Angelina Jolie Dines With Godmother Jackie Bisset As She Misses College Son Maddox
Angelina Jolie had dinner in Paris with her godmother, Jacqueline Bisset, as she misses her golden boy son Maddox.
As RadarOnline.com photos show, the Maleficent star, 44, and The Deep actress, 75, caught up with each other on Sunday, October 20.
They were spotted braving the rain at the Laperouse restaurant for the touching reunion.
Bisset was so close to Jolie's late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, that she became her future actress daughter's godmother.
Bertrand died in 2007 after a battle with ovarian cancer at age 56.
At the Paris restaurant, Jolie and Bisset both wore matching casual black outfits amid the rain.
While Jolie dazzled in a long black coat with heels, her godmother could be seen wearing a long coat, trousers and boots.
Jolie greatly admires show biz veteran and Frenchwoman Bisset, who in 2010, was awarded the Legion d'honneur insignia, with French President Nicolas Sarkozy calling her "a movie icon."
Bisset played a recurring role in the American TV series Counterpart in 2017.
A source told PEOPLE, "They’ve very close, and Jacqueline is someone Angelina has admired for a long time. And of course, there is the connection to her mom."
Jolie previously visited Bisset in July when Brad Pitt's ex took a break from filming the movie Those Who Wish Me Dead.
Bisset has told The Telegraph, "I see her very rarely. I’m fascinated with her life as everyone else is."
Jolie has been going through a rough patch after splitting from husband Pitt and losing their oldest child Maddox, 18, to college in South Korea.
Still in the family nest are their other kids Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, both 11.
As Jolie promotes her latest movie Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, she admitted that she felt "pretty broken" after taking some time off from acting.
"I was not feeling very strong," she opined.
She's praised her kids for helping drag her through the dark times, but tearfully sent oldest child Maddox away.
The superstar mom was sad to leave Maddox at his college dorm in South Korea, and RadarOnline.com had exclusive video.
Angelina told onlookers at Yonsei University in a clip obtained by RadarOnline.com that it was the day “I drop him off,” and candidly told the crowd, “I know, I’m trying not to cry.”
Now she's coping as well as she can with her godmother's love.
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Jolie smiled in the rain as she met Bisset in Paris for dinner this weekend.
Photographers caught the A Lister on her outing with the older actress she deeply respects.
While Jolie is finalizing her divorce from Pitt, she's feeling fragile about her man of the house, Maddox, leaving home for college.
Jolie has played evil Disney stepmom Maleficent again. As the Sun on Sunday noted, the divorcing star has said, "The last few years have not been the easiest. I have had my ups and downs. I haven’t felt very strong."
The star no doubt felt stronger after chatting over dinner with stepmom Bisset. "Maddox was so ready” to start his college studies, Jolie has noted philosophically.
Angelina recently told reporters about Maddox attending a South Korean university, "The school is so wonderful and we're so proud that he's there. And it's a great university and I'm just amazed I have a son who's that smart."
Jolie has also said her six children have helped her: "We’ve all been a bit in lockdown. We all have our difficult times. Very similar to my character in the Maleficent film, my strength is from my children."
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil marks Jolie's first major role since By The Sea in 2015, which also starred Pitt. The following year, fans were shocked by the A List couple's bitter breakup.