Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are one of the most powerful couples in Hollywood with brilliant acting and directing credits to both of their names. The couple has been together since 2005 and have three adopted children and three kids of their own and all of the kids jell together to make a big and busy family for Jolie-Pitt. Here are 5 amazing facts about the kids of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
The first adoption
The first child Angelina Jolie adopted was in 2002, when she was married to Billy Bob Thornton. The child was Maddox Chivan from Cambodia. However, Jolie and Bob separated three months after the adoption and Jolie raised Maddox as a single parent. Maddox, who is now 15 has shown interest in the show business and was the Production Assistant on the movie ‘By the Sea’ and is training for a movie career.
The second baby that was adopted by Jolie was Zahara Marley from Ethiopia in 2005. Zahara was put up for adoption by her birth mother and when she was adopted by Jolie; her birth mother came forward and said that Zahara was lucky and fortunate for being adopted by Angelina. It was during her adoption that rumors of Angelina and Brad being together started for the first time in 2005. Brad even went to Ethiopia with Jolie to bring Zahara back. When the couple became official in 2006, Brad adopted both Maddox and Zahara legally.
Brad and Angelina welcome their first child
Brad and Angelina welcomed their first biological child in 2006. The child was a girl and was named Shiloh Nouvel and her birth took place in Namibia to avoid the entire paparazzi and the media circus. The first pictures of the baby were sold to ‘People’ and ‘Hello!’ magazines, for $ 7.6 million, and the money was donated to UNICEF. Shiloh is now 9 years old and is reportedly rumored to be a transgender because of her tomboyish look. Even mother Angelina told Vanity Fair that Shiloh preferred to dress as a boy and called John.
Another adoption, this time from Vietnam
This time Angelina adopted 3-year-old Pax Thein from Vietnam in 2007 as he was abandoned by his mother after birth. She had to adopt him as a single parent as she was not married to Pitt and adoption laws in Vietnam don’t allow non married couples to co-adopt. She then legally changed Pax’s name from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt.
Brad and Angelina welcome twins
In 2008, Brad and Angelina officially announced that they were expecting twins and Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, were born in Nice, France. ‘Hello!’ magazine brought the rights to publish the first photos of the twins for $14 million. This made their baby pics the most expensive ever in history. The twins now have grown up and so far have not shown any interest in show business. All the children were present in the wedding party when Angelina married Brad Pitt in 2014 and Maddox walked his mother down the aisle.