In a world fascinated with celebrity couples, Angelina Jolie and Brad Bitt were the talk of the town, attracting a ton of media attention surrounding their controversial romance. They are both incredibly popular, super attractive, and extremely rich, but it was the rumors of Brad cheating on Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie that truly got people talking. Before we knew it, Brangelina started a family, but that didn’t take them out of the spotlight.
In fact, it brought even more attention to the glamourous Hollywood couple. After the announcement of Angelina’s pregnancy, the world couldn’t wait to see the beautiful person these two would create. Everyone knew the baby would get lucky in the gene pool, but they wanted to see which one of her genetically gifted parents she would take after. Evidently, Brangelina’s first biological daughter stole all the attention.
Suit and Tie
Brad and Angelina are known for their many kids, but Shiloh was their first biological child. Since these two were famous way before they had any kids, the world couldn’t wait to see the beautiful person that these two gorgeous actors would produce.
So, naturally, Shiloh has been getting a ton of attention since she was born. However, controversies surrounding her came to light when she showed up on red carpets wearing tuxedos and ties. She should wear whatever she wants, but there were plenty of strong reactions since most girls prefer dresses. Everyone was talking about Shiloh−and specifically about her gender identity.
Although they are not together anymore, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, otherwise known as Brangelina, will forever be one of Hollywood’s biggest ‘It’ couples. They are both gorgeous, talented, and rich. Their lives and personal drama were plastered all over the media.
With all the attention surrounding these two, it’s almost surprising that there was a time when the actors didn’t know each other. In fact, when they got together, they were both in relationships with other people. Brad Pitt was famously with Jennifer Aniston before he met Jolie – but we’ll get to that.
The Hollywood Hottie
Brad Pitt got lucky when it comes to the gene pool. He has always been a good-looking guy, and some even refer to him as a Hollywood Lothario. So, unsurprisingly, before he walked down the aisle, the hunky actor had several affairs with numerous beautiful starlets.
He dated many women throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, including Juliette Lewis, Jill Schoelen, and Robin Givens; he was even engaged to Gwyneth Paltrow. In 2000, he decided to settle down with Friends actress Jennifer Anniston. Unfortunately, their marriage wasn’t meant to last forever, and they split up two years later.
What Really Went Down?
Nobody is 100% certain as to why Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got divorced, but there are plenty of rumors and speculations. The most widely believed theory as to why they broke it off was because Brad met Angelina. The timeline is very suspicious.
It all started when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie starred together in the action movie, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Rumors swirled about how the two fell in love with each other on set. According to the rumors, Brad didn’t want to start any drama or complicate things. Therefore, he just got divorced. Sounds fishy, if you ask me.
Angelina’s Side of the Story
So, naturally, after the divorce, fans were quick to blame Angelina Jolie for the split. But according to Angelina, she had no intention of ruining anyone’s marriage. Her father cheated on her mother, so she knew how it felt. She never wanted to make any woman feel that way.
Angelina has spoken out and maintains that she and Brad Pitt kept it professional when they were working on the movie together. She said the two had more of an emotional connection than a physical one. Some people believe her, but most people believe Angelina is the reason Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split up.
Angelina’s Romantic Past
Brad Pitt wasn’t the only one with a history of Hollywood romances; Angelina Jolie has also had her share of relationships. In 1996, she tied the knot for the first time with Jonny Lee Miller. However, that didn’t last. The pair called it quits in 2000.
But shortly after her divorce from Jonny Lee Miller, she walked down the aisle with actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton. After a few years of married life, the happy couple traveled to Cambodia together to adopt a child in need.
A Single Mother
But things didn’t really go as planned. Initially, the pair were supposed to adopt the child as a married couple. But Angelina later revealed she adopted the baby as a single mother. Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thorton finally got divorced in 2003.
After the split, Jolie raised seven-month-old Maddox Chivan Jolie away from the orphanages of Battambang. She was happy to raise him alone, but that changed when she married Brad Pitt. After the wedding, Brad Pitt became his legal father, making him Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt.
