Brad Pitt remains estranged from Maddox, who never ‘saw himself as Brad’s son’


Brad PItt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jol..........

Brad Pitt has been estranged from his two oldest sons since that fateful incident on a private plane in 2016. We only know a few things for sure, gathered from bits and pieces of reporting and unnamed sources: Brad and Angelina were arguing, Brad was drunk, Maddox stepped in between them to defend his mom and Brad did *something* to Maddox. What that something was… we still haven’t established. Brad possibly took a swing at his teenage son, or maybe it was a hard shove. Whatever it was, it was enough for Angelina to take the kids and never look back. Despite Brad’s best efforts to look like a doting father now, only his four youngest kids will spend any time with him. So why the rehash? I don’t know. Us Weekly wants to rehash though:

Family drama. It’s no secret that Brad Pitt and his son Maddox Jolie-Pitt have had a strained relationship ever since the actor, 55, allegedly got into an altercation with the now-18-year-old on a private plane 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. Pitt was allegedly inebriated on the 2016 flight, which opened the door to investigations from the FBI and the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. Though the Fury actor was cleared of any wrongdoing, he had to jump through hoops — including attending therapy sessions, attending Alcoholics Anonymous and undergoing drug and alcohol testing — in order to prove his fitness as a father while Jolie had physical custody of the kids.

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. And while part of Maddox’s decision is his simmering resentment against his adoptive father, another insider notes that he’s also a typically independent teenager. “[Maddox and Pax] spend more time with their friends and are busy doing their own thing,” says the insider. “They spend less time than they used to with the younger kids and the family.”

[From Us Weekly]

I’m kind of surprised that Us Weekly reported that straight, without too many little asides blaming Angelina for everything. I do think it’s funny/gross that they describe Brad as “jumping through hoops,” like… how dare the legal system try to protect children from an alcoholic father who got into a physical confrontation with his minor child? Anyway, just a reminder that Brad’s oldest sons still hate his guts and want nothing to do with him.

Perhaps we’re getting the rehash because Brad’s about to start promoting Ad Astra, which still looks like an utterly bizarre space drama. The new IMAX trailer is out and… while this movie looks beautiful, I can already see that it’s got a tone problem. Is it a contemplative drama? Or a space thriller? Or an action movie? Who knows.

The poster is stupid too.

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Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt at the First They Killed My Father New York premiere at The DGA Theater

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Avalon Red, poster courtesy of Disney.

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  1. Andrea says:

    Brad pitt is idiot…

  2. Des says:

    Maddox doesn’t see himself as Brad’s son… now, maybe. The founding myth of the Brangelina romance was that Brad and Angelina were trying to resist their feelings for each other when Brad was playing with Maddox one day and he went from “Brad” to “Dad”. It’s sad when alcoholism takes a toll on a family and I hope Maddox and Brad are able to find their relationship again some day.

    PS – what a handsome young man Pax has grown into! <3

    • minx says:

      I remember sweet pictures of Brad and Maddox at the very beginning…but maybe, as the family expanded, they fell apart. Add BP’s alcoholism didn’t help.

    • Eu says:

      No, it’s just his mother. She used the kid to get in the relationship and she used the kid again to trigger the drama and get out while playing the victim. Classic covert malignant narcissist. Usually they have huge control over their children, mostly mental, but sometimes physical too, like using money. And she has no clue what she is doing. She believes herself a saint.

    • Athyrmose says:

      Eh. People grow up. A toddler’s devotion will not overrule a toxic parent’s behaviors forever.

  3. Renee says:

    Another space movie??? No thanks

    • Myrtle says:

      LOL I think it looks fantastic! Can’t wait.

      • Renee says:

        I’ll skip it but hope that you enjoy it. :)

      • smcollins says:

        Same here @myrtle! I’m a sucker for a good space adventure with a healthy dose of drama (Gravity, Interstellar, Apollo 13…) 😉

        As far as Brad’s relationship with Maddox, well…I hope, for both of them, one day they’ll reconnect/reconcile. I have no doubt Brad is genuinely remorseful and wants a relationship with *all* of his children. Even Angelina said they’ll always be a family. He’s still his father, even if Maddox doesn’t feel that way right now.

