Angelina Jolie gets emotional accompanying son Maddox on first day of school in Seoul

Angelina Jolie gets emotional accompanying son Maddox on first day of school in Seoul


Angelina Jolie just got an A grade for being a great mother.

A video posted on Wednesday (Aug 21) showed the 44-year-old Oscar winner turning up at Seoul’s Yonsei University to drop off her son Maddox, 18, who is starting his biochemistry course.

They were previously seen scouting for universities in South Korea in November 2018, and Jolie made sure she was by his side again on his first day at Yonsei.

“I leave today; today is the day I drop him off,” Jolie was heard talking to other students in the video.

But leaving him in Seoul while she returned to the United States was not easy for the mother.

It would have made for an easier transition for her if he had opted to study in, say, New York University which he had reportedly considered.

“I’m trying not to cry,” Jolie added, casting a look at Maddox whom she adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia in 2002. She has five other children.

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Though separation for mother and child is tough, Jolie is proud of Maddox, In Touch Weekly cited a source as saying previously.

“She initially thought he might want to stay in Los Angeles and get into movies and animation.

“Jolie laid out a path for Maddox and a love of Asia, but she never thought he’d continue his studies in South Korea, let alone go to college there and study biochemistry. She couldn’t be more proud of him.”

Maddox also celebrated his recent 18th birthday on a quiet note.

He and Jolie visited family friend Loung Ung, who wrote First They Killed My Father, and they shared a simple lunch in Cleveland in the US.

In a picture that the author later posted, she wrote in the caption: “I met Maddox when he was just a year old and today he turns 18 and going off to college.

“So proud! Happy birthday, Maddox.”

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