Their love story was the focus of media attention for years and when they announced their divorce in 2016, it sent shockwaves around the globe. The sadness the split caused often focused on the fate of their six children – who would they live with and how would they cope with this seismic shift in their daily lives. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were given shared custody of Knox, Vivienne, Pax, Shiloh, Maddox and Zahara, but it’s only now been revealed how their education is going to pan out.
According to Us Weekly, Brad has been keen that the children undertake traditional schooling and, according to a source, it’s also something “the children’s therapist also recommended. Brad wants the kids to be in a school setting and not isolated being homeschooled.” This new condition of their agreement would apply to the couple’s youngest children: Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. And obviously the new condition will only take effect after the current pandemic is over.
Angelina and Brad’s eldest child, Maddox, 18, is a student at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Although, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he is apparently taking online classes back at home, a source also told Us Weekly. “Maddox is home from school and focusing on his Korean and Russian studies until school reopens,” the insider said. “Angelina has the other children on a routine by waking them up early everyday and getting them started on their school tasks shortly afterwards.”
An insight into the studies of the younger kids came in an interview with British radio program Woman’s Hour on the BBC back in 2016, when Angelina revealed that: “All the kids are learning different languages. I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”