      • Lady D says:

        What makes you think he’s genuinely remorseful? Which of his actions or statements in the past three years has led you to believe this? I think you believe this because you are a good and decent person(based on your comments on this site), and want to believe the best, but I haven’t seen any evidence of him supporting a relationship with them.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    I’ve always believed that what Brad did on that plane was tell the adopted kids that he didn’t really want them and didn’t consider them his. Maddox in particular stood up for Angie while she and Brad were arguing, and that was the result. I can see that causing this estrangement

    • Kittycat says:

      I dont know. Z still sees him.

      I can see Brad saying that to just Maddox.

    • Sierra says:

      I agree. He must have said something like they weren’t his blood and they should be grateful he adopted them.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I highly doubt that. I think what happened is what’s been hinted at since it was first reported: that Brad got in Angie’s face and Maddox intervened and Brad took a swing at Maddox. Reports were that Brad was drunk so I don’t think he actually hit him. But he intended to.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, they kept making that weird point that he “didn’t hit him in the face”.

        I think you’re right, that he tried to hit him and missed or that he shoved him.

        either way, it’s abuse and I cannot blame either kid for not wanting to see him. I really hope that they are able to reconcile, though. if Pitt can truly get his sh*t together and stay sober, maybe the older kids will be able to forgive him, but that is absolutely up to him.

        I think it’s sad when people aren’t close to family members, because I’m so close with mine, and it feels like people are “missing out” on that bond. however, I also fully recognize that some family relationships are toxic and don’t blame people for getting out of them if they are. Just like Jolie and her bat-sh*t crazy pop.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @whatWHAT I’ve been estranged from my father since I was 18 years old. Im now in my late thirties. It wasn’t an easy decision to make but it’s hands down one of the best ones I’ve ever made. A toxic parent is a truly hellish experience and I fully understand and support Maddox from walking away from his. If Brad TRULY wanted to make things right he wouldn’t have spent the better part of the last three years vilifying the mother of his children.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I totally get it. like I said, it makes me sad because I’m close to my parents and I wish everyone had that, but I have friends who have cut ties because they HAD to. and I supported them because (obv) their relationship is THEIR relationship, not mine, and I never would say to them “oh, just try harder!”

        and your point about Pitt vilifying Jolie in the media is apt…it’s likely that had added to Maddox’s not wanting to see Pitt. honestly, I think things were probably bad between Pitt/Jolie for a while, and “the plane incident” was the final straw for her. like, I think she really tried to keep the family together but Pitt wasn’t trying. and if that’s the case, it’s even more obvious why the older kids don’t want to see him. sad all around, but the most important thing in ALL of this is the well-being of their kids.

    • Amanduh says:

      Rapunzel & Sierra: Wow…what a terrible thing to *IMAGINE* someone saying…and then repeating what horrible things *YOU THINK* he might have said about his own children on the internet???!!
      You have no idea WHAT was said, HOW he feels, how he views those kids…
      I doubt any of these kids reads this site, but my goodness – what an awful thing to read about yourself…

      • livealot says:

        +1

      • ann carter says:

        thank you Amanduh. I’m adopted and I get sooooo sick of just-this-kind of projected sh**. Guess what it feels like to be adopted??
        EXACTTTTTTLY HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR BIOLOGICAL PARENTS/CHILDREN.
        Geez.

    • Ok says:

      They’re also legally obligated to see him.

      • Shannon says:

        Probably not at their age. I know in Georgia, the age at which children get input into these kinds of decisions is 13.

  5. Kebbie says:

    He was so young when they got together, it’s hard to imagine he never saw Brad as his dad. They must have really butted heads a lot though for him to still not be talking to him. It does sound like it was a long term resentment or dislike, not just one incident.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      I think it all stems back to that incident on the plane. I think what happened was really bad and the fact that Angie essentially left with the clothes on her back and the kids in tow speaks volumes about how bad it really was. That and the fact that for two years Brad had to have SUPERVISED visitation and the kids were in counseling. That says it all.
      And sometimes all it takes is one very damaging incident. That’s all it took for me with my father.

