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Angelina Jolie Beams With Motherly Pride As She Praises 18-Year-Old Son Maddox For Growing Into "Such A Good Man"

Date October 10, 2019 17:18

As is the case for many parents, it was a bittersweet experience when Angelina Jolie sent her 18-year-old son Maddox off to college.

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According to Today, the actress was approached by reporters while seeing her son off and she told them she was "trying not to cry," as her oldest son began this new adventure in Yonsei University in South Korea.

Giving Maddox a shoutout

Weeks after saying goodbye, Angelina made it clear that her son was still on her mind as she mentioned him while on the red carpet recently.

The 44-year-old humanitarian was at the premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in London on Wednesday where she showed off her curves in a stunning Ralph & Russo gown.

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She was joined by four of her children, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox. Understandably, Maddox could not make it to the event since he's still at college, but the actress had a proud smile on her face while praising her teenage son.

I'm so happy for him that [Maddox has] grown up into such a good man. I say that 'cause he's smart and he's doing his work but he's also wild. He's balanced in his teenage years.

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The Oscar-winning actress said that she had enjoyed having her kids join her at the Maleficent 2 premieres as it would have been "quite lonely" if she did it all on her own.

I'm also watching my kids grow up and watching my daughter put on a beautiful dress and figure out the right heels and all that mom stuff. It just means a lot.

Mother and son share a close bond

Angelina Jolie constantly radiates love and joy when she talks about her kids but it's possible that she and Maddox may have a super special bond.

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Religious elders at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Long Beach in California which the family visited in 2017 believe that Angelina and Maddox are especially close.

Sivon Nuth, a nun at the temple, told RadarOnline that the actress is closest to Maddox compared to the rest of her kids.

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Angelina and Maddox may be far apart at the moment, but it sounds like they have a strong connection that distance can't sever.