The eldest son, Maddox, was the only child with Angelina Jolie who had experienced two waves of marriage breakdowns and was the one she trusted to entrust all her possessions when Jolie died.
The abandoned Cambodian boy has 3 fathers.
In 2002, a seven-month-old boy, Rath Vibol, was adopted by Angelina Jolie at an orphanage in Battambang and changed his name to Maddox. On paper, Maddox was born on August 5, 2001 in Cambodia and was abandoned here.
When sharing with the press about Maddox, Angelina Jolie affirmed: “It was my first child. He made me a real woman.”
Not Brad Pitt, nor the other five children, was Maddox himself, who had been with Angelina Jolie through the most important stages of her life, including two blooming and broken marriages. The hardships of Angelina Jolie’s life are clearly visible on the eldest son, Maddox.
Unlike every other child of Jolie, Maddox has 3 names and 3 fathers. When he was born, he was named Rath Vibol and was changed to Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie when he came to America. By adopting Maddox, Angelina Jolie is still the wife of actor Billy Bon Thornton.
When the first marriage broke down, Angelina Jolie gave Maddox her second father, Brad Pitt. The boy’s name was changed for the third time to Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt.
In 2017, when Maddox was 15 years old, Jolie faced a scandal when a Cambodian man appeared to be his legal father. Mounh Sarath – a social worker who has presented court papers since 2003 recognizes Maddox’s father.
This person said that the adoption papers of Angelina Jolie in the past were not legal. In fact, the owner of the adoption agency that helped Jolie adopt Maddox had to spend 18 months in prison for falsifying documents including the birth certificates of many adopted Cambodian children.
Maddox’s father-in-law case made a noise for a while and then fell into oblivion. Angelina Jolie certainly does not give up her eldest son by special bonding. The Telegraph revealed that Angelina and Maddox share a passion for knife-throwing.
Ever since he was 7 years old, Maddox had been guided by his mother to buy his first knife. This special hobby helps Angelina and Maddox relieve the anger and stress – something that both mother and son often face after much turbulence.
There are 3 dads but Maddox has only one mother, Angelina Jolie.
With Angelina Jolie going through two marriages, Maddox is especially determined to cover his mother, even if that means having to face his father. In 2016, during a flight from France to Los Angeles, a heated quarrel broke out between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Maddox was at the quarrel and the boy stood to protect his mother by standing in front of Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt and his older son collided and the Los Angeles Family Support and Child Protection Department had to intervene to determine whether the Hollywood star was violent with him.
Although Brad Pitt was found guilty of innocence after that, the father-son relationship between him and Maddox cracked. Along with Pax Thien, Maddox always sided with his mother in a noisy divorce. People magazine once revealed that after both divorce, Brad Pitt was allowed to meet the children but the atmosphere of the meeting became tense when Maddox shouted, “You are not my father” and left.
It was the son’s coldness that shocked Brad Pitt. Maddox is also the only child in the Jolie-Pitt family who is not affected by the custody agreement of two cult stars.
Maddox is 17 years old, has the right to decide his life in accordance with the law, without the guardianship of his parents and a source said that the boy had asked the court not to meet Brad Pitt.
Perhaps because of this special affection, Maddox is the child chosen by Angelina Jolie to entrust the entire property. A recent report said that Angelina Jolie has decided to put 5 other children out of the will and leave a fortune of $116 million to her son Maddox.
Maddox – Personality and Talent.
When was a child, Maddox has been exposed to the film industry. The boy had been taken by his mother to promote the Mr & Mrs Smith film, now Maddox is a potential film producer. Maddox is the son who has the potential to succeed his parents in the six children of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
The boy played a living body in the movie World War Z by Brad Pitt in 2013. In 2017, Maddox became the production assistant in the film “First the killed my father” of his mother Angelina Jolie.
Some sources close, said the 43-year-old actress is even planning to let Maddox take charge of her film empire. A Cambodian film crew member revealed, “I heard Maddox will be in charge of Angelina’s film company. She wants to give him to take her works.”
With his mother traveling around the world since he was a baby, Maddox was taught to understand many cultures. The 17-year-old boy can speak 4 languages including English, Cambodian, German and Russian.
Maddox is currently encouraged by his mother to attend university in Asia. By the end of 2018, Jolie had brought her son to Seoul, Korea, to consult some universities here. But Maddox has yet to make a decision about the future. Going to university away from home will mean that Maddox must be away from his mother Angelina Jolie when the divorce of Brad Pitt is still not over.