Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce has been particularly hard on the couple's six children, who have now reportedly started therapy to cope with their parent's sudden split. As the high-profile divorce plays out in the public eye, Jolie and her brood of six - Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - entered counselling, according to a latest report.

"It's been a traumatic situation," a source close to the Maleficent actress told People magazine shedding light on the aftermath of the famous couple's split. Jolie, who filed for divorce from Pitt on 19 September, is reportedly "staying strong for her kids" as her children struggle to adjust with life in the wake of all the changes.

Earlier it was reported that the 41-year-old actress had moved out of her family home along with the children to a rental home in Los Angeles right after the split.

"She did what she felt she had to do to protect the safety of the kids," a source told the gossip magazine. However, according to recent reports, Jolie has moved with her pack again from their Mailbu residence to a rental mansion in Hidden Hills.

"They didn't leave the rental house for days," a source close to the family told People adding, "It was hard for all of them. They are used to more activities and more entertainment so it's difficult for them to just stay at the house. The younger kids don't understand what's going on."

The news comes after reports suggesting that the A-lister pair's children were devastated following their much-publicised divorce emerged. "Daddy's girl" Shiloh has apparently taken a set back when their parents decided to part ways due to "irreconcilable differences".

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Jolie filed for divorce on 19 September seeking full physical custody of their six children Robyn Beck/Getty

"Shiloh is taking [the divorce] the hardest. She's a daddy's girl and she's apparently upset with her mom for keeping them apart. Angelina is trying to explain that it's for the best, but the kids don't see it that way," a previous report stated.

Meanwhile Pitt and Jolie's temporary custody arrangement that grants the children's full custody to the actress and supervised visitation rights to the actor for the time-being comes to an end on 20 October. Following this, LA's Department of Children and Family Services will make new recommendations to the estranged couple.