      • Ok says:

        Thank you for sharing your story. So sad for anyone to go through that but its good to hear you’re comfortable with your decision and did what was best for you.

        The stigma when it comes to these things really makes it harder for those in such difficult situations to do what’s best for them when they fear the scrutiny. Antiquated notions where you have to stick to the nuclear family and not put your own safety and mental well being first Needs to end.

      • Ms. says:

        Yes, supervised visitation not just come out of nowhere, especially in high-profile cases. I’m glad that we don’t know exactly what happened because the kids don’t deserve to have the whole world know what happened to them – it’s their story to tell if they want to someday – but this was, I suspect, something more than a swing-and-a-miss. It sounds like Brad completely lost control.

    • bittenbug says:

      Speaking from personal experience, one experience can really leave a stain. I put up with my father’s misogyny and homophobia for years, and never thought there would be a day when he wouldn’t be in my life, regardless of how angry some of his words made me feel. But then he dared talk shit about my mother, and we got into a terrible fight with him screaming terrible things at me for defending her, and while I saw him once and forgave him, we’ve been estranged for five years. I forgive him the things he said in the heat of the moment, but that fight showed me how he can react when a woman doesn’t comply with his expectations, and that just makes so much of his behavior look putrid in hindsight, that I don’t want to welcome back that kind of thing in my life. Maddox is 18 now, he’s an adult, so he gets to measure how much he loves Brad versus how terrible he feels when he’s around his dad, and make his own decisions.

  6. BlueSky says:

    “Simmering resentment”?? Gee, I wonder why. Whatever happened on the plane was the final straw for him. It’s no telling what he’s witnessed during his time with Brad. He’s clearly very protective of his mom and he’s old enough to make a decision not to be around him.

  7. endless circles says:

    Hopefully they’re all in Al Anon.

    I don’t think demonizing Brad is healthy. It sounds like he is willing and able to be a dad to his sons, and the willingness makes love and repair possible. A son needs his dad and vice versa. I hope they come together, and no one stands in the way.

    • Sierra says:

      The way Brad has smeared Angelina and Maddox the last few years doesn’t exactly scream loving father.

      • Lwt00 says:

        This.

        Addiction issues are one thing. Cruelty and manipulation are quite another. I don’t blame Maddox and Pax for not wanting to see him at all. No father is better than a bad father.

    • Sof says:

      I’m not sure this story is completely true, otherwise I doubt the authorities would have granted Brad permission to be with the children.
      But supposing the story is true, we don’t know what kind of man Brad is when he is drunk. If this wasn’t a one time thing, if he always turns aggresive or violent while drunk, then it makes perfect sense that his son doesn’t want to have contact him.
      On a normal situation, sure, a son needs his father, but when there is violence? no, he is well off away from him.

    • Ok says:

      This mentality works in some instances but it’s also hindering and why so many wives/kids/husbands stay with their abusive guardians/partners. It’s not a one size fits all solution, it’s case by case. There are times when cutting off completely is necessary and you’re better off without them regardless of if they’re family or not.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “A son needs his dad and vice versa.”

      huh. would you say this to a child who had two moms?

      or if “his dad” is a terrible role model and is abusive, would a son still “need” him?

      what an antiquated notion.

  8. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    I might watch it if it were nearly anyone but Pitt.
    (Or Cruise).

    Gross.

  9. Tiffany says:

    Maddox and AJ are in Seoul this week and the press is picking up photos and tidbits about Maddox starting school.

  10. Valiantly Varnished says:

    So am I the only one seeing how they are low key trying to blame Maddox for the estrangement or nah? Maddox doesn’t see himself as Brad’s son NOW. But I have no doubt he very much saw him that way for most of his life considering that Brad was his father for most of his life. But Brad betrayed that and I think Maddox will never forgive him. And I don’t blame him. Also, Maddox isn’t little anymore. He can read and see the smear campaign Brad and his people went on against Angelina. And Maddox knows EXACTLY what happened on that plane. He sees Brad for who he is and wants nothing to do with him. And I don’t blame him. And I think Pax is old enough to understand as well and will stand by his big bro.

