Brad Pitt is thrilled to be spending more time with his children.
“It’s been obvious that he has been missing his kids like crazy,” a source tells PEOPLE. “To live so close to them, but not seeing them often, has definitely been painful for him.”
Last week, a judge presiding over Pitt, 54, and Angelina Jolie’s divorce proceedings established a detailed schedule for the actor to spend time with Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who reside with Jolie as she films Maleficent 2 in London. The kids normally reside in Los Angeles with Jolie, where Pitt also lives.
The court papers obtained by PEOPLE stated, “the children not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and that Jolie, 43, could lose full custody of the kids if she doesn’t allow them to grow their relationships with Pitt.