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Brad Pitt Surprises Missouri State College Grads: 'We're Rooting for You'

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Greatest commencement current ever! Brad Pitt shocked Missouri State College’s class of 2020 with a considerate video message to have fun their large accomplishments.

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“Hello everybody. Brad right here from quarantine with a shout-out to the graduating class of Missouri State College!” Pitt, 56, started in a video shared by the school on Twitter on Monday, Might 18. “It should be very unusual doing this in these making an attempt occasions however know we’re rooting for you. Our cash is on you to make this world a greater place.”

The As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood star grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and attended the College of Missouri within the 1980s earlier than dropping out to maneuver to California and pursue his goals of being an actor. Pitt was one among many celebrities — together with Barack Obama, Selena Gomez and Timothée Chalamet — who shared a hearty congratulations with graduating college students throughout the nation whose ceremonies regarded a bit totally different amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We want you all the most effective in your future endeavors,” the Battle Membership actor added. “You probably did it. You made it. Take pleasure in. Congrats once more and assume huge.”

College students of all ages have been pressured to make some severe changes to their training routines because the world continues to work by means of the COVID-19 well being disaster. In March, Us Weekly confirmed that Pitt’s eldest son, Maddox, whom he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, had returned house early from his first yr at Yonsei College in Seoul, South Korea.

“Maddox is house from college and specializing in his Korean and Russian research till college reopens,” the insider stated. “Angelina has the opposite youngsters on a routine by waking them up early each day and getting them began on their college duties shortly afterward.”

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The Thelma & Louise actor and Jolie, 44, additionally share youngsters Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox. Regardless of their messy 2016 break up, the previous couple have come to an settlement on “conventional education” for his or her children. A supply instructed Us in April that Pitt “had been pushing for” a conventional academic path, which was additionally advisable by the kids’s therapist.

“Brad needs the youngsters to be in a college setting, and never remoted being homeschooled,” the insider added.

Although the exes infamously fought over custody for his or her six youngsters, a separate supply beforehand revealed to Us that the duo have been on good phrases in latest months. “They’re extra cordial,” the supply stated earlier this month. “They’re aiming towards resolutions that work for every of them.”

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