AceShowbiz - Angelina Jolie is still emotional about sending her son Maddox off to college. The mother of six got a little teary-eyed as she talked about her other kids' farewell to their eldest brother before he left for South Korea, where he's studying bio engineering at Yonsei University.
"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... ," the 44-year-old actress told Entertainment Tonight while holding back tears at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 24.
Recalling the touching moment, the proud mom continued, "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."
Angelina admitted she has not stopped crying yet after her eldest kid left home for college. She even confessed to having an ugly cry moment when she's about to leave Maddox at the college. "Oh my god, and embarrass your children ugly cry!" she revealed. "I also, just at some point, had the big [sun]glasses and the amount of times I turned and waved."
The "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" star went on sharing, "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."
"It's nice to know how much he knows he's loved," Angelina added, admitting that she's tempted to fly to South Korea to be reunited with her son as soon as possible. "And but yeah, I miss him, I miss him. Or I'll just get out there. It's not like I haven't set my plane tickets."
Met at the same occasion, Angelina revealed that unlike her character in Disney's "Maleficent", she isn't always strong. "I'm like everybody and... especially these last few years haven't been the easiest, and I haven't felt very strong," she told E! News. "There's something when you're not feeling very strong, where you push yourself."
She then credited her roles in the fantasy movie as well as Marvel's upcoming "The Eternals" for making her a stronger person. "And I'm so grateful that I have the opportunity to play these kind of characters, that pull out every bit of strength I have and that remind me that I can be strong," she said.