Jolie, 43, isn't ready to let her first born leave just yet, but the celebrity spawn is determined! “He’s 17 and as much as he adores his mom he wants to be on his own," a source revealed to RadarOnline.com.
Maddox still needs his A-list mom's consent until he turns 18 on Aug. 1," the informant said, adding: "But he’s always been spoiled by her and will likely get his way even though it’s killing her to think of him moving out."
But the actress' stubborn son wants it his way. She wants Maddox to stay at home until he graduates in the spring and then go to college in Asia. But Maddox doesn’t know if he wants to go to college and is keen to ‘find himself’ first.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported exclusively, Maddox became so "fed up" with his Jolie and dad Brad Pitt's bickering the he had thoughts of leaving the country to escape his adoptive parents’ vicious battles.
The 17-year-old, who was born in Cambodia, recently visited colleges in Seoul, South Korea, with mom Angelina Jolie, and it left Brad devastated.
“Brad’s been trying to rebuild his relationship with Maddox since his breakup with Angie,” dished a source.
“But Maddox remains a mama’s boy and simply can’t take the fighting anymore!”
The drama between Brad, 54, and Maddox exploded on the notorious booze-fueled 2016 family flight that led Jolie to accuse her husband of a drunken, physical altercation and child abuse.
Although Pitt has denied all allegations of a physical altercation and child abuse, Maddox had reportedly jumped in to defend his mom during the savage argument with him, leading to an alleged fight between father and son. The next day Angelina filed for divorce.
Authorities cleared the “Fury” star of all abuse charges, but sources revealed that even therapy hasn’t been enough to repair his frayed relationship with the sensitive teenager.
“Brad has cleaned up his act and worked hard to improve things with Maddox,” an insider told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Still, Jolie has continued to wage war against Brad and even tried to move their brood to Europe to limit his contact with Maddox and their other kids — Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — as their divorce battle rages on.
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