Angelina Jolie banned Brad Pitt from seeing kids over Thanksgiving

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Angelina Jolie didn't want her estranged husband Brad Pitt to see their children over Thanksgiving.

The 52-year-old actor ran off to the Turks and Caicos Islands to spend the annual holiday with his "buddies" after the 'By the Sea' star reportedly told him he wasn't allowed to spend time with their six kids Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne last weekend.

A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "He was at Amanyara in Turks and Caicos over Thanksgiving in a private villa [because] Angie wouldn't let him see the kids. Brad was with one of his male buddies for the weekend."

It was initially thought the former couple had put their differences aside so they could spend the holiday together for the sake of their children, but Angelina opted to celebrate Thanksgiving, which fell on November 25, in Los Angeles.

The pair split in September after it was claimed the hunky actor had "got physical" in a row with Maddox on board a private jet.

The FBI got involved and spent weeks investigating the allegations, interviewing Maddox and interrogating Brad, before they later closed the case due to lack of substantial evidence.

However, although he was cleared of the allegations, Angelina is still fighting for sole custody of their kids in her divorce papers.

Despite the 41-year-old actress not wanting Brad anywhere near her children, the courts recently agreed that they will stay in her care but the actor will have "therapeutic visits."

In light of the agreement, it's believed Brad has only seen his children three times since the 'Maleficent' star filed for divorce.

A source said recently: "He's crushed. Brad has been deferential on what's best for them and limits their stress."