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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's son Maddox breaks his silence on his relationship with his father

''Whatever happens, happens.''

By Alex Lilly
Just under a month ago, proud mum Angelina Jolie "ugly cried" and dropped her eldest son Maddox Jolie-Pitt off at Yonsei University in South Korea. How times flies!
But the 18 year-old proved his maturity when asked about his relationship with his dad Brad Pitt, who split from Jolie in 2016.
A video obtained by In Touch shows Maddox being questioned by paparazzi about his family, with one asking if Brad was was going to visit him at university, to which he replied, "Um, I don't know about that … what's happening."
Maddox was then asked if his relationship with his father is over for good. And ever the diplomatic son, Maddox simply replied, "Whatever happens, happens."
Reports say Angelina filed for divorce after Maddox and the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star had a fight on a plane and she requested full custody of their six children.
While Maddox will be many miles from his American home, Yonsei University is close to the family's Cambodian home and a source tells PEOPLE magazine that while Brad may or may not visit, he'll have some guaranteed guests.
"He's very close to his siblings and they all hope to visit," the insider said Maddox's siblings Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
It's unknown whether Brad will go to the South Korean capital to visit his son while he's studying. (Image: Getty Images)
As the only child of Angelina's pre-Brad, Maddox was adopted by the Maleficent star and her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton from an orphanage in Cambodia.
Brad officially adopted Maddox in January 2006, a year after he and Angelina started dating, changing his surname from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt.
Though he's studying biochemistry, Maddox has some film credits like his famous parents. The 18 year-old worked as a production assistant in Angelina's 2015 film By the Sea, made a cameo appearance in his dad's 2013 film, World War Z, playing a zombie when he was 11 years old.
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Brad revealed to the New York Times that following his divorce in 2016, he spent a year-and-a-half in Alcoholics Anonymous and has remained sober since.
"I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges," he confessed to the publication, before adding that the AA environment showed people being open and honest in a way that he'd never seen before.
"It was this safe space where there was little judgement, and therefore little judgement of yourself."
"It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. here's great value in that."

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