Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Son Pax Ditches High School Graduation Amid Parent's Bitter Custody Battle

Jun. 7 2021, Published 2:31 p.m. ET

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s son decided to skip out on his high school graduation ceremony while his famous parents duke it out in court.

The Sun broke the story, 17-year-old Pax is officially done with his private Los Angeles high school and ready to move onto college.

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Sources say Pax decided to not attend the June 5 event at his school because he didn’t want to make it a “circus.” He felt the attention would distract from the other student’s experience.

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In the ceremony pamphlet, Pax is listed by his full name of “Pax Jolie-Pitt.”

The report says Pax had been taking online classes during the pandemic but graduated on Saturday.

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“Pax definitely was not at the ceremony. He's shy and it was believed he didn’t want to bring a circus to the event. He has a lot of friends, though. The school did distance learning until mid-March,” an insider spilled.

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The decision to skip out on the public ceremony comes as Angelina's lawyers filed documents trying to overturn the recent custody decision awarding Brad joint time with their kids.

The other children include 19-year-old son Maddox, 16-year-old Zahara, 15-year-old Shiloh, and 12-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox.

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Angelina had been trying to score primary custody with Brad only having visitation. She believes the judge in their case didn't allow all the evidence to be entered into the case. She believed their kids should have been allowed to testify.

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A source told Page Six, the custody trial lasted several months, and there “were a fu*k ton of witnesses, experts, therapists and other people who have been with the kids and around them, and the decision was based on this."

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After hearing the testimony from all parties, the judge ruled that Brad had the right to joint custody. Angelina's appeal is based on her belief that the judge failed to disclose all his ties to Brad's lawyers. She was shut down in her demand he be disqualified but is appealing the ruling.

As part of her appeal, Angelina added new accusations of the judge not allowing the kids to be heard. The appeal has yet to be heard.

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