Today we are doing another family piece, despite the fact that they are estranged, we can’t deny that the Pitt-Jolie clan is quite the interesting one. Nevertheless, today is more of a Jolie affair, starting off with Angelina Jolie’s children and then moving on to the rest of her family.
Angelina Jolie’s Children
Jolie adopted two children shortly before she was involved with Brad Pitt, it’s evident that they were bent on having a long life together because Pitt adopted them too before the couple went on to have three kids of their own, then adopt one more. That adds up to six kids, yes folks, theirs was definitely a full house.
Let’s meet them all.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Maddox Chivan
The first of the sextet is Maddox Chivan. He was born August 5, 2001, in Cambodia and luckily for him, adopted on March 10, 2002, by Angelina Jolie. His birth name was Rath Vibo and his parents describe him as a professional big brother and a real intellectual.
The apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree, as Maddox is closely following his parent’s footsteps in the movie industry. He appeared in his father’s movie,World War Z and will be getting in touch with his roots in a movie directed by his mother about Cambodia.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Zahara Marley
Known for her famous paparazzi death stare, Zahara Marley, was adopted by Angelina Jolie on July 6, 2005. The baby girl was born in Ethiopia on January 8, 2005. She almost did not make it past infancy, and at some point rumors were flying around that she had AIDS.
Apparently it was ‘just’ malnutrition, dehydration, and salmonella poisoning. She has been described by her mother as maternal and girly, all we know for sure is that girl packs a mean death stare.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Pax Thien
He was born on November 29, 2003, and adopted on March 15, 2007. Formerly Pham Quang Sang, he is the only member of the Jolie-Pitt gang who was not with them from infancy.
As a result he had an intense fear for the paparazzi which was a struggle for him to overcome. His name was given to him by his late maternal grandmother, Marcheline.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Shiloh Baptist
The couple welcomed their first biological child on May 27, 2006, she is somewhat a tomboy and it’s expressed vividly in her choice of dressing and her boyish haircuts. She was in fact born in Namibia away from the paparazzi and the limelight.
The ten year old prefers to be addressed as ‘John’ or ‘Peter’ and her parents support her in her journey of gender exploration.
Angelina Jolie’s Children; Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline
Thereafter the twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline were born on July 12, 2008. Knox is said to be a lot like his father, often dressing like him and sporting the same accessories. Vivienne on the other hand is the embodiment of all things girly, she loves ‘pink and princesses’.
She definitely already has an affinity for acting and has starred alongside her mother in ‘Maleficent’ as the child version of Princess Aurora AKA Sleeping Beauty.
Angelina Jolie’s Dad And Mother
Jolie was born into a family of actors, with both her mum, Marcia Lynne “Marcheline” Bertrand, and dad, Jonathan Vincent “Jon” Voight , already in showbiz by the time she was born. The couple got married in 1971, after Jon came out of a one year marriage to another actress, Lauri Peters.
Their marriage lasted 8 years longer than Jon’s first marriage as it came to an end in 1980. Jon’s relationship with his family has been a bit strained since then. Jolie seemed to be close to him, but their relationship went down the drain when he claimed she had ‘mental problems’ on Access Hollywood.
Marcheline on the other hand moved on with her life and her children were strongly behind her, but tragedy struck when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She fought a battle against the disease for the last 8 years of her life, then passed away in 2007.
It was after her demise that Jon Voight finally reached out to his children, in honor of the woman he once loved. More recently, he is trying to be a supportive father as Angelina goes through her very public and stressful divorce.
Angelina Jolie’s Brother
Angelina has a brother and he goes by the name James Haven, his full name was James Haven Voight, but he legally dropped his father’s name during the period of their estrangement.. He was born 2 years before the actress on May 11, 1973 and is also in showbiz, as an actor and producer.
He is being more than supportive as his little sister goes through her divorce and has even taken up the duty of taking care of the kids while she sorts herself out in this trying time.