Don't Cut Brad Out Of The Children's Lives: Angelina Jolie's Childhood Nanny Dishes Divorce Advice
A file photo of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Los Angeles:: Actress Angelina Jolie's former nanny has warned the actress not to inflict a 'lonely and traumatic' childhood on her children.
The Maleficent actress filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt last month and is seeking primary custody of their six kids, Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Krisann Morel, who cared for the actress and her brother James Haven when they were young, is concerned about the parallels between their split and the "By the Sea" filmmaker's own parents, Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"I want to send a message to Angelina, who I care about very much. I want to tell her, don't cut Brad out of the children's lives. Don't demonise your husband. Because that is exactly what your mother did when she was breaking up with your father. And the result was you had a lonely and traumatic childhood. Why would you inflict the same tragedy on your kids?
"I am worried that Angie is repeating the past and the same mistakes her mother made during her divorce. I want to get this message across to her before it is too late," Morel told Grazia magazine.
After Voight left Bertrand for a young drama student, the actress barred her former husband from seeing the kids, and to this day Jolie is said to have a strained relationship with the actor.
"Jon was portrayed as this evil figure and Marcheline succeeded in turning both his children against him. But it led to years of heartbreak and wounds that still haven't healed to this day.
"I'm so surprised Angie (Angelina) is now doing the same to her children," Morel said.