Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son a bully

Brad Pitt, 47, and Angelina Jolie, 36, have had to seek professional help to deal with their seven-year-old son, Pax. A therapist has been hired to help the boy control his aggression. “He’s become something of a bully,” a family insider told In Touch Weekly. “He picks on [5-year-old] Shiloh, and even on his big brother, Maddox. He’s really having a tough time getting along with his siblings.” Jolie adopted Pax in 2007, when he was three, unlike her other adopted children, Zahara, 6, and Maddox, 10, who were adopted when they were babies. The magazine speculates that Pax’s behavioral problems may stem from his difficult, early life in a Vietnamese orphanage. When he was younger, Angelina admitted that Pax had trouble adjusting to his new life, saying, “We’re slowly beginning to build his trust. It will take him a while to realize he has a family.” However, his current situation as the child of a high profile celebrity couple may also be a factor. “He’s having a difficult time with the constant schedule changes,” the insider revealed, “and with the fact that people stare at him whenever he’s with his parents.” Jolie also has three-year-old biological twins with Pitt — Knox and Vivienne.

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  1. Trevor • September 1, 2011 @ 1:09 AM

    This is what happens when millionaires adopt trying to make a little United Nations household. This is so laughable.

  2. Trevor#2 • September 1, 2011 @ 1:17 AM

    Your over-aggressive opinion is laughable. Whether right or wrong, they are trying to help people in need. Not everything in this world is perfect, or works out perfectly.

  3. Germain • September 1, 2011 @ 7:15 AM

    “However, his current situation as the child of a high profile celebrity couple may also be a factor.” REALLY!! You don’t say? Bully today, in rehad in ten years.

  4. David • September 1, 2011 @ 9:24 AM

    I would rage too if Angelina was my mother.

  5. Charles Mohapel • September 1, 2011 @ 9:53 AM

    How ironic that a child named Pax (Latin for “Peace”) is a bully. That’s what happens when the parents leave their kids with nannies, etc. instead of raising him themselves. Forget dog whisperers and horse whisperers – this world needs children whisperers!!!

  6. Denyse • September 1, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

    I would love to be adopted by those 2…There is no way people should feel like Jolie did adopt those kids to look good on them I think that no matter the reason and like I said she truly wanted to help those poor kids to have such a better life..so like any other family who has a tough time with there child u do what u can to help I respect them for doing there best..

  7. anonymous2 • September 1, 2011 @ 11:44 AM

    In Touch Weekly is a gossip magazine just like the National Enquirer.You have to take what they print with a grain of salt.

  8. Karen Munro • September 1, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

    Most adopted children have a bonding problem ..no matter how hard the parents try to love them ,the children never feel connected.It will be a difficult time for child and the parents.

  9. mandee • September 1, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

    Trevor#2 on September 1, 2011 1:17 AM couldnt have said it better myself!!!

  10. TheTruth • September 1, 2011 @ 1:59 PM

    Between Angelina and Brad, the two have enough money to actually build a better orphanage in Vietnam or wherever, fund it properly with rations, and hold charity events to raise more money to go into the project. They could each do a movie a year, and spend the rest of the time doing the charity/work in the orphanages. But maybe that’s asking too much of a normal couple, even if they are extremely wealthy.

  11. C-Dub • September 1, 2011 @ 3:04 PM

    ORRRRRR, Whether you are rich and famous or have nannies or raise the child yourself, there is kids out there that are ADHD or just have an issue for one reason or another. We don’t know what factors triggered it. But all the article reads is he picks on older and younger siblings. They are trying to atribute it to being from an orphanage or forgeign country etc..but maybe it’s just a kid acting out? Maybe it’s just a sibling having fun with siblings.

    I think saying because the kid gets looks is bull. Orphanage maybe. It could be anything but to alredy categorize it and partially state it’s like him dealing with being a forgeign child or even a racism issue is stupid.

