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Brad Pitt’s ‘Kids Matter the Most,” Sources Say Ahead Of His 58th Birthday

Brad Pitt is having a “low-key birthday” this weekend.

On Sunday, Brad turns 58-years-old and “plans to have a low-key birthday. Just sort of hanging out,” an insider to PEOPLE shared.

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“He’s staying low-key in general. That’s really the kind of guy he is anyway,” the source says, adding that since his birthday is at the end of the year, “it’s a natural time for reflection for him.”

“It was a challenging year for everybody with COVID and filming amidst that,” says the source, adding that the actor is looking forward to 2022.

Pitt, who has battling custody of his children with ex-wife Angelina Jolie since their split in 2016, is “trying to stay positive and think about next steps and look ahead and hopefully have an even more positive year,” the source shares.

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Brad is the father to six children, Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and 13-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, with Jolie.

“The situation with the kids is still a difficult situation,” says the source. “It sucks. It is what it is. His kids matter the most to him. But there are just processes you have to go through.”

But thankfully, he has a generous support system. “He is genuinely beloved,” the insider says. “People really like him, and he does have a strong circle supporting him.”

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In January joked how he was “old” in his acceptance speech for the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

“It’s things like this and nights like these that tell me that I’m old,” he joked at the time. “I’ve been around a while and I’ve been doing this for a bit.”

“I can’t stand night shoots anymore, and I’ll gladly hand a stunt over to a stunt man. I no longer remember the first rule of Fight Club,” Pitt joked.

“But it’s also nights like this where I get to look back and I feel really, really blessed,” he went on. “I feel so fortunate to all the amazing people I’ve been able to work with who have taught me so much and who’ve touched my life. From editors and composers, and amazing directors … really beautiful, amazing people.”

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