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Angelina Jolie is shooting a new film, Those Who Wish Me Dead, which has meant relocating her six children to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the summer. Us Weekly and E! got lots of details about what their lives are like there, along with their relationship with Brad Pitt, Jolie’s ex-husband and her kids’ dad.
Jolie is working a lot on the film, but she has really tried to make New Mexico an exciting new home for Maddox (17), Pax (15), Zahara (14), Shiloh (13), Knox (10), and Vivienne (10). The family is living in a rental home.
“They have taken multiple Target runs and love shopping and going out to eat,” a source told E!. “Angelina spoils them with carts full of toys and sporting goods. She loves to indulge them with new things as much as she can. She has had to work a lot so she wanted them to have fun and stay busy. When they arrived, they set up their house with all kinds of new pets, stuff for their rooms and toys.”
Us Weekly also reported that Jolie recently took Zahara, Knox, and Vivienne to stores like PetSmart and Target, where they bought stuff for themselves and their pets.
“Angelina has been trying to spend as much time with her children as possible while working grueling 12-hour days on set in Albuquerque,” a source told Us Weekly. “[She] dotes on the younger ones a lot.”
Us Weekly and E! reported that the kids will be traveling between New Mexico, where their mom is, and Los Angeles, where they will spend time with their dad Brad Pitt. “Though their base is wherever their mom is these days, the kids will be going to L.A. to see their dad this summer,” a source told E!.
A second source told the outlet recently that “he does whatever he can to make their time together positive. Each relationship [he has with each child] is different, and some are better than others.”
Us Weekly was told by a source that Pitt will travel to Albuquerque sometimes, too. “Brad will also be spending time in New Mexico this summer because at times it will just be easier for him to go there.”
Both Us and E! got some insight about Pitt and Jolie’s relationship these days. It has gotten much better. “It’s a very healthy situation and Brad is grateful that all of the animosity is in the past,” Us‘s source said.
E! added that the two are committed to their kids’ happiness. “There’s a lot of ongoing therapy and meetings to try and make decisions together and keep things consistent for the kids,” the outlet’s source said. “They do not agree on a lot but they do both want the kids to be happy.”