A Trip to Ethiopia
At the beginning of their marriage, Angelina took a trip to Ethiopia, planning to adopt another child living in unfortunate circumstances. Brad Pitt was on board and there to support her every step of the way. Angelina adopted her second child, six-month-old Zahara Marley, in an orphanage in Addis Ababa.
In her first six months of life, Zahara faced many unfortunate events, but luckily, she was very healthy. Once again, Brad Pitt legally adopted Zahara and became her legal father.
A Big Announcement
Brad and Angelina’s high-profile relationship was already getting a ton of attention. People couldn’t get enough, and the media couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. Well, it didn’t take long for the power couple to make a big announcement not long after they returned from Ethiopia.
They revealed that Angelina Jolie was pregnant, and the tabloids couldn’t get enough of the big news. Fans couldn’t wait to see what their child would look like, but the couple tried to stay out of the spotlight as much as possible.
Running Away From Paparazzi
After they announced that they were expecting, the pair’s life got much more complicated. During this time, the media was all over them. Paparazzi and journalists were constantly following them. Everyone just wanted additional news regarding Brangelina.
This media attention really started to get to them. They quickly realized that to get away from the press, they needed to move away. That’s why toward the end of Angelina’s pregnancy, they decided to go to Namibia. Understandably, they didn’t want to be in an environment where they were constantly being followed.
Tracking Down Brangelina
Even though they went to a totally different location to give birth in a calm atmosphere, a few media outlets managed to track them down and complicate their lives. Sheesh! Can’t they let a woman have a baby in peace?
Because of all this, the pair had to speak to the Namibian government and request extra security to find them a peaceful and remote location where she could safely give birth to their baby. The Namibian government certainly did help; they shut down an entire hospital wing for Angelina Jolie with security there to protect them.
Welcome to the World, Shiloh
Finally, on May 27, 2006, Angelina gave birth to her first biological child, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. Since she was born in Namibia, Shiloh had to be registered under the Namibian government and received a Namibian passport.
Shortly after she was born, magazines began offering millions of dollars to get their hands on a photo of Shiloh before anyone else. They ultimately sold their first photographs of Shiloh to People Magazine and Hello! Magazine.
Just a Few Million Dollars
People Magazine and Hello! Magazine were able to get the first photographs of Shiloh, but they came at a hefty price. People paid an astonishing 4.1 million dollars to publish these pictures. Hello! Magazine got a slightly lower price (just about 3.5 million dollars).
Brad and Angelina didn’t need any more money. They generously donated all the money from the photos to multiple charities in Africa that help with the well-being and education of children in Africa. They didn’t keep any of it.
Making Wax Figure History
But Shiloh wasn’t out of the spotlight quite yet. She made history when she became the first baby to have a wax figure in Madame Tussauds. In the New York Attractions, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s wax figure was first unveiled when she was two years old.
At the time, the entire world was so excited to be able to go and see the wax figure of Brangelina’s first biological child. Hundreds and thousands of people traveled all the way there to see Shiloh’s wax figure for themselves.
The Latest Addition
Doing movies in different locations, parenting three young children, all while being followed by paparazzi seems like a lot – but not for Brangelina. Even after adopting two children, Maddox and Zahara, and one biological child, Shiloh, the pair wasn’t done having kids.
In 2017, Brad and Angelina headed to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. That’s where they met a three-year-old child named Pax Thein; he became the newest addition to their family. Angelina always adopted him as a single mother, but then Brad joined and became the legal father.
Big, Happy, Diverse Family
The media and fans continued to speculate how tough it must be for the couple to handle such a big family. It takes a lot of effort and energy to adopt children from three different countries. However, the couple claimed to be doing just fine.
Brangelina said they had no problems; they also made a vow to love and provide for all their children – no matter where they are from, what color skin they have, or if they were adopted or not. According to them, they enjoy having such a big and diverse family.
