Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt separated in 2016. However, four years later, their divorce and custody battle has not been finalized yet. Maddox participated in the legal hearing by releasing his testimony.
Maddox Jolie-Pitt has already given his testimony in his parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s ongoing custody battle. A source told Us Weekly that his statement “wasn’t very flattering” toward Pitt.
Aside from speaking against his dad, Maddox has not used Pitt’s last name on documents that aren’t legal. Jolie’s 19-year-old son prefers to use her family name over his dad. Maddox reportedly wanted to change his legal name and drop Pitt, but Jolie wasn’t supportive of his plan.
Jolie filed new court documents on Friday, March 12, and accused Pitt, 57, of domestic abuse. In the paper, the 45-year-old star stated that aside from Maddox, the rest of their children — Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — were willing to offer “proof and authority in support” to her claims against her ex-husband.
In September 2016, Brad Pitt had an altercation with Maddox while they were aboard a private jet. Some outlets claimed that Pitt hit Maddox because he was accused of child abuse and physical abuse.
However, a source close to Pitt dismissed those reports. The insider told TMZ that the confrontation between the Ocean’s Eleven actor and his teenage son did not escalate to the point of him hurting Maddox.
“These claims are exaggerated and fabricated,” another source told DailyMail. “It’s unfortunate for the whole family that people are insisting on continuing this endless smear campaign against Brad that hurts everyone.”
Shortly after the reported altercation, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt.
In November 2016, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services cleared Pitt from child abuse allegations.
Last year, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt spent her birthday with her dad and siblings. Maddox, who has been estranged from their dad, Brad Pitt, was reportedly present on the occasion, too.
There was not much detail about the reunion. However, The Sun reported that Shiloh’s birthday paved the way for Pitt and Maddox to reunite again.
In a previous interview, when Maddox decided to attend college in South Korea, he was asked about his relationship with Brad Pitt. One asked if his dad would visit him, and he said he wasn’t sure about it. When pressed for more details, he refused to give a definite answer.
“Whatever happens, happens,” he said.
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