Angelina Jolie's son Maddox has broken his silence on his difficult relationship with Brad Pitt

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Despite filing for divorce three years ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s separation has been a messy one, with the couple finally announced to be single this year after choosing to ‘bifurcate’ their marriage.

The couple will now both have a ‘single’ status while continuing with divorce proceedings, rather than remain to be legally bound as they have been these past three years.

Brad and Angelina have now reportedly set a co-parenting schedule, enabling their children to spend their summer across two cities, New Mexico where Ange is filming her new movie and LA where Brad lives.

But it wasn’t the 50-50 custody that the two are reportedly working to have, or the fact that their six children will reportedly keep their hyphenated names that is making news today.

Instead, it’s Brad’s relationship with his son Maddox that has become a conversation topic.

According to Us Weekly, Brad and his eldest son aren’t as close as they used to be, with reports that Maddox has distanced himself from his father.

According to a source via the publication, ’Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son.’

And while one source reported that Maddox ‘is very close with Angie’, who adopted him in 2002, a source via Us Weekly has reported that Maddox has ‘some simmering resentment’ towards Brad.

In fact, the publication went on to report that Brad had found out about his son’s decision to move to South Korea to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, just before it was in the news.

Maddox himself is reported to have broken his silence on the situation this week, opening up about his relationship with his father in a video obtained by In Touch Weekly, according to Page Six of the New York Post.

When asked whether his father would be visiting him at university, Maddox reportedly replied: ‘I don’t know about that [or] what’s happening.’

Then when later asked whether his relationship with his father could be over, he replied: ‘Well, whatever happens, happens.’

This comes after Brad reportedly got into an altercation with Maddox in 2016, something that is said to have prompted Angelina Jolie to file for divorce.

Concluding their opinion, Us Weekly’s source added: ‘Brad’s hopeful that as his son gets older, they’ll become close again.’

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