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Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance face empty nest as twins leave home

The couple says they’re going on vacation after their children go off to college
Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance
Slater, Bronwyn, Angela Bassett, and Courtney B. Vance (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance are preparing to deal with an “empty nest” as their twins are heading off to college.

The actors are parents to twins Bronwyn and Slater. The family has been busy touring colleges to help the pair make decisions about where they want to study — and Vance admits it’s going to be a huge life change when the twins leave home.

“We saw 26 schools, all-day tours at each school. And so they’re ready. It’s another transition. We went down the baby aisle, now we’ve got to go down the empty nest aisle and get used to them not being here,” he told People.

“For 18 years it has been about [our kids]. So it’s going to be interesting how we continue to make the effort to connect. I don’t know, we still have the dog!” Vance added.

The Preacher’s Wife actor then revealed they are considering booking a vacation so they don’t have to go home to an empty house straight after dropping the teens off at college.

“Somebody’s telling me that, ‘Once you drop them off to school, don’t go home, go on vacation, go somewhere, do something.’ So, you come back with some deliciousness instead of some sadness in your mind and heart … Our life has been getting ready for this. Somebody told me — If you do it right, parenting is the job that you work yourself out of,” Vance added.

“I just try to pray more than worry. But it’s always a balancing act for a mom,” Bassett concluded.

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