All those who were excited to see Brad Pitt rock the red carpet at the BAFTAS awards 2020 this Sunday were highly disappointed since the actor backed out and canceled his trip. His team reported the reason to be ‘Family Obligations’ and further added ‘Its nothing serious.’
However, on digging the news up, it was revealed that Pitt backed out from the prestigious event to mend his relations with Maddox, his 18-year old adopted son with ex-wife Angelina Jolie the couple had let on the sets of ‘Mrs. and Mrs. Smith.’ They got married in 2014 and ended up getting a divorce in 2019.
Before this, Pitt was married to popular actress Jennifer Aniston. Now the question is, why was the mending required at all in the first place? It all happened in 2016 when the family was going to LA in their private jet. The couple had argument mid-air, and when Maddox took sides with his mother, sources say that Pitt ‘lunged’ at him.
The reason for the argument to date has not been cleared, and there have been no allegations as to who started it or whether it was intentional. Since then, the father-son bond has been strained to the extent that Jolie ended her 12-year relationship with Pitt the day after.
According to sources, as soon as Pitt got the news of his son coming back from South Korea where he studies in the Yonsei University, he canceled his trip to the United Kingdom where the BAFTAS 2020 was held despite winning the award for the best supporting actor for his role in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ just so he could have a conversation with his son. On his behalf, his co-star Margot Robbie collected his award and gave a receiving speech. According to Pitt, fatherhood comes before anything else in the world.