And we get it.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most talked-about women in the world, making viral news for everything from her new Marvel role to her separation from Brad Pitt, with the couple finally announced to be single this year (three years after filing for divorce), choosing to ‘bifurcate’ their marriage.
This week however it has been their children that have made news, with Angelina and Brad’s son Maddox leaving for South Korea to study biochemistry at Yonsei University in Seoul.
According to Us Weekly, Brad only found out about his son’s move before it was released to the press, with the publication reporting that ‘Maddox doesn’t really see himself as Brad’s son’.
The source went on to explain however that the 18-year-old ‘is very close with Angie’, who adopted him in 2002, with the actress even said to have accompanied her son to South Korea to drop him off at his dormitory.
Opening up recently about the goodbye at the D23 Expo this weekend, Ange explained how she ‘ugly cried’.
‘I also, just at some point, had the big sunglasses and the amount of times I turned and waved,’ she recalled of leaving her son in South Korea. ‘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.’
She continued: ‘It's nice to know how much he knows he's loved. And but yeah, I miss him, I miss him. Or I'll just get out there. It's not like I haven't set my plane tickets.’
Good luck to Maddox, and we get you Ange.
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