Yet another thing Angelina Jolie and I have in common: Our eldest kids turned 11 this year! That's right, Maddox is 11 years old -- the perfect age, apparently, for his very first motorbike! At least Brad Pitt must think so, because the 48-year-old motorcycle enthusiast gave his son a Suzuki DRZ-125 for his birthday. (Which will probably go down in history as the most awesome birthday present any 11 year old boy ever got in the world, ever.)
Now, not surprisingly, there are some people who have their knickers in a twist about this one. They think Maddox is too young for a motorbike, they think Pitt is pushing his own "dangerous" hobby on his innocent kid, they think Pitt & Jolie are secretly raising their brood to join the Hell's Angels (maybe not that one, but people think all kinds of crazy stuff, so who knows?).
Anyway, none of that is true. Just take a look at the specifics of the story ...
First of all, "the DRZ-125 model is made specifically for the youth and young adult markets and only reaches a top speed on 50 miles per hour." Plus, according to a "source," Pitt wants to go riding with Maddox on private land, not public roads or even at tracks where other vehicles can pose significant safety hazards.
"It'll be a fun thing for them to do," said the source, "and obviously [Brad] has a real passion for bikes which he'd like to pass on."
Look at it this way: Realistically speaking, what are the odds of Maddox growing up and not wanting a motorcycle? (This is Brangelina's kid we're talking about here.) At least if he starts young, under parental supervision, he'll learn how to ride under the safest of circumstances.
Personally, I think Brad and Maddox are in for some seriously awesome father-son bonding time!
What do you think about Brad Pitt buying Maddox a motorbike for his birthday?
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