Brad Pitt onstage during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
BRAD Pitt made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Monday to present Moonlight, which won for best film drama.
But the star, whose production company Plan B produced the movie with A24, didn’t stay out to celebrate and headed back home, as he continues an acrimonious divorce battle with Angelina Jolie.
Sources told the New York Post say Pitt didn’t want to party while he and Jolie argue over custody of their six kids. Pitt, 53, and Jolie, 41, have a voluntary temporary custody agreement in place that allows him just one supervised visit with the children a week.
He previously voluntarily agreed to undergo drug and alcohol tests in the hope he’ll eventually be allowed more access to the kids.
A healthy-looking Pitt got a warm and supportive reception from his fellow Hollywood stars at the show.
A source told the New York Post of Pitt, an executive producer of Moonlight: “He entered the Globes through the backstage and presented the film, and then headed straight back home. He is extremely proud of the film, and wanted to be there to support it, but he didn’t go out.”
A day after Pitt’s appearance, t he actor and Jolie released their first statement since the split.
Brad Pitt at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Lawyers for Pitt and Jolie are due back in court Jan. 17, if the parties don’t come to an agreement in advance. They just reached a deal to seal the court documents to prevent a further ugly public fight.
Meanwhile, the stars of Moonlight hit the party circuit to celebrate, although there was no official bash for their film.
Janelle Monáe and Naomie Harris were seen at the Warner Bros. and InStyle party at the Beverly Hilton, along with guests Viola Davis, John Legend, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara.
This article first appeared in the New York Post.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the world premiere of Maleficent in Los Angeles.