Angelina Jolie Drops Daughter at Spelman College
Angelina Jolie Says She's "Holding It Together" in Sweet Video from Zahara's Spelman Move-In
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Zahara is officially a Spelman College girl, and her mom couldn't be more proud.
Jolie shared the news of Zahara's college choice on Instagram on July 31, writing, "Zahara with her Spelman sisters! Congratulations to all new students starting this year. A very special place and an honor to have a family member as a new Spelman girl."
On Aug. 11, Jolie appeared in a video shared by Spelman's vice president for student affairs during Zahara's move-in weekend on the Georgia campus. "I'm going to start crying," she said of moving Zahara in. "I have not started crying yet." When asked, Jolie confirmed that she's "so excited" to be a Spelman mom, and was "holding it together" emotionally.
Morehouse College, which is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium like Spelman, previously posted a video and reshared an Instagram Story (which was uploaded to Twitter by a fan) showing Jolie celebrating Zahara's new beginning at the Spelhouse Back 2 School Send Off & Family Reunion earlier this summer. The Academy Award-winning actor can be seen joining in with the other parents as she attempts to do the Electric Slide.
Jolie adopted 17-year-old Zahara from Ethiopia in 2005. She is the third eldest of the six kids Jolie shares with ex Pitt. Their eldest, Maddox, is 20 and has followed in his parents' footsteps, entering the entertainment industry and working as an executive producer on the 2017 film "First They Killed My Father." Then comes Pax, born in 2004. After Zahara is Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, born in 2006, followed by the twins, Vivienne and Knox, both born in 2008.
Jolie is frequently out and about spending time with her kids. She attended a Måneskin concert with Shiloh in Rome in early July. She's also been a fashion influence on her children — Zahara was seen wearing one of her 2014 dresses on the red carpet at the premiere of the Marvel film "Eternals" in October 2021.
Pitt has also expressed his happiness for his daughter's college choice, doing so in an Aug. 1 interview on the "Bullet Train" red carpet. "I'm so proud of her," said Pitt, per Vanity Fair. "She's so smart. She's going to flourish even more at college. It's an exciting and beautiful time to find her own way and pursue her interests. I'm so proud."
Image Source: Courtesy of @bcrainey Morehouse LA President