Hollywood insiders think that a recent interview with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s oldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, is proof that Jolie, 44, is using the youngster to take digs at her ex amid a still-unresolved divorce.
Maddox, who just started at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, seemed surprisingly forthcoming about his tumultuous private life when confronted by a camera-wielding reporter who turned up on campus last week.
Asked if Pitt, 55, would come to visit him in his new dorm, Maddox replied, “Um, I don’t know about that … what’s happening [with that].”
The college freshman also commented on whether or not their relationship is over for good. “Whatever happens, happens,” he said.
He seemed good-natured as he answered questions in the interview, which was produced by Coleman-Rayner, the news agency that famously set up photos with Meghan Markle’s dad, Thomas.
“Maddox seemed prepared for the interview,” said a suspicious insider. “He wasn’t trying to fend off the interviewer — so people in the industry think maybe it’s an effort by Jolie’s camp to stir things up, even though things have been relatively calm.”
Jolie adopted Maddox before meeting Pitt, and the couple went on to adopt two kids together and have three biological children.
Another source told Page Six that Pitt and Maddox have a “very limited relationship.” They are widely reported to have a strained relationship since having a fight aboard a private jet shortly before Jolie filed for divorce in 2016.
Asked about the state of the divorce, which is still pending, a source close to the couple replied: “It’s the same — nothing has changed.”
Pitt is currently promoting his new movie “Ad Astra” in Tokyo, while Jolie said she “ugly cried” while dropping off Maddox — who will study biochemistry — at college. She was joined by his siblings and told “Extra,” “I am very proud of him. He is ready — he’s good.”
Reps were unavailable for comment.
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