Here’s your sobering thought of the day: it’s been over a decade since Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton adopted Maddox from Cambodia. Did we just all stare hopelessly out the window thinking ‘Oh god, what have I done with my life??‘ at the same time, like the mice in An American Tail? I think we did.
It feels like just yesterday Maddox was holding his mother’s hand as he exited toy stores all over the world (that’s all those kids seem to do, enter and exit toy stores), but that patchy teen ‘stache is proof that our little baby is all grown up. Teen Time Maddox is giving me serious Joseph Gribble vibes, and I’ll be honest; it’s working. I think 12-year-old me just tried to become science class partners with him (“Sorry Allison…I..uh…think I already have a partner…um…“). That teen ‘stache gives me comfort knowing that no matter how insanely rich and famous your family is, no one is exempt from their embarrassing, awkward pre-teen years. Maddox’s life right now is probably a never-ending cycle of Angie busting into his bedroom with a basket of clean laundry, and frantically trying to close his laptop as he screams: “Mom! Learn to knock, why don’t you?!?”
Maddox and Brad Pitt were on hand as Saint Angie received an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work last night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards in Hollywood. Maddox looks adorable (that tiny tux!), Angie is bringing classic Angie (“Come! Kneel before me and bask in the light of my soul. 5 minutes should be enough to give you a good base tan”) so let’s talk Brad. His tight hair game and the disappearance of that raggedy Urban Outfitters scarf has me singing Guess who’s back/back again/hot Brad’s back/tell a friend. Let’s hope it lasts. Spoiler alert: it won’t. That scraggly beard imprinted on him a long time ago.
Here’s more of America’s most perfect family (I’m still not completely convinced they’re not a set of The Heart Family dolls that came to life one night) last night in Hollywood.
(Pics via Splash)