    • kerwood says:

      You’re not the only one. ‘Headstrong teen’? How about HEARTBROKEN teen? I don’t believe for one second that Maddox never saw Brad as his father. He was a LITTLE BOY when Brad and Angelina got together; Brad is the only father he’s ever known.

      Whatever happened between Brad and Angelina is between them. They’re adults. But shame on Brad Pitt for allowing his SONS to be thrown to the wolves like that. No REAL man would allow that.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      Spot on comment.

  11. noway says:

    The movie is either going to be really good, or suck miserably. It does have some good actors, Brad, Tommy Lee Jones and one of my favorites Donald Sutherland. I’m hoping it’s good.

    Now, as far as Maddox, Pax and Brad, it’s kind of sad. Oddly, I know a fair amount of people who raised kids with their exes and after the divorce the kids, who are now adults or older teens, want nothing to do with one of their parents or former step parents, and alcohol or drugs wasn’t even an issue for them. It doesn’t really surprise me you when you put substance issues in the mix. As far as the going through hoops thing, I’d be surprised he had to. Just cause you have a substance abuse problem doesn’t mean social services really makes you do much to correct it. If they did we’d have a lot more kids in less bad situations. I mean Angie probably did push her case, but I doubt it amounted to that much. She probably was just interested in keeping custody. The reality is when the kids are older they get to choose how they spend their time, and they don’t choose Brad.

    • kerwood says:

      If Brad had to ‘go through hoops’ it’s probably because there was more than substance abuse. The court and social services take abuse seriously. If Brad Pitt abused his son (and there were witnesses OTHER than family ie: the flight crew), then the courts would take that into consideration. So it wasn’t going ‘through hoops’. It was proving to the court that he was a fit father and his children were safe to be with him. It has nothing to do with what Angelina wanted.

  12. Yes says:

    Just leave the guy alone…and leave the boy alone…he cant be raised in daddy money and stay brat now. He is not evil….
    Brad got the ones who needs their fathers so who cares? Why not they talk about those who need him who cares? One day he come back to his sense as he grow older. Respect your father and mother so happiness and length of days will be added to you…
    Im not excusing Brad but he shouldntve found someone else to reporduce with that her someone with lesssss bagage and healthy public presence…

    • megs283 says:

      This is a fresh and new POV…

    • Yes says:

      I meant brad needs to leave the door open always as he is the father and try to understand but…maddox was a bit of disrespectful to brad from get go i know bc i pick this kind of vibes from pictures i just dont say it..

      • Ok says:

        “Maddox was a bit disrespectful to brad from the get go” you mean when he was 5?? Or now as a young adult when Brad turned violently drunk on a plane?

        Why are we still blaming a child for a 50 year old man’s mistake? Even if maddox was “disrespectful” who is older? Who should’ve known better? A 50 year old man.

    • Sierra says:

      Brad is the one who admitted being an alcoholic for 30 years so clearly he is the one with the baggage.

      And shame on you for blaming the child and excusing the adult.

    • Mika says:

      Interesting….

    • CL says:

      You totally did just excuse Brad and blame Angelina and the kids. You can’t claim to not be excusing someone when your words clearly are. That kind of non-logic won’t fly here.

  13. lucy2 says:

    I wish the tabloids would leave these kids alone. He’s trying to go out and start college, and there’s this sort of nonsense printed about him.

    That said, it is kind of interesting this story is out there, right after Brad’s team tried the whole “I want to do work my kids are proud of” tactic for promoting his recent film.

  14. Holly says:

    I’m not defending brads behavior or his alleged addiction in the slightest. But I’m a matter of a few short years he went from newly married and not a whisper about his parenting to an evil, toxic father who deserves to be hated? Whatever devolved in the family happened quickly.