Gossip Doesn’t Get to Them
After a while, especially after welcoming their fourth child, Angelina and Brad were immune to all the criticism, gossip, attention, and controversies surrounding them. They were no longer offended or even phased by the rumors. They started just to laugh off the negative comments they were getting.
During an interview, Angelina explained how Shiloh looks more like Brad Pitt because of her blonde hair and blue eyes. She also laughed about how funny it is that their biological daughter, Shiloh, was the only one who looked like her parents.
As we mentioned, the entire world was curious to see what the daughter of two stunning people looked like. News and media outlets were excited to find pictures of Shiloh and comment on her looks.
Whenever a new photograph of Shiloh would surface, the internet and television had a field day. Fans worldwide would analyze her entire appearance and decide whether she looked more like her mom or dad. Of course, Shiloh was called “genetically gifted” thanks to her beautiful parents.
Twins Join the Party
Brangelina seemed satisfied with their loving family, but they still weren’t done. Four children weren’t enough for the big, happy family. Just a few months after adopting Pax Thien, the pair announced that Angelina was pregnant again.
This time, the couple wasn’t just going to add one baby to their family since they were expecting twins! On July 12, 2008, Brad and Angelina welcomed their twins into the world: Vivian Marcheline and Knox Leon. Now, the Jolie-Pitt clan became a family of eight.
Fourteen Million Dollar Babies
As you can imagine, the birth of their twins only brought more attention to Brangelina. Fans across the world were so excited to see them. Once again, everyone wanted to analyze the twins to see who they looked like and whatnot. But Brad and Angelina were in no rush.
Instead, they took time away from the media to be with their family and enjoy their newborn twins. When they finally sold the first official photographs, the couple once again donated all the money to charity. Only this time, it was fourteen million dollars!
The Talk About Shiloh
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did everything they possibly could to keep their children out of the spotlight. But their plan backfired. It seemed the more they tried to keep the kids out of the media, the more curious fans and the press became.
But out of all six children, everyone was the most curious about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. Like her famous parents, the paparazzi would follow Shiloh to update the world with photographs. Fans quickly noticed similarities to both parents but pointed out her uncanny resemblance to Brad Pitt’s father.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could never keep their kids completely out of the limelight, and they couldn’t prevent their kids from becoming friends with other children of Hollywood stars.
When they were little, Brangelina’s children played with some of the most famous kids in the industry, including Suri Cruise and Conner Cruise. All the kids even had playdates over at each other’s houses. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from famous kids. It’s also reassuring to hear that they weren’t alone growing up as the children of celebrities.
Usually, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would attend functions and red-carpet events by themselves, but they would bring their children along with them every once in a while. This is when fans and numerous media outlets started questioning Shiloh’s wardrobe choices.
While other girls in the family would wear stunning dresses, Shiloh preferred a different look. Just like her famous father, Shiloh would rock suits, pants, and boots. She even got a haircut that matched her dad’s. It truly sparked controversy in the media.
As more and more pictures of Shiloh dressed “boyish” started to come out, people noticed how publications and news outlets completely spun the story. They made it about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s parenting style to attract more readers and viewers.
In 2010, some newspapers used the story to create the narrative that Angelina is letting her daughter turn into a boy (the subject was much more controversial back then). After that, many people started criticizing Brangelina for their parenting style.
Breaking Gender Stereotypes
At first, most fans and sensible people ignored these insane stories about how Brangelina raised Shiloh. However, the gossip didn’t stop and continued to get more and more attention. Some people decided to come out and express how they felt about this matter.
One of them was a non-profit social organization that supported the couple, saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with parents allowing their child to make their own choices that shape their identity and that it’s actually a good thing to break the stereotypes surrounding gender. After a while, Angelina broke her silence as well.
Shiloh Makes Her Own Choices
In 2010, during an interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie felt the urge to speak up for her daughter and address assumptions about Shiloh and herself. Angelina cleared up the confusion by simply saying that Shiloh makes her own choices.
