Maddox Jolie-Pitt speaks out about his strained relationship with dad Brad Pitt at college

Exes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are thousands of miles away from their eldest child, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who recently started college in South Korea, but the 18-year-old still has family on his mind.

Between classes at Yonsei University, Maddox talked to a reporter in a rare interview about the dynamics within the Jolie-Pitt family in a video obtained by In Touch Weekly.

When asked whether his siblings — Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11 — are happy about his college journey, Maddox responded, “Yeah, I think so.”

The biochemistry student was a bit more tight-lipped about his strained relationship with Pitt, 55, though. The father-son duo have spent little to no time together since an alleged altercation between them aboard a private plane in 2016. The incident prompted Jolie, 44, to file for divorce from the Fight Club actor.

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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 03: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox leave the Antique Showroom on 6th Ave after shopping December 3, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 04: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Angelina Jolie and her son Maddox leave lower Westside Whole Food store December 4, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA: US actors Angelina Jolie (L), daughter Zahara (2L), husband Brad Pitt (R), and son Maddox take a stroll on the seafront promenade in Mumbai, 12 November 2006. Jolie and Pitt are in Mumbai, India's financial hub, to shoot for her film "A Mighty Heart", based on the life of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in which Jolie portrays Marianne, the wife of Daniel Pearl. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie and son Maddox go shopping at a store specialising in supplies of drawing and painting equipment, ROGER ET PLE, in Paris.; Paris, France.; 29th March, 2006; , 11045; (Photo by Paul McMullan/Photoshot/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 16 : Angelina Jolie walks with daughter Shiloh and son Maddox on June 16, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - AUGUST 12: Angelina Jolie and Maddox visit Borders in Chicago on August 12, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 25: Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Maddox Jolie-Pitt visit the Central Park Carousel in New York City on August 25, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Angelina Jolie and Maddox Jolie-Pitt walk past a waiting crowd on September 19, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 10: Angelina Jolie and Maddox Jolie-Pitt sighting in New York City on October 10, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actors Brad Pitt (L), Angelina Jolie and their son Maddox arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Spyglass Entertainment's "Invictus" at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Theater on December 3, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 26: Actress Angelina Jolie with her children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh are seen at Narita International Airport on July 26, 2010 in Narita, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/GETTY IMAGES REQUIRED) (L to R) Brad Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the World Premiere of 'World War Z' at The Empire Cinema Leicester Square on June 2, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage for Paramount)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt arrives at the The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and adopted son Maddox attend the screening of "Maleficent" at Kensington Palace. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (3rd L) and her children including Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) gesture to media in front of the royal residence for a meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie will unveil her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on February 18 at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / TANG CHHIN SOTHY (Photo credit should read TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie (1st-L) speaks as her children and actors of her new film stand on a stage during the premiere of Jolie's new film "First They Killed My Father" at the Elephant Terrace inside the Angkor park in Siem Reap on February 18, 2017. Angelina Jolie unveiled her new film on the horrors of the Khmer Rouge era on Saturday at the ancient Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, a country the star shares a deep affinity with through her adopted son Maddox. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: (L-R) Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Pax Jolie-Pitt attend the "First They Killed My Father" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Maddox Jolie-Pitt, (L) and Angelina Jolie attend the "First They Killed My Father" premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by J. Merritt/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 11: Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Kimhak Mun, Knox Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Sareum Srey Moch attend 2017 Toronto International Film Festival - "First They Killed My Father" Premiere at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 11, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Angelina Jolie with her children Shiloh Pitt Jolie, Maddox Pitt Jolie, Vivienne Marcheline Pitt Jolie, Pax Thien Pitt Jolie, Zahara Marley Pitt Jolie, Knox Leon Pitt Jolie, visit the Louvre in Paris, France, on January 30, 2017. (Photo by Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21: (L-R) Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Prune Nourry and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt attend the Opening Night of MoMA's Doc Fortnight Premiere of Prune Nourry's Serendipity on February 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for Museum of Modern Art)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Angelina Jolie with children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt attend "The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind" Special Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on February 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)
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The reporter asked Maddox whether his father has plans to visit him at Yonsei, to which he responded, “I don’t know about that [or] what’s happening.” He then answered a question about the possibility of his relationship with Pitt being over, saying, “Well, whatever happens, happens.”