  12. trevor you idiot • September 1, 2011 @ 7:41 PM

    @trevor, are you stupid? and what does the variety of races have to do with this? granted, there are often probs when a child of one race is adopted by another, factor in that they are adopted in the first place, and then to have your parents be super-famous and probably not providing a typical home for a child? I think those things have more to do with it than the foolishness you point out…

  13. NANCY • September 2, 2011 @ 6:44 AM

    Angelina and Brad

    SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR SON. HOPE AND PRAY THAT HE RECEIVES THE ‘RIGHT HELP’.

    ALL THE EFFORT YOU PUT INTO GIVING THESE CHILDREN A DECENT HOME AND LIFE. HOPE HE WILL SOON REALIZE WHAT A WONDERFUL “G I F T” HE HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THEIR CHILD. GOD BLESS!

  14. Trevor • September 2, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

    When people talk about kids having ADHD is a bunch of bull. That is a myth. Quit feeding your kids garbage fpod and spend some time actually parenting them. And as for these two celebrities? They only adopt for publicity! You think they actually spent quality time with their so called children?

  15. C'mon • September 2, 2011 @ 10:59 AM

    No one knows what experiences this child had in his first couple of years. Those are the formativee personality years and he was in a Vietnam orphanage.
    To “The Truth” perhaps you should google this couple they have given millions to charity…

  16. Sampson • September 2, 2011 @ 7:15 PM

    Send the kid back to the orphanage in vietnam for a week, should fix his behavior problems right up when he returns.

  17. gsdtstr • September 3, 2011 @ 1:28 AM

    You know you suck at being a parent when you need to take your kid to therapy for bullying. What happened to talking to him? Showing him right from wrong and wrong and right? Of course the kid is taking advantage of the fact that his parents are famous and rich. Why not be a little douchebag himself?

  18. Velvet • September 3, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

    I completely agree with anonymous2. I don’t believe any tabloid magazine who just wants to sell papers and make money off celebrities.

    I commend Angelina and Brad for opening up their homes and their hearts wide enough to feed, raise, love, nuture and support children of any race. Being a parent is the toughest job in the world, nevermind adding the mega-celebrity factor to it.

    I’m not going to judge them. If this story is true, they’ll figure it out and I wish them well. No matter what anyone wants to say or judge them, the three children that they’ve adopted are far better off than they would be if still in an orphanage. I wsih them well and that they all bond very well as a cohesive unit.

  19. Jo-Anne • September 4, 2011 @ 6:43 AM

    IF they did seek pro/help for 7 year old “bullying” they might as well just enroll in Parenting 101…maybe his parents “marrying” will help out….please…

  20. omfg • September 4, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

    for fuk sake ppl…it’s gossip! kids will be kids. chill out. no need to go all racist and laugh at ppl who’s trying to help ppl. What have you done for anyone lately?

  21. One who knows the truth • September 4, 2011 @ 10:11 PM

    Sources close to the movie star couple report the clid has been victimized, sexually. Brad really likes this kid, maybe too much. Angelina is just not enough these days. Welcome to Hollywood. What’s your dream?

  22. One who knows the truth • September 4, 2011 @ 10:43 PM

    The story itself is just as absurd. Kids can be bullies. Obviously, do not buy into everything you read.

  23. Debbie • September 5, 2011 @ 1:25 AM

    I think it is a double whammy- being adopted and living in the spotlight. Plus different cultures coming together, cannot be easy. There still are differences. And… yes, kids will act up- at least he will get the help he needs, although parents should be involved. Possibly, the therapist will be like another nanny? Maybe another “Mommy Dearest” book in the future? ( or Father Dearest). Well, you get the point. I would not want this situation, but I commend the adoptions, as long as they are not for status.

  24. xm • September 5, 2011 @ 12:59 PM

    why is this surprising? adopted as a 3 yr old he was already raised in his vietnamese culture as a little brat.

  25. failAmerica • September 5, 2011 @ 11:53 PM

    look the truth of the matter is is that with brad and angelina always on movies they never have time for their kids so the boy is growing up without a father. Neither parents can give their kids love because they don’t know what real love is! why do you think they jump from partner to partner? I thought Americans were all about Christian beliefs and “In God we trust,” not in believing in ourselves and in public appearances we trust. Another failed family especially when you can’t discipline your own kid and set him straight yourself, no, instead, let’s hire a therapist for a 7 yr. old.

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