Time really does fly fast. It feels just like yesterday when former Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were being photographed with their large brood of young children. Now, the power couple is no more and the Jolie-Pitt kids are almost all grown-up.
In fact, the ‘Maleficent’ actress’ eldest son Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, just turned 18 earlier this August.
Advance Birthday Lunch
According to a Facebook post by writer Loung Ung, the mother and son had lunch with her during their visit to Ohio right before Maddox’s birthday. The ‘First They Killed My Father’ author also recalled her first meeting with Jolie’s son when he was just a year old and expressed amazement and pride about his 18th birthday.
It can be remembered that Jolie was the one who directed the film adaptation of Ung’s non-fiction book detailing her experience living and surviving in her home country Cambodia’s communist dictatorship. Maddox, who was adopted by Jolie from the same country as a baby, also worked on the film as an executive producer. He was reportedly active in attending meetings about the film and helped in shoot preps for it. Meanwhile, his younger brother Pax, served as a set photographer for the project.
Describing his experience working with his famous mother, Maddox said that Jolie was ‘a wonder’ and easy to work with.
All Grown Up
Maddox is said to be attending Yonsei University where he would study biochemistry in the coming fall. With his chosen university being located in South Korea, he has reportedly begun preparing for the move and is taking Korean language lessons a couple of times a week. According to People magazine, Jolie is proud of her son and will be there to drop him off to college this month.
The 18-year-old was adopted by the actress back in 2002 from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia. Jolie became familiar with the Southeast Asian country after shooting ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’ there. She, later on, met Maddox (originally Rath Vibol) during another trip to Cambodia with her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton.
The Jolie-Pitt Kids
Maddox is the eldest of Jolie and Pitt’s six children. Following him is 15-year-old Pax, who was adopted by Jolie from Vietnam and 14-year-old Zahara, who was adopted by the ex-couple from Ethiopia. Youngest of the brood are the couple’s biological children 13-year-old Shiloh and the 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Growing up together, the siblings are reportedly extremely close and are protective of one another although they also bicker like regular brothers and sisters. What more, their bond was even made stronger after the much-talked-about divorce of their celebrity parents in 2016.
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