Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aka Brangelina were one of the power couples of Hollywood until 2016 when they headed for divorce. Angelina shocked the whole world when she filed for the divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Well, that doesn’t stop us from being admirers of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. So, it may come as no surprise when we tell you we are the fans of their children too. While both of them have tried to keep their children somewhat shelter from the world, we have been getting more glimpses of those future stars in recent days. Here we have collected the details on Brad’s kids whom he shares with his ex-wife Angelina.
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Back in March 2002, Angelina Jolie took one of the most important decisions of her life. No, she wasn’t just doing new movie projects around that time. That was when Angelina adopted a seven-month-old little boy born in Cambodia. The world today knows him as Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Madox was born as Rath Vibol on August 5, 2001.
Angelina met Maddox as an orphanage located in Battambang. At that moment, the actress was married to actor Billy Bob Thornton and had already decided to adopt a child. In this process, she met with different children but didn’t feel a connection with any of them. But, then out of nowhere, she saw Maddox and the rest is all history. When she was in the process of adopting Maddox, the Cambodian adoptions were temporarily halted due to child trafficking concerns.
Luckily, Angelina and her then-husband Billy Bob won the legal procedures and Maddox was legally Angelina’s first child. As Angelina began dating Brad after her failed relationship with Billy, Brad legally adopted Maddox in 2006. That’s when his name got changed to Maddox Chivan Jolie Pitt. He is all grown up and studying biochemistry in South Korea. Apart from being a bookaholic, the 19 years old teen has aspired to follow his adoptive parents’ footsteps.
The talented teen has already worked in the movie industry. He has served as a production assistant in Angelina’s movie ‘By the Sea (2005). Apart from this, he has also assisted in his mother’s Netflix show ‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers”. The eldest among Pitt brood’s Maddox’s relationship with Hollywood’s most handsome actor Brad has gone through a rough patch.
After the power couple Brangelina ended their 12 years relationship, they went through a custody battle. The teenager chose to live with Angelina and became distant from his father. There were even rumors that Brad wasn’t allowed to attend his sixteenth birthday party in 2017. However, as per some recent news, the father-son duo is slowly working on fixing their relationship.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
The former couple added a member to their growing family by adopting Pax to their family in 2007. Pax Thien was born as Pham Quang Sang on November 29, 2003, in Vietnam. He spent some years of his early life at Tam Binh Orphan Center. His biological mother was a heroin addict who ran away after finding out Pax was suffering from the liver disease just two days after he was born.
He was just three years old when he was adopted by the Pitt family.At first, Jolie adopted him from Vietnam, Brad, later on, applied to be his dad after they returned to the USA. Soon after adoption, Brad and Angelina named their child after two Vietnamese words Pax and Thien which means a peaceful sky.
The 16 years old teenager has an interest in music. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina revealed that her children have an interest in becoming musicians than actors. Likewise, he is currently learning the Vietnamese language. Angelina even took Pax to Vietnam so that he could learn more about his roots.
Like his big brother Maddox, he has also maintained a distance from his dad Brad following parents’ divorce battle. While the relationship between Brad and Angelina started becoming cold, Angelina revealed Brad wasn’t happy with the decision of adopting Pax at that time. However, Brad denied all the allegations against him.
Shiloh Novel Jolie-Pitt
Even before Shiloh’s birth took place, she was creating waves as the first biological daughter of the former power couple Brangelina. She was so influential that when she was just eight months old, her wax statue was placed in Madame Tussauds. The couple welcomed her on May 27, 2006, at Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in Swakopmund, Nambia. The couple chose the Hebrew name meaning place of peace for their newly born.
The famed firstborn of Angelina and Jolie is not the stereotypical kid much like her parents. At a young age, she has become the icon of the LGBTQ+ community. Born as female, Shiloh has expressed the desire to be addressed by the name ‘John” since the age of two. Brad spoke about raising Shiloh in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2008 and stated:
“She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. It’s a Peter Pan thing. And then I’ll say, “John, would you like some orange juice? And she goes, ‘No!’
Angelina and Brad both have always been supportive of Shiloh’s choices. She has been exploring her gender since she was three years old. Angelina told Vanity Fair about Shiloh that reads:
“She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boy clothes. She thinks she’s one of her brothers.”
The 13-year-old has generated buzz with her tomboyish and fearless chic style. She is often captured wearing suits and short haircuts now. As a child, she dons casuals including polo shirts, jackets, blazers, trousers, jeans, and oversized tracksuits. Her street style has earned her a credible among the LGBTQ kids raising the bar on the queer dressing. Following the footprint of parents, Shiloh is already showing interest in the entertainment world. She had a small voice role in the movie Kung Fu Panda 3 released in 2016.
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Zahara, born on January 8, 2005, was adopted by Angelina and Brad when she was just six months old. Now 15, Zahara was first adopted by Jolie from an orphanage in Ethiopia and then by Brad in 2006 when he adopted Maddox. The teenager already has a few credits to her name. Zahara has shared the screen with her mom in the Disney movie Maleficient: Mistress of Evil. Like her siblings, she had also voiced Meng Meng a young panda in the movie Kung Fu Panda 3. As per her IMDB profile, she first appeared in the VH1: All Access Series about the 20 Cutest Celebrity Babies” in 2006.
Apart from this, Zahara is interested in designing pieces of jewelry. Zahara designed jewelry for the red carpet premiere of the movie Maleficient. She has launched her own Zahara Collection and the proceeds go to the charitable organization “House of Ruth Shelters.”
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
Vivienne was born on July 12, 2008, in Nice, France to Angelina and Brad. Her middle name
Marcheline is taken from her maternal grandmother Marcheline Bertrand who passed away a year before she was born. She has a fraternal twin brother named Knox. The doctors who delivered the youngest member of the Pitt brood admitted to the pressure he felt while delivering the twin babies. As per Reuters, he stated:
“It wasn’t pressuring on a medical level, because I have been practicing for a certain number of years, but it’s true that there was pressure due to the couple’s fame. I was assisted by a team that was totally competent, so things happened as I wanted them to happen-simply and efficiently.”
Vivienne has already entered the family business portraying the role of Aurora un 2014’s Maleficient. Like her elder sister Shiloh, she too has shown a preference for gender-neutral clothing. She looks into her eldest sibling Shiloh for dress up and has often been spotted wearing suits to the premieres.
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt
Knox is older than his twin sister Vivienne just by one minute. His name Knox Leon a mix of his parents’ families. Knox is a nod to Brad’s maternal grandfather Hal Knox Hillhouse and Leon is the name of Jolie’s great grandfather. He has also lent his voice for the character Ku Ku in Kung Fu Panda 3. Knox Leon resembles his dad Brad pretty much. Now, 11 he is being homeschooled alongside sister Vivienne.
Brad Pitts’ six children are a true blend of diversities and possess unique personalities. This growing members of the Pitt clan are definitely one to keep your eye on. All of the children have shared a good bonding together and hope it continues in the future.