Zahara was the first to publicly renounce their father. Brad Pitt's 19-year-old daughter revealed herself as "Zahara Marley Jolie" at her sorority's admission ceremony in November, dramatically omitting her famous father's surname.

On May 3, choreographer Lil Kelaan Carter lauded Zahara's sister Shiloh's "energy" and tagged her Instagram account in a post, indicating that the skilled young dancer, 18, also goes by the surname Jolie. Then, in the Playbill credits for “The Outsiders,” which premiered on Broadway on May 14, producer Angelina Jolie's 15-year-old assistant was simply credited as "Vivienne Jolie."

“It’s heartbreaking. The implication is that they want nothing to do with Brad,” an unnamed source told In Touch Weekly.

And their former bodyguard seemed to be blaming their mother. Tony Webb, the owner of a security company who worked for Angelina for 20 years and is still retained by Brad, has revealed all in explosive new legal documents relating to the couple's feud over Château Miraval.

According to Webb, an employee of his overheard Angelina "encouraging [the kids] to avoid spending time with Mr. Pitt during custody visits" and planned to speak about it at a custody hearing. The records, according to the insider, "basically confirmed Brad's biggest fear: that Angelina sabotaged his kids' relationship with him."

Webb also claimed Angelina attempted to quiet his employees. Angelina's aide "told me that he had heard that two contractors who had provided personal security for Ms. Jolie might be testifying in the family court case," claimed Webb, who alleges Angelina fired him in 2020. "[He] then urged me to prohibit these folks from testifying." The assistant reminded him that "Ms. Jolie would sue them."

Previous court records have alluded to Angelina's power over her children, as per HOLA. In 2018, the judge overseeing their divorce ruled that "not having a relationship with their father is harmful" to the children and chastised Angelina, 48, for listening to calls and reading texts between him and the kids.

If she didn't help mend their relationship with Brad, 60, the judge said she may lose primary custody — and he even ordered her to schedule a phone call with the kids and their doctors "to explain that the court has determined that each of them is safe with their father."

Angelina, whose lawyers successfully fought for the judge's disqualification in 2021, has had primary custody for the past eight years. Brad has legal visitation rights, but only the twins, Vivienne and Knox, are under the age of 18. "He's lost so much time with all of them," the informant said.

However, his ex has stated that the children have excellent cause to avoid their father. In a 2022 filing in the Miraval case, she claimed that during their epic, marriage-ending battle aboard a private plane in 2016, Brad lunged at his own child, choked one of the children, and assaulted another in the face, according to court records.

Some of the kids reportedly pleaded with Brad to stop and they were all afraid. In April, Angelina's lawyers submitted another document saying that Brad's history of physical abuse of Jolie began well before the plane trip.

Brad has denied all allegations of abuse, but the children appear to have taken her side, according to Vanity Fair. “Your four youngest children tremble in fear when in your presence,” Pax, 20, reportedly wrote in a 2020 Instagram rant. “You will never understand the damage you have done to my family, because you’re incapable of doing so. You have made the lives of those closest to me a constant hell. You may tell yourself and the world whatever you want, but the truth will come to light someday.”

Their bodyguards allegedly understand the truth. They supposedly know Brad and Angie's intimate secrets and could testify in court, according to the source, adding that both Webb, who was reportedly on the tarmac the day the family's private jet landed, and his security personnel witnessed their toxic marriage and the impact the behind-the-scenes drama had on their kids.

So far, they've all been quiet. However, one of the two individuals stated that he intended to testify regardless of the NDA if he received a court subpoena, according to Webb's 12-page statement provided by Brad's lawyers to demonstrate that Angelina routinely used nondisclosure agreements despite refusing to sign one for Brad, which caused his agreed-upon purchase of her Miraval shares to fail.

According to the source, Angelina's bodyguards are willing to risk her fury in order to reveal what they have witnessed. The insider added that, if this is the case, it has the potential to completely unravel the investigation. These men were with Hollywood's most famous couple as their marriage went apart, and they may finally expose the truth.

Business Times has reached out to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for comments.