Angelina Jolie's son Maddox returns home from South Korea to self-isolate with family

By Heather Cichowski

Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's eldest son, has returned from South Korea and reunited with his family. He had been attending the Yonsei University and needed to return home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and has reunited with his family

The eldest son of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt started post-secondary schooling at the Seoul university in Sept. 2019. In the wake of COVID-19, Yonsei University has temporarily closed and Maddox's recent semester of school was cancelled, according to reports.

On March 20, the prestigious school announced that it would transition to online classes until April 11. The notice on the school's website read:

"Amid the COVID-19 pandemic spreading around the world, the Korean government has strengthened preventative measures by enforcing special entry procedures to all travelers (including residents and citizens) entering the country, effective March 19, 2020.

"In response, the University's Academic Affairs Committee held an urgent meeting yesterday to discuss measures to inhibit spread in the classroom and has decided to extend non-face-to-face/online classes for an two additional weeks until Saturday, April 11, and postpone dormitory check-in dates accordingly. The online teaching period may be extended depending on the severity of the COVID-19 situation, which will be discussed again on April 9.

"We are well-aware of the disappointment and concern these disruptions will cause our students and other members of the community. However, we seek your continuous support and understanding as we work together to ensure the safety and well-being of the entire Yonsei family."

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The 18-year-old is back at home in the United States with his mother and younger siblings, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, and the family will practice social distancing and self-isolation together.

Maddox is said to be using this time with his family to focus on his studies of Korean and Russian, according to People. Furthermore, the entire family is reportedly working on their language skills, making meals and playing musical instruments!

Angelina with (L-R) Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Zahara and Maddox at The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind screening on Feb. 25, 2019 in New York City. Photo: © Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix

"All the kids are home with Angelina but they have continued seeing Brad and go over for their regular visits," a source reports E! News.

Angelina is one of the celebrities who is trying to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. The actress has pledged to donate US$1 million to children impacted by the coronavirus and school closures through No Kid Hungry.

"As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus," she said in a statement.

"Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible."

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins University Medical Center's COVID-19 information centre says there have been more than 585,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed worldwide, with more than 94,000 of those in the United States and over 9,300 in South Korea. Canada has over 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. In total, more than 128,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 worldwide, while the novel coronavirus has been responsible for over 26,000 deaths.

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