Angelina Jolie’s eldest son has left the nest, and she’s having a rough time. The actress and mother of six was seen talking to students at Yonsei University while dropping Maddox, 18, off. In a video uploaded to Instagram, she told students: “I’m trying not to cry.” 

Maddox will be studying biochemistry at the university in South Korea, and he has reportedly been preparing for months. 

“He got accepted to other universities but choose Yonsei,” a source told People. “He has been studying Korean language. He has lessons multiple times a week to prepare.”

And while he’ll be far from Jolie, dad Brad Pitt and his siblings, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, he’ll be closer to his biological family’s home in Cambodia.