The father and son have been estranged ever since a 2016 altercation that led to Angelina Jolie and the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star’s bombshell split.
While on a flight from France to the U.S., Brad allegedly grabbed and shook Angelina and told her that she was “f—— up this family,” according to FBI reports. Other court documents filed by the actress alleged that their kids “bravely tried to protect each other,” but before the flight was over, Brad allegedly “choked” one child and hit another in the face.
However, a source denied that Brad was abusive to his ex-wife or his children on the flight.
“There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right way and escalated more than it should have,” a source said at the time. “He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed. He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiraling out of control.”
It is unclear who the child in question was, but after the incident, Angelina filed for divorce and Maddox’s relationship with his adoptive father suffered in the years that followed.
Despite their personal issues, a source spilled that Brad is eager to mend his broken relationship with his oldest son.