    It sounds like it is deeply complicated and sad for all parties. I really don’t like encouraging teenage children (who think they know it all, I say that as a 24 year old so I’m not far gone) making definitive decisions on their relationships with parents. Especially if steps are made towards improvement.

    It is possible for all things to be true. Brad fell into alcoholism, his adopted sons resented him for it, Angelina did nothing to try to repair the relationship as Brad worked to regain a place in their lives. No one looks very good in that picture do they?

    • Mika says:

      I think you’re missing the part about physical abuse, which clearly happened, even if we don’t have the details. Angelina Jolie is not required to mend her son’s relationship with their abuser. If his abusing her son was the final straw, she clearly has prioritized protecting Maddox, as any good mother would.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Why would Angelina be responsible for helping Brad repair his relationship with his sons?? That’s Brad’s job hun. One that he clearly hasn’t been very successful at.
      And the fact that it devolved so quickly lets you know that what happened on that plane was pretty horrendous.
      And Brad has admitted to having a drinking problem for the last 30 years. He didn’t just “fall into alcoholism”.
      And yes at 24 your perspective is limited. So I will give you mine from being 39. I stopped speaking to my toxic father when I was 18. And I in no way regret my decision and it still stands as one of the best ones I’ve ever made. Maddox needs to do what’s best for HIM. And if after two years of supervised visits and therapy he still doesn’t want to see Brad I think he’s taken the time to make that choice.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Maddox is 18. Old enough to vote, and old enough to go to war.

      and, most importantly, old enough to decide what kind of relationship he wants (or DOESN’T want) with his father. who knows how he might feel in another year?…but let HIM decide. and, as noted, Jolie has ZERO responsibility in repairing their relationship. she shouldn’t go out of her way to badmouth him (parental alienation and all) but she doesn’t have to sing his praises, either. Maddox is old enough to know what his dad is like.

    • noway says:

      I’ll say this as an old person in their 50′s, I agree with you. Completely cutting out even a very troubled addicted parent or vice versa a child is a very sad thing to do. Even though it seems to have worked for one person on here doesn’t mean it works for everyone or is the right decision for everyone. Plus as you stated, if you believe the press from this family, you are right they did seem to be very close at one time. Brad’s story seems to be he had an addiction problem and now he is better or that was what this story kind of said. Now if that is the case, it would most likely be better if at some point his older sons did try to rebuild their relationship. However, we don’t know these people, we only know their story from the press, and it’s possible their relationship wasn’t what we think and many things went on. We don’t even know for sure there was a physical altercation cause rightly so that information hasn’t been confirmed by social services, Brad, Angelina or the kids. The other thing is he’s 18, pretty sure he will change his mind about a lot of things in the next few years. I wouldn’t say anything is definitely permanent.

  15. Yes says:

    O i like angi i truly wish her well it just she seems to like vendetta…thats why he too thick not roses but i dont think he is that evil thats why..

  16. Mona says:

    Parental Alienation

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Abusive father.

    • Hmmm says:

      Yes, brad alienated the kids from himself years before the plane incident. It’s his own fault that he doesn’t have a strong bond with any of those kids. Sad really.

      The last photos of him with Maddox and the Youngest kids , poor vivienne is walking far behind with her arms wrapped around herself looking very scared. If you pay attention even now that the kid is older she is always holding Angelina’s hand. Seems like It’s like a safety/comfort thing but deadbeat just ignored her. Very sad.

    • Sam says:

      I agree, there is parental alienation and even a judge criticized Angelina for this. Obviously, nobody knows what really went on but I hope for the sake of their children they can put their differences aside.

  17. Hmmm says:

    Team Angie said brad was not drunk at the time of the incident. He got drunk after.

    The younger kids were forced to spend time with daddy dearest after YEARS of trauma therapy.

    The problem is deadbeat didn’t try to repair the relationship… after filming ad astra it was revealed that he had not seen the kids in MONTHS opting to film a movie instead of work hard to repair the relationships.

    He is a narcissist and probably blames the children.

