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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had split in 2016REUTERS/Neil Hall

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's children have reportedly formed a strong bond with their male nanny. The couple's children- Maddox, Pax, Knox, Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne apparently look upto Oliver Stone, and are finding solace in him during the family's custody drama. 

According to a report in Radar Online, the 43-year-old actress feels she can count on him. A source said: "Oliver is particularly close to Shiloh and Knox. They're really smart kids and love finding out how things work, which is right up Oliver's alley."

"He's a bit of a geek at heart and loves teaching them new things. He not only accompanies them to cool things like robotics class, but he's also entrusted with driving them," the insider added.

"All six kids love him. He's mature and conscientious but also knows how to get on their level and make them feel heard and important," the source went on. "Angie's incredibly grateful that Oliver's around to have such a good influence on them during such an ordeal. He's been a real distraction while she figures out the court battle with their dad."

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U.S. actress Angelina Jolie (2nd R) with her children Maddox, Zahara, Pax Thien and Shiloh (L-R)Reuters

Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016, shortly after an incident between Maddox and Pitt onboard a plane. According to reports, Maddox got involved in a fight between the couple, and this forced the actor to put his hands on his son during the confrontation.

"Oliver is the son of one of Angie's oldest friends, her stunt coordinator Simon [Crane]," the insider told the website. "She's really closed ranks since her split from Brad and rarely allows anyone into her home. Oliver is one of the lucky few."

Meanwhile, Pitt and Jolie will face a judge to determine who wins custody of their six children. The Oscar-winning actress has sought sole custody, while the 54-year-old actor is seeking joint custody. The trial is reportedly set to commence on December 4.