Brangelina: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie
Who Is Angelina Jolie?
Angelina Jolie is an American actress and filmmaker well known for her movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Gia, Girl, Interrupted, Mr & Mrs Smith, and Maleficent.
While filming Tomb Raider, she learned about the world humanitarian crisis in Cambodia. She began visiting different refugee camps around the world and was soon named as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. She and her first husband Billy Bob Thorton adopted one of her sons, Maddox, from Cambodia before splitting up in 2003.
After more than a decade of service as a Goodwill Ambassador, she was also promoted to the rank of Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012. She even won many humanitarian awards because of her works. Jolie was named Forbes’ ‘Highest-Paid Actress’ several times, with estimated earnings ranging from $USD 27-30 million.
Who Is Brad Pitt?
Brad Pitt is an American actor and film producer who is well-known for his movies like Interview with a Vampire, Se7en, 12 Years a Slave, Fight Club and Twelve Monkeys. Considered one of the sexiest men in Hollywood, Pitt has been linked to several actresses over his career, including Gwyneth Paltrow and ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.
The Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Story
Angelina Jolie met future husband Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. & Mrs Smith in 2005 while he was still married to Aniston. Pitt separated from his then-wife and he and Jolie began dating shortly after. They didn’t disclose their relationship until Angelina Jolie told People that she was pregnant with Brad Pitt’s child in 2006.
They got married in 2014 in a private ceremony in France. The two led successful careers while together. They even co-starred in Jolie’s directorial debut By the Sea, which was shot on their honeymoon.
The Jolie-Pitt Kids
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Maddox was born in August 2001 in Cambodia. He is currently 18 years old. The first of Angelina Jolie’s kids was adopted from his orphanage in Battambang. He was originally named Rath Vibolbut when he was adopted by Angelina Jolie, she renamed him Maddox Chivan.
Although Angelina was married to Billy Bob Thorton at the time of the adoption, she formally adopted Maddox as a single parent. The couple divorced three months after the adoption was finalised.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
Pax Thien was born on November 29, 2003. He was adopted on March 15, 2007 by Angelina Jolie in Vietnam. Jolie and Pitt announced that they were planning to adopt the three-year-old Vietnamese boy after visiting the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
He was originally named Pham Quang but it was later changed into Pax Thien. His name means ‘Peaceful Sky’. It is believed that the name was suggested by his birth mother just before she died.
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Zahara Marley is born on January 8, 2005. She is currently 14 years old. She was the second child to be adopted by Angelina Jolie on July 6, 2005 in Ethiopia.
Her birth name, given to her by her birth mother, was Yemsrach. It was then changed into Tena Adam in the orphanage. After adopting her from Wide Horizons For Children Orphanage in Addis Ababa, Angelina changed it into Zahara.
A problem occurred when Zahara’s birth mother, who everyone thought had already died during childbirth, went in to see Zahara claiming that she had put Zahara in the orphanage because she was too poor to look after her. However, she later retracted her claims and finally gave Angelina her blessing for the adoption.
Angelina was dating Brad at the time, and she adopted Zahara as a single parent. In January 2006, Brad officially adopted Zahara as well as her brother, Maddox. Their surnames were also changed into Jolie-Pitt. The family wanted them to be known as Brad Pitt’s kids as well as Angelina’s.
John Jolie-Pitt (Shiloh Jolie-Pitt)
Shiloh Nouvel was born on May 27, 2006 in Namibia. She prefers to wear masculine clothes and requested to be called ‘John’. John is currently 13 years old and is the couple’s first biological child and the most famous of all of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s children.
Unlike Zahara, who is quite the girly girl, Shiloh is known to be a tomboy, preferring to wear masculine clothes and requested to be called ‘John’. John recently came out as gender-fluid.
John's baby picture was allegedly sold by her parents for $4 million to People magazine and for $3.5 million to the UK’s Hello! The picture fees were then donated to an unknown charity of Jolie and Pitt’s choice.
Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt & Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt
Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline are twins who were born on July 12, 2008. They are considered the second and third of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children.
Angelina revealed her second pregnancy at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival by showing up with a baby bump. The two later confirmed that they were expecting twins. Angelina gave birth at the Lenval hospital in Nice, France.
The first pictures of the twins sold for $14 million. It was considered the most expensive baby photo at the time. The fees were once again donated to charity.
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s Kids
In September 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after two years of marriage and 11 years of being together. While their famous marriage is over, the family they’ve created is still going strong.