BRAD Pitt is “fighting to get overnight visits with his kids for the holidays” during his nasty custody war with ex Angelina Jolie.
The former couple are set to appear before a judge in November to discuss custody of five of their six kids.
A source told Us Weekly: “The holiday visitation had been set before the custody trial.”
The insider explained: “Brad will see the children on Christmas Day.
“He is hoping that he will be given increased custodial time with the kids which would result in having them overnight for the holidays this year.
“The decision will be made by the judge in November.”
Brad, 56, and Angelina, 45, have been battling in court since the actress filed for divorce in September 2016.
They share children Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.
Their custody battle is set to be one of the most expensive and drawn-out legal fights in Hollywood history as Brad called 21 witnesses to support his case.
An insider, who is close to both parties, exclusively told The Sun: “The kids have been shielded to a large extent, but they’re old enough to have a pretty strong sense of what’s going on and it breaks Brad’s heart to know they’ve been at the centre of this wretched battle for such a long time.
“Angelina is still the ultimate mama bear who insists she’ll walk through fire to protect them from anyone — even their own father — and she’s proud of the strength and maturity the kids have shown throughout this nightmare process.
“There’s been a hell of a lot of finger pointing and sniping from each of their respective camps for months now, ever since it became clear they weren’t going to be able to compromise face to face.
“Now the communication between Brad and Angie is virtually non-existent, and they’re both digging in harder than they’ve ever done before.”
Both Brad and Angelina have spent months building their cases, which has cost them a small fortune in legal bills.
Brad has called in 21 witnesses and Angelina has only named seven, which includes herself and Brad.
As they fight over their five younger kids, it has already been decided that their oldest son, Maddox, can decide for himself when he wants to see his father.
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Before his relationship with Angelina, Brad was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000-2005.
The friendly exes recently reunited for a Fast Time At Ridgemont High charity table read.
Brad and Angelina met in 2004 while filming Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with many people speculating Brad cheated on Jen, 51.
It was recently revealed that the Friends alum is writing a memoir, which could potentially touch on the infamous love triangle.