Angelina Jolie says 'sweet' son Maddox comforted her when she broke down while dropping him off at college
Jolie became emotional when she brought Maddox Jolie-Pitt to Yonsei University for his first-year classes in biochemistry
Angelina Jolie's son Maddox was there to console his mother after she admittedly cried while dropping him off at college. For a parent, dropping his/her eldest child off at college almost halfway around the world can never be easy. So, it was no surprise that the Hollywood star became emotional when she brought Maddox Jolie-Pitt to Yonsei University for his first year in biochemistry, HollywoodLife reports.
Speaking to OK! Magazine about the upsetting moment, Angelina admitted, “Yes, I cried." “He was very sweet and gave me a big long hug," she said of how the 18-year-old consoled her. "It’s that transfer when they start taking care of you and making sure you’re OK.”
The 44-year-old actress also expressed how proud she was of the teenager, who she shares with her former husband, Brad Pitt. The erstwhile pair also has five other children together, namely Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox.
That said, Jolie couldn't promise she wouldn't hop on a plane to visit her son the first chance she gets. However, she gushed about how she's “excited about [Maddox’s] choices.”
Angelina has previously discussed how difficult it was for her to send Maddox away from the nest. Last month, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star was promoting her latest films Maleficent 2 and The Eternals at the D23 Expo when she told Entertainment Tonight she had an "ugly cry" moment as she bid farewell to her beloved son.
“I also, just at some point, had the big [sun]glasses and the amount of times I turned and waved,” she recalled. “I do know it was the one moment in my life I think I turned around six times before the airport just…and he sweetly stayed and kept waving, knowing that I was going to keep turning around. You could feel he knew he couldn’t leave.”
The eldest of the Jolie-Pitt clan visited multiple universities with his mother back in November 2018 before finalizing on the South Korean school. Jolie was in the country on an official visit as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) Special Envoy when she took Maddox to a number of campuses in Seoul.
The Mr. & Mrs. Smith star is currently working on another project with her kids, reportedly a global current affairs TV program for children in collaboration with the BBC.
“We enjoy reading the kids pullout of the New York Times and look at National Geographic,” said Jolie, “but as a parent, I felt there wasn’t that one vetted and reliable internationally-minded news program tailored for children that we could sit down and watch together each week. That is what I hope this will be for our family and other families.”