Between their long-distance battles, Angie tried to relax by flying her Cessna airplane to Las Vegas with sons Maddox and Pax.
“She stayed over at the Wynn with the boys,” an insider says. “She told Mad it was an early birthday present, and he was so excited!”
Angie also carved out some time to visit her brother James Haven, who lives in Las Vegas part-time, for some much-needed comfort.
“Angie has been turning to James a lot lately, since things have gotten so difficult with Brad,” the source adds. “She said she felt like she just needed to see him and get a hug.”
Even before their [latest] blowout, Angelina was in dire need of alone time. Insiders say she’s been escaping to a suite at Raffles L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, where her beloved mother, Marcheline, lived up until her death from ovarian cancer in 2007.
“Angie likes to go to March’s old suite and be alone and think and cry,” the insider says. “She slips away whenever things get really bad with her and Brad. Sometimes she leaves late in the evening and spends the night, sometimes she only stays a few hours.”
The actress was spotted leaving the hotel alone on July 12, still looking upset as she drove away.
Unfortunately, [the kids] are caught up in the family meltdown. Little Shiloh has been throwing tantrums whenever Brad leaves the house, and she yells at Angie and Brad when they fight, the insider adds. “During a recent blowup, Shi ordered Angie, ‘Stop yelling at Daddy!’”
Shiloh even threw one of her dolls at Angie after a particularly fierce fight with Brad.
Maddox, meanwhile, is a mama’s boy and very protective of Angie, another source reveals. “Every time Angie and Brad fight, Maddox runs to her defense.”