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Brad Pitt’s relationship with son Maddox, 18, ‘nonexistent’

Brad Pitt’s relationship with son Maddox, 18, ‘continues to be nonexistent’… amid reports his divorce from Angelina Jolie has ‘slowed down’

 His frosty relationship with ex Angelina Jolie is reportedly thawing thanks to family therapy.

The same however can’t be said of Brad’s relationship with son Maddox, 18, according to sources for UsWeekly on Wednesday.

‘That relationship continues to be nonexistent,’ said the gossip magazine’s source, bluntly. 

Happier times: Brad’s relationship with son Maddox, 18, ‘continues to be nonexistent,’ according to sources for UsWeekly on Wednesday. The pair seen with Angelina Jolie in 2013

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star, 56, doesn’t see or speak with his eldest son.

Nor does Brad speak with son Pax, 16, any more.

The strained relationship between Brad and Maddox stems from an alleged altercation between the pair during a flight to Los Angeles on a private jet in 2016.

Jolie adopted Maddox and daughter Zahara before linking with Pitt, but the Se7en actor officially adopted the kids in 2006 and their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt.  

Now: The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star, 56, doesn't see or speak with his eldest son. Seen here in October 2019

Now: The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star, 56, doesn’t see or speak with his eldest son. Seen here in October 2019

The update comes amid reports that Angelina and Brad’s divorce proceedings are allegedly being held up because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Angelina filed for divorce nearly four years ago but the work of getting it finalised has reportedly been impeded by the impact of lockdowns.

‘Brad is seeing the kids but everything involved in their process of resolving legal matters between Angelina and Brad, including the courts, is slowed down because of COVID,’ dished an Us Weekly insider.

‘With the pandemic, it has been hard for everyone, including them. The legal process is slowed because of that.

‘They are continuing regular visits but there has not been a lot of progress in terms of resolving anything.’

Angelina and Brad share six children together – Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. 

Family: Jolie adopted Maddox and daughter Zahara before linking with Pitt, but the Se7en actor officially adopted the kids in 2006 and their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt. [L-R in 2014]: Pax, Shiloh and Maddox

Family: Jolie adopted Maddox and daughter Zahara before linking with Pitt, but the Se7en actor officially adopted the kids in 2006 and their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt. [L-R in 2014]: Pax, Shiloh and Maddox

Over the past two weeks Brad has been glimpsed twice at Angelina’s mansion in Los Feliz possibly signalling that their equation with each other was improving.

A source told People this week that the couple are ‘in a better place’ in terms of co-parenting the children after their custody battle.

‘It’s taken them a long time, with a lot of family therapy, to get to this point. The younger kids go back and forth between their houses, and Brad loves spending as much time with them as possible. He seems much happier,’ said the insider.

Although they got together in 2005 they waited until 2014 to get married, only for Angelina to file for divorce in September 2016. 

History: Jolie adopted Maddox and daughter Zahara before linking with Pitt, but the Se7en actor officially adopted the kids in 2006 and their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt. The new family seen here in 2006

History: Jolie adopted Maddox and daughter Zahara before linking with Pitt, but the Se7en actor officially adopted the kids in 2006 and their surname was changed to Jolie-Pitt. The new family seen here in 2006

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