Angelina Jolie attends state dinner with Biden, Yoon Suk at White House

Angelina Jolie arrives with her son Maddox Jolie Pitt for the official State Dinner held by US President Joe Biden in honor of South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol at the White House in Washington, US on 26 April 2023.

Actor Angelina Jolie on Wednesday showed up at US president Joe Biden's and first lady Jill Biden's state dinner with their South Korean counterparts.

Jolie was accompanied by her son Maddox, 21, for the special occasion hosted especially for South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his wife Kim Keon Hee, People reported.

"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 honoured to attend this State Dinner," a source told the publication.

Jolie marked her presence in a white dress that she teamed up with a vintage Chanel jacket. On the other hand, her son opted for a black suit.

Actress Angelina Jolie attends an official State Dinner, during South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol's visit, at the White House in Washington, US on 26 April 2023.

Other famous names in attendance at the dinner included Chip and Joanna Gaines and Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim.

Absent from the guest list was the president's son Hunter, who attended the White House's first state dinner with France in December, but skipped the arrivals line.

A White House press release last month stated the visit from the South Korean leader and his wife "celebrates the 70th anniversary of the US-ROK alliance, which is critical to advancing peace, stability and prosperity for our two countries, the Indo-Pacific and around the world."