Somewhere in an alternate universe, this isn’t one of the most recent pictures we’ve got of Brad Pitt and Maddox Jolie. In said universe, there are pics of Brad and Madd throwing up praise arms while celebrating the almighty Kanye West at a Sunday Service. Of course, in our universe, those pictures don’t exist, because Maddox doesn’t want anything to do with Brad, no matter how many free pairs of Yeezy Boosts Brad’s new friend could hook him up with. And according to a source close to the situation, Brad is very bummed out about that.
Maddox has recently spoken about his current relationship with Brad, there was a pretty heavy implication that no one should really be surprised if “estranged” one day turns into “former.” Brad himself hasn’t really brought up Maddox’s name and instead has been talking about being sober. Brad was allegedly drunk when he got into it with Maddox on a private jet in 2016. And Brad has commented in the past about how he had to quit alcohol, because it was wrecking his life. He never mentioned Maddox by name, or talked about the fight. But from what we, the general public, can gather is that Brad’s drinking might have fucked things up.
A source tells Us Weekly Angelina Jolie has been trying to get Maddox to talk to his dad, but he’s not interested.
“Maddox hasn’t been receptive. And for Brad, it’s a tremendous loss.”
You may also recall that things aren’t great between Brad and Pax Jolie-Pitt. The rumor was that Angelina told Pax that Brad never wanted to adopt him, which – way harsh if true. However, Brad’s allegedly has a chance to reconnect, thanks to Maddox being distracted in South Korea with lectures and essays.
“With Maddox overseas, Brad is also hopeful that Pax will also be interested in reconnecting without the influence of his older brother.”
There is a custody agreement in place, so it’s not like Brad is getting zero face time with the kids. But they are getting older, which means they can start to decide if they want those daddy visits. To be fair to the kids, it probably isn’t helping things that they’ve spent the past three years watching their parents do battle through a team of legal experts. Although if the pictures are any clue, it seems like the awkwardness is maybe only an issue with one of the parents.
This situation remains a mess, and I do believe that source when they say that Brad sees the severed ties with Maddox as a “tremendous loss.” I also wish that source had gone with a different word. Maybe “devastating.” Because Trump has kind of ruined the word “tremendous” for the rest of us, and now I’m picturing Brad calling Angie a “sad loser.” Although to be fair, that’s something that Brad has probably already done anyway.