Brangelina ‘struggling with separation’

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly “living separate lives”.

The Hollywood stars famously have a pact which sees one of them care for their six children when the other is working on a film. However, conflicting work schedules mean that Brad is currently shooting a new film in the UK, while Angelina is directing her second movie Unbroken in Australia. Being on opposite sides of the world is said to be taking its toll on the couple.

“They’re living separate lives at the moment. The distance is really causing major problems,” a source told British magazine Grazia. “This is the first time their work schedules have clashed like this and goes against everything they’ve always agreed on, but Angelina wanted to get on with directing her second film. They’ve broken their pact and the cracks are starting to show. Even though the kids all have nannies, both Brad and Ange are very hands-on parents, and she must feel like a single mum at the moment. It’s very tough and stressful for both of them.”

While the couple initially decided to divide up caring for their children, all six are now believed to be with Angelina.

Angelina’s frail frame has sparked concerns for her health recently and Brad is said to be feeling increasingly worried.

“Brad is desperate to wrap in the UK to get out to her as soon as possible. It won’t help that their plan to meet up in Hong Kong every two weeks hasn’t happened. Angelina has come to realize just how much she needs Brad and misses him,” an insider explained.

“Brad wants his parents to fly out and join Angelina, so they can share the childcare, he’s just desperate to get out there as soon as possible. Brad was supposed to be filming until December, but he’s trying to figure out how to get to see Ange and the kids.”

According to reports Angelina has been working long hours on her movie set, running around looking after her kids but “just grazes” when it comes to mealtimes. This news comes just nine months after the 38-year-old star underwent a double mastectomy.

Brad and Angelina have been engaged since April 2012 and were previously reported to be planning to marry before the end of the year. Following their time apart, it seems Brad is eager for the nuptials to take place soon.

“Obviously ensuring Angie’s health is OK is his priority, but a wedding would make them feel like a proper family and do wonders for them all,” a source explained.

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