Angelina Jolie’s eldest daughter, Zahara, is going to college, the actress revealed on Instagram, and a prestigious university. Jolie announced that her 17-year-old daughter will be starting classes at Spelman College on the highest ranked historically black university or college in the nationin Atlanta this fall.
“Zahara with her Spelman sisters!” Jolie wrote, sharing a photo of herself. “Congratulations to all the new students starting this year. A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl.
Zahara isn’t Jolie-Pitt’s only daughter in college now. Her older brother, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, now 20, has been studying at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea since August 2019. Footage then emerged of Jolie getting emotional as she put Maddox down.
Jolie has been open about how her six children have shaped who she is. In a Harper’s Bazaar United Kingdom published interview on June 14, Jolie candidly discussed the impact Zahara, Maddox, Pax, 18, Shiloh, 16, and 14-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox had on her.
“My kids impact every aspect of who I am,” she said. “When you become a parent, your life is not yours. You don’t know what “you” is; it’s not really about your life anymore, and so you want to represent them, you want to be that role model for them; your best self.
She added that when she doubts herself, she goes to them for reassurance. “When I have doubts and I don’t know who I am, I will sit with them and feel like they know me better than anyone knows me,” she said. . “And then I see myself, and I see them as good people, interesting people, all very strong individuals, and I think I can’t be all bad, I can’t have made a mess.”
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