Brad Pitt reportedly had a massive row with his eldest son Maddox and it was this altercation that led Angelina Jolie to file for divorce.
The FBI are currently investigating the 52-year-old actor after he allegedly verbally and physically abused the teenager while intoxicated on a flight from France.
Reports are also emerging that Pitt was seen arguing with the teen even before they boarded the private jet in Europe.
“There was a disagreement with the eldest boy. I know it started on the way to the airport before the plane took off and escalated on the plane,” a member of the couple’s staff told British newspaper The Sun.
“It was a teenage thing, there is a lot of hormones going on. They were gone for over 10 days.”
“You put eight people in a little tube like that and put them up in the air for 12 and a half hours, add this and that to it,” they added.
Another current staff member said that Brad’s behavior had been exaggerated in reports, saying: “I was there for pick-up at the end of the night. Obviously things were tense. There were definitely some hurt feelings but I have never seen any evidence of abuse or anything like that.”
We reported earlier this week that Angelina Jolie filed for divorce and since then, Brad has not been able to see Maddox or his siblings, Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10) and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Another source close to couple said Brad “takes the investigation very seriously and he is cooperating fully. He was not physical in the way that has been reported.”
How quickly things can change for a seemingly perfect couple…