Angelina Jolie Is Excited for Maddox to Return to South Korea After the Coronavirus Pandemic
He was attending Yonsei University in Seoul.
Proud mom Angelina Jolie is already thinking about life after the pandemic. Her son, Maddox, came home after his school closed last month, but assured everyone that he'll return and Jolie said that she'll be happy to see it. It's a stark difference to the attitude she had when she dropped him off (tears were shed), but she notes that the entire family is excited for things to get back to normal — and for more opportunities to visit Korea.
"I could not be happier about Mad's choice of university. It is, of course, closed at the moment because of the pandemic. But he’s not transferring school. He'll be back as soon as things settle," Jolie told DongA Ilbo Daily, a South Korean media outlet, according to Entertainment Tonight. "He's using the time to focus on his Korean and Russian studies. We are all so happy, as a family, that we will have the opportunity to get to know South Korea even better through Maddox, and with him, during his studies."
Jolie went on to say that she hopes that after the pandemic settles down, the world will come together to share the knowledge and resources gained. Until then, however, she acknowledged that there's a lot of suffering happening everywhere, Korea included.
"My heart goes out to the people of Korea and everyone in the world who are suffering as a result," she added. "I hope we will see greater international cooperation to fight this as one international community, and share our resources and knowledge to get through this as best we can together."
Maddox returned to Los Angeles to quarantine with his family, including siblings, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11. A source at E! News explained that they're all "learning languages, playing instruments, board games, and helping cook dinner." The source added that it's really nothing new for many of the kids, since they're accustomed to doing their schoolwork at home. Plus, they're getting to spend time with dad Brad Pitt, too.
"All the kids are home with Angelina but they have continued seeing Brad and go over for their regular visits," the source shared, adding that the kids "love" spending so much time with their parents. "They are having a lot of family time and just hanging out together watching movies."