Last week, I theorized that after a rough few months, Brad Pitt might want to return home to Missouri for Thanksgiving so he could spend time with his parents, his siblings and his nieces and nephews. We heard that Brad wasn’t going to see his kids for the holiday, and considering he had just wrapped up his European promotional tour, I thought a trip to Missouri sounded completely possible. But after Thanksgiving, we heard that Brad actually spent the holiday alone in LA. Now that turns out to be wrong too – according to Page Six, Brad spent the long holiday weekend in Turks and Caicos. Hm.
Brad Pitt spent Thanksgiving weekend “hanging out with one of his buddies” because Angelina Jolie wouldn’t let him see their children over the holiday, Page Six has exclusively learned. Reports had said Pitt might join Jolie and their brood in spite of their bruising divorce battle. But the two were 3,000 miles apart.
A spy said, “He was at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos over Thanksgiving in a private villa,” adding, “Angie wouldn’t let him see the kids.”
Another source said, “Brad was with one of his male buddies for the weekend.”
Villas at the posh island retreat reportedly go for up to $34,000 per night. It’s the same getaway where Kelly Ripa headed with husband Mark Consuelos days after the bombshell news that her “Live With Kelly” co-host Michael Strahan was headed to “Good Morning America.” Chelsea Clinton took time off there during her mother’s campaign this year while she was pregnant, and other stars who’ve stayed include Olivia Wilde, Emily Ratajkowski and rocker Bryan Ferry, who got married at Amanyara in 2012.
Pitt and Jolie were known to be guests at Amanyara’s sister properties Amanpuri in Thailand and Amangiri in Utah.
I was looking through some Instagram photos of Amanyara and it looks so beautiful and sunny (it’s rainy and dark here in Virginia right now). It also looks like a perfect romantic getaway. I wonder about that. If you go to a romantic honeymoon-esque place when you’re just trying to relax and not think about a bruising divorce, how does that work out? It probably doesn’t matter in Brad’s case. I imagine he and his bro friend just got drunk a lot.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.