Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were among some of the highest profile, best-known celebrity couples. They were together for years before they tied the knot in August of 2014. Unfortunately, the couple separated in 2016 and then divorced citing that it was for “the health of the family.” This occurred shortly after Pitt got into an argument with the couple’s oldest child, Maddox, on an airplane ride.
While Brangelina may no longer be a thing, the public is still fascinating by their large family. The two have six children together. Three of their children were adopted, and three are biological. The kids are kept mostly out of the spotlight so they can have a semi-normal childhood, but what are they doing now? How old are the Jolie-Pitt children?
Maddox was adopted by Jolie prior to her relationship with Pitt when she was with Billy Bob Thornton. In 2002, Jolie changed his name from Rath Vibol to Maddox Clivan Thornton-Jolie. When Maddox was officially adopted by Pitt in 2005 (at the same time as his sister, Zahara) his name was officially changed to Maddox Clivan Jolie-Pitt.
Maddox is originally from Cambodia and has a youth organization set up in his honor in his home country. He had a small part in his father’s movie, World War Z, where he played a zombie that was shot.
Pax was adopted by Jolie and Pitt in 2007 at the age of three. He is originally from Vietnam, and also has a foundation set up in his home country under his name. Pax, by the way, means “peaceful sky” in both Vietnamese and Latin. He, along with Zahara, had a small, uncredited part in his mother’s movie, Maleficent. According to Jolie, Pax is currently into music and has been experimenting with deejaying.
Zahara was adopted in 2005 from Ethiopia. Like her older brothers, Angelina Jolie set up a foundation in her honor shortly after adoption. Zahara, who wishes to be a model when she grows up, is very close to her younger sister, Shiloh. The two are often photographed together shopping or attending awards ceremonies.
Zahara had a small, uncredited part in Maleficent with her brother, Pax. She also did some voice acting in Kung Fu Panda 3.
Shiloh was the first biological child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She was born in May of 2006, and her newborn pictures sold to People Magazine for a considerable sum.
Jolie has often come under fire for Shiloh’s preference for boy’s clothing and short hairstyles. Yet Jolie is simply allowing Shiloh to appear in the way she most prefers and states that she had the same preferences when she was her daughter’s age.
Vivienne Marcheline, 9
Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is one of two fraternal twins born to her parents in July of 2008. Her middle name, Marcheline, is the name of Angelina’s mother. Vivienne has mostly stayed out of the public eye and has not yet helped her parents in their acting pursuits as has her older siblings.
Leon Knox, 9
Leon Knox is the fraternal twin brother of Vivienne. The name Leon belonged to Jolie’s great-great-grandfather, while Knox comes from Pitt’s grandfather. Like his sister, Leon has mostly stayed out of the public eye and has not yet assisted in his parent’s acting pursuits.
Citizens of the world
The six Jolie-Pitt children have had an interesting upbringing. Jolie believes in raising her children to be citizens of the world, versus citizens of America. She believes this is beneficial, as it helps her children to consider the health and prosperity of the entire world versus just one country.