She paid a visit to Capitol Hill this week to chat with lawmakers about issues pertaining to rights of women and children in the United States.
And Angelina Jolie was spotted jetting out of Washington D.C. on Thursday afternoon with her eldest daughter Zahara, 16.
The 46-year-old actress strolled through the airport terminal in a chic black ankle-length coat and toted her belongings in a beige Salvatore Ferragamo bag.
Layered beneath her cozy coat appeared to be a ruffled grey maxi dress and she added height to her petite frame with a pair of black booties.
The Changeling star’s flowing brunette hair was worn down and she amplified her already stunning stare with a flick of eyeliner.
Zahara, whose 17th birthday is just around the corner in January, kept warm in a fuzzy brown coat layered over a long sleeve top.
She completed the look with some black jeans and a pair of white sneakers.
Zahara carried her essentials in a black designer purse, as well as a burlap tote bag.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, Angelina and her daughter made sure to wear face masks as they navigated the airport.
While on Capitol Hill, Jolie met up with the likes of Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush and Republican Senator Mitt Romney.
The Eternals actress and Bush discussed efforts being made to end domestic violence, specifically the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
‘I’m forever grateful to get to work in partnership with such strong women across the country in our movement to end domestic violence,’ wrote Cori, who tweeted out a photo of herself and Angelina after their meeting.
She thanked Angelina for her ‘leadership to put an end to violence against women.’
VAWA, which Jolie is advocating, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994 and was the first pieces of federal legislation to recognize domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes, giving resources to tackle the issues.
The law needs to be renewed every five years and has not been reauthorized since 2013, meaning it expired in 2018 during the federal government shutdown. Biden promised to reauthorize the act in his campaign and earlier this year, the House approved it by 244 to 172 votes.
During her meeting with Romney, Jolie discussed her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Romney tweeted: ‘Met with Angelina Jolie to discuss ways in which we can support children and families at home and abroad.
‘I’m grateful for her work as a Goodwill Ambassador and for her continued advocacy for the vulnerable.’
Missing from the action were Jolie’s younger daughters Shiloh, 15, Vivienne 13, and sons Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, and Knox, 13.
She shares all five children with ex husband Brad Pitt, who she filed for divorce from in 2016 after just two years of marriage and over a decade together.
Jolie adopted Maddox in 2002, then Zahara in 2005, a year after she’d met Pitt while the pair filmed Mr and Mrs Smith. He was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time.
They then adopted Pax together in 2007, and had biological kids Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne afterwards. Pitt adopted all of the kids before they got married in 2014.
Though they were declared legally single in 2019, Brad and Angelina are still working out details pertaining to custody and assets.
In September, it was revealed that Brad requested a review of his child custody case with Angelina, after a court disqualified a private judge who granted him joint custody.
Lawyers for the star filed a petition for review with the California Supreme Court after the disqualification of Judge John Ouderkirk in July effectively voided the joint custody ruling, according to People.
Although Jolie has denied being back in the dating game after sparking romance rumors with The Weeknd and ex Jonny Lee Miller, a source recently divulged to Us Weekly that Pitt ‘would love to date again.’
The 57-year-movie star wants to ‘find that special someone to be with long-term but ‘hates the process.’
The insider also noted that due to Brad’s celebrity status ‘he can’t even step out for a friendly coffee without it being gossiped about.’
Despite hit optimism for love, the Academy Award-winner is ‘focused on his family, charities and work’ as those are ‘his main priorities.’