Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will probably always be thought of as one of the sexiest couples in Hollywood. Despite their messy divorce, they did create some gorgeous and talented kids! They share three biological children and three adopted children. Meet Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s six kids!
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Had 3 and Adopted 3 Children Before Marrying
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt first met on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2003. Despite their undeniable chemistry, Jolie once told Vogue (via People) that neither she nor Pitt were looking for relationships. At the time, Jolie was a single mom and Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston.
“Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, ‘God, I can’t wait to get to work,’” Jolie told Vogue. She added that the realization that they were seriously attracted to each other didn’t occur towards the end of filming.
The timing of Jolie and Pitt’s relationship has been under scrutiny for some time of course. Pitt and Aniston formally announced their split in January 2005 and filed for divorce two months later. Jolie was accused of being a homewrecker, but Pitt stood up for her and denied those claims. He said that Mr. and Mrs. Smith took more than a year to film and didn’t come out until 2005.
Angelina Jolie was married twice before Brad Pitt, to actor Jonny Lee Miller and then to Billy Bob Thornton. She adopted her first child, Maddox, while still married to Thornton.
Maddox Chivan Jolie Pitt
Maddox was born on August 5, 2001, in Cambodia. Angelina Jolie adopted him in 2002 when he was 7 months old. She was in the country as a United Nations goodwill ambassador when she had the realization that she wanted a child. Prior to that, Jolie thought she never wanted to be a mom (per an Associated Press interview via Entertainment Tonight). “It was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere,” she said.
Maddox is now 22 years old and a successful producer and actor. He served as an executive producer alongside the Jolie-directed film First They Killed My Father, when he was just 16 years old. Two years later, Maddox began studying biochemistry at Yonsei University in South Korea but unfortunately, the COVID pandemic forced him to come back and study online. His mother has often referred to him as her “best friend” and he’s an adoring older brother to his siblings. He is also the inspiration for the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which was founded by Jolie and Pitt in 2006 to help Cambodian children who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases like HIV and AIDS.
Zahara Marley Jolie Pitt
Zahara was born on January 8, 2005, in Hawassa, Ethiopia. Angelina Jolie adopted her when she was seven months old. The following year, Brad Pitt co-adopted her. While Jolie and Pitt didn’t marry until 2014, they were officially together and very in love.
Speaking with Time 100, Jolie called Zahara an “extraordinary woman.”
“My daughter is from Ethiopia, one of my children,” said Jolie. “And I have learned so much from her. She is my family, but she is an extraordinary African woman and her connection to her country, her continent, is her own and it’s something I only stand back in awe of.”
Jolie added that her daughter had recently undergone hip surgery and experienced racial bias during her recovery process. The experience led Jolie to speak out about the lack of racial diversity in medical school training programs.
Zahara began her studies at Spelman College in August 2022. In December, she joined her mom on Capitol Hill to advocate for the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act. She is also an actress and has worked alongside Jolie, appearing in Maleficent, and voicing the role of Meng Meng in Kung Fu Panda 3.
Like with Maddox, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt founded a center for underprivileged children in Ethiopia and named it after Zahara. The Zahara Children’s Program was founded in 2013.
Shiloh Jolie Pitt
Shiloh was born on May 27, 2006, and is Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s eldest biological child. Because she was born in Swakopmund, Namibia, she has dual Namibian and US citizenship. Shiloh went viral when she was very young after her mom told Vanity Fair that she identified as a boy and preferred the name “John.” However, she “outgrew” the trans identity as she grew older, and now identifies as a girl.
“I think she is fascinating, the choices she is making,” Jolie told Reuters. “And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting.”
When Shiloh turned 14, a source close to Brad Pitt told Entertainment Tonight that he was incredibly proud of her. “[He’s] so proud of Shiloh and who she has become,” said the insider. “He loves that she always stays true to herself and is so good to her brothers and sisters.”
Like her older siblings, Shiloh already has acting credits under her belt. Her first role was as Caroline the baby in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and voiced the character Shuai Shuai in Kung Fu Panda 3.
Pax Thien Jolie Pitt
Pax was born on November 29, 2003, in Vietnam, making him the third eldest child in the Jolie Pitt brood. However, he was their fourth addition because he was adopted at the age of 3. Pax was abandoned as an infant. Jolie adopted Pax in March of 2007 from a Ho Chi Minh City orphanage. Shiloh, Maddox, and Zahara accompanied her to pick up Pax. Because of a Vietnamese law that forbids unmarried couples from adopting children but allows single adults to do so, Brad Pitt had to wait until the following year to co-adopt Pax.
“Pax is a great kid. When we first met him we thought he was really shy but after two days at home we discovered he is the loudest member of the family,” Jolie told UK Mirror in June 2007 (via People). “We don’t know if it’s because he has freedom he’s never had before, but he’s doing great.”
Pax has maintained a certain level of bashfulness regarding some public appearances. He opted to skip his high school graduation ceremony due to being shy (per The Sun). Yet at the same time, Jolie once told Vogue that film premieres don’t make him nervous. He also isn’t afraid to make a statement. Pax attended the 2018 Golden Globes with his mom and wore a Times Up pin on his tuxedo.
Pax has done work in film and TV, like the rest of his family. He voiced the character Yoo in Kung Fu Panda 3, made a cameo appearance in Maleficent, and worked in the camera and electrical department for First They Killed My Father.
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie Pitt
Vivienne and her twin brother Knox were born on July 12, 2008, in Nice, France. Her middle name is a tribute to Angelina Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand. Vivienne and her twin brother spent much of their early childhood at Chateau Miraval, a property located in Correns, France, and a later point of contention in Jolie and Pitt’s divorce. She played 5-year-old Princess Aurora alongside her mother and siblings in Maleficent.
“Vivienne likes to act, like her parents. She loves books, fantasy worlds and fairies, she has an incredible imagination. She might be the most like Angie,” an insider told Life and Style Magazine.
Knox Léon Jolie Pitt
Knox is Vivienne’s twin brother and the two are reportedly very good friends, too. A source told Life and Style that the twins “super close” and “can hang out with each other for hours.” He’s notably had quite the growth spurt, already standing taller than his 5’7” famous momma. Like Vivienne, Knox has an acting credit, although his is for voice work. He voiced the character Ku Ku in Kung Fu Panda 3.