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Angela Bassett Jokes She 'Might Have to Go to Therapy' After Her Twins Leave for College: 'Just Do a Little'

The actress shares her son Slater and daughter Bronwyn, 18, with husband Courtney B. Vance

<p>Arturo Holmes/Getty</p> Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and their twins

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Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and their twins

Angela Bassett isn't quite ready for her kids to leave the nest.

While speaking with ET at the premiere of 9-1-1 in Los Angeles, the actress, 65, shared that she and husband Courtney B. Vance, 64, are gearing up for a big lifestyle change as their twins, son Slater and daughter Bronwyn, 18, are about to head off to college.

"Oh I'm feeling very sad about it," the star told the outlet. "I'm excited for them, I'm sad for me."

Sharing that she's had to prepare herself for letting her adult kids go off into the world to find themselves, Bassett added that she's planning on relying on support for the transition.

"I might have to go therapy," she joked. "Just do a little bit."

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<p>VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty</p> Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and their twins

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Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and their twins

Related: Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance Took Their Twins on 26 College Tours: 'They're Ready' (Exclusive)

Earlier this month, Bassett and Vance shared with PEOPLE that their twins have been going on plenty of college tours as they start to figure out where they want to go.

“We saw 26 schools, all-day tours at each school,” Vance told PEOPLE. “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.”

Bassett recalled celebrating her twins' 18th birthday in January and feeling “just proud of the young adults that they are becoming, the friendships that they make, the maturity that they exhibit. We always sort of told them, ‘The more you do the right thing, the more freedom that you are allowed, that you are given.’”

David Crotty/Patrick McMullan Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and twins Slater and Bronwyn
David Crotty/Patrick McMullan Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance and twins Slater and Bronwyn

Today, their kids are “a beautiful combination of both of us, of all that we have poured into them,” added Vance.

Although the family of four still has until the fall until the twins are off to college, friends have started giving the power couple advice. “Somebody's telling me that, ‘Once you drop them off to school, don't go home, go on vacation, go somewhere, do something,’ ” said Vance. “So you come back with some deliciousness instead of some sadness in your mind and heart.”

But, he added, “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.”

Bassett is focused on staying positive as her daily life begins to shift. “I try not to worry,” she said. “I just try to pray more than worry. But it's always a balancing act for a mom.”

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