How many kids does Angelina Jolie have? – The Sun
2nd July 2021

ANGELINA Jolie has raised a big brood of six children since adopting her first child in 2002.

Brad Pitt won joint custody of his children with his former wife following a brutal five-year legal battle.

Who are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's children?

The pair have six kids: Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and Vivienne and Knox, 12.

Maddox, Zahara, and Pax were adopted from orphanages in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam respectively.

The remaining three are their biological children.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Angelina and her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton adopted her oldest child, Maddox Chivan in 2002.

The pair took in Maddox after finding him in a Cambodian orphanage, but the adoption process took a while due to US government legislation.

Maddox reportedly aspires to follow in his adoptive parent's footsteps, as he hopes to work in the film industry.

In Angelina’s 2015 film, By the Sea, the talented teen worked behind the scenes as a production assistant.

The young film buff also contributed to Ange’s Netflix show, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers.

The name Maddox derives from the Welsh word "mad" which means fortunate.

Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt

Three years after welcoming Maddox into her family, Angelina adopted six-month-old Ethiopian orphan Zahara Marley.

Her caring mum has revealed that she’s very girly and “maternal”.

Just like her older brother, Zahara has enjoyed her film connections.

The young girl contributed to Kung Fu Panda 3, providing the voice for one of the minor characters.

The name Zahara is a derivative of the name Zahra – shining flower.

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

In 2006, Angelina gave birth to her and Brad’s first biological child in Namibia.

After the event, pictures of Shiloh were splashed across People and Hello! magazine, in deals which earned Ange over £5.3million.

The actress, who is renowned for her humanitarian works, donated all of the payments to the United Nations children’s charity Unicef.

In 2015, a report from Radar Online suggested that Shiloh – who was born a girl – had asked her parents to be identified as male, and wants to be called John.

These rumors correlate with an article in Vanity Fair in 2010, which revealed that Shiloh “wants to be a boy” and sees herself as “one of the brothers.”

Shiloh is a Hebrew name and means "place of peace".

Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt

Former power couple Brangelina decided to adopt another child, Pax Thien, in 2007.

After Jolie took on the role of mother for the orphan from Vietnam, Brad later applied to be Pax’s dad when the pair returned to the US.

The family decided to name their child after two Vietnamese words, which translate as “peaceful sky”.

Even though Pax was adopted when he was just three-years-old, reports suggest that he has struggled to cope with the life of fame, regularly avoiding the paparazzi.

Twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt

Just months after adopting Pax, Brad and Ange revealed,  during the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 3, that they were expecting twins.

In 2008, Knox and Vivienne were born, and featured on the front cover on Hello! magazine.

Like her last deal, Angelina decided to donate her $10m media earnings to charity, this time to the Jolie-Pitt foundation.

Wanting to keep the twins’ names close to Jolie family tradition, Vivienne’s middle name was a tribute to Ange’s mum Marcheline, while Knox shared his second name with her great-great grandfather.

The 12-year-old twins haven’t yet dabbled much with the world of showbiz.

Despite this, Vivienne earned a small part in the Disney film Maleficent, where she starred alongside her mum.

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