Angelina Jolie, the award-winning actress, and her 21-year-old son Maddox, who is rarely seen in public, were honored guests at a gala dinner hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden at the White House.
Close Ties to Asia-America Relations
A source close to Jolie informed PEOPLE magazine that "Asia-America relations are important to Angelina's family.
She and the children have had close ties to the region, including South Korea, for many years. Maddox studied at Yonsei University in Seoul. Angelina has visited South Korea many times for her humanitarian and refugee advocacy over the past two decades, and as an artist.
Angelina and Maddox are honored to attend this State Dinner."
A Family's Connection to South Korea
Jolie expressed her delight about Maddox's university choice in an interview with South Korea's Dong-a Ilbo, stating, "I could not be happier about Mad's choice of university.
We are all so happy, as a family, that we will have the opportunity to get to know South Korea even better through Maddox, and with him, during his studies."
Elegant Appearance Delights Fans
The actress' appearance was nothing short of stunning, as she donned a Chanel jacket, dress, and jewelry, completing the look with simple makeup and a striking red lipstick.
In related news, Angelina was recently spotted having lunch with David Mayer de Rothschild, leading to speculation that they may be in a romantic relationship. Jolie divorced Brad Pitt in 2019 and last summer, she accused him of domestic violence.
According to Page Six, Brad allegedly beat Angelina during a private flight from France to the US, and she provided the FBI with photos of her injuries to her hand and elbow. Jolie and Pitt have six children together, including Maddox, Shiloh, Vivienne, Zahara, Pax Thien, and Knox Leon.
The visit of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and First Lady Kim Keon Hee celebrates the 70th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance, and a White House press release stated that "the Presidents will discuss our shared resolve to deepen and broaden our political, economic, security, and people-to-people ties."