On a happier note, the freshman said that he is doing “very good” at school, where he is staying in a dorm room. He said he is learning the Korean language and does not foresee any clubbing in the near future.

“I’ve got four years, so I’ll find out,” Maddox quipped.

For now, though, the teen is listening to bands such as The Business and The Clash. “I’m a diehard punk fan,” he revealed.

Jolie dropped Maddox off at the university in late August. “It seems like a great school,” the actress told a group of students in a video shared on social media, adding that she was “trying not to cry.”

A source later told Us Weekly exclusively that Pitt learned about Maddox’s schooling through the media.

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U.S. actors Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie (R), stars of the new action film "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" pose with one of the film's producers, Arnon Milchan of New Regency at the film's premiere in Los Angeles June 7, 2005. The film opens in the United States on Friday. REUTERS/Fred Prouser fsp/TC
Hollywood star Brad Pitt carries adopted son Maddox as Angelina Jolie carries adopted daughter Zahara during their stroll outside their hotel in Mumbai November 12, 2006. REUTERS/Prashanth Vishwanathan (INDIA)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt kiss at their table during the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)
Cast member Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the screening of the film "The Exchange" by U.S. director Clint Eastwood at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE)
U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive with their children at Narita airport, near Tokyo, January 27, 2009. Pitt is in Japan to promote the film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". From L-R: Pax, Knox Leon (carried by Pitt), Maddox (obscured), Zahara, Vivienne Marcheline (carried by Jolie) and Shiloh. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E5BB1OIM01
Cast member Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the premiere of the movie "Salt" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California July 19, 2010. The movie opens in the U.S. on July 23. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actors Brad Pitt (R) and Angelina Jolie are seen on the set of Jolie's yet untitled directorial debut in Budapest November 8, 2010. Jolie is directing her first feature film about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the 1992-95 Bosnian war. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (HUNGARY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the screening of the film "The Tree of Life", by director Terrence Malick, in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
U.S. actor Brad Pitt (L) and his partner Angelina Jolie arrive at the Japan premiere of Pitt's film "Moneyball" in Tokyo November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie depart at the end of the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (SAGAWARDS-SHOW)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 26, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the "Cinema for Peace 2012" charity gala during the 62nd Berlinale film festival in Berlin February 13, 2012. REUTERS/Andreas Rentz/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) SOCIETY)
An aerial view of the 17th-century Chateau Miraval, the $60 million estate which is owned by actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, is seen in the village of Correns, southern France, August 10, 2012. Rumours of a weekend wedding between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been denied by a local newspaper and local officials said they had no knowledge of any impending nuptials. Since Pitt and Jolie announced their engagement earlier this year, there have been rumours that they could tied the knot this summer at their estate. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress and Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie (R), and her partner actor Brad Pitt, look at photographs of victims of violence at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)
Cast member Brad Pitt and his fiance Angelina Jolie arrive for the premiere of the film World War Z in Berlin June 4, 2013. The movie opens in German cinemas on June 27. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Hollywood actors Brad Pitt (R) and actress Angelina Jolie (2nd L) arrive with their children Knox (2nd R), Vivienne (3rd L) and Pax (L) at Haneda international airport in Tokyo July 28, 2013. Pitt flew into Japan on Sunday with Jolie and his children to attend promotional events of his movie "World War Z". REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt and his partner Angelina Jolie pose at the Japan premiere of his movie "World War Z" in Tokyo July 29, 2013. The movie will be screened in Japan on August 10, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino 
Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt and son Maddox arrive at the 5th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood November 16, 2013. Jolie is being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which is an Oscar statuette at the ceremony. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Angelina Jolie kisses her partner, actor Brad Pitt, as she is announced recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood, California November 16, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett 
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for a special Maleficent Costume Display at Kensington Palace in London May 8, 2014. "Maleficent" is the upcoming Disney film starring Jolie and Kensington Palace is the official residence of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION SOCIETY ROYALS)
Cast member Angelina Jolie waves at fans with actor Brad Pitt as they arrive at the premiere of "Maleficent" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, California May 28, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on May 30. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni 
Angelina Jolie (L) and Brad Pitt arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 16, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Director and cast member Angelina Jolie and her husband and co-star Brad Pitt pose at the premiere of "By the Sea" during the opening night of AFI FEST 2015 in Hollywood, California November 5, 2015. The movie opens in the U.S. on November 13. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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