Psychic claims Brad Pitt is staying with Angelina Jolie to keep family image intact Reuters

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's picture-perfect relationship is just a front according to recent claims made by the actor's psychic.

Pitt's long-standing spiritual guide, Ron Bard who claims to have foreseen the couple's relationship now says the Hollywood star does not love Angelina Jolie, 39.

Bard, 54, said the 12 Years a Slave actor feels 'boxed in' but will not leave her for the sake of their six children – and because it would harm his image.

According to a report published by the Daily Mail, the American psychic revealed that the actor's enthusiasm for the relationship has quickly fizzled out and is merely a front to keep his family-man image intact.

Bard claims he told Pitt in 2005, that he would meet someone who would 'change his whole life' while filming Mr & Mrs Smith and then that year, Pitt left Friends star, Jeniffer Aniston for Jolie.

However, he denies rumours that he encouraged Pitt to leave Aniston, he said: "The elegance and beauty of the soul (of Brad when he was with Jen) was just so on the money, so I think he was great where he was. The fact that he turned to the left, that was completely his own decision."

When asked if the couple were still in love, he said: "At the end of the day, whether Pitt is in love or he's not in love is not the question. The question is he's a man who made a commitment to six children and he's keeping his commitment to those six children.

"Whether he loves her or not, that's another story. Brad's the type of guy who finds his happiness within his own soul. He does what he thinks right – he's a man's man."

He went on: " I think Miss Jolie is very clever, I think she's boxed him in, but he doesn't care about that because I think he loves the children more than the relationship.

"If you're a big star and you leave someone like Jennifer Aniston the world trashes you for years, now you leave six kids? What's your image... you're stuck. A celebrity has to think of their image."

Pitt and Jolie announced their engagement in 2012 and in an interview with Elle Magazine earlier this year, the actress and UN ambassador said of her relationship with Pitt: "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person."