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Angela Bassett considering therapy when her kids go to college

Angela Bassett is dreading the empty nest syndrome
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Angela Bassett (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Angela Bassett “might need therapy” when her kids go to college.

The 65-year-old actress has twins Slater and Bronwyn, 18, with husband Courtney B. Vance and while she is “very excited” for them to experience higher education, she herself is “very sad” about them leaving the nest.

“Oh I’m feeling very sad about it, I’m excited for them, I’m sad for me. I might have to go to therapy. Just do a little bit,” she told “Entertainment Tonight.”

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star first met her husband when they were students at the Yale School of Drama in the 1980s and she admitted she is now “quietly pushing” for her kids to go there as well.

“I’m pushing it but not too loudly. I’m pushing it by keeping my mouth closed for now,” she said.

Just weeks ago, Courtney, 63, also admitted 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,” Angela quipped.

Courtney 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,” he added.

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

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