Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s eldest son, Maddox, who recently turned 18, chose to stay out of the Hollywood limelight —at least for a while— by leaving the country to study college in Korea. Unlike other celebrity kids, Maddox’s life was mostly kept private so people couldn’t help but wonder what’s he like.

Facts about Jolie and Pitt’s son surfaced over the years. Let’s take a quick look on these and find out interesting things about Maddox Jolie-Pitt.

Jolie & Pitt’s son close relationship with mom, Angelina

There was a source close to the Jolie-Pitt family that revealed to US Weekly how Maddox was, and still is, very close to his mom. Although Jolie’s ex, Brad, officially adopted him back in 2006, there had been reports alleging they both had a strained relationship which stemmed from a supposed argument on a private with the “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” actor in 2016.

Fast forward to a couple of years later, Jolie will have to deal with the fact that her son will be away for a while. Pop Sugar reported that she accompanied her son to South Korea where he will be studying Biochemistry. On August 21, Jolie dropped him off at Yonsei University.

The emotional Jolie, in a video posted by Entertainment Tonight, revealed to a group of people that she’s holding back her tears. Maddox was also reportedly protective of his mom. Jolie’s son has reportedly spoken of his adoration for his mom and his respect for her craft.

There were also reports claiming that Jolie and Pitt’s son walked Angelina down the aisle on the day of her wedding.

Jolie & Pitt’s son names (yes, with “s”)

In his 18 years of existence on Earth, Maddox has three legal names. His birth name was Rath Vibol. When Jolie adopted him, she named him Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie because at the time of the adoption, the “Tomb Raider” actress was still married to her then-husband Billy Bob Thorton.

When Jolie and Pitt got together, the “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” actor legally adopted Maddox Chivan, so his name, again, changed from Thornton Jolie to Jolie Pitt.

Jolie & Pitt’s son adoption was a big mess

Local adoption is a bit tedious process so much so with international adoption. Maddox was born in Cambodia on August 5, 2001. When Jolie decided to adopt him, all Cambodian adoptions were held in abeyance due to child trafficking. Showbiz CheatSheet reported that Jolie’s agent was, in fact, convicted for crimes of money laundering and visa fraud.

Jolie & Pitt’s son and his interest with sharp objects

When Maddox was about seven, Jolie reportedly took him to shop for a dagger — the thing that was also done to her by her mom when she was eleven. News outlet Baby Gaga reported that Jolie and her son were both fans of big knives.

Jolie & Pitt’s son is multi-lingual

Maddox grew up in a diversified culture considering that his two other siblings came from Africa and Asia, grew up with American parents, they have houses in Spain and France and he travelled literally to several parts of the globe with his parents’ humanitarian involvement. That said, it’s quite expected that he’d know several languages.

The same news outlet reported that Jolie & Pitt’s son, other than English, can speak Russian and German. There were also reports stating that Maddox learned the Korean language in preparation for his college life.