Angelina Jolie is currently promoting Maleficent, and for the first time in a long, long time, she’s openly discussing her family and her children. Maddox Jolie-Pitt, her oldest son, was at the premiere, along with the rest of her kids. Several reports stated that Maddox was actually accompanied by his girlfriend, which would support what his mom later said in an interview.
When asked by Entertainment Tonight, Angelina confirmed that Maddox did indeed have a girlfriend, explaining, “She’s great. I won’t embarrass him. She’s lovely. She lives in England. She’s very cool.” When elaborating on the distance between them, Angelina also added, “We go there as often as possible. It’s really, really sweet. She’s a great lady, so I’m lucky. So far, we’re doing good.”
Well, I guess the Jolie-Pitt kids had to grow up some time, right? The only thing this news is doing is making me feel unbearably old. I mean, don’t we all remember when Maddox was just a teeny tiny toddler running around with his mother in a park, even before the Brad Pitt era!? And now, he’s all grown up, with his first girlfriend and making red carpet appearances and all that jazz. Then again, Angelina has admitted that she started letting Maddox date when he was 11 years old, so I guess he had to get a girlfriend sooner or later.
I doubt we’ll get much more information on Maddox’s girlfriend, only because both Angelina and Brad seem determined to keep their children’s private lives away from the media. Right now, it’s all fun and games, but the media will no doubt start to get more intrusive as the kids grow up. Short of moving to Timbuktu, I don’t know how they’ll protect their kids from the media, but so far, so good.