Kids, they’re such ingrates! You ALLEGEDLY crash one little fuel truck and all of a sudden you’re the bad guy. Us Weekly is reporting that Maddox Jolie-Pitt (now 18) and his pops, William Bradley Pitt, are estranged-er than a motherfucker. To the point where “Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son”, according to a source, one who possibly has long, lustrous hair, smells of the jungle after a cooling rain, and has Us Weekly on speed dial.
Us Weekly notes that since the now infamous family feud that took place aboard Brad and Angie’s private jet back in 2016.
Us Weekly broke the story of the notorious incident, which reportedly spurred Angelina Jolie to file for divorce after two years of marriage and 11 years together as a couple. The headstrong teen “is very close with Angie,” a family friend exclusively reveals in the current issue of Us Weekly. According to a second source, even though Pitt legally adopted the boy in 2006 after he and Jolie fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004, “Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son.”
Their relationship continued to be strained since the incident. A Jolie source once described the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star as a “big yeller” when it came to the kids.
Oh yes, Big Yeller, the underappreciated sequel to Old Yeller where one of Old Yeller’s pups spends years in therapy trying to come to terms with his father’s rabies diagnosis.
Us Weekly notes that despite Brad’s attempts to right the ship by “attending therapy sessions, attending Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoing drug and alcohol testing”, Maddox, who is now all the way in South Korea, still hunted down every copy, physical and digital, of Father Knows Best, and with his allowance money from mom, smelted them down into a giant statue of the middle finger.
But for Maddox, it was too little, too late. Even holidays didn’t soften his resolve. This past Christmas, Maddox, along with his brother Pax, opted out of opening presents at dad’s with their four younger siblings. “Maddox refused to go, and Pax didn’t go either,” a source told Us at the time.
I’m surprised this source didn’t also reveal that the gift Brad had for Maddox that Christmas was a carton of cigarettes with a note that read “Hey, smoke up, Maddy!”.