Brad Pitt ditched the BAFTAS to reunite with his estranged son, it was revealed on Tuesday.
Pitt, 56, was scheduled to attend the British award show that aired Sunday night but canceled last minute, citing a “family obligation.” Co-star Margot Robbie accepted his award for best supporting actor in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
The Sun reported that Brad dropped out to spend time with his son, Maddox.
“Maddox gave Brad the chance to talk and he dropped everything,” a source told The Sun.
The father and son had a falling out in 2016 after an incident aboard a private plane in LA, during which Pitt reportedly got wasted, screamed and allegedly hit his eldest son, prompting then-wife Angelina Jolie to call the FBI. She divorced him days later.
The FBI investigated the accusations and cleared Pitt of any wrongdoing.
“Maddox has been away at university so when Brad found out he was going to be around and they could have a conversation, he canceled the U.K. trip,” a source told the Sun.
Maddox, 18, a freshman studying biochemistry at Yonsei University in South Korea, was asked by local reporters if his A-list dad planned on visiting him.
“I don’t know about that [or] what’s happening,” he said in the fall of 2019.
He also told reporters “Well, whatever happens, happens,” on the subject of him rekindling with Pitt.
When Jolie dropped off Maddox at college in August 2019, Pitt was absent.
Jolie, 44, and Pitt also share five other children: Pax, 16, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
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