In a video posted online, Angelina confirmed that it was the day “I drop him off,” and candidly told the crowd, “I know, I’m trying not to cry.”
“It’s really really exciting,” Angelina said about her oldest son leaving the nest after living with her since she adopted him from Cambodia when he was just seven-months-old.
Brad was nowhere to be seen as Maddox started college with only his mom dropping him off.
Angelina and Brad finally married in 2014 and ruled Hollywood's A List with Maddox and their five other kids, but have been going through a nasty divorce since 2016, after the actor and Maddox reportedly got involved in a fight on a private plane.
Since then, Maddox has been Angelina's man of the house.
Maddox has helped his mom take care of the other kids and been her shoulder to lean on.
But now, he is continuing his education overseas as his mother deals with her sadness at his leaving the nest.
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Just Like Mom
“Maddox seems like a really cool guy,” Jin En Yu told RadarOnline.com about the oldest of Angelina’s six kids with Brad.
“It won’t be long before Pax follows Maddox into college, then Zahara will be gone, and Shiloh is highly likely to move in with Brad full-time at some point,” an insider said about Angelina’s emotions as her children grow up. “That’ll leave her alone with the twins, who are also spending more and more time with Brad."
Insiders said her mood swings are sparked by having to come to terms with Maddox leaving and the rest of her brood — Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — growing closer to their dad.
“There’s nothing she can do about this, and it’s left her crippled with anxiety!” the insider said about Angelina as Maddox became a college freshman.