Maddox, 16, who was born in Cambodia, said he’s through living with Jolie since she visited and prayed at the grave of Pol Pot — the murderous dictator who killed 3 million Cambodians.
After Maddox learned his mother had visited the monster’s grave during a trip, sources said he immediately called his estranged dad, Pitt, and begged to go live with him, according to insiders.
“Brad tried to soothe him, saying Angie is interested in the history of the country where she found Maddox,” the source revealed.
“He also explained that he needs to be careful while the pair’s lawyers work out custody of all their kids — and to hold tight until he could speak with her about it.”
Ironically, it was Maddox who allegedly got into a physical confrontation with his dad during the infamous 2016 family flight that Jolie claimed was evidence of Pitt’s abusive behavior toward their children.
But insiders said Maddox now understands how Jolie’s bizarre behavior ignited problems within the family.
“Maddox has had the chance to see what we all see — Angie is the instigator of many of their family woes,” the source said.
Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge party ruled over Cambodia with a bloody fist from 1975 to 1979, slaughtering as many as 3 million people through starvation, work camps and mass executions on notorious “killing fields.”
Jolie has actually visited the warlord’s resting place multiple times, according to locals. Her first visit was in 1998, and she returned in 2001 on the motorbike trip where she found and adopted Maddox.
“We know Angelina has come to visit a couple of times,” the keeper of the graveyard, Phoun Meng, told Radaronline.com.
“It has to be galling to Maddox,” the source said. “She saved him from this evil place, and now she’s returned like it’s some kind of shrine.”
However, “Whether Maddox winds up with Brad is still in question,” the source added, “but this certainly doesn’t help Angie’s custody chances.”