a therapist when he saw at least two of the six children he has with Miss Jolie on a visit lasting just one hour.
The actor played with his children during the ‘gut-wrenching’ meeting – when they began crying too.
He was supervised due to an order from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, which is currently investigating him. Pitt, 52, is also being investigated by the FBI after allegedly drinking and physically attacking his son Maddox, 15, on board a private jet on September 14, which he denies.
Angelina, 41, filed for divorce five days later, ending two years of marriage and 12 years together.
The couple are parents to Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, ten, and twins Vivienne and Knox, eight.
Pitt’s visit occurred on October 8 at his former family home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles.
While Angelina was in the house, she did not speak to him, reports said.
According to In Touch Weekly, when Vivienne and Zahara came into the room he lost control of his emotions.
A source said: ‘He had tears in his eyes and tried to hold it together because he didn’t want them to get upset because he was crying.
‘The visit was gut-wrenching: Vivienne and Zahara both started crying.’
Pitt is reportedly ‘desperate’ to agree a deal with Miss Jolie, who has custody of the children for now. He volunteered to undergo random drug and alcohol tests to prove he does not have a problem with either. The first test reportedly came back negative.
A friend told Us magazine that Pitt will co-operate ‘in any way he can’ so long as he can see his children.
Before the divorce Pitt and Miss Jolie’s marriage had seemed like one of the most solid in Hollywood. Now she is demanding permanent sole custody of their children, which Pitt is fighting.
Social workers will make another evaluation on October 20 about how to resolve the dispute.
An insider told Us: ‘The hope is that this period of time will lead them to be able to resolve things without the involvement of the courts.’
Nobody for Pitt or Miss Jolie was available for comment.