The couple countered the breakup rumors with a recent date night, but an insider says Angelina is getting tired of Brad putting the kids first.
- JoAnna Zulli, BettyConfidential.comBrad Pitt maybe one of Hollywood's sexiest actors, a film producer, humanitarian and architecture buff, but at home he's just a simple dad. And it's this dedication to his kids that is causing friction with his partner Angelina Jolie.
"He wants to be the best father possible," a source tells BettyConfidential. "He's all about the kids. And at the end of the day he's tired and all he wants to do is sit and relax. Angelina, on the other hand, is ready to roll!"
Brad and Angelina used to be seen out on the town regularly, but over the past month or two their date nights have been few and far between, which has prompted rumors that they were on the verge of splitting.
In what some cynics have seen as a shrewd PR move, the pair attended the Director's Guild Awards last weekend, to put the rumors to rest.
But the insider says that the showy date night was just a band-aid; there are bigger problems that the couple needs to work on. "Brad and Angie's relationship seems to have lost its spark," the source says. "They're bored with each other and their chemistry has fizzled."
Part of the problem is that Angelina, 34, doesn't want to be a homebody and stay in with the kids every night, while Brad, 46, loves to hang out with his kids and then relax at home after they go to bed.
"Angelina is a good mom, but also likes action," the insider says. "But Brad is all about the kids. By the time he's done with playing with them and putting them to bed, he's tired. All he wants to do is chill out."
Brad loves being a father to Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox, adds the source. But having six kids under the age of 8 can be exhausting. "They are all at different ages where their needs are different; who needs a diaper change, who wants milk, who wants to play a game," the insider says. "He's always trying to please each child. Six kids is a lot. Sometimes there is chaos."
Unfortunately for the couple, at the end of the day their moods clash. "Angelina is the opposite of Brad," the source says. "She's energetic. She wants romance, she wants to be worshipped and desired."
In fact, Angelina told a friend, "Brad just doesn't excite me the way he used to. Once the twins were born, he got boring and could care less about any excitement."
Angelina never hid the fact that she is bisexual and had wild escapades with her ex-husbands Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton. While she loves Brad, there have been recent reports that Angie has strayed. The insider says Brad's response was to throw himself "a pity party. He started drinking, being reckless and sporting that scraggly beard. He has been upset."
The source says that although their relationship may be on rocky ground, Brad and Angelina will try to work it out. "Brad's love for the kids is very strong. No matter where things go with them, he's always going to be their father."
JoAnna Zulli is a New York-based writer who has worked for Star, Soap Opera Magazine, Woman's World, In Touch and the New York Post.To read more from BettyConfidential: