Time seems to pass so quickly, especially when you haven't seen a celebrity kid in a long time. Whenever someone in the spotlight gives birth or adopts a baby, like the legendary Angelina Jolie, we all swoon to see the new baby pictures. Then, they keep them out of the limelight (and rightfully so). Every once in a while though, a milestone is shared and that former celeb baby is almost a full grown adult and we can't believe our eyes.
So we are over here feeling old upon the news of Jolie's son, Maddox, getting ready to go to college. How is he old enough to go to college? Yup, we're wondering the same thing.
Jolie adopted Maddox back in 2002, when he was just an ityy bitty baby she would pick up and carry around. But this week, that little baby turned eighteen (happy birthday Maddox!) and is ready to go away to school, all on his own.
Back in November of 2018, Jolie and Maddox were spotted looking at schools in South Korea. Now, according to a PEOPLE source, Maddox will be going to South Korea's Yonsei University to study biochemistry. What an incredible major!
“He got accepted to other universities but choose Yonsei,” the source says. “He has been studying Korean language. He has lessons multiple times a week to prepare.” And to make the transition a little less daunting, Angelina will be dropping him off at school.
Awwwwww! “Mom is dropping him off in August,” the source added. “She is very proud. She will miss seeing him as much, but he’s ready.”
For most families, choosing an in-state school is a top priority, because....ahem...the expense. Plus you want to be able to see your kiddos every once in a while. But if your last name is Jolie, none of those things really seem to be issues. The family has a home in Cambodia, where his six siblings and mom can come to visit him whenever they want.
The source added that he's very close with his siblings, so this will probably make his college transition much easier. Good luck Maddox and congratulations!