  18. Evie says:

    A lot of people forget that Angie was still with Billy Bob Thornton when she adopted Maddox and the two of them initially adopted Maddox together. After she and Billy-Bob split up and she and Brad became a couple, he legally adopted Maddox. Interestingly, Angie is still friendly with both Billy Bob and her first husband Jonny Lee Miller.

  19. Gal says:

    Jolie alienated these kids

    • Hmmm says:

      Nah, brad never created a bond with those kids.

      Also it is rumored that Angelina’s kids are super close to their big brothers… so I imagine witnessing their ANGRY father attack them was horrifying. They will never forget what happened on that plane. Something so bad that Maddox & pax want nada to do with him and other kids had to be forced into seeing him once a month. 🤷🏽‍♀️

      Can you imagine David Beckham’s kids being alienated? Never would happen because he has a real loving relationship with his babies.

    • truthhurts says:

      Prove it! Describe alienation. Last summer Pitts bulldog of a lawyer tried to plant that in the judges ear and the public head because these kids wanted nothing to do with their father even after counseling together and being with them for limited time. And to top the cake with strawberries, THIS MAN TOLD THE WORLD IN HIS GQ ARTICLE THAT HE WASN’T THERE AND FAILED AT BEING A FATHER MAINLY BECAUSE OF WORK AND ALCOHOLISM. HE LIED ABOUT THE DRUGS JUST TO BE CLEAR.
      So how did she alienate these kids from a man who said he didn’t have time to be that father that listened to them or talked with them?GTFOH!
      Some of you people are stupid and hang on any kind of hatred there is of a situation that you read about through the gossips.

  20. Hmmm says:

    Imagine being verbally and physically abused by your so called father and when you tell the court that you want nothing to do with him 🥴 instead of fighting for you he says oh well does that mean I can have more time with the other kids? 🤔

    He threw Maddox under the bus and then didn’t care to fix things with him. Kids want their parents tI fight for them.

    Now for the other kids -imagine witnessing the abuse and being traumatized. You need serious therapy and instead of fighting for you daddy dearest is dr shopping , dragging his feet and signing on for movies ?

    Alienation on angie’s Part? Bahwhhahaha nah, that’s all Brad.
    Daddy dearest is a pos.

  21. DS9 says:

    If Maddox doesn’t see himself as Brad’s son it’s because Brad didn’t treat him like one or Brad did or said something down the road that made Maddox feel as if Brad didn’t see Maddox as his son.

  22. Mina says:

    Not only what he did , the physical abuse ..
    But the worse is what HE SAID . Probably said something irreparable .
    Huge gap between he and ALL his kids

  23. Sidewithkids says:

    I’m so tired this. You can see right through it. This is only coming out b/c people are questioning and will question why he isn’t w/ Maddox and Angie while she’s dropping him off at college. Everything is about him. Ugh. Can’t even let the boy and his Mom enjoy this w/o him coming along in some way seeking some type of, “it’s alright, Brad, we understand” BS and people (especially many women who keep this male toxicity BS going on) are so gullible they give it to him. Please, I do not feel any sympathy towards him especially after the smear job he put against the mother of his children. You do not do that. I don’t care how angry you are, you do not smear a good parent and your own children. I have nothing for that type of person. It’s Brad Pitt’s fault (no one else’s) he lost his family. He chose wrong. You do not pick anything over family. Family is everything.

    • Mina says:

      Bravo , the guy choose Hollywood , and it’s very very obvious , and ..Oh yes , wanted his kids proud of his work , so much lies after lies .Angelina isn’t a liar.

    • noway says:

      Please we never see pictures of famous people’s kids dropping them off at college. He’s going somewhere far away Vietnam I think too. No we have a story cause people eat it up and they have movies coming out, or he does at least. We still get Angie/Brad/ Jen stories and they have a boatload of kids over here who weren’t around during that era. They’ll be in their 80′s in wheelchairs and we will still have these stories.

