Brad Pitt at a movie premiere poses with his arm around his son, Maddox
Details About Brad Pitt's Strained Relationship With Son Maddox
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Born in Battambang, Cambodia, Maddox was adopted by Angelina Jolie in 2002 and Brad Pitt in 2006. The moment when Maddox called Pitt his father was life-changing for him, saying, "I never knew how much I could love something until I looked in the faces of my children."
Special Bond
As the Jolie-Pitt family grew, Brad Pitt and his son Maddox remained a dynamic duo, sharing an interest in hobbies like aviation, studying combat vehicles, and dirt bike racing. In 2013, Maddox also appeared as a zombie in the movie "World War Z," which starred his dad.
In 2022, a court filing was made public alleging that Pitt drunkenly attacked Jolie on the family jet in 2016. A source confirmed a physical altercation between Pitt and Maddox, who was 15 at the time, and another said Pitt "made contact with Maddox in the shoulder area" when he stepped in to defend his mother.
Amidst the airplane debacle and his divorce, Pitt has maintained that he never abused Maddox or any other family members. A Pitt source claims the incident was a standard clash between a teen and his father, and Pitt has owned up to yelling at his children, admitting that his drinking got out of hand leading up to the divorce.
In 2018, the former couple reached a new custody agreement, but Maddox was excluded since he was old enough to choose which parent he wanted to be with. Pitt is desperate to make amends with his son, and an insider revealed that he was disappointed after several unsuccessful attempts to reconnect with Maddox.