Angelina Jolie’s brother James Haven opens up about ‘protecting’ her kids after Brad Pitt split

Angelina Jolie’s brother James Haven revealed he became protective over her kids following the actress’ split from Brad Pitt.

When asked by “90who10” podcast co-host Jessica Entner how Haven supported Jolie as her personal life “unfolded in the public eye,” he seemingly admitted he felt the need to alter his life to prioritize his family.

“That’s where it all started, it started with the protection of her and her children — my nieces and nephews,” he said on Sunday.

“I set my life up so I can be present with whatever the situation,” he continued. “I want to be there for them or for her — whatever she’s going through.”

The actor, 52, explained it was important for him to be there for Jolie’s children in their “massively formative years.”

The actor seemingly admitted he altered his life to support his nieces and nephews amid the actress’ split from Brad Pitt. Youtube/90who10

“They’re becoming young adults early 20s,” he added. “I think it’s just very natural and I just want to be there any time.”

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“Anytime I’m blessed to be in their presence, I want to be in their presence,” Haven continued.

Jolie, 48, and Pitt, 60, share Maddox, 22, Pax, 20, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15.

During Sunday’s episode of the “90who10” podcast, Haven explained how he became protective of his family as Jolie’s life “unfolded in the public eye.” WireImage

The former couple, who wed in August 2014, were together for 12 years when they announced their divorce in 2016.

Following news of their split, reports came out that the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” co-stars allegedly got into an altercation while on a private jet with their kids in 2016.

In court documents obtained by Page Six in October 2022, the “Bullet Train” actor allegedly “choked one of the children and struck another in the face.”

“That’s where it all started, it started with the protection of her and her children,” he explained. AFP via Getty Images

The filing said he even “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”

“At one point, he poured beer on Jolie; at another, he poured beer and red wine on the children,” the documents read.

Pitt later admitted to having raised his voice at his kids but denied getting physical.

“I set my life up so I can be present with whatever the situation,” he added. AFP via Getty Images

“Brad may have been drinking, and admits that he yelled at his son, but he insists he did not hit him or attempt to harm him. It was a confrontation that got out of hand,” sources close to the actor told The Post.

The insider furthered Jolie’s filing was merely a smear campaign.

Meanwhile, the “Maleficent” actress seemingly admitted in September that she and her kids had “a lot of healing to do” following the breakup.

Jolie and Pitt called it quits together in 2016 after 12 years together. Getty Images

The co-parents were initially granted joint custody of their kids in May 2021. However, a judge threw out the ruling a month later.

Custody for Jolie and Pitt’s minor children has still not been resolved.

However, the duo were officially declared single in 2019.