LIFE & CULTURE

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s Children, Former Toddlers, Are All Grown Up Now

Angelina was "holding it together" as she dropped Zahara at college.
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It seems like it was only yesterday when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie welcomed their first adopted child, Maddox, into their brood. A lot has happened since then—both for the former couple and their eldest son, who now has no less than five younger siblings. 

Indeed, while Brangelina is no more, their six children continue to put on a united front—they’re often seen at red carpet events supporting their mother, and as the the years go by, they’re growing older, wiser and seasoned in experience. Funny how that tends to happen. 

Now, some of the Jolie-Pitt clan have made their way to college, others have travelled far and wide to promote social justice causes, and one has made a very special on-screen appearance alongside her mother. 

This information is lot for anyone older than the age of 25, who’ll no doubt always think of them as those little toddlers carted quickly through crowds of paparazzi by their famous parents. 

Below, we look at what each of Brad and Angelina’s kids are up to now. 

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Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 21

Maddox was adopted by Brad and Angelina in Cambodia in 2002. He was seven months old at the time. 

While his younger sisters are often seen out and about alongside their mother, Maddox’s appearances are few and far between. And before you ask, no—he wont be following in his parents footsteps by becoming a Hollywood actor anytime soon. 

Maddox is actually studying biochemistry at the Yonsei University in South Korea. Referencing his college degree in a 2019 interview with ET, Angelina said: “I’m excited. Maddox was so ready.” 

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Pax Jolie-Pitt, 19

Pax was adopted by Brad and Angelina at age three while he was in an orphanage in Vietnam. He was originally named Pham, but the couple opted to change it to ‘Pax’ which is the Latin word for ‘Peace’. 

Per SCMP, Pax is currently learning Vietnamese. 

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Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 18

In 2005, Brad and Angelina adopted Zahara in Ethiopia. Alongside her younger sister Shiloh, she has been the most publicly active out of all her siblings.  

In 2021, she visited lawmakers in Washington, D.C in support of the Violence Against Women Act alongside her mum, Angelina.

She’s also accompanied her mum to a number of other social justice events, as seen in Angelina’s updates to her Instagram. It’s clear that Zahara has the same drive and passion for activism as her mother does. 

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In August 2022, Angelina confirmed Zahara was off to college by posting a picture of her eldest daughter alongside her college friends. 

“Zahara with her Spelman sisters!” Angelina wrote

“Congratulations to all new students starting this year. A very special place and an honour to have a family member as a new Spelman girl.”

Spelman college is located in Atlanta Georgia, which is where Zahara will spend the better part of the next four years while she completes her studies. 

In August 2022, Jolie was filmed dropping her daughter off at Spelman, telling the camera that she was “holding it together” as she said goodbye to her daughter. 

The video was shared by Vice President for Student Affairs, Darryl Holloman on Instagram. Jolie speaks to the school president Dr. Helene Gayle who tells her there will be “plenty of time to cry” at an upcoming event. 

“I’m gonna start crying! I have not started crying yet,” Jolie says. 

In another image shared by Holloman, Jolie and Zahara are pictured in a dorm room. 

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Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, 17

In 2007, Brad and Angelina welcomed Shiloh, their first biological child, while on a trip in Namibia. 

Like Zahara, the 17-year-old has travelled with her mother to support various social and humanitarian initiatives. In February 2022, Jolie revealed that she and Shiloh had travelled to Cambodia to support MJP Foundation. 

Shiloh has also made several appearance onscreen. Per IMDB, she played the younger version of Caroline in Brad Pitt’s award-winning film, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button. She also lent her voice in Kung Fu Panda 3 as Shuai Shua. 

Aside from her acting credits, Shiloh is also an avid dancer. Her penchant for dancing became apparent when a video went viral of Shiloh at a Los Angeles-based dance studio, performing a routine to Doja Cat’s “Vegas”. When asked about the video, Pitt gushed about her skills while walking the red carpet for the Bullet Train premiere in LA.

“It brings a tear to the eye,” he told Entertainment Tonight, adding that she is “very beautiful”.

“I don’t know where she got it from. I’m Mr. Two-Left-Feet here,” he said jokingly. “I love when they find their own way, find things they are interested in and flourish.”

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Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 15

Vivienne, who has a twin brother Knox, is Brad and Angelina’s biological daughter. 

Born in Nice, France in 2008, Vivienne has taken her mother (and Shiloh’s) lead by stepping in front of the camera. She appeared in Angelina’s film, Maleficent as a young Princess Aurora. She was five years old at the time. 

Speaking about the rare moment, Angelina told Entertainment Weekly, “We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal, for Brad and I, at all.

“But the other three- and four-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”

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Knox Jolie-Pitt, 15

Knox is Brad and Angelina’s biological son and the twin brother of Vivienne. 

While you mightn’t have seen his face on the big screen, Knox has been pictured at several red carpet events over the years alongside his siblings. 

He’s also reportedly into martial arts—he was pictured in full attire while heading to a class in 2021. 

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