The acrimonious conflict between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has extended to their kids, and the “Troy” heartthrob is currently in the losing position, since three of his six children have legally changed their last name to Jolie, a new report claimed.

Sources suggested that the most recent name-dropping comes from Shiloh Jolie, the biological daughter of Brad and Angelina Jolie. On her 18th birthday, May 27, she submitted a request to have her handle changed from Shiloh Jolie-Pitt to "Shiloh Jolie."

An insider told Globe Magazine that Brad, who is 60 years old, cannot put the shift on Angelina, who is 49 years old, as a form of retribution for their contentious and protracted custody battle and divorce. "Shiloh hired her own lawyer and paid for it herself, so Angie doesn't know and therefore cannot speak for it,” it claimed.

Adopted children Maddox, who is 22 years old, and Zahara, who is 19 years old, have removed Brad's surname from the family tree. According to a report that was published in 2021, Maddox does not use Pitt as his last name on documents that aren't legal and instead uses Jolie.

Additionally, it was stated that Zahara referred to herself as "Zahara Marley Jolie" during an event that took place in November 2023 at her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter at Spelman College. But that’s not the end of it.

Biological daughter Vivienne, 15, who has a twin brother, Knox, is listed as “Vivienne Jolie” in the Playbill for the Broadway musical “The Outsiders.” Coincidentally, Vivienne reportedly worked as a “volunteer assistant” on the play where mom Angelina is the producer.

It remains to be seen how much longer it will be before Pax, who is 20 old, and Knox, who is 15 years old, join in on the name-dropping, which is most likely a part of the divorce battle between their parents.

Angelina escorted Brad out of the house in September of 2016, claiming that he had abused her, Maddox, and another of their children when they were on a private jet trip during his drunken state.

An inquiry cleared Brad of any wrongdoing. However, Angelina, who played the role of “Maleficent” in the movie of the same name, has been granted primary care of the children since then, and Brad asserted that she has been poisoning them against him.

Meanwhile, Us Weekly contacted a number of different sources, all of whom indicate that Brad is "devastated" by the decisions that the children have taken.

“To him, it was more than a change of name — it was a symbol of a deeper estrangement that has been brewing for years,” the informant shared.

It was reported by a different source that the distance between Pitt and the children has been increasing over the course of the past few years. This distance has been exacerbated by the legal troubles that have been a part of the divorce proceedings between Pitt and Jolie.

“They’ve struggled to forgive and connect with Brad since the divorce. Their mom is the head of the household, and she’s raised them with love and selflessness their whole lives. Once Brad left, it was very hard for them to see him go to war with her,” the tipster suggested.

Although Shiloh, Zahara, and Vivienne have chosen to officially adopt their mother's surname, the source asserts that Pitt's other children also have a tense relationship with their father. Other children of Pitt include Zahara, Vivienne, and Shiloh.

“Brad’s relationship with Maddox and Pax is nonexistent at this point, and he barely, if ever, hears from Zahara,” the mole concluded.

Business Times has reached out to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for comments.