Angelina Jolie Malibu Suits Me ... Looking to Set Down Roots

10/5/2016 10:18 AM PDT

Malibu Suits Angelina Jolie, Looking to Set Down Roots

EXCLUSIVE

Angelina Jolie's decided Malibu is the key to keeping her kids out of the media circus surrounding her bitter divorce from Brad Pitt.

Despite reports she's moving into Denise Richards' old Hidden Hills crib ... we're told her team is actually searching for another Malibu rental -- one more spacious and safe than the one where she's currently living.

We're told Angie likes the seclusion of Malibu. Translation: removed from Hollywood -- and the plan is to have multiple rentals there to keep photogs off the trail of her and the kids. As for a permanent home ... we're told that's up in the air while she and Brad hammer out their property split.

As we previously reported, Angie's already renting a 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom Malibu estate with killer ocean views.