Getting short haircuts and wearing boy’s clothes are all her own decisions. Angelina went on to say that she likes to be around her brothers more than her sisters. Naturally, this led people to believe that Shiloh didn’t want to identify as a girl.
She’s Always Supported
As you can imagine, gossip and controversy followed this interview. Many people thought that Shiloh was not old enough or mature enough to make such big decisions that could affect the rest of her life.
After the interview, many celebrities – especially those in the LGBTQ community-supported Brangelina and their family. They told the couple that there will always be people around Shiloh to give her the guidance and support she needs. One of them was Chaz Bono, the son of singer Cher. He offered to talk to Shiloh about his own experiences.
A Different Name
In December 2014, a new rumor came to light about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. The media were quick to take this rumor and turn it into international news before confirming anything. The rumor was that Shiloh wanted to change her name to John and identify as a man.
In 2008, when Shiloh was a baby, Brad jokingly told Oprah that she wanted to be called John: “John or Peter.” However, when the rumors surfaced, neither Brad nor Angelina commented on them. During the media frenzy, there was one celebrity who spoke about the situation.
Amber Rose Backlash
When the rumor got out, and everyone was gossiping about Shiloh, one actress, in particular, wanted to show her support to the family publicly. Amber Rose posted a beautiful picture of Shiloh on social media, sharing it on her Instagram page.
But this wasn’t just an ordinary picture of Shiloh. She referred to Shiloh as John Jolie-Pitt in the captions, calling Shiloh “he” and using various hashtags supporting Shiloh’s decision. This sparked even more outrage among fans who consistently made assumptions without confirming anything. Shiloh never said that she identifies as a boy or wants to be called “he.”
After a while, fans started to speculate about other reasons for Shiloh’s decision. Many people thought this was just another publicity stunt. Other speculated that Shiloh did this on purpose to stand out in her famous big family. Other than Shiloh’s biological twin siblings, everyone in their family had their own difficult past.
But unlike her siblings, Shiloh always got a little extra attention from the media. Fans think that this is why Shiloh wants to express herself – distinguishing herself and her story from the rest of the Brangelina clan. To be in the spotlight.
A Crumbling Family
Fans and the entire media were blabbing about whether Shiloh actually wanted to identify as a man or if she was just trying to differentiate herself from the rest of her family. Others speculated that she was doing this to get attention from her busy parents.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their shocking split after years of being together amidst all this. The divorce only brought more unwanted attention to the family, making this tough time even more difficult, especially for Shiloh, who was in the middle of all the controversies while her family was falling apart.
The Struggle Is Real
It seems that Shiloh not only had to deal with the struggle of being in the public eye but her choices and decisions affected her everyday life. Even though Brad and Angelina never told their daughter what to wear and what not to wear, the rest of the world was not that kind.
It was reported that Brad and Angelina made sure to get Shiloh professional help just to make sure that she didn’t face and discrimination or ill behavior for her dress choices. They even taught their kids to treat her respectfully and equally.
Father vs. Son
Brad Bitt and Angelina Jolie’s split was shocking and sad news. Of course, everyone was curious as to what exactly happened to break up the seemingly perfect couple. Several reports suggest that their marriage was rocky for a few months before the breakup.
But in the middle of all this chaos, a more depressing rumor came to light: Brad had gotten into a fight with his 15-year-old teenage son, Maddox. Allegedly, the reason for the fight was because Maddox was trying to protect his mother from one of his father’s violent outbursts.
More Brangelina Gossip
After this rumor came to light, fans around the world were stunned and outraged by Brad Pitt. It was difficult for fans to believe that the person they’d loved for years could act in such a manner. Unfortunately, the rumors didn’t end there.
Shortly after his separation from Angelina Jolie, photographs of Brad Pitt came out showing him drinking and taking illegal substances. These photos were plastered all over newspapers and magazines. Fans began to turn on Brad Pitt over unconfirmed rumors that he cheated on Angelina. So basically, people weren’t very happy with Brad.
