Even the most famous of mothers still act like mothers. While attending Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Saturday, Angelina Jolie opened up about recently dropping off her eldest child, Maddox, at college.
“What was very beautiful is the way everybody said goodbye. When it was time to take him to the airport—some jumped into the car to take him,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “When you know that your kids love each other and you see the way they all—without any kind of prompting or pushing—give each other notes, hug each other, take each other, support each other, then you feel like they're going to be okay and they're always going to have each other."
She also admitted that, like many parents leaving their kids at school for the first time, she got a little emotional.
“Oh my god like embarrass your children ugly cry," she said. "I also, just at some point, had the big [sun]glasses and the amount of times I turned and waved. 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. 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."
Jolie dropped her son off at Yonsei University in Seoul earlier this week and even spent some time speaking to the students there.
“I leave today. Today’s the day I go home. I know. I’m trying not to cry,” she told the group.
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