Brad Pitt Is Trying to Fix Their Relationship, but Maddox Jolie-Pitt Is Not Being Receptive

Brad Pitt would like nothing more than to fix his fractured relationship with his oldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt. The father and son had a major falling out in the wake of his shocking divorce from Angelina Jolie, and Pitt has reportedly reached out to make things right. The only problem is that Maddox is not being receptive.

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Brad Pitt with Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, and Maddox Jolie-Pitt | Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage

Inside Pitt and Maddox’s broken relationship

Things have not been good between Pitt and Maddox for the better part of three years. The rift reportedly formed after the actor got into a huge fight with Maddox onboard a private jet in 2016.

The incident allegedly turned physical and prompted Jolie to file divorce papers that same week. Unfortunately for Pitt, Maddox has never forgotten that fateful night.

In the months following the divorce, Pitt tried his best to turn his life around. After getting sober, he came clean about his struggles with alcohol and admitted that he could have been a better role model for his children.

Despite the efforts, Brad Pitt has yet to turn things around with Maddox, who is now enrolled in a South Korean university. While Pitt has done everything in his power to make amends with his oldest son, inside sources say that Jolie has also tried to intervene.

According to Elle, an insider claims that the Maleficent star tried to persuade Maddox to open up to his father but failed to convince him. At least for now, it appears as though their relationship is beyond repair.

“[Jolie] has been trying to heal the rift between father and son,” an insider revealed. “Maddox hasn’t been receptive [to them].”

Maddox opens up about Brad Pitt

As if things could not get any worse, Maddox allegedly does not view himself as Pitt’s son. As fans will recall, Jolie adopted Maddox in 2002.

Pitt and Jolie started dating in 2005, shortly after his divorce from Jennifer Aniston. A year later, Pitt legally adopted Maddox as his own.

The actor has not commented on the rumors surrounding his relationship with his children, but Maddox recently dished on how things are going between him and his dad.

A reporter caught Maddox outside of the university in Seoul and asked him if Brad Pitt was planning on visiting him anytime soon. Maddox didn’t say much in reply, but he did seem uncertain about reconciling with his father.

“I don’t know about that, what’s happening,” Maddox shared.

The reporter followed that up by asking Maddox if his relationship with Pitt was beyond repair, to which he said, “Whatever happens, happens.”

A few months ago, Jolie dropped Maddox off at Yonsei University in what turned out to be an emotional goodbye. His relationship with Pitt might be on the rocks, but Maddox is clearly close to his mother.In fact, Jolie recently praised Maddox during an appearance at the premiere of Maleficent 2. The actress said that she is super proud of the man Maddox has become and could not happier with his studies.

Where does Pitt go from here?

The one thing going for Brad Pitt is that Jolie seems to be on his side. She hasn’t gotten through to Maddox yet, but she clearly understands the importance of repairing their relationship.

For Pitt, inside sources claim that he has talked to Jolie about visiting Maddox in South Korea, which would be a major step in making amends.

Although Maddox is not receptive about making things right with his father, Pitt is hopeful that the situation will turn around soon. In the meantime, Pitt is also working to reconcile with his other son, Pax.

Sources claim that Pitt’s relationship with the 15-year-old is very strained. But now that Maddox is off to college, Pitt hopes that Pax will eventually come around.

Pitt recently wrapped up a promotional tour for his new movie, Ad Astra, returning home from an event in Japan. It is unclear if he and Maddox are on speaking terms, but we can only hope that they start to make amends.

Following the plane incident, several government agencies investigated Brad Pitt, who was later cleared of all the allegations. The actor and Jolie are still working out the final details of their divorce, though a judge did recently declare them single.