Angelina Jolie's embarrassing goodbye to Maddox

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Angelina Jolie has admitted she let out an "embarrass-your-children ugly cry" when she had to say goodbye to her son Maddox after dropping him off at university last week.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 18, is attending Yonsei University in Seoul where he'll be studying biochemistry and Angelina, 44, admitted that saying goodbye to him at the airport was difficult.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I had the big 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. I am very proud of him. He is ready - he's good.

"I miss him, I miss him. Or I'll just get out there. It's not like I haven't set my plane tickets."

Angelina revealed that it was emotional saying goodbye to Maddox but all of his siblings - Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - came out to say goodbye to him.

She shared: "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 - and everybody was, it was very...

"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."

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Maddox - who Angelina adopted from an orphanage in Cambodia - has been preparing for his arrival in Yonsei by studying Korean.

A source said: "He got accepted to other universities but choose Yonsei. He has been studying Korean language. He has lessons multiple times a week to prepare."

Angelina Jolie emotional as she drops son at South Korean college

Angelina Jolie was emotional as she dropped her first son Maddox off to university in South Korea on Wednesday.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 18, is attending Yonsei University in Seoul where he'll be studying bio chemistry.

The 'Salt' actress and her teenage son spoke with some of Maddox's fellow students as they arrived on campus.

One Instagram user shared a video of Angelina on the social media app, in which she was asked how long she would be staying.

She said: "Only today. Today is the day I drop him off.

"I know, I'm trying not to cry."

Maddox has been preparing for his arrival in Yonsei by studying Korean.

A source said: "He got accepted to other universities but choose Yonsei. He has been studying Korean language. He has lessons multiple times a week to prepare."

Angelina - who adopted Maddox from an orphanage in Cambodia - helped him settle in before she headed back home to America.

The source added: "Mom is dropping him off in August. She is very proud. She will miss seeing him as much, but he's ready."

Maddox and Angelina first visited the university campus in November 2018 when his mother was on an official visit as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) Special Envoy.

The 44-year-old actress - who was previously married to Brad Pitt - is also mother to Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13 and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

Meanwhile, the 'Girl, Interrupted' star recently gushed about how proud she is of her all of her sons and the "men they are becoming".

In an essay she penned for ELLE, she said: "I could not be prouder of my sons for the men they are becoming, the way they respect their sisters and are respected by them."

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