The Brad Pitt Investigation
As rumors continued flying around, the media and fans everywhere were watching Brad and interested in his every move. But these rumors really started to affect Brad when the L.A. Department of Child Services started an investigation into Brad, along with the FBI. They wanted to get to the bottom of what was going on with the family.
These departments were worried about Brad’s children and the violence they may be experiencing, so they opened an investigation. Fortunately, once the investigation came to a close, all charges against Brad Pitt were dropped.
Child Support Debacle
Other than the investigation into Brad Pitt and his alleged violence, Angelina Jolie also accused him of not paying child support. During the various court battles they went through, Angelina noted that Brad Pitt wasn’t helping with child support and was extremely behind in paying the bills.
She explained how he didn’t help her take care of the children at all, in addition to missing multiple payments. Luckily, in the end, they managed to reach a mutual agreement. This resulted in Angelia spilling their problems out in front of the media. Let’s just say it wasn’t helping Brad’s reputation.
Not the Same Shiloh Anymore
They may have famous parents and an unimaginable about of money, but Angelina and Brad’s children were affected just as much as kids from any broken family. It’s not easy seeing your parents split up, and a messy divorce only makes it harder.
Aside from dealing with the separation, the kids saw their father depressed and confused when he had multiple criminal charges against him. According to sources close to the family, Shiloh was affected the most by her family drama. She was no longer the same happy, energetic kid that she used to be.
The Custody Battle
As Angelina and Brad’s divorce progressed, the parents had to make very hard decisions regarding their children, lives, and assets. One of the most difficult parts for them was to decide who gets custody of the children.
With Brad Pitt’s violet history on her mind, Angelina Jolie decided to file for custody of all six children and won. After receiving responsibility for her children, Shiloh was left sad and confused again. She was much closer to Brad and was more of a “daddy’s girl.”
Angelina Hides Her Emotions
Angelina opened up about her life after the divorce and the struggles she was dealing with during a 2017 interview. She expressed how the split obviously took a toll on her, but she didn’t let it show most of the time.
According to the actress, letting her emotions take over and crying around her kids isn’t the best idea. She added that people should keep their emotions inside when children are involved. You wouldn’t want the kids to carry the stress of your emotional issues.
A Father’s Love
Even though Angelina Jolie got custody of the kids after the divorce, Brad Pitt needs to be around them. After all, he is a crucial part of the family. The kids love him and see him as a wonderful dad.
The Hollywood hunk loves his kids more than anything in the world and is allowed to spend time with them whenever possible. That’s got to be a relief, especially for Shiloh, who’s always been more attached to her father. Plus, Brad also supported Shiloh for any decision she made – with zero judgment.
Shiloh’s Side of the Story
Ever since her parents’ divorce, things have been difficult for Shiloh. On the one hand, she loves her mother and everything she does for her. She couldn’t ask for a better mom. However, she hasn’t addressed anything publicly.
However, she is closer to her father, making it extremely hard for her to see him slammed in the media and hear people’s negative opinions about him. Shiloh is well aware that Brad isn’t perfect, but she sees flaws in her mother too. This is why she is writing a diary, telling her side of the story.
An Ordinary Kid
It may not be easy to be the daughter of two of the most iconic Hollywood stars. Shiloh is just trying to be a regular 15-year-old teenager. But luckily, it doesn’t look like the media attention, family drama, or gender identity affected her much as a person.
With all the fame and fortune at the tip of her fingers, she is always looking for ways to give back and make a difference in the lives of people who are less fortunate than her. This is certainly a trait she inherited from her mother, Angelina.
A Memorable Trip
Shiloh was always curious about her birthplace, the country of Namibia. For this reason, she never wanted to miss any opportunity to visit the country. Luckily, Angelina Jolie had no objection; she always encouraged Shiloh to go there and see how others live.