  24. Sidewithkids says:

    Also, notice how he keeps stuff up? His stans love to say she does and needs him. WRONG. This proves it. Angie and Maddox enjoying their lives w/o him and he can’t take it. He keeps putting these stories out there. He could have kept this b/c he just looks foolish. It makes him look bad. Not the other way around. It’s always been him needing her, some woman to keep him in the limelight. People are over this and moving on. He’s the only one still stuck and wanting Angie to care about his lameness. I thought all this Oscar buzz was suppose to make him more secure, more happy. Lol. Guess not. It’s over dude, move on.

    • Hmmm says:

      He’s silently stalking Angie, too. You only know this if you go to certain sites.

      All I’ll say is “beeeeelicious” 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

      🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      🤡

  25. AmyB says:

    I honestly liked Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie as a couple; though I know they got smeared in the press (or she did at least, more than him) when they first got together. And I even liked him when he was with Jennifer Aniston, though he seemed to have matured and evolved a bit more when he was with Jolie. And yes, no one will really know what the hell happened on that plane, but it was enough for Angelina to throw away all their years together and run the other away – had to have been pretty damn bad. Having been married to an alcoholic/drug addict myself I can only imagine the horror, especially when it involves your children. But I have to say, I am so tired of this narrative of Brad as the wronged one here…He is the one who has admitted to having an alcohol problem, there was an investigation done and he wasn’t allowed to see his kids without proper supervision, and if his oldest son doesn’t want anything to do with him now…well, Brad, DEAL with it! The only “wronged ones here”? for me? Are those six kids. And honestly, I am not surprised at all that Maddox has sided with his mother. She was the one who adopted him from the beginning.

    • truthhurts says:

      *Post of the day*
      Nothing more to add except his PR team should stop vilifying and trying to blackball this woman. She took her kids out of a situation that she felt was unhealthy. Just because he is Brad Pitt doesn’t mean anything when it comes to trying to protect your kids.
      They should tread carefully because one of these kids could actually tell what his azz did and then what? They will cry alienation again and that she put them up to it.
      If the others are speaking to him, let it go and do whats right with them for now on. Maybe if this is true Mad and Pax will eventually come around.
      We don’t have any idea what he did or what he did to provoke this child to get up that particular day. There had been trouble brewing for a while being that Pitt was showing up with bruises on his face and canes from falling.
      ADD TO THE FACT THAT THIS YOUNG MAN AT THAT TIME HAD TO READ OR HEAR ON DAILY ABOUT HIS MOM BEING THIS AND THAT, HOW PITT SHOULD BE WITH ANISTON, HOW PITT WAS LEAVING THEM FOR SOMEONE ELSE. IMAGINE IF YOU HAD TO READ OR HEAR THAT ABOUT YOUR MOM AND YOU ARE LIVING IN THAT HOME AND SEE AND HEAR THE TRUTH.
      REST MY CASE.

      • AmyB says:

        Yes – thank you!! I am sure Angelina Jolie is no perfect person, but Jesus Christ she took her kids out of an unhealthy environment. That is commendable. And I am sorry, the fact that Maddox wants nothing to with Pitt should say it all right there! Drugs and alcohol make you do horrible terrible, abusive things. I know, my ex husband was an addict; would not wish that not anyone.

    • kerwood says:

      Very well said.

      I liked Brad and Angelina too and was very sad when they broke up. As I learned more and more about what happened, I lost all my respect for Brad Pitt, the man. I respect him as a producer because he’s produced some amazing films, but I have no respect for him as a human being. He’s tossed his son aside because he son DARED to stand up to him. What kind of person does that? And what kind of damage will that do to his other children? Are they going to grow up afraid of the time when their father decides to throw them away too?

      • Hmm says:

        Don’t respect him as a producer. He’s as responsible as a producer for plan be as he claims to be for the make it right foundation. “Brad doesn’t deserve to be sued. He was just the face of make it right.”

        🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️

  26. Sue Denim says:

    I’m prob projecting but I dated a guy who I now think had alcohol issues that he hid from me, anyway, he went from being the sweetest guy and a loving beau to flying off the handle for no apparent reason, highly volatile, never physical but increasingly scary. My exit was after one verbal explosion, but I could see how someone might stay w a guy like that esp if there are kids involved or if the anger/alcoholism only started much later in the relationship. My guy had 2 exes who left him like Angie left Brad, and I no longer wonder why, tho I did at first… That’s been my take on BP, that he was in the throes of alcoholism, and poss narcissism (also like my ex), and that it finally reached a breaking point. V sad for all involved, but the kids and Angie seem to be thriving in spite of it all. Separate note, but why are so many men of this generation such a mess…it’s like all our gods and heroes were just mirages…

  27. Dbee says:

    This articles is to explain away why brad Pitt is not by his son side at this important step in his adult life.. instead of taking blame for his shitty behaviour towards his son , this man in his 50 is pushing the blame to the 18 yr old side. Oh really he never saw himself as your son brad ? The boy u adopted when he was 3yes old ?
    Ugh get a better narrative dude, pathetic.
    Maddox at 16 probably angry and heartbroken attacked By his father in a small plane says to a judge I don’t wanna see him and his “loving” father responded through his lawyer alright add his time to the younger ones.
    All brangelina fans read those emails and the ones who aren’t still blinded by Brad Pitt from legends of the fall saw through it and saw the Narcissist he truly is. I was such a fan but a man who can’t stand for his family when needed and can’t protect him even from himself is a failure. Through him away, garbage.
    His Pr is pathetic and panders to the common denominator of his fan base. Blaming a 18 yr old psshhh , “never saw him as his son” yikes I hope Maddox never reads this article. The media is running with Thai narrative because brad Pitt made attacks on Maddox and and Angelina fair game in the media to protect his on skin.
    I really hope on his death bed his at peace holding that Oscar.

  28. AJ says:

    Why can’t this couple stop running to the press. This time its Angie, next time its Brad. Its a shame really.

    • Hmm says:

      This time is angie? How ? where? Angelina was photographed by students and the college her boy is going to. Daily mail was on students instagrams begging for the videos.

      Brad was more than likely overcome with questions from the media and instead of putting a simple “I’m proud” he comes with a maddox never thought of him as his dad article.

      Maddox was 3-4 years old when he met and became brads kid. There are pictures of Maddox dressed like brad …wearing the matching hats, etc. the fact that he called brad dad is the reason Angelina jumped into a relationship with brad in the first place. -info from interviews and paparazzi photos-

      So to say the kid never saw him as his dad is b.s from team Brad. Just like when they released that horrible article about how brad didn’t want Pax.

      Brad and his Pr team truly are disgusting.

      • Dbee says:

        100%
        His Pr is truly disgusting, Maddox is not an ex-wife your distancing yourself from pathetic man his your son

  29. Hey says:

    The movie looks interesting, beautifully shot and I do love the main theme.

  30. Sidewithkids says:

    Who does this to kids, like who? I really have to question those that support this man’s behavior. I don’t care how many movies you do or if you were once handsome, this is messed up behavior throwing a child under the bus this way. This isn’t the first time, it’s just a series now. Quit acting as if you don’t see it, when it is painfully plain to see. It’s shameful. Just shameful. No wonder Maddox doesnt want him in his life. I’d be running the opposite way as well.

    This also shows how jealous ole dude is really and how he has not moved on. Angie and the kids are thriving w/o him and he hates that. He still wants to be there but Angie ghosted him and doesn’t talk to him directly. Good for her. One should get all toxic people out their lives.

    Also, someone said it, whenever there is some good news about her, here he come w/ some lame bs. Lol. He’s really a sad sack. Not even a man. A sad sack.

    When is the divorce, btw? Angie needs it ASAP.

  31. PugsBuddy says:

    Please. Jolie’s a freak and her children are gonna be freakshows just like like the Pinkett/Smith brood.

    Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy her movies but she’s crazier than a shit-house rat.

    And, Brad? Well, he’s Brad Pitt. Whatcha gonna do? (♪ bad boys, bad boys ♫)