On May 4, the star shared a warm time with Pax, 15, who is her second oldest in the brood of six she raised with ex Brad Pitt. But as Radar previously reported, Jolie has cultivated a closer bond with Maddox than any person in her life and he's been Jolie's man of the house.
Maddox, who has shopped for colleges with Jolie by his side, is now set to take over her movie empire, a source exclusively told RadarOnline.com Amid Jolie's fragile health, she's decided to cut five of her six children out of her huge fortune, and leave everything to her eldest son, an insider told Radar. While he's turned his back on his father Pitt, Maddox, 17, has helped his mom take care of the other kids and been her shoulder to lean on.
Radar sources have said that Pax also has had a troubled relationship with Pitt. But Jolie and Pitt have hammered out a custody agreement and are now working out the rest of their divorce. The split has been bitter and hard on the kids, but the Tomb Raider beauty and Pax looked like they didn't have a care in the world during their fun restaurant outing.
Scroll through Radar's gallery for more on Jolie bonding with her second son and what sources say about her big plans for Maddox!
Mother And Son
Jolie took Pax out to eat Italian food at celebrity hotspot Cecconi's in West Hollywood on Saturday afternoon.
The star rocked a casual all-black outfit that showed off her back and arm tattoos.
Jolie the Malificent! She wore a lace-trimmed black top and leather pants on her day out with Pax.
Jolie adores her second son, whom she adopted from Vietnam in 2007. The following year, Pitt adopted him and became his dad.
Second Son Rises
Other than Maddox, Pax's siblings include sisters Zahara, 13, and Shiloh, 12, and Vivienne, 10, whose twin brother is Knox. Jolie has discovered Maddox has a talent for photography.
Pax In The Picture
Jolie's son made his film debut in 2014, when he played a small role in her movie Maleficent.
Jolie is proud of Pax voicing the character Yoo in the 2016 animated film Kung Fu Panda 3.
Made In The Shade
Jolie wore retro sunglasses on Saturday, while Pax looked cool in a white tee, grey pants and a beanie.
Jolie suddenly filed for divorce in September 2016, shortly after an alleged altercation took place between Pitt and Maddox on a private plane returning from Europe. The FBI and child welfare authorities investigated and Pitt was cleared of any child abuse allegations. However, the incident had wrecked the famous marriage.
Maddox has helped Jolie care for Pax and his other siblings as they've all been devastated by their parents' divorce.
Radar readers know that Jolie recently went with Maddox to visit universities in Seoul, South Korea as he contemplates going to college. Will Pax soon follow his older brother with higher education dreams?
Jolie opened a foundation in Cambodia, now called the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Pax On Deck?
Radar exclusively learned that Jolie plans to put Maddox in charge of her movie empire. Maddox was just 15 when he was credited as an executive producer on Jolie's movie, First They Killed My Father, and she's continuing to groom him a big mogul role.
Scary skinny Jolie enjoyed her lunch with Pax. But she's also relying on Maddox amid health concerns, Radar has reported. Besides undergoing successful cancer-related surgery in 2015, she’s admitted to suffering from Bell’s Palsy, which affects facial muscles. Friends also fear anorexia.
Mom’s New Rock
Pax might step into Maddox's shoes soon as her man of the house Maddox is thinking about leaving the family next and going to college. Jolie will be devastated to lose her boy, sources say, but she will have Pax and her other kids to keep her company!