So, in 2017, Shiloh joined her mother on a trip to Namibia. That’s when they launched a new center at the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary, which Angelina Jolie founded and aptly named after her daughter. Shiloh was so excited to have that experience.
A Scary Accident
The Jolie-Pitt family has been on plenty of vacations: some bad, some good, and some were, well… incredibly unfortunate. In 2018, the Jolie-Pitt clan took a vacation in Lake Tahoe. The family wanted to take some time to spend with each other and return with some happy family memories.
Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out exactly that way. While they were snowboarding, Shiloh got into a terrible accident. Thankfully, the incident didn’t lead to any life-threatening complications, but Shiloh was forced to spend the rest of the trip with a broken collarbone.
Shiloh’s Bright Future
Shiloh’s life can be described as a roller coaster ride. From being born to two Hollywood legends, to receiving unwanted attention from the media, to being criticized, praised, trolled, and the subject of debate about her gender identity, it’s been a wild ride.
But after dealing with multiple controversies and family drama, Shiloh might finally be ready to make her Hollywood debut. She wants to find her own identity in the entertainment world. This makes many fans believe that she has a bright Hollywood future. She certainly has a few connections.
Starring Shiloh Jolie-Pitt… or Not
But Shiloh may not be interested in following the path of her famous parents. Zahara, Pax, and Vivienne all appeared in the Disney movie Maleficent, starring their mother, Angelina Jolie. The actress revealed that the movie could have featured four of her kids, including Shiloh.
She joked about how Zahara, Pax, and Vivienne were so excited to play these small parts in the film. Shiloh, on the other hand, was not interested at all. Even the producers of the movie couldn’t convince Shiloh to play the older version of Aurora.
Shiloh as “Marcus”
During an interview with The Hot List, Angelia elaborated on the real reason Shiloh refused to take the Disney role. According to her mother, the part of Aurora required Shiloh to wear a dress. As we know, Shiloh isn’t really into that kind of stuff.
Angelina added that Shiloh would never choose to wear a dress. However, Shiloh was thrilled to offer to play a different character named “Marcus,” who, according to her, has a bow and arrow and horns in his head. Sounds like the perfect role for Shiloh.
A Funny Kid
In a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie mentioned how Shiloh is the funniest of her siblings. Angelina noted that Shiloh’s sense of humor is like Brad Pitt’s. It only makes sense she inherited the funny gene.
However, Angelina also mentioned that when she looks at Shiloh, she sees her childhood self. As a kid, Angelina had the same mannerisms of goofing around and dressing up. Angelina went on to say that her goofiness got a little darker before her kids entered her life.
Proud Old Dad
According to sources close to the family, Brad Pitt is incredibly close with his teenage daughter. The two share a strong bond and a unique, powerful connection. The sources also said that Brad is extremely proud of his oldest biological child.
On Shiloh’s 14th birthday, Brad Pitt praised her for her determination, for always staying true to herself, and how she continuously treats her siblings with love and support. The family planned a special cake for their beautiful daughter’s big day.
Some Famous Friends
Other than famous parents, Shiloh has a circle of celebrity friends she likes to spend time with. A recent picture of Shiloh went viral. Shiloh and her sister Zahara were spotted having a pizza feast with super famous “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown.
The picture was posted on social media, showing the Instagram world of these three Hollywood kiddos and friends eating pizza very late at night. But don’t worry; Millie Bobby Brown’s responsible mother chaperoned them.
A Brand-New Look
In early 2021, shortly before Shiloh’s 15th birthday, she was seen with her mom looking… well, a little different. Shiloh was wearing shorts, a hoodie, and her now long, blonde hair was tied back in a messy bun. She looks like any ordinary teenage girl.
As always, fans and the media were all over it. Many people believe that Shiloh’s “boyish” days were just a phase. While many people think Shiloh grew out of it, others believe she struggles with her identity. Everyone should just leave Shiloh alone and let her be a kid. I mean, does it really matter what she wears?