Last updated on August 4th, 2023 at 05:37 pm
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were considered as one of the most favorite Hollywood couples. A real-life couple dubbed "Brangelina" was one of the most glamourous couples in Hollywood. They starred together onscreen in several movies including their hit film, Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jolie who divorced her second husband, Billy Bob Thornton in 2003 started dating Brad Pitt in 2005. Jolie, at the time, was accused of causing the divorce between Pitt and his then-wife Jennifer Aniston who divorced in 2005. They had secretly started dating during the filming of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005 and got engaged in 2012. They tied a knot to each other on 23 August 2014. Their 12-years relationship ended in September 2016 and their divorce was finalized in 2019. Together, they shared six children. Out of which, three were adopted and three were born biologically. Pitt later adopted Jolie's adopted children. At present, they co-parent their six children together.
Who are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's Kids?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt dubbed "Brangelina" shared six children together. They have three biological children including twins and three adopted children. Jolie adopted those three children from several countries and was later adopted by Pitt when they were together. Jolie filed a petition to legally change their surname from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt which was granted in January 2006. Their children are:
Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox Chivan from an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia on 10 March 2002. She was married to Billy Bob Thornton at the time. Maddox was born Rath Vibol on 5 August 2001 in the local village. His adoption became lengthy due to the U.S. government's adoption ban from Cambodia due to child trafficking allegations. She raised Maddox as a single parent following their separation. He was only seven months old when Jolie adopted him. Bradd Pitt later adopted Maddox in 2006.
Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie adopted a girl, Zahara Marley from Ethiopia in July 2005. She was born Yemsrach on 8 January 2005 in Awasa in Ethiopia. Brad Pitt accompanied Jolie when she traveled to Ethiopia to take custody of Zahara. She was six months old when Jolie adopted her. Jolie initially believed Zahara to be an AIDS orphan, based on official testimony from her grandmother, but her birth mother later came forward in the media explaining that she had abandoned her family when Zahara became sick. She was adopted by Pitt in 2006.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie gave birth to her first biological child, a daughter, Shiloh Nouvel on 27 May 2006. Jolie and Bradd Pitt had traveled to Namibia for the birth of their first biological child. They sold the first pictures of Shiloh through the distributor Getty Images with the aim of benefiting charity, rather than allowing paparazzi to take these valuable photographs. People and Hello! magazines purchased the North American and British rights to the images for $4.1 and $3.5 million respectively.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie adopted a boy, Pax Thien from Vietnam in March 2007. Pax was born Pham Quang Sang on 29 November 2003 in HCMC. His biological father had abandoned him soon after his birth and had been living in an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City. Bradd officially Pitt adopted Pax in 2008. He was three years old when he was adopted. All of their three adopted children's surname was changed from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt after they petitioned.
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt
Angelina Jolie confirmed at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival that she was expecting twins with her partner, Brad Pitt. Jolie gave birth to her second and third biological children, a twin on 12 July 2008. She gave birth to a son, Knox Leon, and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline. They sold the first pictures of Knox and Vivienne jointly to People and Hello! for a reported $14 million, the most expensive celebrity photographs ever taken. They donated all proceeds to their Jolie-Pitt Foundation.